Olympic record progression track cycling – Men's team pursuit

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

The men's team pursuit was introduced at the 1908 Summer Olympics and with the 4000 m distance at the 1920 Summer Olympics. Strangely the UCI list the first Olympic record as of 1992 although the event has already been contested at several Olympic Games before.

ProgressionEdit

♦ denotes a performance that is also a current world record. Statistics are correct as of the end of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Time Cyclists Location Track Date Meet Ref
6'18"4*   Belgium (BEL)
Jean Janssens
Albert De Bunné
Charles Van Doorselaer
Gustave De Schryver
Antwerp (BEL), Vélodrome d'Anvers Zuremborg 9 August 1920 1920 Summer Olympics
Quarter finals
5'10"8*   Italy (ITA), Arnaldo Carli
Ruggero Ferrario
Franco Giorgetti
Primo Magnani
Antwerp (BEL), Vélodrome d'Anvers Zuremborg August 1920 1920 Summer Olympics
Semifinals
5'01"6*   Great Britain (GBR)
Harry Wyld
Lew Wyld
Percy Wyld
Monty Southall
Amsterdam (NED), Olympisch Stadion 5 August 1928 1928 Summer Olympics
Quarter finals
4'52"9*   Italy (ITA)
Marco Cimatti
Paolo Pedretti
Alberto Ghilardi
Nino Borsari
Los Angeles (USA), Rose Bowl 2 August 1932 1932 Summer Olympics
Qualifying
4'41"8*   France (FRA)
Robert Charpentier
Jean Goujon
Guy Lapébie
Roger Le Nizerhy
Berlin (GER) 2 August 1936 1936 Summer Olympics
Qualifying
4'38"4*   Italy (ITA) Melbourne (AUS), Olympic Park Velodrome 4 December 1956 1956 Summer Olympics
Semifinals
4'37"4*   Italy (ITA) Melbourne (AUS), Olympic Park Velodrome 4 December 1956 1956 Summer Olympics
Gold medal race
4'29"32*   United Team of Germany (EUA)
Siegfried Köhler
Peter Gröning
Manfred Klieme
Bernd Barleben
Rome (ITA), Olympic Velodrome 27 August 1960 1960 Summer Olympics
Quarter finals
4'28"88*   Italy (ITA)
Luigi Arienti
Franco Testa
Mario Vallotto
Marino Vigna
Rome (ITA), Olympic Velodrome 29 August 1960 1960 Summer Olympics
Semifinals
4'16"10*   Italy (ITA) Mexico City (MEX), Agustín Melgar Olympic Velodrome 19 October 1968 1968 Summer Olympics
Qualifying
4'15"76*   West Germany (FRG) Mexico City (MEX), Agustín Melgar Olympic Velodrome 20 October 1968 1968 Summer Olympics
Semifinals
4'14"64*   Soviet Union (URS) Moscow (URS), Olympic Velodrome 25 July 1980 1980 Summer Olympics
Qualifying
4'14"22*   Soviet Union
Viatcheslav Ekimov
Artūras Kasputis
Dmitry Nelyubin
Gintautas Umaras
Seoul (KOR) 23 September 1988 1988 Summer Olympics
Quarter finals
4'13"31*   Soviet Union
Viatcheslav Ekimov
Artūras Kasputis
Dmitry Nelyubin
Gintautas Umaras
Seoul (KOR) 24 September 1988 1988 Summer Olympics
Gold medal race
4'11"245*   Australia
Brett Aitken
Stephen McGlede
Shaun O’Brien
Stuart O'Grady
Barcelona (ESP) Open air track 30 July 1992 1992 Summer Olympics
Qualifying
4'10"438*   Australia
Brett Aitken
Stephen McGlede
Shaun O’Brien
Stuart O'Grady
Barcelona (ESP) Open air track 30 July 1992 1992 Summer Olympics
Quarter finals
4'08"791   Germany
Michael Glockner
Jens Lehmann
Stefan Steinweg
Guido Fulst
Barcelona (ESP) Open air track 31 July 1992 1992 Summer Olympics
Gold medal race
4'08"785*   Russia
Eduard Gritsun
Nikolay Kuznetsov
Aleksey Markov
Anton Chantyr
Atlanta (USA) Open air track 26 July 1996 1996 Summer Olympics
Quarter finals
4'06"880*   France
Christophe Capelle
Philippe Ermenault
Jean-Michel Monin
Francis Moreau
Atlanta (USA) Open air track 27 July 1996 1996 Summer Olympics
Semifinals
4'05"930   France
Christophe Capelle
Philippe Ermenault
Jean-Michel Monin
Francis Moreau
Atlanta (USA) Open air track 27 July 1996 1996 Summer Olympics
Gold medal race
4'04"030*   Great Britain
Bryan Steel
Paul Manning
Bradley Wiggins
Chris Newton
Sydney (AUS) Indoor track 18 September 2000 2000 Summer Olympics
Qualifying
4'01"810*   Germany
Guido Fulst
Robert Bartko
Daniel Becke
Jens Lehmann
Sydney (AUS) Indoor track 18 September 2000 2000 Summer Olympics
Quarter finals
4'00"830*   Ukraine
Oleksandr Fedenko
Oleksandr Symonenko
Sergiy Matveyev
Sergiy Chernyavskyy
Sydney (AUS) Indoor track 19 September 2000 2000 Summer Olympics
Semifinals
3'59"710   Germany
Guido Fulst
Robert Bartko
Daniel Becke
Jens Lehmann
Sydney (AUS) Indoor track 19 September 2000 2000 Summer Olympics
Gold medal race
3'56"610   Australia
Luke Roberts
Bret Lancaster
Brad Mcgee
Graeme Brown
Athens (GRE) Indoor track 22 August 2004 2004 Summer Olympics
Semifinals
3'55"202*   Great Britain
Edward Clancy
Paul Manning
Thomas Geraint
Bradley Wiggins
Beijing (CHN) Indoor track 18 August 2008 2008 Summer Olympics
Semifinals
3'53"314   Great Britain
Edward Clancy
Paul Manning
Thomas Geraint
Bradley Wiggins
Beijing (CHN) Indoor track 18 August 2008 2008 Summer Olympics
Gold medal race
3'52"499*   Great Britain
Edward Clancy
Geraint Thomas
Steven Burke
Peter Kennaugh
London (GBR), London Velopark Indoor track 2 August 2012 2012 Summer Olympics
Qualifying
3'51"659   Great Britain
Edward Clancy
Geraint Thomas
Steven Burke
Peter Kennaugh
London (GBR), London Velopark Indoor track 3 August 2012 2012 Summer Olympics
Gold medal race
3'50"570   Great Britain
Edward Clancy
Owain Doull
Steven Burke
Bradley Wiggins
Rio de Janeiro (BRA) Indoor track 12 August 2016 2016 Olympics First round
♦3'50"265   Great Britain
Edward Clancy
Owain Doull
Steven Burke
Bradley Wiggins
Rio de Janeiro (BRA) Indoor track 12 August 2016 2016 Olympics Gold medal race [2]

* 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. ^ "Men's Team Pursuit Results" (PDF). Rio2016.com. 12 August 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 September 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016.