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Cycling at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Keirin

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Olympic Velodrome, Athens Olympic Sports Complex Spiros Loues, Maroussi
Date Started: August 25, 2004
Date Finished: August 25, 2004

Gold: AUS Ryan Bayley
Silver: ESP José Antonio Escuredo
Bronze: AUS Shane Kelly

Summary

The first round had three heats with the top two in each advancing to the second round, followed by three repêchage heats that advanced two riders from each of three heats. The top three in each semi-final went to the final, while the 4th-6th place finishers competed in a race for 7-12 places. In the final, Ryan Bayley went off the front shortly after the derny dropped off the track. He opened a big lead quickly and was unchallenged in winning his second gold medal of the Athina Olympics, following his gold medal in the sprint the day before. René Wolff (GER) was the third rider over the line, but was relegated for “moving outward with the intention of forcing the opponent going up.” Another rider in the final who was relegated was Josiah Ng, who competed for Malaysia, which has not produced many top cyclists.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Ryan Bayley 22 Australia AUS Gold
2 José Antonio Escuredo 34 Spain ESP Silver
3 Shane Kelly 32 Australia AUS Bronze
4 Mickaël Bourgain 24 France FRA
5 René Wolff 26 Germany GER
6 Josiah Ng 24 Malaysia MAS
7 Łukasz Kwiatkowski 22 Poland POL
8 Jens Fiedler 34 Germany GER
9 Lambros Vasilopoulos 32 Greece GRE
10 Ivan Vrba 27 Czech Republic CZE
11 Theo Bos 20 Netherlands NED
12 Jamie Staff 31 Great Britain GBR
3 h1 r2/4 José Antonio Villanueva 25 Spain ESP
3 h2 r2/4 José Alberto Sochón 23 Guatemala GUA
3 h3 r2/4 Hong Seok-Han 28 South Korea KOR
4 h1 r2/4 Ross Edgar 21 Great Britain GBR
4 h2 r2/4 Marty Nothstein 33 United States USA
4 h3 r2/4 Teun Mulder 23 Netherlands NED
5 h1 r2/4 Jaroslav Jeřábek 33 Slovakia SVK
5 h2 r2/4 Toshiaki Fushimi 28 Japan JPN
5 h3 r2/4 Yang Hui-Cheon 21 South Korea KOR
6 h1 r2/4 Laurent Gané 31 France FRA