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Factbox on men's cycling points race at Beijing Games
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14:30, August 16, 2008

Following are the factbox on men's cycling points race at the Aug. 8-24 Beijing Olympic Games:

Introduction:

Riders will cover a total distance of 40 km. Intermediate sprints occur every 10 laps. Sprint points will be awarded as follows: 5 points to the first rider, 3 points to the second, 2 points to the third and 1 point to the fourth. Any rider that gains a lap on the main bunch is awarded 20 points, while loses a lap will have 20 points deducted.

The winner will be declared according to the accumulated points won. Where there is a draw on points, the place during the final sprints shall decide the final result.

Record: No records are kept for this event.

2004 Champion: Mikhail Ignatiev, Russia.

Source:Xinhua

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