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Cycling at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Men's Points Race

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Events:

Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Stone Mountain Velodrome, Stone Mountain, Georgia
Date Started: July 28, 1996
Date Finished: July 28, 1996
Format: 160 laps (40 km). Twenty sprints, one every 8 laps (2.0 km) with points awarded - 5-3-2-1 - to the top four finishers in each sprint. Points on the last sprint doubled.

Gold: ITA Silvio Martinello
Silver: CAN Brian Walton
Bronze: AUS Stuart O'Grady

Summary

The Olympic points race had been conducted with a round of heats followed by a final since it was first held in 1984. But in 1996, 28 riders were entered and only a final was raced, held over 40 km. The defending World Champion was Italy’s [Silvio Martinello]. He took the lead early in the final and won the gold medal relatively easily. Six riders remained together on the final lap, with Canada’s [Brian Walton] winning the final sprint to move up to a silver medal. The bronze medal went to Australia’s [Stuart O’Grady]. O’Grady had a cardiac condition, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), and the day before the points race had suffered a seizure, but recovered to race despite that. Martinello would also win the 1997 World Championships.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal LM PTS
1 Silvio Martinello 33 Italy ITA Gold --- 37
2 Brian Walton 30 Canada CAN Silver same lap 29
3 Stuart O'Grady 22 Australia AUS Bronze same lap 25
4 Vasyl Yakovlev 24 Ukraine UKR same lap 24
5 Francis Moreau 30 France FRA same lap 21
6 Joan Llaneras 27 Spain ESP same lap 17
7 Milton Wynants 24 Uruguay URU same lap 6
8 Jo Ho-Seong 22 South Korea KOR at 1 lap 14
9 Glenn McLeay 27 New Zealand NZL at 1 lap 8
10 Guido Fulst 26 Germany GER at 1 lap 7
11 Sergey Lavrinenko 24 Kazakhstan KAZ at 1 lap 6
12 Franz Stocher 27 Austria AUT at 1 lap 5
13 Remigijus Lupeikis 27 Lithuania LTU at 1 lap 4
14 Pavel Khamidulin 24 Russia RUS at 1 lap 4
15 Masahiro Yasuhara 33 Japan JPN at 1 lap 2
16 Yevgeny Vakker 20 Kyrgyzstan KGZ at 1 lap 1
17 Bruno Risi 27 Switzerland SUI at 2 laps 8
18 Jan Bo Petersen 25 Denmark DEN at 2 laps 7
19 Brian McDonough 30 United States USA at 2 laps 5
20 Sergio Godoy 23 Guatemala GUA at 2 laps 0
21 Peter Pieters 34 Netherlands NED at 2 laps 0
22 Declan Lonergan 26 Ireland IRL at 2 laps 0
23 Juan Esteban Curuchet 31 Argentina ARG at 2 laps 0
24 Étienne De Wilde 37 Belgium BEL at 2 laps 0
AC Marlon Pérez 20 Colombia COL DNF
AC Marco Zaragoza 23 Mexico MEX DNF
AC Juan Merheb 25 Puerto Rico PUR DNF
AC David George 20 South Africa RSA DNF