Olympic Cycling – Men's Team Pursuit Final – Italy vs Denmark Preview & Prediction

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GENERAL OVERVIEW

When is the Tokyo 2020 Olympics taking place? The Tokyo 2020 Olympics is taking take place between 23rd July, 2021 and 8th August 2021, although some preliminary events began on 21st July, 2021.

Where is the Tokyo 2020 Olympics taking place? While the vast majority of Olympic action will naturally take place in Tokyo or the surrounding areas, the likes of Yokohama, Saitama, Sendai, Kashima and Sapporo are also hosting events.

Where can I get tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics? Many events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are be taking place without spectators, but not all. For full information, your best bet is to head here for the latest information.

What TV channel is the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on in the UK? Televised Olympic coverage is shared between BBC and Eurosport so it is worth checking their schedules for the full breakdown.

Where can I stream the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the UK? Unlike in previous Olympic Games, the Beeb can only show two live events at any one time, which are viewable on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website & app. Eurosport subscribers can stream the action on Eurosport Player, while the biggest offering is available for subscribers of discovery+, the new player in town. For those not inclined, the BBC have a highlights programme at 19:30 every evening.

EVENT OVERVIEW

What time is the Men’s Team Pursuit taking place? 09:45 on Wednesday 4th August (UK time)

Where is the Men’s Team Pursuit taking place? Izu Velodrome

Who are the reigning Olympic champions in the Men’s Team Pursuit? Great Britain

Who are the current world record holders of the Men’s Team Pursuit? Italy with a time of three minutes and 42.307 seconds

WHO ARE THE LEADING MEDAL CONTENDERS?

The final of this event is between Italy and Denmark.

Italy reached the final by breaking the world record in their race against New Zealand in the third heat of the first round.

The previous Olympic record had been held by Denmark, who had only set that in the qualification a couple of days ago, and the previous world record was also held by Denmark. The Danes pulled off an impressive victory with a controversial ending over Team GB in order to reach this final.

TSZ’S PREDICTION

Both teams have raced very quickly in these games so far to reach this stage. Denmark set the Olympic Record and then Italy smashed that in order to break the world record just one day later. However, it is expected that the Italian record set against New Zealand is their peak and Denmark will still be expected to come back a little stronger in order to come out on top here.

TSZ Tip: DENMARK TO WIN

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