Cycling at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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Cycling
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Cycling, Athens 2004.png
Venue Olympic Velodrome (track)
Parnitha Mountain Bike Venue (mountain)
Athens and surrounding area (road)
Dates 14 – 24 August 2004
Competitors 464 from 61 nations
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Cycling at the 2004 Summer Olympics consisted of 18 events in three disciplines:

In total, 464 cyclists participated: these consisted of 334 men and 130 women, from 61 countries. The youngest participant was Ignatas Konovalovas, at 18 years, while the oldest was Jeannie Longo, at 45 years. The most successful contestant was Bradley Wiggins, who won three medals: one gold, one silver and one bronze.[1]

After the Men's Road Time Trial, it was announced that Tyler Hamilton, the winner of the men's time trial, had received a positive doping test, but because the backup sample was frozen, further tests could not be done, and the results stayed as they were. On 10 August 2012 Hamilton was stripped of his gold medal which was awarded to Russian rider Viatcheslav Ekimov. American Bobby Julich was elevated from bronze to silver, and Michael Rogers of Australia rose from fourth place to receive a bronze medal.[2]

The Olympic Velodrome in Athens, where track cycling events were held during the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Road cycling

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's road race
details
Paolo Bettini
 Italy
Sérgio Paulinho
 Portugal
Axel Merckx
 Belgium
Women's road race
details
Sara Carrigan
 Australia
Judith Arndt
 Germany
Olga Slyusareva
 Russia
Men's time trial
details
Viatcheslav Ekimov
 Russia
Bobby Julich
 United States
Michael Rogers
 Australia
Women's time trial
details
Leontien van Moorsel
 Netherlands
Deirdre Demet-Barry
 United States
Karin Thürig
 Switzerland

Track cycling

Men's

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Keirin
details
Ryan Bayley
 Australia
José Antonio Escuredo
 Spain
Shane Kelly
 Australia
Madison
details
 Australia (AUS)
Graeme Brown
Stuart O'Grady
 Switzerland (SUI)
Franco Marvulli
Bruno Risi
 Great Britain (GBR)
Rob Hayles
Bradley Wiggins
points race
details
Mikhail Ignatiev
 Russia
Joan Llaneras
 Spain
Guido Fulst
 Germany
individual pursuit
details
Bradley Wiggins
 Great Britain
Brad McGee
 Australia
Sergi Escobar
 Spain
team pursuit
details
 Australia (AUS)
Graeme Brown
Brett Lancaster
Brad McGee
Luke Roberts
 Great Britain (GBR)
Steve Cummings
Rob Hayles
Paul Manning
Bradley Wiggins
 Spain (ESP)
Carlos Castaño
Sergi Escobar
Asier Maeztu
Carlos Torrent
individual sprint
details
Ryan Bayley
 Australia
Theo Bos
 Netherlands
René Wolff
 Germany
team sprint
details
 Germany (GER)
Jens Fiedler
Stefan Nimke
René Wolff
 Japan (JPN)
Toshiaki Fushimi
Masaki Inoue
Tomohiro Nagatsuka
 France (FRA)
Mickaël Bourgain
Laurent Gané
Arnaud Tournant
time trial
details
Chris Hoy
 Great Britain
Arnaud Tournant
 France
Stefan Nimke
 Germany

Women's

Event Gold Silver Bronze
points race
details
Olga Slyusareva
 Russia
Belem Guerrero Méndez
 Mexico
María Luisa Calle
 Colombia
pursuit
details
Sarah Ulmer
 New Zealand
Katie Mactier
 Australia
Leontien van Moorsel
 Netherlands
sprint
details
Lori-Ann Muenzer
 Canada
Tamilla Abassova
 Russia
Anna Meares
 Australia
time trial
details
Anna Meares
 Australia
Jiang Yonghua
 China
Natallia Tsylinskaya
 Belarus

Mountain biking

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's cross-country
details
Julien Absalon
 France
José Antonio Hermida
 Spain
Bart Brentjens
 Netherlands
Women's cross-country
details
Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå
 Norway
Marie-Hélène Prémont
 Canada
Sabine Spitz
 Germany

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Australia (AUS) 6 2 3 11
2  Russia (RUS) 3 1 1 5
3  Great Britain (GBR) 2 1 1 4
4  Germany (GER) 1 1 4 6
5  Netherlands (NED) 1 1 2 4
6  France (FRA) 1 1 1 3
7  Canada (CAN) 1 1 0 2
8  Italy (ITA) 1 0 0 1
 New Zealand (NZL) 1 0 0 1
 Norway (NOR) 1 0 0 1
11  Spain (ESP) 0 3 2 5
12  United States (USA) 0 2 0 2
13  Switzerland (SUI) 0 1 1 2
14  China (CHN) 0 1 0 1
 Japan (JPN) 0 1 0 1
 Mexico (MEX) 0 1 0 1
 Portugal (POR) 0 1 0 1
18  Belarus (BLR) 0 0 1 1
 Belgium (BEL) 0 0 1 1
 Colombia (COL) 0 0 1 1
Totals (20 nations) 18 18 18 54

Records broken

World records

previous record of 34.000 s was set in August 2002 by Yonghua Jiang
This record was broken multiple times during these Games, the prior instances being:
  • New Zealand's Sarah Ulmer, 3:26.400 (21 August)
  • Australia's Katie Mactier, 3:29.945 (21 August)
previous record of 3:30.604 was set in May by Ulmer
previous record of 3:59:583 was set in 2002 by Australian team

References

  • Official Olympic Report
  1. ^ Sports-reference on Cycling at the 2004 Athina Summer Games
  2. ^ "Cyclist stripped of 2004 gold medal". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
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