Individual Pursuit

The individual pursuit is a track cycling event where two cyclists begin the race from a stationary position on opposite sides of the track. The event is held over 4 km for men and 3 km for women. The two riders start at the same time and set off to complete the race distance in the fastest time. They will ride on the pursuit line at the bottom of the track in order to find the fastest line. This race makes for a good spectacle as the two riders pursue each other attempting to catch the other rider that started on the other side of the track. If the catch is achieved, then the successful pursuer is declared the winner. However they can continue to ride the rest of the race distance in order to set the fastest time in a qualifying race or a record in a final. The current Men's Olympic champion in this event is Great Britain's Bradley Wiggins. The current Men's World Champion in this event is Australia's Jack Bobridge.

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... Jack Bobridge, set world record in 4K individual pursuit 2011 with a time of 4 mins 10 seconds.534 (4.10.534) Graeme Obree Bradley Wiggins, Twice ...
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... World championships in Colombia recording ninth place in the individual pursuit and 19th in the sprint ... beaten by Kathy Watt in the 3000m individual pursuit ... She missed selection in the pursuit, but did however compete in the 24 km points race, winning bronze ...
Alison Shanks - Biography
... at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne where she finished fourth in the pursuit ... She placed eighth in the pursuit during her first appearance at the World Championships in 2006, and improved on this to finish seventh in 2007 ... Shanks competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the Individual Pursuit, where she placed 4th overall after being defeated by Lesya Kalitovska of the Ukraine in the bronze medal ...
Archer Road Club - British Championship Performances - Track
... The club won the team pursuit in 1973 (bronze), 1974, 1975 and 1976. 20 km, gold), 1973 (800m grass, gold 80 km madison, silver), 1974 (individual pursuit, silver 20 km scratch, bronze), 1975 (individual pursuit, gold 80 km ...

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