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Olympic Women's 25 Kilometer Points Race Results

The track points race is a massed-start competition with a sprint for point held every eight or ten laps, the top four placers earning 5, 3, 2, 1 points respectively. Plus, if a rider laps the field he is awarded 20 points. 25 kilomters is the standard distance for women, 40 km is the usual distance for men.

With riders all over the track and on different laps, a points race can be bewildering to watch. But once the spectator has it figured out, it is one of the most spectacular events in cycling.

As part of a large reordering of Olympic track events, the men's and women's points race will not be held at the 2012 London Olympics as seperate events. They are now part of the Omnium.

Year/City

Gold

Silver

 Bronze

1996, Atlanta Nathalie Even-Lancien
France
Ingrid Haringa
Holland
Lucy Tyler-Sharman
Australia
2000,
Sidney
Antonella Bellutti
Italy
Leontien Van Moorsel
Holland
Olga Slioussareva
Russia
2004,
Athens
Olga Slyusareva
Russia
Belem Guerrero-Mendez
Mexico
Erin Mirabella
USA
Maria Calle (Colombia)
disqualified after
positive dope test
2008,
Beijing
Marianne Vos
Netherlands - 30 points
Yoanka Gonzalez
Cuba - 18 points

Leire Olaberria
Spain - 13 points

Event discontinued after Beijing Olympics