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Cycling at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Qualification

For the cycling competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, the following qualification systems are in place.

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SummaryEdit

Track cyclingEdit

An NOC is entitled to enter a single team in each of the four team events. An NOC without a team in the relevant team event may qualify up to two places in sprint and keirin, and one place in omnium; an NOC with a team may enter that number from its team resources, for a total of twenty three quota places, an increase from the 2012 games which had a one rider per event limit in sprint and keirin; however, a limit of 15 riders (8 men, 7 women ) is placed on each NOC, with the possibility of drafting in two further riders from other cycling events. For certain countries, therefore, the number of quota places earned will significantly exceed the numbers of riders qualified; in effect, members of team events will 'double up', for team sprint athletes in sprint and keirin, and team pursuit athletes in omnium.

Road cyclingEdit

Similarly, the cyclists who compete in the road time trial must also compete in the road race event; thus an NOC may win 2 quota places, but be allowed to take only one rider.

Nation Road Track MTB BMX Total
Men Women Men Women M W M W Q R
RR TT RR TT TS KE SP TP OM TS KE SP TP OM
  Algeria 2 1 3 2
  Argentina 3 1 1 1 1 7 6
  Australia 4 2 4 2 X 2 2 X X X 2 2 X X 2 1 3 2 34 31
  Austria 2 1 1 1 5 4
  Azerbaijan 1 1 1 1 4 3
  Belarus 2 2 1 1 X 7 4
  Belgium 5 2 3 2 X X 2 1 1 18 14
  Bolivia 1 1 1
  Brazil 2 2 X 2 1 1 1 10 10
  Bulgaria 1 1 1
  Canada 3 1 3 2 1 X 2 2 X X 2 2 1 22 19
  Chile 1 1 2 2
  China 1 X X 2 2 X X 1 1 11 14
  Colombia 5 1 1 1 1 X 1 1 1 2 1 16 15
  Costa Rica 1 1 2 2
  Croatia 2 2 2
  Cuba 1 1 1 X 4 3
  Cyprus 1 1 1
  Czech Republic 4 2 1 2 3 1 14 12
  Denmark 3 1 X X X 1 1 1 1 11 13
  Dominican Republic 1 1 1
  Ecuador 1 1 2 2
  Egypt 1 1 1
  Eritrea 1 1 1
  Estonia 2 2 2
  Ethiopia 1 1 1
  Finland 1 1 1
  France 4 2 2 1 X 2 2 X X 2 2 X 3 2 3 1 30 22
  Germany 4 2 4 2 X 2 2 X X X 2 2 X X 2 2 1 1 32 29
  Great Britain 5 1 3 1 X 2 2 X X 1 2 X X 1 2 24 26
  Greece 1 1 1 3 3
  Guam 1 1 1
  Guatemala 1 1 1
  Hong Kong 1 X 1 1 X 1 6 5
  Hungary 1 1 1
  Indonesia 1 1 1
  Iran 3 1 4 3
  Ireland 2 1 3 3
  Israel 1 1 2 2
  Italy 5 2 4 1 1 X X 3 1 19 19
  Japan 2 1 1 1 1 X X 1 1 10 9
  Kazakhstan 2 1 X 4 3
  Kosovo 1 1 1
  Laos 1 1 1
  Latvia 2 2 4 4
  Lesotho 1 1 1
  Lithuania 2 1 1 1 5 4
  Luxembourg 1 2 1 4 3
  Malaysia 1 1 2 2
  Mauritius 1 1 1
  Mexico 1 1 X 1 4 4
  Morocco 3 1 4 3
  Namibia 1 1 1 3 3
  Netherlands 4 2 4 2 X 2 2 X X X 2 2 X 1 3 2 31 25
  New Zealand 2 1 1 1 X 2 2 X X X 2 2 X X 1 1 20 19
  Norway 4 1 1 1 1 1 9 7
  Poland 4 2 3 2 X 2 2 X X 2 20 17
  Portugal 4 1 2 7 6
  Puerto Rico 1 1 1
  Romania 1 1 1
  Russia 3 1 1 1 1 2 X X 2 2 1 1 1 1 19 16
  Rwanda 1 1 2 2
  Serbia 1 1 2 2
  Slovakia 1 1 2 2
  Slovenia 4 1 1 2 8 7
  South Africa 2 2 1 2 1 8 7
  South Korea 2 1 X 2 2 X 1 10 8
  Spain 5 2 1 1 X 2 2 3 17 12
  Sweden 3 1 4 4
  Switzerland 3 1 1 X X 3 2 1 13 15
  Chinese Taipei 1 X 2 2
  Thailand 1 1 2 2
  Timor-Leste 1 1 1
  Trinidad and Tobago 1 1 1
  Tunisia 1 1 1
  Turkey 2 1 3 2
  Ukraine 3 1 1 1 1 2 9 7
  United Arab Emirates 1 1 1
  United States 2 2 4 2 1 X X X 1 2 3 2 22 21
  Venezuela 2 1 1 X 2 2 X 1 1 10 9
Total: 80 NOCs 144 40 67 25 9 27 27 9 18 9 27 27 9 18 50 30 32 16 581 520
Legend
  • TS – Team Sprint
  • KE – Keirin
  • SP – Sprint
  • TP – Team Pursuit
  • OM – Omnium
  • RR – Road Race
  • TT – Individual Time Trial
  • Q – Quotas
  • R – Riders

