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Olympic record progression track cycling – Men's individual pursuit

This is an overview of the progression of the Olympic track cycling record of the men's 4000 m individual pursuit, as recognised by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).[1]

The men's 4000-metre individual pursuit was introduced at the 1964 Summer Olympics and was discontinued after the 2008 Summer Olympics. The UCI list the first Olympic record as of 1992 although the event had already been contested at several Olympic Games before.

ProgressionEdit

Time Cyclists Location Track Date Meet Ref
4'57"48*[2]   Tiemen Groen (NED) Tokyo (JPN) 16 October 1964 1964 Summer Olympics
Qualifying
4'56"64*   Giorgio Ursi (ITA) Tokyo (JPN) 17 October 1964 1964 Summer Olympics
Semifinals
4'40"41*[3]   Xaver Kurmann (SUI) Mexico City (MEX) 17 October 1968 1968 Summer Olympics
Qualifying
4'37"54*[3]   Frey Jensen (DEN) Mexico City (MEX) 17 October 1968 1968 Summer Olympics
Quarter finals
4'34"92*   Robert Dill-Bundi (SUI) Moscow (USR), Olympic Velodrome 23 July 1980 1980 Summer Olympics
Quarter finals
4'32"29*   Robert Dill-Bundi (SUI) Moscow (USR), Olympic Velodrome 24 July 1980 1980 Summer Olympics
Semifinals
4'32"00*   Gintaoutas Umaras (URS) Seoul (KOR) 22 September 1988 1988 Summer Olympics
Gold medal race
4'27"357*   Chris Boardman (GBR) Barcelona (ESP) Open air track 27 July 1992 1992 Summer Olympics
Qualifying
4'24"496   Chris Boardman (GBR) Barcelona (ESP) Open air track 28 July 1992 1992 Summer Olympics
Quarter finals
4'19"699   Andrea Collinelli (ITA) Atlanta (USA) Open air track 24 July 1996 1996 Summer Olympics
Qualifying
4'18"972*   Robert Bartko (GER) Sydney (AUS) Indoor track 16 September 2000 2000 Summer Olympics
Qualifying
4'18"515   Robert Bartko (GER) Sydney (AUS) Indoor track 17 September 2000 2000 Summer Olympics
Gold medal race
4'15"165   Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Athens (GRE) Indoor track 20 August 2004 2004 Summer Olympics
Qualifying
4'15"031   Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Beijing (CHN) Indoor track 15 August 2008 2008 Summer Olympics
Qualifying
4'14"982   Lasse Norman Hansen (DEN) Rio de Janeiro (BRA) Indoor track 14 August 2016 2016 Summer Olympics
Omnium
[4]

† Event formed part of the Omnium, not the stand-alone Individual Pursuit
* Not listed by the UCI as an Olympic record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Union Cycliste Internationale - Men - Olympic Record" (PDF). Union Cycliste Internationale. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  2. ^ Cycling at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres sports-reference.com
  3. ^ a b Cycling at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games: Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres sports-reference.com
  4. ^ "Men's Omnium – Individual Pursuit Results" (PDF). Rio 2016 official website. 14 August 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 September 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2016.