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Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Cycling competitions at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics were held from August 9 to August 23 at the Laoshan Velodrome (track events), Laoshan Mountain Bike Course, Laoshan BMX Field and the Beijing Cycling Road Course. The event was dominated by the British team, who claimed 14 medals in total, including eight golds.[1][2]

at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
2008 Laoshan Velodrome.JPG
The Laoshan Velodrome
VenuesLaoshan BMX Field
Laoshan Mountain Bike Course
Urban Road Cycling Course
Laoshan Velodrome
Date9 August – 23 August
Competitors508 from 66 nations
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Eighteen sets of medals were awarded in four disciplines: track cycling, road cycling, mountain bike, and, new for 2008, BMX. The following events were contested:

Track cyclingEdit

Road cyclingEdit

Mountain bikeEdit

  • Mountain bike men
  • Mountain bike women


  • BMX race men
  • BMX race women

Medal tableEdit

1  Great Britain (GBR)84214
2  France (FRA)2316
3  Spain (ESP)2114
4  United States (USA)1135
5  Switzerland (SUI)1124
6  Germany (GER)1113
7  Argentina (ARG)1001
  Latvia (LAT)1001
  Netherlands (NED)1001
10  Sweden (SWE)0202
11  New Zealand (NZL)0112
12  Australia (AUS)0101
  Cuba (CUB)0101
  Denmark (DEN)0101
  Poland (POL)0101
16  Russia (RUS)0033
17  China (CHN)0011
  Italy (ITA)0011
  Japan (JPN)0011
  Ukraine (UKR)0011
Totals (20 nations)18181854

Road cyclingEdit

Track cyclingEdit

Mountain bikingEdit


Broken recordsEdit

Event Time Name Nation Date Record
Men's Sprint 9.815  Chris Hoy   Great Britain (GBR) 2008-08-17 OR
Men's Individual pursuit  4:15.031  Bradley Wiggins   Great Britain (GBR) 2008-08-15 OR
Men's Team pursuit 3:53.312  Bradley Wiggins
Paul Manning
Geraint Thomas
Ed Clancy
  Great Britain (GBR) 2008-08-18 OR
Women's Sprint 10.963  Victoria Pendleton   Great Britain (GBR) 2008-08-17 OR


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "How GB cycling went from tragic to magic". BBC. 2008-08-14. Retrieved 2009-05-07.
  2. ^ "How Team GB's weekend of glory happened". Metro. 2009-08-17. Retrieved 2009-05-07.

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