TimelineEdit

The following is a timeline of the qualification events for the cycling events at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Event Date Venue
Road[1]
2015 African Continental Championships (men) February 9–14, 2015   Wartburg, South Africa
2015 Asian Cycling Championships (men) February 10–14, 2015   Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
2015 Pan American Road Cycling Championships (men) May 7–10, 2015   León, Mexico
2015 UCI Road World Championships September 19–27, 2015   Richmond, United States
2015 UCI World Tour October 4, 2015 N/A
2015 UCI Africa Tour January 1, 2016
2015 UCI America Tour
2015 UCI Asia Tour
2015 UCI Europe Tour
2015 UCI Oceania Tour
2016 Asian Cycling Championships (women) January 19–24, 2016   Tokyo, Japan
2016 African Continental Championships (women) February 22–26, 2016   Casablanca, Morocco
2016 Pan American Road Cycling Championships (women) May 26–28, 2016   San Cristóbal, Venezuela
2015–2016 UCI World Ranking (women) May 31, 2016 N/A
Track[2]
Close of the UCI Olympic Track Ranking 2014–2016
(at end of 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships)
March 6, 2016   London, United Kingdom
Mountain biking[3]
2015 Oceania Continental Championships February 26–27, 2015   Toowoomba, Australia
2015 Pan American Continental Championships March 27–29, 2015   Cota, Colombia
2015 African Continental Championships May 5–10, 2015   Musanze, Rwanda
2015 Asian Cycling Championships August 12–16, 2015   Melaka, Malaysia
Establishment of the UCI Olympic qualification ranking May 25, 2016 N/A
BMX[4]
2016 UCI BMX World Championships May 25–29, 2016   Medellín, Colombia[5]
Establishment of the UCI Rankings by Nation May 31, 2016 N/A

