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2008 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

The 2008 UCI Track Cycling World Championships were the World Championship for track cycling. They took place at the Manchester Velodrome in Manchester, United Kingdom from 26 to 30 March 2008. Eighteen events were scheduled; the women's team pursuit being the only addition from the 2007 championships.

2008 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
2008 UCI Track Cycling World Championships logo.jpg
VenueManchester, United Kingdom
Date(s) (2008-03-26 - 2008-03-30)26–30 March 2008
VelodromeManchester Velodrome
Events18
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As in 2007, the domination of the Great Britain team was clear. Breaking three world records en route, they won eleven medals in total. Indeed, half of the eighteen gold medals on offer were won by the British team.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Great Britain (GBR)92011
2  Netherlands (NED)3328
3  Belarus (BLR)2013
4  France (FRA)1337
5  United States (USA)1113
6  Cuba (CUB)1102
7  New Zealand (NZL)1001
8  Denmark (DEN)0213
9  Lithuania (LTU)0202
10  Germany (GER)0145
11  Australia (AUS)0134
12  China (CHN)0101
  Ukraine (UKR)0101
14  Greece (GRE)0011
  Italy (ITA)0011
  Russia (RUS)0011
Totals (16 nations)18181854

Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Events
Men's sprint
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Chris Hoy
  Great Britain
Kévin Sireau
  France
Mickaël Bourgain
  France
Men's 1 km time trial
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Teun Mulder
  Netherlands
1:01.332 Michaël D'Almeida
  France
1:01.514 François Pervis
  France
1:01.574
Men's individual pursuit
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Bradley Wiggins
  Great Britain
4:18.519 Jenning Huizenga
  Netherlands
4:23.474 Alexei Markov
  Russia
4:21.097
Men's team pursuit
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Ed Clancy
Geraint Thomas
Paul Manning
Bradley Wiggins

  Great Britain
3:56.322
WR
Michael Færk Christensen
Casper Jørgensen
Jens-Erik Madsen
Alex Rasmussen
  Denmark
3:59.381 Graeme Brown
Mark Jamieson
Bradley McGee
Luke Roberts
  Australia
4:00.089
Men's team sprint
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Grégory Baugé
Kévin Sireau
Arnaud Tournant

  France
43.271 Ross Edgar
Chris Hoy
Jamie Staff
  Great Britain
43.777 Theo Bos
Teun Mulder
Tim Veldt
  Netherlands
43.718
Men's keirin
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Chris Hoy
  Great Britain
Teun Mulder
  Netherlands
Christos Volikakis
  Greece
Men's scratch
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Aliaksandr Lisouski
  Belarus
Wim Stroetinga
  Netherlands
Roger Kluge
  Germany
Men's points race
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Vasil Kiryienka
  Belarus
24 Christophe Riblon
  France
23 Peter Schep
  Netherlands
19
Men's madison
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Mark Cavendish
Bradley Wiggins
  Great Britain
19 Roger Kluge
Olaf Pollack
  Germany
13 Michael Mørkøv
Alex Rasmussen
  Denmark
11
Men's omnium
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Hayden Godfrey
  New Zealand
19 Leigh Howard
  Australia
28 Aliaksandr Lisouski
  Belarus
35
Women's Events
Women's sprint
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Victoria Pendleton
  Great Britain
Simona Krupeckaitė
  Lithuania
Jennie Reed
  United States
Women's 500 m time trial
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Lisandra Guerra
  Cuba
34.021 Simona Krupeckaitė
  Lithuania
34.066 Sandie Clair
  France
34.253
Women's individual pursuit
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Rebecca Romero
  Great Britain
3:30.501 Sarah Hammer
  United States
3:37.006 Katie Mactier
  Australia
3:32.347
Women's team pursuit
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Wendy Houvenaghel
Rebecca Romero
Joanna Rowsell

  Great Britain
3:22.415
WR
Svitlana Halyuk
Lesya Kalytovska
Lyubov Shulika
  Ukraine
3:29.744 Charlotte Becker
Verena Joos
Alexandra Sontheimer
  Germany
3:26.960
Women's team sprint
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Victoria Pendleton
Shanaze Reade

  Great Britain
33.661 Gong Jinjie
Zheng Lulu
  China
34.223 Dana Glöss
Miriam Welte
  Germany
34.036
Women's keirin
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Jennie Reed
  United States
Victoria Pendleton
  Great Britain
Christin Muche
  Germany
Women's scratch
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Ellen van Dijk
  Netherlands
Yumari Gonzalez Valdivieso
  Cuba
Belinda Goss
  Australia
Women's points race
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Marianne Vos
  Netherlands
33 Trine Schmidt
  Denmark
25 Vera Carrara
  Italy
20

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