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

The women's points race at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on August 18 at the Laoshan Velodrome.

Women's points race
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueLaoshan Velodrome
DatesAugust 18
Competitors22 from 22 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Marianne Vos  Netherlands
2nd, silver medalist(s) Yoanka González  Cuba
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Leire Olaberria  Spain
← 2004

This track cycling event consists of a single race. This race is a 25 kilometre, 100 lap race. During the race, cyclists can score points in two ways; the cyclist with the most points at the end of the race wins. The first way to score points is to lap the group. Each time a cyclist gained a full lap on the peloton, she scored 20 points. If a cyclist lost a full lap to the peloton, however, she would lose 20 points. The other method of scoring points was to place in the intermediate sprints, held every 10 laps. The first four cyclists in each of those sprints would score, with the first finisher getting 5 points, the second 3, the third 2, and the fourth 1 point.[1]

Results[2]Edit

Rank Name Country Sprint
Points
Extra
Laps
Total
Points
  Marianne Vos   Netherlands 10 1 30
  Yoanka González   Cuba 18 0 18
  Leire Olaberria   Spain 13 0 13
4 María Luisa Calle   Colombia 13 0 13
5 Lesya Kalytovska   Ukraine 10 0 10
6 Katherine Bates   Australia 10 0 10
7 Pascale Jeuland   France 8 0 8
8 Olga Slyusareva   Russia 8 0 8
9 Gina Grain   Canada 6 0 6
10 Yan Li   China 6 0 6
11 Rebecca Romero   Great Britain 3 0 3
12 Svetlana Pauliukaite   Lithuania 2 0 2
13 Lada Kozlíková   Czech Republic 2 0 2
14 Vera Carrara   Italy 1 0 1
15 Wan Yiu Wong   Hong Kong 0 0 0
16 Evelyn García   El Salvador 0 0 0
17 Catherine Cheatley   New Zealand 0 0 0
18 Trine Schmidt   Denmark 0 0 0
19 Lee Min-Hye   South Korea 0 -2 -40
Sarah Hammer   United States DNF
Satomi Wadami   Japan DNF
Verena Jooss   Germany -1 DNF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Competition Format". Beijing 2008 Olympic Games official website. Archived from the original on 2008-08-15. Retrieved 2008-08-15.
  2. ^ "Results: Women's Points Race". Beijing 2008 Olympic Games official website. August 18, 2008. Archived from the original on August 21, 2008.