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Madison, Men

Date25 August 2004 — 18:00-19:00
LocationOlympiako Podilatodromio, Olympiako Athletiko Kentro Athinon Spiros Loues, Maroussi
Participants36 from 18 countries
Format240 laps (60 km) with a sprint every 20 laps (5 km). Sprint points awarded - 5-3-2-1 - to the first four finishers.

Sixteen pairs started with seven of them eventually finishing on the same lap of the 50 km. race. Sprint points were awarded after a field sprint at every 5 km. The British team of Rob Hayles and Bradley Wiggins won the first sprint, and led with 10 points at the halfway mark, which actually was enough for the bronze medal. But they crashed just afterwards, had to work to rejoin the leaders, and would not gain any more points until finishing third in the final sprint. Australia’s Graeme Brown and Stuart O’Grady won only one sprint, the fourth, but placed second in the final four sprints to win the gold medal with 22 points. O’Grady finally managed a gold, after a silver and two bronzes (1992, 1996) and no medals in 2000. Switzerland’s Bruno Risi and Franco Marvulli, the 2003 World Champions (and later in 2007), stayed with the leaders throughout but had won no points after seven sprints. But they finished strong, winning the last three field sprints for 15 points and the silver medal.

1AustraliaAUS22same lapGold
Graeme BrownStuart O'Grady
2SwitzerlandSUI15same lapSilver
Franco MarvulliBruno Risi
3Great BritainGBR12same lapBronze
Rob HaylesBradley Wiggins
4GermanyGER9same lap
Robert BartkoGuido Fulst
5UkraineUKR9same lap
Volodymyr RybinVasyl Yakovlev
6SpainESP7same lap
Miguel AlzamoraJoan Llaneras
7New ZealandNZL2same lap
Greg HendersonHayden Roulston
8AustriaAUT8at 1 lap
Roland GarberFranz Stocher
9ArgentinaARG5at 1 lap
Juan Esteban CuruchetWalter Pérez
10UruguayURU3at 1 lap
Tomás MargalefMilton Wynants
11BelgiumBEL3at 1 lap
Matthew GilmoreIljo Keisse
12KazakhstanKAZ2at 1 lap
Ilya ChernyshovYury Yuda
13Czech RepublicCZE2at 1 lap
Milan KadlecPetr Lazar
14NetherlandsNED2at 1 lap
Robert SlippensDanny Stam
15SlovakiaSVK5at 2 laps
Martin LiškaJozef Žabka
16ColombiaCOL3at 2 laps
Leonardo DuqueJosé Rodolfo Serpa
17Russian FederationRUS1at 2 laps
Oleg GrishkinAleksey Shmidt
ACFranceFRAat 3 laps
Jérôme NeuvilleMatthieu Ladagnous