Road cyclingEdit

Men's road raceEdit

Event Ranking by nation Qualified Athletes per NOC
Host nation N/A   Brazil 2
2015 UCI World Tour 1st   Spain 5
2nd   Italy 5
3rd   Colombia 5
4th   Great Britain 5
5th   Belgium 5
6th   France 4
7th   Netherlands 4
8th   Australia 3*
9th   Germany 4
10th   Norway 1*
11th   Poland 3*
12th   Portugal 4
13th   Czech Republic 3*
14th   Slovenia 3*
15th   Switzerland 4
Individual   Slovakia 1
Individual   Luxembourg 1
UCI Africa Tour 1st   Morocco 3
2nd   Algeria 2
3rd   South Africa 1**
4th   Eritrea 1**
Individual   Tunisia 1
Individual   Rwanda 1
UCI America Tour 1st   Canada 3
2nd   Argentina 3
3rd   Venezuela 2**
4th   United States 1**
5th   Costa Rica 1**
Individual   Ecuador 1
Individual   Guatemala 1
Individual   Chile 1
UCI Asia Tour 1st   Iran 3
2nd   Kazakhstan 2
3rd   Japan 2
4th   South Korea 2
UCI Europe Tour 1st   Ukraine 3
2nd   Slovenia 1***
3rd   Russia 3
4th   Denmark 3
5th   Norway 3***
6th   Poland 1***
7th   Austria 2
8th   Belarus 2
9th   Turkey 2
10th   Czech Republic 1***
11th   Lithuania 2
12th   Estonia 2
13th   Ireland 2
14th   Latvia 2
15th   Croatia 2
16th   Sweden 2
Individual   Azerbaijan 1
Individual   Serbia 1
Individual   Greece 1
Individual   Bulgaria 1
Individual   Romania 1
UCI Oceania Tour 1st   New Zealand 2
2015 African Championships 1st   Ethiopia 1
2nd   Namibia 1
2015 Asian Championships 1st   United Arab Emirates 1
2nd   Hong Kong 1
2015 Pan American Championships 1st   Mexico 1
2nd   Dominican Republic 1
Re-allocation of unused quota   Puerto Rico 1
  South Africa 1
  United States 1
Tripartite Commission Invitation   Bolivia 1
  Kosovo 1
  Laos 1
Total 144

* Quota reduced to the number of riders in the ranking of the respective tour

** Quota reduced by one to accommodate for the individual qualifiers on the same tour

*** Additional quota places earned on the continental tour for countries with quota reduction due to lack of ranked riders on the world tour

Men's individual time trialEdit

Event Ranking by nation Qualified Athletes per NOC
2015 UCI World Tour 1st   Spain 1
2nd   Italy 1
3rd   Colombia 1
4th   Great Britain 1
5th   Belgium 1
6th   France 1
7th   Netherlands 1
8th   Australia 1
9th   Germany 1
10th   Norway 1
11th   Poland 1
12th   Portugal 1
13th   Czech Republic 1
14th   Slovenia 1
15th   Switzerland 1
UCI Africa Tour 1st   Morocco 1
2nd   Algeria 1
UCI America Tour 1st   Canada 1
2nd   Argentina 1
3rd   Venezuela 1
4th   United States 1
UCI Asia Tour 1st   Iran 1
2nd   Kazakhstan 1
UCI Europe Tour 1st   Ukraine 1
2nd   Russia 1
3rd   Denmark 1
4th   Austria 1
5th   Belarus 1
6th   Turkey 1
UCI Oceania Tour 1st   New Zealand 1
2015 UCI World Championships 1st   Belarus 1
2nd   Italy 1
3rd   France 1
4th   Spain 1
5th   Netherlands 1
6th   Australia 1
7th   Germany 1
8th   Poland 1
9th   Czech Republic 1
10th   United States 1
Total 40

Women's road raceEdit

Event Ranking by nation Qualified Athletes per NOC
Host nation N/A   Brazil 1
2016 UCI World Ranking 1 to 5   Netherlands
  United States
  Italy
  Australia
  Germany
4
6 to 13   Poland
  Sweden
  Great Britain
  Canada
  Belgium
3
  France
  South Africa
  Luxembourg
2*
14 to 22   Russia
  Ukraine
  Belarus
  Finland
  Cuba
  New Zealand
  Mexico
  Switzerland
  Spain
1*
Individual top 100   Chinese Taipei
  Norway
  Brazil
  Azerbaijan
  Thailand
  Austria
  Slovenia
  Lithuania
  Cyprus
  Israel
  Japan
  Chile
1
2016 African Championships 1st   Namibia 1
2016 Pan American Championships 1st   Venezuela 1
2016 Asian Championships 1st   South Korea 1
Re-allocation of unused host quota   Colombia 1
Total 68

