Oh dear. But well done to his opponent who stuck to his plan.dirkprovin said:The tale of the men's Individual Pursuit was actually written in the qualifying and, if anything, in Bobridge's hour record attempt. He was the fastest at 2km by nearly 4 seconds and even his 3rd km was one of the fastest but his closing km was only the 7th fastest even though he was a clear fastest qualifier.
In the final he went out even faster, 1.05.921 (1.06.259) to Keung's 1.09.322 and his 2nd km was marginally quicker than Keung (1.02.042 to 1.02.278) but the writing was already on the wall at 3km (3rd km 1.05.008 to Keung's 1.03.416) and it was even by 3750m.
Brave it may've been but one would've hope something may register somewhere inside his skull that "death or glory" efforts rarely end with the latter.