Cycling at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's team pursuit

The men's team pursuit event in cycling at the 2000 Summer Olympics was held on Sunday, 17 September, and Monday, 18 September 2000 at the Dunc Gray Velodrome. The competition consisted of matches between two teams of four cyclists. The teams started at opposite ends of the track. They had 16 laps (4 kilometres) in which to catch the other cyclist. If neither was caught before one had gone 16 laps, the times for the distance (based on the third rider of the team to cross the line) were used to determine the victor.[1]

MedalistsEdit

  Gold   Silver   Bronze
  Germany (GER)
Guido Fulst
Robert Bartko
Daniel Becke
Jens Lehmann
  Ukraine (UKR)
Sergiy Chernyavsky
Sergiy Matveyev
Alexander Symonenko
Oleksandr Fedenko
  Great Britain (GBR)
Paul Manning
Chris Newton
Bryan Steel
Bradley Wiggins

RecordsEdit

World and Olympic records prior to the Games.
World Record 4:00.958 Italy Manchester, Great Britain 31 August 1996
Olympic Record 4:05.930 France Atlanta, USA 27 July 1996

ResultsEdit

  • Q denotes qualification by place in heat.
  • q denotes qualification by overall place.
  • DNS denotes did not start.
  • DNF denotes did not finish.
  • DQ denotes disqualification.
  • NR denotes national record.
  • OR denotes Olympic record.
  • WR denotes world record.
  • PB denotes personal best.
  • SB denotes season best.

Qualifying roundEdit

Held 18 September For the qualifying round, teams did not face each other. Instead, they raced the 4000 metres by themselves. The top eight times qualified for the first competition round, with the other two teams receiving a rank based on their time in this round.

Rank Team Names Time Qualification Record
1   Great Britain (GBR) Bryan Steel
Paul Manning
Bradley Wiggins
Chris Newton
4:04.030 q OR
2   Ukraine (UKR) Oleksandr Fedenko
Oleksandr Symonenko
Sergiy Matveyev
Sergiy Chernyavskyy
4:04.078 q
3   France (FRA) Cyril Bos
Philippe Ermenault
Francis Moreau
Jerome Neuville
4:05.155 q
4   Germany (GER) Guido Fulst
Olaf Pollack
Daniel Becke
Jens Lehmann
4:05.750 q
5   Australia (AUS) Brett Aitken
Graeme Brown
Brett Lancaster
Michael Rogers
4:06.361 q
6   New Zealand (NZL) Tim Carswell
Lee Vertongen
Gary Anderson
Greg Henderson
4:08.463 q
7   Netherlands (NED) John den Braber
Robert Slippens
Jens Mouris
Wilco Zuijderwijk
4:09.590 q
8   Russia (RUS) Vladimir Karpets
Alexey Markov
Vladislav Borisov
Denis Smyslov
4:09.910 q
9   Argentina (ARG) Walter Fernando Perez
Edgardo Simon
Gonzalo Martin Garcia
Guillermo Brunetta
4:10.940
10   United States (USA) Derek Bouchard-Hall
Mariano Friedick
Tommy Mulkey
Erin Hartwell
4:12.494
11   Italy (ITA) Mario Benetton
Adler Capelli
Cristiano Citton
Marco Villa
4:15.451
12   Spain (ESP) Miguel Alzamora
Isaac Galvez
Antonio Tauler
José Francisco Jarque
4:15.547

Match round- Quarter FinalsEdit

Held 18 September.
In the first round of match competition, teams were seeded into matches based on their times from the qualifying round. The fastest team faced the eighth-fastest, the second-fastest faced the third, and so forth. Winners advanced to the finals while losers in each match received a final ranking based on their time in the round.

Heat 1
  Germany (GER) Guido Fulst, Robert Bartko,
Daniel Becke, Jens Lehmann
4:01.810 Q OR (4th)
  Australia (AUS) Brett Aitken, Graeme Brown
Brett Lancaster, Michael Rogers
4:03.209 (5th)
Heat 2
  France (FRA) Cyril Bos, Philippe Ermenault
Francis Moreau, Jerome Neuville
4:05.224 Q (3rd)
  New Zealand (NZL) Tim Carswell, Lee Vertongen
Gary Anderson, Greg Henderson
4:06.495 (6th)
Heat 3
  Ukraine (UKR) Oleksandr Fedenko, Oleksandr Symonenko
Sergiy Matveyev, Sergiy Chernyavskyy
4:03.359 Q (2nd)
  Netherlands (NED) John den Braber, Robert Slippens
Jens Mouris, Wilco Zuijderwijk
lapped (7th)
Heat 4
  Great Britain (GBR) Bryan Steel, Paul Manning
Bradley Wiggins, Chris Newton
4:04.143 Q (1st)
  Russia (RUS) Vladimir Karpets, Alexey Markov
Vladislav Borisov, Denis Smyslov
lapped (8th)

Match round- Semi-FinalsEdit

Held 19 September.

Winners advanced to the medal round while losers in each match received a final ranking based on their time in the round.

Heat 1
  Ukraine (UKR) Oleksandr Fedenko, Oleksandr Symonenko
Sergiy Matveyev, Sergiy Chernyavskyy
4:00.830 Q WR (2nd)
  Great Britain (GBR) Jon Clay, Paul Manning
Bradley Wiggins, Rob Hayles
4:02.387 (3rd)
Heat 2
  Germany (GER) Guido Fulst, Robert Bartko,
Daniel Becke, Jens Lehmann
4:05.930 Q (1st)
  France (FRA) Cyril Bos, Philippe Ermenault
Francis Moreau, Jerome Neuville
4:11.549 (4th)

Medal roundEdit

Held 19 September Teams were again re-seeded, this time based on their times in the match round. The third- and fourth-fastest teams faced off in the bronze medal match, while the fastest two teams competed for the gold and silver medals.

Bronze medal match
  Great Britain (GBR) Bryan Steel, Paul Manning
Bradley Wiggins, Chris Newton
4:01.979
  France (FRA) Cyril Bos, Philippe Ermenault
Francis Moreau, Jerome Neuville
4:05.991
Gold medal match
  Germany (GER) Guido Fulst, Robert Bartko,
Daniel Becke, Jens Lehmann
3:59.710
  Ukraine (UKR) Oleksandr Fedenko, Oleksandr Symonenko
Sergiy Matveyev, Sergiy Chernyavskyy
4:04.520

Final classificationEdit

The final classification was:

  1.   Germany (GER)
  2.   Ukraine (UKR)
  3.   Great Britain (GBR)
  4.   France (FRA)
  5.   Australia (AUS)
  6.   New Zealand (NZL)
  7.   Netherlands (NED)
  8.   Russia (RUS)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cycling at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 8 March 2020.

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