Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's Madison

The men's Madison at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held on August 19 at the Laoshan Velodrome.

Men's Madison
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueLaoshan Velodrome
DateAugust 19
Competitors32 from 16 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Juan Curuchet
Walter Pérez
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Joan Llaneras
Antonio Tauler
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Mikhail Ignatiev
Alexei Markov
← 2004

This track cycling event consists of a single race. This race is a 50 kilometre, 200 lap race. Cyclists compete in pairs, with one resting as the other rides. Placing is determined first by laps, then by points. Points are awarded based on intermediate sprints held every 20 laps. The first finisher in each sprint earns 5 points, the second gets 3, the third finisher earns 2, and the fourth place cyclist after each sprint gets 1 point. Ties after both laps and points are broken by the placing in the last sprint.[1]

Argentina wins the gold medal.



Rank Nation Cyclist 1 Cyclist 2 Points Laps
    Argentina Juan Curuchet Walter Pérez 8
    Spain Joan Llaneras Antonio Tauler 7
    Russia Mikhail Ignatiev Alexei Markov 6
4   Belgium Iljo Keisse Kenny de Ketele 17 −1
5   Germany Roger Kluge Olaf Pollack 15 −1
6   Denmark Michael Mørkøv Alex Nicki Rasmussen 14 −1
7   France Matthieu Ladagnous Jérôme Neuville 12 −1
8   Netherlands Jens Mouris Peter Schep 6 −1
9   Great Britain Mark Cavendish Bradley Wiggins 6 −1
10   New Zealand Greg Henderson Hayden Roulston 5 −1
11   Switzerland Franco Marvulli Bruno Risi 3 −1
12   Canada Zachary Bell Martin Gilbert 5 −3
13   Czech Republic Milan Kadlec Alois Kaňkovský 3 −3
14   Italy Angelo Ciccone Fabio Masotti 0 −3
15   Ukraine Lyubomyr Polatayko Volodymyr Rybin 0 −3
16   United States Michael Friedman Bobby Lea 3 −4


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-15. Retrieved 2008-08-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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