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Cycling at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Olympic Velodrome, Athens Olympic Sports Complex Spiros Loues, Maroussi
Date Started: August 20, 2004
Date Finished: August 20, 2004

Gold: GBR Chris Hoy
Silver: FRA Arnaud Tournant
Bronze: GER Stefan Nimke

Summary

The race was expected to be competitive. Arnaud Tournant (FRA) was World Champion in 1998-2001 and held the world record, but the 2002 and 2004 World Champion was Britain’s Chris Hoy and in 2003, the title went to Stefan Nimke (GER). Australia’s Shane Kelly had won the title in 1995-97, but still had placed on the podium in 2002-03. Hoy was the last starter. Ahead of him, Tournant, Nimke and Kelly had bettered the Olympic record, with Tournant leading with 1:00.896. But Hoy started quickly and was always ahead of Tournant’s pace, finishing with a narrow gold medal win in 1:00.711. As the event was removed from the Olympic Program in 2008 to make room for BMX racing, Hoy would not have a chance to defend his gold medal in his specialty. But he would return in 2008 to win three gold medals in track cycling, having successfully switched to the other sprint events.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Chris Hoy 28 Great Britain GBR Gold 1:00.711 OR
2 Arnaud Tournant 26 France FRA Silver 1:00.896 OR
3 Stefan Nimke 26 Germany GER Bronze 1:01.186
4 Shane Kelly 32 Australia AUS 1:01.224
5 Theo Bos 20 Netherlands NED 1:01.986
6 François Pervis 19 France FRA 1:02.328
7 Craig MacLean 33 Great Britain GBR 1:02.369
8 Carsten Bergemann 25 Germany GER 1:02.551
9 Ahmed López 19 Cuba CUB 1:02.739
10 Alois Kaňkovský 21 Czech Republic CZE 1:03.038
11 Teun Mulder 23 Netherlands NED 1:03.165
12 Rubén Donet 21 Spain ESP 1:03.505
13 Wilson Meneses 23 Colombia COL 1:03.614
14 Grzegorz Krejner 35 Poland POL 1:03.923
15 Dimitrios Georgalis 30 Greece GRE 1:04.204
16 Lin Chih-Hsun 23 Chinese Taipei TPE 1:06.240
17 Radoslav Konstantinov 20 Bulgaria BUL 1:06.265