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Cycling at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Road cycling
Cycling (road) pictogram.svg
Road race   men   women
Time trial men women
Track cycling
Cycling (track) pictogram.svg
Individual pursuit men women
Team pursuit men
Sprint men women
Team sprint men
Points race men women
Keirin men
Madison men
Mountain biking
Cycling (mountain biking) pictogram.svg
Cross-country men women
BMX
Cycling (BMX) pictogram.svg
BMX men women
Pictogram used to identify cycling at the 2008 Games

Cycling competitions at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics were held from August 9 to August 23 at the Laoshan Velodrome (track events), Laoshan Mountain Bike Course, Laoshan BMX Field and the Beijing Cycling Road Course. The event was widely perceived as being dominated by the British team, who claimed 14 medals in total, including eight golds.[1][2]

Contents

Events

Eighteen sets of medals were awarded in four disciplines: track cycling, road cycling, mountain bike, and, new for 2008, BMX. The following events were contested:

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Track cycling

Road cycling

Mountain bike

  • Mountain bike men
  • Mountain bike women

BMX

  • BMX race men
  • BMX race women

Medal summary

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain (GBR) 8 4 2 14
2  France (FRA) 2 3 1 6
3  Spain (ESP) 2 1 1 4
4  United States (USA) 1 1 3 5
5  Switzerland (SUI) 1 1 2 4
6  Germany (GER) 1 1 1 3
7  Argentina (ARG) 1 0 0 1
8  Latvia (LAT) 1 0 0 1
9  Netherlands (NED) 1 0 0 1
10  Sweden (SWE) 0 2 0 2
11  New Zealand (NZL) 0 1 1 2
12  Australia (AUS) 0 1 0 1
13  Cuba (CUB) 0 1 0 1
14  Denmark (DEN) 0 1 0 1
15  Poland (POL) 0 1 0 1
16  Russia (RUS) 0 0 3 3
17  China (CHN) 0 0 1 1
18  Italy (ITA) 0 0 1 1
19  Japan (JPN) 0 0 1 1
20  Ukraine (UKR) 0 0 1 1
Total 18 18 18 54

Road cycling

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's road race
details
Flag of Spain.svg Samuel Sánchez
Spain (ESP)
Flag of Switzerland.svg Fabian Cancellara
Switzerland (SUI)
Flag of Russia.svg Aleksandr Kolobnev
Russia (RUS)
Women's road race
details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Nicole Cooke
Great Britain (GBR)
Flag of Sweden.svg Emma Johansson
Sweden (SWE)
Flag of Italy.svg Tatiana Guderzo
Italy (ITA)
Men's time trial
details
Flag of Switzerland.svg Fabian Cancellara
Switzerland (SUI)
Flag of Sweden.svg Gustav Larsson
Sweden (SWE)
Flag of the United States.svg Levi Leipheimer
United States (USA)
Women's time trial
details
Flag of the United States.svg Kristin Armstrong
United States (USA)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Emma Pooley
Great Britain (GBR)
Flag of Switzerland.svg Karin Thürig
Switzerland (SUI)

Track cycling

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual pursuit
details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bradley Wiggins
Great Britain (GBR)
Flag of New Zealand.svg Hayden Roulston
New Zealand (NZL)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Steven Burke
Great Britain (GBR)
Women's individual pursuit
details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Rebecca Romero
Great Britain (GBR)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wendy Houvenaghel
Great Britain (GBR)
Flag of Ukraine.svg Lesya Kalitovska
Ukraine (UKR)
Men's team pursuit
details
 Great Britain (GBR)
Ed Clancy
Paul Manning
Geraint Thomas
Bradley Wiggins
 Denmark (DEN)
Alex Nicki Rasmussen
Michael Moerkoev
Casper Jorgensen
Jens-Erik Madsen
Michael Færk Christensen*
 New Zealand (NZL)
Sam Bewley
Jesse Sergent
Hayden Roulston
Marc Ryan
Westley Gough*
Men's individual sprint
details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Chris Hoy
Great Britain (GBR)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jason Kenny
Great Britain (GBR)
Flag of France.svg Mickaël Bourgain
France (FRA)
Women's individual sprint
details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Victoria Pendleton
Great Britain (GBR)
Flag of Australia.svg Anna Meares
Australia (AUS)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guo Shuang
China (CHN)
Men's team sprint
details
 Great Britain (GBR)
Jamie Staff
Jason Kenny
Chris Hoy
 France (FRA)
Grégory Baugé
Kévin Sireau
Arnaud Tournant
 Germany (GER)
Rene Enders
Maximillian Levy
Stefan Nimke
Men's points race
details
Flag of Spain.svg Joan Llaneras
Spain (ESP)
Flag of Germany.svg Roger Kluge
Germany (GER)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Chris Newton
Great Britain (GBR)
Women's points race
details
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Marianne Vos
Netherlands (NED)
Flag of Cuba.svg Yoanka Gonzalez
Cuba (CUB)
Flag of Spain.svg Leire Olaberría
Spain (ESP)
Men's Keirin
details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Chris Hoy
Great Britain (GBR)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ross Edgar
Great Britain (GBR)
Flag of Japan.svg Kiyofumi Nagai
Japan (JPN)
Men's Madison
details
 Argentina (ARG)
Juan Esteban Curuchet
Walter Fernando Perez
 Spain (ESP)
Joan Llaneras
Antonio Tauler
 Russia (RUS)
Mikhail Ignatyev
Alexei Markov

* Participate in the preliminary round only.

Mountain biking

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's cross-country
details
Flag of France.svg Julien Absalon
France (FRA)
Flag of France.svg Jean-Christophe Péraud
France (FRA)
Flag of Switzerland.svg Nino Schurter
Switzerland (SUI)
Women's cross-country
details
Flag of Germany.svg Sabine Spitz
Germany (GER)
Flag of Poland.svg Maja Włoszczowska
Poland (POL)
Flag of Russia.svg Irina Kalentieva
Russia (RUS)

BMX

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
details
Flag of Latvia.svg Māris Štrombergs
Latvia (LAT)
Flag of the United States.svg Mike Day
United States (USA)
Flag of the United States.svg Donny Robinson
United States (USA)
Women
details
Flag of France.svg Anne-Caroline Chausson
France (FRA)
Flag of France.svg Laëtitia Le Corguillé
France (FRA)
Flag of the United States.svg Jill Kintner
United States (USA)

Qualification

References

  1. ^ "How GB cycling went from tragic to magic". BBC. 2008-08-14. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/olympics/cycling/7534073.stm. Retrieved 2009-05-07.  
  2. ^ "How Team GB's weekend of glory happened". Metro. 2009-08-17. http://www.metro.co.uk/sport/olympics/article.html?in_article_id=268147&in_page_id=310. Retrieved 2009-05-07.  

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