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There may only be one medal on offer on day three, but it?s a crucial one nonetheless, with the men?s team pursuit and the two sprint competitions kicking off.

It?s also an early start for British-based fans wanting to see what time the Great Britain quartet do, with the qualifying round kicking off at 3am UK time.

Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny go in the men?s sprint, with Victoria Pendleton in the women?s competition.

Britain are guaranteed gold and silver in the women?s individual pursuit as Rebecca Romero and Wendy Houvenaghel go head-to-head in the final.

DAY THREE Sunday, August 17

IN BRIEF? WHAT?S ON
? Men?s team pursuit qualifying and first round
? Women?s sprint qualifying and 1/8 finals
? Men?s sprint qualifying and 1/16 finals
? Women?s individual pursuit finals

MEDALS ON OFFER
1 ? Women?s individual pursuit

3.00am Men?s team pursuit qualifying

Colombia (Juan Esteban Arango, Arles Castro, Juan Pablo Ferero, Jairo Perez)

Ukraine (Volodymyr Dyudya, Lyubomyr Polatayko, Maksym Polishchyuk, Vitaly Shchedov)

Netherlands (Levi Heimans, Robert Slippens, Wim Stroetinga, Niki Terpstra)

Spain (Sergi Escobar, Asier Maeztu, David Muntaner, Antonio Miguel Parra)

France (Damien Gaudin, Matthieu Ladagnous, Christophe Riblon, Nicolas Rousseau)

Russia (Alexei Markov, Alexander Petrovskiy, Alexander Serov, Nikolay Trusov)

New Zealand (Sam Bewley, Westley Gough, Marc Ryan, Jesse Sergent)

Australia (Jack Bobridge, Mark Jamieson, Bradley McGee, Luke Roberts)

Denmark (Michael Faerk Christensen, Casper Joergensen, Jens-Erik Madsen, Alex Rasmussen)

Great Britain (Ed Clancy, Paul Manning, Geraint Thomas, Bradley Wiggins)

Competition rules
Eight fastest teams qualify for round one. Note these teams are subject to change up to an hour before the start.

4.05am Women?s sprint qualifying

Sakie Tsukuda (Japan)
Swetlana Grankowskaja (Russia)
Anna Meares (Australia)
Natallia Tsylinskaya (Belarus)
Yvonne Hijgenaar (Netherlands)
Lisandra Guerra (Cuba)
Clara Sanchez (France)
Willy Kanis (Netherlands)
Shuang Guo (China)
Jennie Reed (USA)
Simona Krupeckaite (Lithuania)
Victoria Pendleton (Great Britain)

4.20am Men?s sprint qualifying

Lei Zhang (China)
Vasileios Reppas (Greece)
Daniel Novikov (Estonia)
Denis Dmitriev (Russia)
Tsubasa Kitatsuru (Japan)
Michael Blatchford (USA)
Adam Ptacnik (Czech Republic)
Lukasz Kwiatkowski (Poland)
Mohd Azizulhasni Awang (Malaysia)
Maximilian Levy (Germany)
Kazunari Watanabe (Japan)
Ryan Bayley (Australia)
Mark French (Australia)
Teun Mulder (Netherlands)
Stefan Nimke (Germany)
Theo Bos (Netherlands)
Jason Kenny (Great Britain)
Roberto Chiappa (Italy)
Mickael Bourgain (France)
Kevin Sireau (France)
Chris Hoy (Great Britain)

9.30am Men?s sprint 1/16 finals
10.05am Women?s individual pursuit finals

Bronze medal race
Lesya Kalitovska (Ukraine) v Alison Shanks (New Zealand)

Gold medal race
Rebecca Romero (Great Britain) v Wendy Houvenaghel (Great Britain)

10.15am Men?s sprint 1/16 repechages
10.25am Women?s sprint 1/8 finals
10.45am Men?s sprint 1/8 finals
11.15am Women?s sprint 1/8 finals repechages
11.20am Men?s sprint 1/8 finals repechages
11.25am Men?s team pursuit first round
OLYMPIC GAMES 2008: TRACK

Blog: Life in Laoshan
Day one in pictures
Brits blast to team sprint gold
Day one at the track: Summary of the action
As it happened on Friday: 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

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