Cycling
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueOlympic Velodrome (track)
Parnitha Mountain Bike Venue (mountain)
Athens and surrounding area (road)
Dates14 – 24 August 2004
Competitors464 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] The most successful country was Australia, with its team members winning 6 gold and 11 total medals. Russia and Great Britain came in second place with 3 and 2 golds, respectively. After a disqualification, Viatcheslav Ekimov of Russia was awarded his second gold medal in men's time trial, defending his title from 2000, and his third gold medal overall. He achieved his first victory back in 1988, when he competed in men's track pursuit as part of the Soviet team.[2]

Australia dominated track events, winning 5 out of its 6 cycling gold medals there.[3]

Road cycling

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

Track cycling

Men's

Games 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

Games 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

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

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Australia (AUS)62311
2 Russia (RUS)3115
3 Great Britain (GBR)2114
4 Germany (GER)1146
5 Netherlands (NED)1124
6 France (FRA)1113
7 Canada (CAN)1102
8 Italy (ITA)1001
 New Zealand (NZL)1001
 Norway (NOR)1001
11 Spain (ESP)0325
12 United States (USA)0202
13 Switzerland (SUI)0112
14 China (CHN)0101
 Japan (JPN)0101
 Mexico (MEX)0101
 Portugal (POR)0101
18 Belarus (BLR)0011
 Belgium (BEL)0011
 Colombia (COL)0011
Totals (20 nations)18181854

Records broken

Main article: World and Olympic records set at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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

  1. ^ "Cycling at the 2004 Athens Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Cyclist stripped of 2004 gold medal". Sydney Morning Herald. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Cycling".