Can Great Britain do the unthinkable and round off the track programme in the best possible way?

If the sprint competitions go to form, there could be gold for Victoria Pendleton and Chris Hoy.

And there?s the possibility of an all-British final in the men?s sprint if Jason Kenny can get past Max Levy of Germany. That would also guarantee a silver.

The men’s sprint has come down to a split between the two experienced men left in the competition and the two youngsters. In one semi-final it is the world champion, 32-year-old Chris Hoy, against the 28-year-old Frenchman Mickael Bourgain. In the other it is 20-year-old Jason Kenny against 21-year-old German Max Levy. Best of three goes through to the final to race for gold; the losers face off for bronze.

In the women’s sprint Victoria Pendleton has been untouchable so far ? making world silver medallist Simon Krupeckaite look like she was standing still.

The Madison is the first event of the day ? and the least predictable.

Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish, the reigning world champions, will be well marked. It is going to be a sensational race.

It should be too much to think that Britain could win all three golds and a silver on the final day of the track ? but after the campaign so far, can you really discount the possibility?

DAY FIVE Tuesday, August 19

? Men?s Madison
? Men?s sprint semi-finals and finals
? Women?s sprint semi-finals and finals

3 ? Men?s Madison, men?s and women?s sprint

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Women?s sprint

Victoria Pendleton (Great Britain)
v Willy Kanis (Netherlands)
Anna Meares (Australia) v Shuang Guo (China)

Race times
Race 1: 9.30am
Race 2: 9.55am
Race 3: 10.20am

Men?s sprint

Mickael Bourgain (France) v Chris Hoy (Great Britain)
Jason Kenny (Great Britain)
v Maximilian Levy (Germany)

Sprint finals, 5th to 8th place race and 9th to 12th place races also scheduled

10.30am Men?s Madison

Mark Cavendish & Bradley Wiggins (Great Britain)

Roger Kluge & Olaf Pollack (Germany)
Michael Moerkoev & Alex Nicki Rasmussen (Denmark)
Iljo Keisse & Kenny de Ketele (Belgium)
Franco Marvulli & Bruno Risi (Switzerland)
Joan Llaneras & Antonio Tauler (Spain)
Matthieu Ladagnous & Jerome Neuville (France)
Juan Esteban Curuchet & Walter Fernando Perez (Argentina)
Greg Henderson & Hayden Roulston (New Zealand)
Jens Mouris & Peter Schep (Netherlands)
Angelo Ciccone & Fabio Masotti (Italy)
Michael Friedman & Bobby Lea (USA)
Milan Kadlec & Alois Kankovsky (Czech Republic)
Lyubomyr Polatayko & Volodymyr Rybin (Ukraine)
Mikhail Ignatiev & Alexei Markov (Russia)
Zachary Bell & Martin Gilbert (Canada)


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