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Sprint finals set

By:
Bjorn Haake
Published:
August 19, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:46 BST
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Latest Cycling News, August 19, 2008

The sprint showdowns for both the men and women's events at the Olympics are set. Big favourite...

The sprint showdowns for both the men and women's events at the Olympics are set. Big favourite Chris Hoy and his compatriot Jason Kenny will fight it out for more gold and silver for Great Britain. The second final will also be anglophone, with Great Britain's Victoria Pendleton facing off Anna Meares (Australia).

Hoy beat Frenchman Mickael Bourgain easily in two races. Kenny also dominated his rival, German Maximilian Levy, in two heats. In the women's first semifinal Pendleton also won in two races against Willy Kanis (Netherlands).

The second women's semifinal was the only one that required three races. Shuang Guo (China) won the first race against Meares. Meares then tied it and the final race ad to bring a decision. In that race Guo was relegated, something that can easily happen in a hotly contested sprint.

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