Cycling at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's team sprint

The men's cycling team sprint at the 2012 Olympic Games in London took place at the London Velopark on 2 August.[1]

Men's team sprint cycling
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
VenueLondon Velopark
Date2 August
Competitors30 from 10 nations
Winning time42.600 WR, OR
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Philip Hindes
Chris Hoy
Jason Kenny
 Great Britain
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Grégory Bauge
Michaël D'Almeida
Kévin Sireau
 France
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) René Enders
Maximilian Levy
Robert Förstemann
 Germany
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The Great Britain team consisting of Philip Hindes, Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny won the gold medal in world record-breaking time. Grégory Bauge, Michaël D'Almeida and Kévin Sireau from France took silver, and the bronze medal was won by Germany's René Enders, Maximilian Levy and Robert Förstemann.

Competition formatEdit

A men's team sprint race consists of a three-lap race between two teams of three cyclists, starting on opposite sides of the track. Each member of the team must lead for one of the laps.

The tournament consisted of an initial qualifying round. The top eight teams advanced to the first round. The first round comprised head-to-head races based on seeding (1st vs. 8th, 2nd vs. 7th, etc.). The winners of those four heats advanced to the medal round, with the two fastest winners competing in the gold medal final and the two slower winners facing off for bronze.[2]

Great Britain's team consisting of Philip Hindes, Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny won the gold medal with a time of 42.6 seconds, breaking the world record. France won the silver medal and Germany took bronze.

ScheduleEdit

All times are British Summer Time.

Date Time Round
Thursday, 2 August 2012 16:15 Qualifications and final

ResultsEdit

QualificationEdit

Rank Heat Country Cyclists Result Notes
1 5   Great Britain Philip Hindes
Chris Hoy
Jason Kenny
43.065 Q, OR
2 4   France Grégory Baugé
Michaël D'Almeida
Kévin Sireau
43.097 Q
3 4   Australia Matthew Glaetzer
Shane Perkins
Scott Sunderland
43.377 Q
4 3   Russia Sergey Borisov
Denis Dmitriev
Sergey Kucherov
43.681 Q, NR
5 5   Germany René Enders
Robert Förstemann
Maximilian Levy
43.710 Q
6 2   China Cheng Changsong
Zhang Lei
Zhang Miao
43.751 Q
7 3   New Zealand Eddie Dawkins
Ethan Mitchell
Simon van Velthooven
44.175 Q
8 2   Japan Seiichiro Nakagawa
Yudai Nitta
Kazunari Watanabe
44.324 Q
9 1   Venezuela Hersony Canelón
César Marcano
Angel Polgar
44.654 NR
10 1   Poland Maciej Bielecki
Damian Zieliński
Kamil Kuczyński
44.712

First roundEdit

Rank Heat Country Cyclists Result Notes
1 4   Great Britain Philip Hindes
Chris Hoy
Jason Kenny
42.747 Q, WR, OR
2 3   France Grégory Baugé
Michaël D'Almeida
Kévin Sireau
42.991 Q, NR
3 1   Germany René Enders
Robert Förstemann
Maximilian Levy
43.178 Q
4 2   Australia Matthew Glaetzer
Shane Perkins
Scott Sunderland
43.261 Q, OC
5 3   New Zealand Eddie Dawkins
Ethan Mitchell
Simon van Velthooven
43.495 NR
6 2   China Cheng Changsong
Zhang Lei
Zhang Miao
43.505 AS
7 1   Russia Sergey Borisov
Denis Dmitriev
Sergey Kucherov
43.909
8 4   Japan Seiichiro Nakagawa
Yudai Nitta
Kazunari Watanabe
43.964 NR

FinalsEdit

Bronze medal finalEdit

Rank Country Cyclists Result Notes
    Germany René Enders
Robert Förstemann
Maximilian Levy
43.209
4   Australia Matthew Glaetzer
Shane Perkins
Scott Sunderland
43.355

Gold medal finalEdit

Rank Country Cyclists Result Notes
    Great Britain Philip Hindes
Chris Hoy
Jason Kenny
42.600 WR, OR
    France Grégory Baugé
Michaël D'Almeida
Kévin Sireau
43.013

ReferencesEdit