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Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's points race

The men's points race at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on August 16 at the Laoshan Velodrome.

Men's points race
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueLaoshan Velodrome
DatesAugust 16
Competitors23 from 23 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Joan Llaneras  Spain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Roger Kluge  Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Chris Newton  Great Britain
← 2004

This track cycling event consisted of a single race in which the cyclist with the most points at the end of the race won. This race was a 40 kilometre, 160 lap race. During the race, cyclists could score points in two ways; The first way to score points is to lap the group. Each time a cyclist gained a full lap on the peloton, he scored 20 points. If a cyclist lost a full lap to the peloton, however, he lost 20 points. The other method of scoring points was to place in the intermediate sprints occurring every 10 laps. The first four cyclists in each of the sprints scored points with the first finisher receiving 5 points, the second 3, the third 2, and the fourth 1 point.[1]

Among the medal favorites were Joan Llaneras (Spain), Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus), and the defending Olympic champion Mikhail Ignatiev (Russia).[2]

ResultsEdit

[3]

Rank Name Country Sprint
Points
Extra
Laps
Total
Points
  Joan Llaneras   Spain 20 2 60
  Roger Kluge   Germany 18 2 58
  Chris Newton   Great Britain 16 2 56
4 Cameron Meyer   Australia 16 1 36
5 Vasil Kiryienka   Belarus 14 1 34
6 Daniel Kreutzfeldt   Denmark 9 1 29
7 Zachary Bell   Canada 7 1 27
8 Makoto Iijima   Japan 3 1 23
9 Milan Kadlec   Czech Republic 1 20
10 Greg Henderson   New Zealand 13 13
11 Rafał Ratajczyk   Poland 10 10
12 Iljo Keisse   Belgium 8 8
13 Angelo Ciccone   Italy 8 8
14 Volodymyr Rybin   Ukraine 8 8
15 Wong Kam Po   Hong Kong 5 5
16 Milton Wynants   Uruguay 5 5
17 Mikhail Ignatiev   Russia 4 4
18 Juan Curuchet   Argentina 1 1
19 Marco Arriagada   Chile 1 1
20 Peter Schep   Netherlands 0
21 Christophe Riblon   France 3 -1 -17
22 Bobby Lea   United States +1, -2 -20, DNF
23 Feng Chun-Kai   Chinese Taipei -1 -20, DNF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-15. Retrieved 2008-08-15.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-16. Retrieved 2008-08-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-19. Retrieved 2008-08-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)