Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Dunc Gray Velodrome, Bass Hill, New South Wales
Date Started: September 16, 2000
Date Finished: September 16, 2000
A new Olympic event for women, this event had first been contested at the World Championships in 1995. There was no suspense in this event as France’s [Félicia Ballanger] had won every world title, and was the world record holder with 34.010. Australia’s [Michelle Ferris] had won four medals at the Worlds, behind Ballanger. As the 12th rider off, she took the lead with 34.696, the first rider to break 35 seconds in Sydney. China’s [Jiang Cuihua], 1999 Worlds silver medalist, rode next-to-last but could not better Ferris, eventually winning bronze with 34.768 - China’s first cycling medal. Ballanger went off last and won easily, with 34.140, a huge margin in such a short event.
|5||Chris Witty||25||United States||USA||35.230||OR|
|16||Fiona Ramage||22||New Zealand||NZL||36.536|