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Factbox on men's cycling individual pursuit at Beijing Games
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10:47, August 15, 2008

Following are the factbox on men's cycling individual pursuit at the August 8-24 Beijing Olympic Games:

Introduction:

This is a race against the clock over a distance of 4 kilometers. A qualifying round of head to head heats will select the eight best riders on the basis of their time.

The four winners of the first round shall contest the finals. The riders with the two best times shall ride for the first and second place, while the two other riders shall ride for third and fourth places. The riders will start on opposite sides in the middle of the two straights of the track. Catching up with the other rider or recording the fastest time will determine the winner.

Record:

World record: four minutes and 11.114 seconds, Christopher Boardman, Britain, Machestter, Aug. 29, 1996

Olympic record: 4:15.165 Bradley Wiggins, Britain, Athens, Aug. 20, 2004

2004 Champions

Bradley Wiggins, Britain, 4:15.165

Source:Xinhua

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