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Olympics 2004 – Track Cycling Day 4

August 23, 2004 – Here are some more results from competition at the Olympic Velodrome…

Bronze Medal Team Pursuit Ride:
3. Spain
Carlos Castano
Sergi Escobar
Asier Maeztu
Carlos Torrent
4. Germany
Robert Bartko
Guido Fulst
Christian Lademann
Leif Lampater

Gold Medal Team Pursuit Ride:
1. Australia
Graeme Brown
Brett Lancaster
Brad Mcgee
Luke Roberts
2 Great Britain
Rob Hayles
Paul Manning
Bradley Wiggins

Men’s Sprint Quarter-finals

Heat 1

1. Ryan Bayley (Australia) 10.733 10.807
2. Barry Forde (Barbados)

Heat 2

1. Theo Bos (Netherlands) 11.024 10.905
2. Ross Edgar (Great Britain)

Heat 3

1. Rene Wolff (Germany) 10.556 10.749
2. Damian Zielinski (Poland)

Heat 4

1. Laurent Gane (France) 11.018 10.876
2. Mickael Bourgain (France)





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Olympics 2004 – Track Cycling Day 4

August 23, 2004 – Here are some more results from yesterday’s day of track
racing in Athens, Greece:

Men’s Team Pursuit Qualifying
Heat 1

1. Germany 4.03.785
Robert Bartko
Guido Fulst
Christian Lademann
Leif Lampater
2. Netherlands 4.04.605
Levi Heimans
Jens Mouris
Peter Schep
Jeroen Straathof

Heat 2

1. Spain 4.02.374
Carlos Castano
Sergi Escobar
Asier Maeztu
Carlos Torrent
2. Ukraine 4.05.266
Volodymyr Dyudya
Roman Kononenko
Sergiy Matveyev
Vitaliy Popkov

Heat 3

1. Great Britain 3.59.866
Steve Cummings
Paul Manning
Chris Newton
Bradley Wiggins
2. France
Matthieu Ladagnous
Anthony Langella
Jerome Neuville
Fabien Sanchez

Heat 4

1. Australia 3.56.610 (World record)
Graeme Brown
Brett Lancaster
Bradley McGee
Luke Roberts
2. Lithuania
Linas Balciunas
Ignas Konovalovas
Tomas Vaitkus
Raimondas Vilcinskas
Men’s Sprint Eighth Finals:
Heat 1

1. Germany 4.03.785
Robert Bartko
Guido Fulst
Christian Lademann
Leif Lampater
2. Netherlands 4.04.605
Levi Heimans
Jens Mouris
Peter Schep
Jeroen Straathof

Heat 2

1. Spain 4.02.374
Carlos Castano
Sergi Escobar
Asier Maeztu
Carlos Torrent
2. Ukraine 4.05.266
Volodymyr Dyudya
Roman Kononenko
Sergiy Matveyev
Vitaliy Popkov

Heat 3

1. Great Britain 3.59.866
Steve Cummings
Paul Manning
Chris Newton
Bradley Wiggins
2. France
Matthieu Ladagnous
Anthony Langella
Jerome Neuville
Fabien Sanchez

Heat 4

1. Australia 3.56.610 (World record)
Graeme Brown
Brett Lancaster
Bradley McGee
Luke Roberts
2. Lithuania
Linas Balciunas
Ignas Konovalovas
Tomas Vaitkus
Raimondas Vilcinskas





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Olympics 2004 – Track Cycling Day 4

August 22, 2004 – Jennie Reed (Kirkland, Wash.) was eliminated from medal contention this evening in the women’s sprint event at the Olympic Games.

Paired with Lori-Ann Muenzer (CAN) in the 1/8 finals, Reed lost the head-to-head match-up sending her to a repechage round which gave her a second chance to remain in the hunt for a medal.

In the repechage round, a win would have sent her to the 1/4 finals, but in the contest against Svetlana Grankovskaya (RUS) and Evgenia Radanova (BUL), Reed finished second behind Grankovskaya by a bike length ending her hopes for a medal at these games.

Reed will contest the race for ninth-12th place in Monday’s evening session against Radanova, Yvonne Hijgenaar (NED) and Victoria Pendleton (GBR).

“I gave it everything I had this morning in the qualifying round and I was a little off the pace by a long shot,” she said in reference to her ninth seed trial run. “Tactically, I couldn’t do any more than I did tonight.” By her own admission, Reed lacked the power needed to succeed in the head-to-head competition. “We prepared at altitude and I think I lost a little power because of that,” she explained.”

Reed is the only American in action on Monday before Colby Pearce (Boulder, Colo.) suits up for Team USA on Tuesday in the points race.

Also on the velodrome this evening, Sara Ulmer (NZL) lowered her world record time of 3:26.400 by nearly two more seconds, clocking a 3:24.537 on her way to claiming the gold medal in the individual pursuit.





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