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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


? 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


1 ? Women?s individual pursuit

3.00am Men?s team pursuit qualifying

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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

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