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Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men

Date17 – 18 August 2008
StatusOlympic
LocationLaoshan Zixingcheguan, Beijing
Participants44 from 10 countries
Olympic Record 3:56.610 WR / Australia AUS / 22 August 2004

Since 2004, Australia and Great Britain had traded titles in the team pursuit. Australia won the gold medal in 2004 and the World Championships in 2004 and 2006, while Britain was World Champion in 2005, 2007, and 2008. But Great Britain had been dominating track cycling in Beijing and it continued in the team pursuit. They led the qualifying round 3:57.101 and the fourth heat of the quarter-finals overtook Russia as they broke the world record with 3:55.202. Australia qualified in third place behind New Zealand but did not advance to the gold medal race. The gold medal went to Great Britain as it easily defeated the Danish team and again broke the world record, this time with 3:53.314. New Zealand outrode Australia to win the bronze.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Great BritainGBRGold
Ed ClancyPaul ManningGeraint ThomasBradley Wiggins
2DenmarkDENSilver
Michael MørkøvCasper JørgensenJens-Erik MadsenAlex RasmussenMichael Færk Christensen
3New ZealandNZLBronze
Sam BewleyHayden RoulstonMarc RyanJesse SergentWestley Gough
4AustraliaAUS
Jack BobridgeGraeme BrownMark JamiesonLuke RobertsBrad McGee
5NetherlandsNED
Levi HeimansJens MourisRobert SlippensWim Stroetinga
6Russian FederationRUS
Yevgeny KovalyovAleksey MarkovAleksandr PetrovskyAleksandr SerovNikolay Trusov
7SpainESP
Sergi EscobarAsier MaeztuDavid MuntanerAntonio Miguel
8FranceFRA
Damien GaudinMatthieu LadagnousChristophe RiblonNicolas Rousseau
9UkraineUKR
Volodymyr DiudiaLiubomyr PolataikoMaksym PolishchukVitaliy Shchedov
10ColombiaCOL
Juan ArangoArles CastroJuan Pablo ForeroJairo Pérez

Qualifying Round (17 – 17 August 2008 — 10:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Great BritainGBR3:57.101Q
Ed ClancyPaul ManningGeraint ThomasBradley Wiggins
2New ZealandNZL3:59.277Q
Sam BewleyWestley GoughMarc RyanJesse Sergent
3AustraliaAUS4:02.041Q
Jack BobridgeMark JamiesonBrad McGeeLuke Roberts
4DenmarkDEN4:02.191Q
Michael Færk ChristensenCasper JørgensenJens-Erik MadsenAlex Rasmussen
5FranceFRA4:03.679Q
Damien GaudinMatthieu LadagnousChristophe RiblonNicolas Rousseau
6NetherlandsNED4:04.806Q
Levi HeimansJens MourisRobert SlippensWim Stroetinga
7SpainESP4:06.509Q
Sergi EscobarAsier MaeztuDavid MuntanerAntonio Miguel
8Russian FederationRUS4:06.518Q
Aleksey MarkovAleksandr PetrovskyAleksandr SerovNikolay Trusov
9UkraineUKR4:07.883
Volodymyr DiudiaLiubomyr PolataikoMaksym PolishchukVitaliy Shchedov
10ColombiaCOL4:11.397
Juan ArangoArles CastroJuan Pablo ForeroJairo Pérez

Round One (17 – 17 August 2008 — 18:25)

Fastest two winners advance to final; next fastest two winners advance to bronze medal race.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1DenmarkDEN3:56.831Q
Michael MørkøvCasper JørgensenJens-Erik MadsenAlex Rasmussen
ACFranceFRADQ
Damien GaudinMatthieu LadagnousChristophe RiblonNicolas Rousseau

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1AustraliaAUS3:58.633q
Jack BobridgeGraeme BrownMark JamiesonBrad McGee
2NetherlandsNEDcaught
Levi HeimansJens MourisRobert SlippensWim Stroetinga

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1New ZealandNZL3:57.536q
Sam BewleyHayden RoulstonMarc RyanJesse Sergent
2SpainESPcaught
Sergi EscobarAsier MaeztuDavid MuntanerAntonio Miguel

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Great BritainGBR3:55.202QWR
Ed ClancyPaul ManningGeraint ThomasBradley Wiggins
2Russian FederationRUScaught
Yevgeny KovalyovAleksey MarkovAleksandr PetrovskyAleksandr Serov

Final Round (18 – 18 August 2008)

Match 1/2 (18 – 18 August 2008 — 18:20)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Great BritainGBR3:53.314WR
Ed ClancyPaul ManningGeraint ThomasBradley Wiggins
2DenmarkDEN4:00.040
Michael MørkøvCasper JørgensenJens-Erik MadsenAlex Rasmussen

Match 3/4 (18 – 18 August 2008 — 18:15)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1New ZealandNZL3:57.776
Sam BewleyHayden RoulstonMarc RyanJesse Sergent
2AustraliaAUS3:59.006
Jack BobridgeGraeme BrownMark JamiesonLuke Roberts