* Quota reduced by one to accommodate for the individual qualifiers

Women's individual time trialEdit

Event Ranking by nation Qualified Athletes per NOC
2016 UCI World Ranking 1 to 15   Netherlands
  United States
  Italy
  Australia
  Germany
  Poland
  Sweden
  Great Britain
  Canada
  Belgium
  France
  South Africa
  Luxembourg
  Russia
  Ukraine
1
2015 UCI World Championships 1 to 10   New Zealand
  Netherlands
  Germany
  Australia
  United States
  Belarus
  Belgium
  Canada
  Sweden
  Japan
  Poland
  Norway
1
Total 25

Track cyclingEdit

Men's team sprintEdit

Teams must be composed of 3 riders.

Event Ranking by Nation Qualified NOC Teams per NOC
2014–2016 Olympic track ranking 1 to 9   Germany
  France
  Netherlands
  Great Britain
  Australia
  New Zealand
  Poland
  Venezuela
  South Korea
1
Total 9

Men's sprintEdit

Event Ranking by Nation Qualified NOC Athletes per NOC
2014–2016 Olympic track ranking 1 to 9   Russia
  Colombia
  China
  Czech Republic
  Trinidad and Tobago
  Japan
  Spain
  Russia
  Czech Republic
1
NOCs qualified for Team Sprint   Germany
  France
  Netherlands
  Great Britain
  Australia
  New Zealand
  Poland
  Venezuela
  South Korea
up to 2
Total 27

Men's KeirinEdit

Event Ranking by Nation Qualified NOC Athletes per NOC
2014–2016 Olympic track ranking 1 to 9   Colombia
  United States
  Malaysia
  Russia
  Canada
  Japan
  Greece
  Czech Republic
  Italy
  Japan
1
NOCs qualified for Team Sprint   Germany
  France
  Netherlands
  Great Britain
  Australia
  New Zealand
  Poland
  Venezuela
  South Korea
2
Total 27

Men's team pursuitEdit

Teams must be composed of 4 riders.

Event Ranking by Nation Qualified NOC Teams per NOC
2014–2016 Olympic track ranking 1 to 9   Australia
  Great Britain
  New Zealand
  Germany
  Denmark
  Switzerland
  Italy
  Netherlands
  China
1
Total 9

Men's OmniumEdit

Event Ranking by Nation Qualified NOC Athletes per NOC
2014–2016 Olympic track ranking 1 to 18   Australia
  Colombia
  Germany
  Italy
  Denmark
  Great Britain
  New Zealand
  France
  Belgium
  Netherlands
  Switzerland
  United States
  Japan
  Brazil
  Hong Kong
  Kazakhstan
  Mexico
  South Korea
1
Total 18

Women's team sprintEdit

Teams must be composed of 2 riders.

Event Ranking by Nation Qualified NOC Teams per NOC
2014–2016 Olympic track ranking 1 to 9   China
  Russia
  Australia
  Germany
  Netherlands
  Spain
  France
  Canada
  New Zealand
1
Total 9

Women's sprintEdit

Event Ranking by Nation Qualified NOC Athletes per NOC
2014–2016 Olympic track ranking 1 to 9   Hong Kong
  Lithuania
  Cuba
  Great Britain
  Azerbaijan
  Great Britain
  Malaysia
  Colombia
  Egypt
1
NOCs qualified for Team Sprint   China
  Russia
  Australia
  Germany
  Netherlands
  Spain
  France
  Canada
  New Zealand
up to 2
Total 27

Women's KeirinEdit

Event Ranking by Nation Qualified NOC Athletes per NOC
2014–2016 Olympic track ranking 1 to 9   Hong Kong
  South Korea
  Lithuania
  Cuba
  Ukraine
  Colombia
  Ireland
  Great Britain
  Azerbaijan
1
NOCs qualified for Team Sprint   China
  Russia
  Australia
  Germany
  Netherlands
  Spain
  France
  Canada
  New Zealand
up to 2
Total 27

Women's team pursuitEdit

Teams must be composed of 4 riders.

