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Cycling at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's Sprint

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Dunc Gray Velodrome, Bass Hill, New South Wales
Date Started: September 18, 2000
Date Finished: September 20, 2000
Format: 1,000 metres.

Gold: USA Marty Nothstein
Silver: FRA Florian Rousseau
Bronze: GER Jens Fiedler

Summary

The last few World Championships had been split among several riders, so nobody was a strong favorite in Sydney. The 1996 silver medalist, American Marty Nothstein, led the qualifying, followed by the 1999 World Champion, Laurent Gané (FRA); the 1997-98 World Champion, Florian Rousseau (FRA); and the two-time defending gold medalist, Jens Fiedler of Germany. These four made it to the semi-finals, where Nothstein got revenge on Fiedler for the 1996 Olympic final, defeating him in two straight races. In the other semi, Rousseau defeated Gané in straights. Nothstein won the final quite easily, winning all nine of his match races en route to the gold medal. The fifth-place finisher, Jan van Eijden (GER), won the World Championship shortly after the Olympics. Nothstein achieved revenge on Rousseau, who had also beaten him in the 1996 World Championships final. This was the first cycling gold for the United States since the 1984 Games.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Marty Nothstein 29 United States USA Gold
2 Florian Rousseau 26 France FRA Silver
3 Jens Fiedler 30 Germany GER Bronze
4 Laurent Gané 27 France FRA
5 Jan van Eijden 24 Germany GER
6 José Antonio Villanueva 21 Spain ESP
7 Sean Eadie 31 Australia AUS
8 Craig MacLean 29 Great Britain GBR
9 Pavel Buráň 27 Czech Republic CZE
10 Viesturs Bērziņš 26 Latvia LAT
11 Chelly Arrue 31 United States USA
12 Darryn Hill 26 Australia AUS
2 h1 r2/7 Ján Lepka 23 Slovakia SVK
2 h2 r2/7 Shinichi Ota 24 Japan JPN
2 h3 r2/7 Nikos Angelidis 23 Greece GRE
3 h1 r2/7 Tomohiro Nagatsuka 21 Japan JPN
3 h2 r2/7 Julio César Herrera 23 Cuba CUB
15 QR Anthony Peden 29 New Zealand NZL
19 QR Bartłomiej Saczuk 20 Poland POL