Defending champion Bradley Wiggins qualified second fastest in the 4,000m individual pursuit this afternoon. Off last, riding against Jenning Huizenga of the Netherlands, the Brit clocked a time of 4:17.024 minutes to put him in tonight?s gold medal final.
He will ride for gold against Huizenga who beat Wiggins to qualify fastest with a time of 4:16.343.
The bronze medal final will be a contest between Alexiei Markov of Russia and Hayden Roulston of New Zealand.
Last year?s silver medalist, and three-time world champion in this discipline, Robert Bartko of Germany was way off the pace with a time of 4:25.142 minutes.
Other surprise non-qualifiers were Australia?s Bradley McGee and World Cup winner Volodymyr Dyudya of the Ukraine.
Men?s Individual Pursuit: qualifying
1. Jenning Huizenga (NED) 4:16.343mins
2. Bradley Wiggins (GBR) 4:17.024
3. Alexie Markov (RUS) 4:18.242.
4. Hayden Roulsten (NZL) 4:18.334
5. Bradley McGee (AUS) 4:20.430
6. David O?Loughlin (IRE) 4:20.910
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