It?s the final of arguably the blue riband event in the velodrome, the men?s team pursuit, on Monday.

After breaking their own world record in the first round, Great Britain will be the big favourites to beat Denmark and get their sixth cycling gold of the Games.

The other medal on offer is in the women?s points race, where Rebecca Romero has nothing to lose. Inexperienced in bunch racing but on cloud nine after winning the individual pursuit, it promises to be one of the most fascinating races of the Games. Can she do the unthinkable and replicated Chris Newton?s bronze medal-winning ride in the men?s equivalent? Marianne Vos of Holland will be the big favourite and there are some other strong points racers in the field but you never know…

The sprint competition reaches the quarter-final stage, with Victoria Pendleton, Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny all confident of making the last four.

Pendleton will be confident against Simona Krupeckaite. She beat the Lithuanian in the final at the World Championships in March.

Hoy faces the Malaysian Awang who has already been beaten by Jason Kenny and had to go through the repechage to reach the last eight. Kenny is up against Kevin Sireau, a tough customer.

It’s knockout now, best of three races goes through. There are no do-overs, no repechages, just straight match sprinting.

DAY FOUR Monday, August 18

IN BRIEF? WHAT?S ON
? Women?s points race
? Men?s sprint quarter-finals
? Women?s sprint quarter-finals
? Men?s team pursuit finals

MEDALS ON OFFER
2 ? women?s points race, men?s team pursuit

CW?S LIVE COVERAGE
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9.30am Women?s points race

START LIST
Marianne Vos (Netherlands)
Trine Schmidt (Denmark)
Vera Carrara (Italy)
Leire Olaberria (Spain)
Yoanka Gonzalez (Cuba)
Svetlana Pauliukaite (Lithuania)
Olga Slyusareva (Russia)
Pascale Jeuland (France)
Yan Li (China)
Katherine Bates (Australia)
Minhye Lee (Korea)
Sarah Hammer (USA)
Gina Grain (Canada)
Satomi Wadami (Japan)
Catherine Cheatley (New Zealand)
Lada Kozlikova (Czech Republic)
Lesya Kalitovska (Ukraine)
Maria Luisa Calle (Colombia)
Evelyn Garcia (El Salvador)
Rebbeca Romero (Great Britain)
Verena Jooss (Germany)
Wan Yiu Wong (Hong Kong)

Women’s sprint quarter-finals

Victoria Pendleton (Great Britain) v Simona Krupeckaite (Lithuania)

Natallia Tsylinskaya (Belarus) v Shuang Guo (China)

Anna Meares (Australia) v Clara Sanchez (France)

Willy Kanis (Netherlands) v Jennie Reed (USA)

TIMES
Race 1: 10.05am
Race 2: 10.45am
Race 3: 11.30am

Men?s sprint quarter-finals

Chris Hoy (Great Britain) v Mohd Azizulhasni Awang (Malaysia)

Kevin Sireau (France) v Jason Kenny (Great Britain)

Maximilian Levy (Germany) v Teun Mulder (Netherlands)

Mickael Bourgain (France) v Theo Bos (Netherlands)

TIMES
Race 1: 10.20am
Race 2: 11.00am
Race 3: 11.40am

11.15am Men?s team pursuit finals

BRONZE MEDAL RACE
New Zealand v Australia

GOLD MEDAL RACE
Great Britain v Denmark

OLYMPIC GAMES 2008: TRACK

Day two in pictures
Sunday’s action as it happened
Preview: Sunday at the Laoshan
Day two at the track: Summary of the action
Hoy and Edgar clean up in the Keirin
Wiggins gets pursuit gold, Burke wins bronze
Newton storms to bronze in points race
Saturday’s action as it happened: Two gold, a silver and two bronze for Britain
Blog: Life in Laoshan
Day one in pictures
Brits blast to team sprint gold
Day one at the track: Summary of the action
Friday’s action as it happened: Gold for team sprint trio; Wiggins, Houvenaghel and Romero well in control
Burke blasts to new individual pursuit PB
British track stars raring to go
What makes the Laoshan such a challenge
Picture special: CW takes you inside the Laoshan velodrome
Saturday’s preview
Friday’s preview
Can these legs make an Olympic champion?
Cavendish unlikely to ride individual pursuit
How many medals will Britain’s riders win?

OLYMPIC GAMES 2008: NEWS

Positive test for cyclist at Olympic Games
Bettini chasing second Olympic gold
Romero poses nude for ad
British quartet eyeing new world record
As Olympics approach two new drugs emerge
Beijing Blog
Beijing Blog 2
Beijing Blog 3

OLYMPIC GAMES 2008: ROAD

Picture special: Women’s time trial
Cancellara wins men’s time trial gold
Men’s time trial reaction: Steve Cummings on his ride
Women’s time trial reaction: I feel fantastic, says Pooley
Pooley wins silver in women’s time trial
Cooke’s secret was the skinsuit
What the papers say… about Nicole Cooke
Analysis: women’s road race
Gold for Nicole Cooke in Women?s road race
Reaction: It?s a dream to win Gold, says Cooke
Women’s Olympic road race picture special
Sanchez gives Spain gold in thrilling men?s road race
Who is Samuel Sanchez?
Tactical analysis: Reading the men?s Olympic road race
British riders suffer in hot and humid Olympic road race
Rebellin misses out on golden birthday
Brailsford confident ahead of women?s road race

OLYMPIC GAMES 2008: GUIDE

Olympic Games 2008 homepage>>
Olympics: latest news>>
Olympics cycling results>>
Cycling event schedule>>
Great Britain rider profiles>>
Cycling event guide>>
Photo gallery>>
Every British cycling medal ever won at the Olympic Games
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Track results at the Worlds and Olympics 2004-2008