Harrie Lavreysen, Roy van den Berg and Matthijs Büchli were already the best in qualifying, although the difference with Great Britain was small. The Netherlands was one tenth faster than the British and two tenths faster than Australia.
Final against British
Büchli was replaced by Jeffrey Hoogland after qualifying. With him in the team things went a bit faster and the competition was put at a considerable disadvantage. In the second round, the Netherlands was four tenths of a second faster than Great Britain.
The two best countries from the second round will compete against each other in the track cycling final. The Netherlands against Great Britain. And again the men in orange were the fastest.
Even more gold?
So gold, on the part they set their mind to. But the tournament is far from over, the sprinters also have good chances for gold in the individual sprint and on the part called keirin.
It is the sixth gold medal so far for TeamNL. The quadruple in rowing, Annemiek van Vleuten in the time trial, Niek Kimmann in BMX, Kiran Badloe in windsurfing and Sifan Hassan in the 5 kilometers were also on the highest step of the podium.