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Cycling at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men's individual pursuit

These are the official results of the Men's Individual Pursuit at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. The races were held on Monday, July 27, and Wednesday, July 29, 1992, at the Velòdrom d'Horta, with a race distance of 4 km.[1] The Gold medal was won by Briton Chris Boardman, riding the Lotus 108 "superbike", who caught German Jens Lehmann in the final and won Britain's first cycling gold medal in 72 years.[2][3]

MedalistsEdit

Gold:   Silver:   Bronze:  
  Chris Boardman (GBR)   Jens Lehmann (GER)   Gary Anderson (NZL)

ResultsEdit

  • Q Qualified for next round.
  • q Qualified for classification round.
  • ovtk Overtaken by opponent during heat.
  • cap captured opponent.
  • DNS Did not start.
  • WR New world record.

Qualifying roundEdit

Held, July 27

The thirty riders raced against each other in matches of two. Qualification for the next round was not based on who won those matches, however. The cyclists with the sixteen fastest times advanced, regardless of whether they won or lost their match. Fastest eight times advanced to Group A quarter-finals. Places nine through sixteen advanced to Group B classification matches.

Pos. Athlete NOC Time Ave. Speed Qual. Notes
1 Chris Boardman   Great Britain 4:27.357 53.860 km/h Q WR
2 Jens Lehmann   Germany 4:30.054 53.322 km/h Q
3 Mark Kingsland   Australia 4:31.033 53.30 km/h Q
4 Gary Anderson   New Zealand 4:32.253 52.891 km/h Q
5 Philippe Ermenault   France 4:33.892 52.575  km/h Q
6 Carl Sundquist   United States 4:34.390 52.480 km/h Q
7 Oleksandr Honchenkov   Unified Team 4:35.057 52.352 km/h Q
8 Jan Petersen   Denmark 4:35.904 52.192 km/h Q
9 Cédric Mathy   Belgium 4:37.288 51.931 km/h q
10 Ivan Beltrami   Italy 4:39.645 51.493 km/h q
11 Robert Karśnicki   Poland 4:39.836 51.458 km/h q
12 Servais Knaven   Netherlands 4:40.436 51.348 km/h q
13 Michal Baldrián   Czechoslovakia 4:41.724 51.113 km/h q
14 Adolfo Alperi   Spain 4:42.538 50.996 km/h q
15 Michael Belcourt   Canada 4:43.135 50.859 km/h q
16 Masamitsu Ehara   Japan 4:44.412 50.630 km/h q
17 Viktor Kunz   Switzerland 4:45.539 50.430 km/h
18 Georgios Portelanos   Greece 4:46.345 50.288 km/h
19 Patrick Matt   Liechtenstein 4:46.982 50.117 km/h
20 Alberny Vargas   Colombia 4:49.067 49.815 km/h
21 Tony Ledgard   Peru 4:49.626 49.719 km/h
22 Murugayan Kumaresan   Malaysia 4:59.049 48.152 km/h
23 Weng Yu-yi   Chinese Taipei 5:00.519 47.917 km/h
24 Manuel García   Guam 5:03.997 47.368 km/h
25 Mehrdad Afsharian Tarshiz   Iran 5:08.184 46.725 km/h
- Hernán López   Argentina ovtk
- Steffen Kjærgaard   Norway ovtk
- Malcolm Lange   South Africa ovtk
- Robert Peters   Antigua and Barbuda ovtk
- Raúl Domínguez   Cuba DNS

Quarter-finalsEdit

Held July 28
In the first round of actual match competition, cyclists were seeded into matches based on their times from the qualifying round. The winners of the four heats of Group A advanced to the semi-finals. Group B and the losers of heats in Group A were seeded.

Group BEdit

Heat 1

Pos. Athlete NOC Time Ave. Speed
1 Servais Knaven   Netherlands 4:36.541
2 Michal Baldrián   Czechoslovakia 4:39.625

Heat 2

Pos. Athlete NOC Time Ave. Speed
1 Adolfo Alperi   Spain 4:34.760 52.409 km/h
2 Robert Karśnicki   Poland 4:35.184 52.328 km/h

Heat 3

Pos. Athlete NOC Time Ave. Speed
1 Ivan Beltrami   Italy 4:36.150 52.145 km/h
2 Michael Belcourt   Canada 4:42.441 50.984 km/h

Heat 4

Pos. Athlete NOC Time Ave. Speed
1 Cédric Mathy   Belgium 4:33.942 52.565 km/h
2 Masamitsu Ehara   Japan 4:41.287 51.193 km/h

Group AEdit

Heat 1

Pos. Athlete NOC Time Ave. Speed Qual.
1 Gary Anderson   New Zealand 4:27.954 53.740 km/h Q
2 Philippe Ermenault   France 4:28.838 51.113 km/h

Heat 2

Pos. Athlete NOC Time Ave. Speed Qual.
1 Mark Kingsland   Australia 4:29.173 53.497 km/h Q
2 Carl Sundquist   United States ovtk

Heat 3

Pos. Athlete NOC Time Ave. Speed Qual.
1 Jens Lehmann   Germany 4:27.715 53.788 km/h Q
2 Oleksandr Honchenkov   Unified Team ovtk

Heat 4

Pos. Athlete NOC Time Ave. Speed Qual. Notes
1 Chris Boardman   Great Britain 4:24.496 54.443 km/h Q WR
2 Jan Petersen   Denmark ovtk

Semi-finalsEdit

Held July 29
The winner of the two heats advance to the finals, for the gold medal. The loser with the fastest semi-final time wins the bronze.

Heat 1

Pos. Athlete NOC Time Ave. Speed Qual.
1 Jens Lehmann   Germany 4:27.230 53.886 km/h Q
2 Gary Anderson   New Zealand 4:31.061 53.124 km/h

Heat 2

Pos. Athlete NOC Time Ave. Speed Qual.
1 Chris Boardman   Great Britain 4:29.332 53.465 km/h Q
2 Mark Kingsland   Australia 4:32.716 52.802 km/h

FinalEdit

Held July 29

Pos. Athlete NOC Time Ave. Speed
1 Chris Boardman   Great Britain cap 48.160 km/h
2 Jens Lehman   Germany ovtl

Final classificationEdit

Final results
Pos. Athlete NOC
1. Chris Boardman   Great Britain
2. Jens Lehman   Germany
3. Gary Anderson   New Zealand
4. Mark Kingsland   Australia
5. Philippe Ermenault   France
6. Cédric Mathy   Belgium
7. Adolfo Alperi   Spain
8. Ivan Beltrami   Italy
9. Servais Knaven   Netherlands
10. Jan Petersen   Denmark
11. Oleksandr Honchenkov   Unified Team
12. Carl Sundquist   United States
13. Robert Karśnicki   Poland
14. Michal Baldrián   Czechoslovakia
15. Masamitsu Ehara   Japan
16. Michael Belcourt   Canada

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cycling at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games: Men's individual pursuit". Sports Reference. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  2. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2012/jun/27/50-stunning-olympic-moments-chris-boardman
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3VVVHk5_xM

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