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Points Race, Men

Date20 September 2000 — 20:35
LocationDunc Gray Velodrome, Bass Hill, New South Wales
Participants23 from 23 countries
Format160 laps (40 km.). Sixteen sprints, one every 10 laps (2.5 km.) with points awarded - 5-3-2-1 - to the top four finishers in each sprint. Points on the last sprint doubled.

As in 1996, the Sydney points race was a single final contested over 40 km., with 23 cyclists starting. The race was won by the 1996 and 1998 World Champion, Juan Llaneras of Spain. Llaneras had only the fifth-most points in the race, but there were two big breaks during the race and he went with both of them, and then eventually got off the front by himself, lapping the field to win unopposed over the last few laps. Later in the year he would win the World Championships again and would return to win a second gold in the event in 2008. The race among the eight riders who were only one lap down went to the surprising Uruguayan Milton Wynants, the first-ever cycling medal for that nation. Wynants, the early leader in the race, had only qualified for the Olympics through his placing at the B World Championships.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCLap MarginPoints
1Joan LlanerasESP----14Gold
2Milton WynantsURUat 1 lap18Silver
3Aleksey MarkovRUSat 1 lap16Bronze
4Jo Ho-SeongKORat 1 lap15
5J'me CarneyUSAat 1 lap10
6Franz StocherAUTat 1 lap8
7Glen ThomsonNZLat 1 lap6
8Silvio MartinelloITAat 1 lap5
9Brian WaltonCANat 1 lap1
10Stuart O'GradyAUSat 2 laps26
11Wong Kam PoHKGat 2 laps14
12Bruno RisiSUIat 2 laps13
13Jonny ClayGBRat 2 laps10
14Juan Esteban CuruchetARGat 2 laps8
15Matthew GilmoreBELat 2 laps6
16Makoto IijimaJPNat 2 laps6
17Vasyl YakovlevUKRat 2 laps5
18Wilco ZuijderwijkNEDat 2 laps3
19Christophe CapelleFRAat 2 laps2
20Sergey LavrinenkoKAZat 2 laps1
21Marlon PérezCOLat 2 laps0
22Jimmi MadsenDENat 2 laps0
23Thorsten RundGERat 2 laps0