Event Ranking by Nation Qualified Teams per NOC
2014–2016 Olympic track ranking 1 to 9   Great Britain
  Canada
  Australia
  China
  United States
  New Zealand
  Italy
  Germany
  Poland
1
Total 9

Women's OmniumEdit

Event Ranking by Nation Qualified Athletes per NOC
2014–2016 Olympic track ranking 1 to 18   Great Britain
  Netherlands
  United States
  Belgium
  Australia
  France
  Cuba
  Belarus
  Denmark
  Poland
  Germany
  Canada
  New Zealand
  China
  Hong Kong
  Chinese Taipei
  Venezuela
  Japan
1
Total 18

Mountain bikingEdit

Men's cross-country raceEdit

Event Ranking by nation Qualified Athletes per NOC
2016 UCI Olympic qualification ranking 1 to 5   Switzerland
  France
  Spain
  Czech Republic
  Italy
3
6 to 13   Germany
  Netherlands*
  Australia
  Belgium
  Canada
  Portugal
  South Africa
  Brazil
2
14 to 26   Austria
  Slovakia
  United States
  Argentina
  New Zealand
  Denmark
  Sweden
  Greece
  Israel
  Japan
  Hungary
  Russia
  Great Britain
1
2015 African Championships 1 to 2   Mauritius
  Rwanda
1
2015 Pan American Championships 1 to 2   Colombia
  Costa Rica
1
2015 Asian Championships 1 to 2   China
  Hong Kong
1
Oceania 1   Guam 1
Tripartite Commission Invitation 1   Lesotho 1
Total 50

Women's cross-country raceEdit

Event Ranking by nation Qualified Athletes per NOC
2016 UCI Olympic qualification ranking 1 to 8   Switzerland
  Germany
  Canada
  France
  United States
  Slovenia
  Poland
  Ukraine
2
9 to 19   Russia
  Norway
  Denmark
  Belgium
  Brazil
  Italy
  Australia
  Sweden
  Serbia
  Czech Republic
1
2015 African Championships 1   South Africa1
  Namibia
1
2015 Pan American Championships 1   Mexico 1
2015 Asian Championships 1   China 1
2015 Oceania Championships 1   New Zealand 1
Tripartite Commission Invitation 1   Timor-Leste 1
Total 30
^1 – South Africa won the continental quotas in men's and women's mountain bike, but decided not to accept them. South African sports confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and Cycling South Africa (CSA) made an agreement on the Rio 2016 Olympics qualification criteria that the Continental Qualification route will not be considered.[6]

BMXEdit

Men's BMXEdit

Event Ranking by nation Qualified Athletes per NOC
UCI Olympic qualification ranking 1 to 4   United States
  Netherlands
  Australia
  France
3
5 to 7   Great Britain
  Latvia
  Colombia
2
8 to 13   Argentina
  Switzerland
  Canada
  New Zealand
  Brazil
  Japan
1
UCI BMX individual ranking 1 to 4   Ecuador
  Russia
  Germany
  Norway
1
2016 UCI BMX World Championships 1 to 3   Venezuela
  South Africa
  Denmark
1
Re-allocation of unused host quota   Indonesia 1
Total 32

Women's BMXEdit

Event Ranking by nation Qualified Athletes per NOC
UCI Olympic qualification ranking 1 to 3   Australia
  United States
  Netherlands
2
4 to 7   Colombia
  France
  Venezuela
  Russia
1
UCI BMX individual ranking 1 to 3   Belgium
  Denmark
  Argentina
1
2016 UCI BMX World Championships 1 to 2   Germany
  Brazil
1
Re-allocation of unused host quota   Thailand 1
Total 16

ReferencesEdit