Cycling at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's points race

The women's points race in cycling at the 2004 Summer Olympics consisted of a 100 lap (25 kilometre) points race with 10 sprints where points were awarded. 5 points were given to the first finisher of each sprint, with 3 going to the second-place finisher, 2 going to the third place cyclist, and 1 going to the fourth place rider. Cyclists could also score points by lapping the main body of riders, known as the peloton. 20 points were gained by doing this, while 20 points were lost if the peloton lapped the cyclist.[1]

Women's points race
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
1st place, gold medalist(s) Olga Slyusareva  Russia
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Belem Guerrero  Mexico
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) María Luisa Calle  Colombia
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Russian sprinter and 2004 Olympics road race bronze medallist, Olga Slyusareva, was able to win three of the ten sprints, and place in four other sprints to achieve 20 points. The peloton was able to respond to any breakaways so no riders were able to achieve lap points. Mexican rider Belem Guerrero Méndez with 14 points was awarded the silver medal, closely followed by Maria Luisa Calle Williams from Colombia on 12 points. Calle Williams later tested positive for banned stimulant heptaminol, and Erin Mirabella was promoted to the bronze medal position. That decision, however, was later reversed on appeal. As a result of the IOC's 24 October 2005 decision, Mirabella was ordered to return the bronze medal and diploma and Calle's third-place result, bronze medal and diploma were re-instated.[citation needed]

No cyclists gained points from lapping the peloton. Three lost a lap, however.

Final results[1]
Rank Name Country Points
1 Olga Slyusareva   Russia 20
2 Belem Guerrero   Mexico 14
3 María Luisa Calle   Colombia 12
4 Erin Mirabella   United States 9
5 Vera Carrara   Italy 8
6 Sarah Ulmer   New Zealand 8
7 Gema Pascual   Spain 7
8 Katherine Bates   Australia 7
9 Katrin Meinke   Germany 5
10 Yoanka González   Cuba 5
11 Adrie Visser   Netherlands 5
12 Emma Davies   Great Britain 4
13 Sonia Huguet   France 2
14 Meifang Li   China 1
15 Lada Kozlíková   Czech Republic 0
16 Kyriaki Konstantinidou   Greece -18
17 Kim Yong-Mi   South Korea -19
18 Liudmyla Vypyrailo   Ukraine -20
Santia Tri Kusuma   Indonesia DNF


  1. ^ a b "Cycling at the 2004 Athens Summer Games: Women's Points Race". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2020.

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