Bradley Wiggins worlds pursuit 2008

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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