Cycling at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

For the cycling competitions at the 2020 Summer Olympics, the following qualification systems are in place.

SummaryEdit

Nation Road Track MTB BMX Total
Men Women Men Women M W Men Women Q R
RR TT RR TT TS KE SP TP OM MD TS KE SP TP OM MD RC FR RC FR
  Algeria 2 1 3 2
  Argentina 1 1 1
  Australia 4 2 4 2 1 13 9
  Austria 3 1 1 1 6 5
  Azerbaijan 1 1 1
  Belarus 1 1 1 3 2
  Belgium 5 2 3 1 11 8
  Burkina Faso 1 1 1
  Canada 3 1 2 2 1 9 6
  Chile 1 1 1 3 3
  China 1 1 1 1 4 4
  Colombia 5 1 1 7 6
  Costa Rica 1 1 2 2
  Cuba 1 1 1
  Cyprus 1 1 1
  Czech Republic 3 1 1 5 4
  Denmark 4 1 2 1 8 6
  Ecuador 2 1 3 2
  Eritrea 2 1 1 4 3
  Estonia 2 2 4 2
  Ethiopia 1 1 1
  Finland 1 1 1
  France 5 1 1 1 1 1 10 8
  Germany 4 2 4 2 12 8
  Great Britain 4 2 2 1 1 10 7
  Greece 1 1 1
  Guatemala 1 1 1
  Hong Kong 1 1 1
  Hungary 1 1 1
  Iran 1 1 2 1
  Ireland 3 1 4 3
  Israel 1 1 2 1
  Italy 5 2 4 1 12 9
  Japan 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 10
  Kazakhstan 3 1 4 3
  Latvia 2 2 2
  Lithuania 1 1 2 2
  Luxembourg 2 1 1 4 3
  Mexico 1 1 2 2
  Morocco 1 1 1
  Namibia 1 1 2 2
  Netherlands 5 1 4 2 12 9
  New Zealand 2 2 4 2
  Norway 4 1 2 1 8 6
  Panama 1 1 1
  Paraguay 1 1 1
  Peru 1 1 1
  Poland 3 1 2 1 7 5
  Portugal 2 2 4 2
  Romania 1 1 2 2
  Russia 3 1 1 5 4
  Rwanda 1 1 1
  Slovakia 2 1 3 2
  Slovenia 4 1 1 6 5
  Spain 5 1 2 1 9 7
  South Africa 3 1 2 1 1 1 9 7
  South Korea 1 1 1
  Sweden 1 1 1 3 2
  Switzerland 4 2 1 1 1 1 10 7
  Chinese Taipei 1 1 1
  Thailand 1 1 1
  Trinidad and Tobago 1 1 1
  Turkey 2 2 2
  Ukraine 1 1 2 2
  United States 2 2 4 2 1 1 1 13 9
  Uzbekistan 1 1 2 2
  Venezuela 1 1 1
Total: 67 NOCs 130 40 67 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 8 1 3 1 3 286 221
Legend
  • TS – Team sprint
  • KE – Keirin
  • SP – Sprint
  • TP – Team pursuit
  • OM – Omnium
  • MD – Madison
  • RR – Road race
  • TT – Individual time trial
  • RC – Race
  • FR – Freestyle
  • Q – Quotas
  • R – Riders

Track cyclingEdit

Track cycling is done entirely through UCI nation rankings. The quotas per event are as follows:

  • Team sprint – top 8 teams per gender
  • Team pursuit – top 8 teams per gender
  • Madison – all NOCs with a qualified team pursuit, in addition to the next 8 teams per gender (total of 16 teams)
  • Omnium – NOCs directly qualifying for Madison, in addition to the next 12 (men) or 13 (women) (total of 20 or 21 individuals)
  • Sprint – NOCs qualifying in team sprint enter 2 individuals, in addition to the next 7 best-ranked in individual sprint, and the next 7 best-ranked in Keirin (total of 30 individuals)
  • Keirin – NOCs qualifying in team sprint enter 2 individuals, in addition to the next 7 best-ranked in individual sprint, and the next 7 best-ranked in Keirin (total of 30 individuals)

Road cyclingEdit

Majority of the places in road cycling are attributed through the UCI nation rankings (122 for men, 62 for women), with special provisions for highly-ranked individuals whose nations do not make it. A small number of additional places are available through individual road race continental championships (2 men and 1 woman each for Africa, Americas, and Asia). Host nation Japan has obtained 2 guaranteed spots per gender in the road race. For the road time trial, the NOC must have qualified for the road race. The top 30 (men) or 15 (women) NOCs in the nation rankings may enter a time trial cyclist. The 2019 World Championships also afford 10 places per gender in the time trial. NOCs can have a maximum of 2 time trial entries if they qualify through each of those two methods.

Mountain bikingEdit

For mountain biking, 38 spots per gender are allocated. Thirty places will be allocated through the UCI nation rankings and three through continental championships with one each for Africa, Americas, and Asia. One spot per gender has been reserved for host nation Japan. The remaining four spots will be awarded to the top mountain bikers competing at the 2019 UCI World Championships, with two each in the elite and under-23, respectively.

BMXEdit

In the BMX race, twenty-four spots are available for each gender, with one reserved for host nation Japan. Eighteen places will be awarded to the highest-ranked NOCs through the UCI qualification rankings, three through the UCI individual rankings, and the remaining two through the 2020 UCI World Championships. In the BMX freestyle events, nine spots are available for each gender, with one reserved for host nation Japan, six for the highest-ranked NOCs through the UCI rankings, and the remaining two for those competing at the 2019 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships.

TimelineEdit

The following is a timeline of the qualification events for the cycling events at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Event Date Venue
Road[1]
2019 African Continental Championships March 15–20, 2019   Ethiopia
2019 Asian Continental Championships April 27–28, 2019   Tashkent
2019 Pan American Continental Championships May 2–5, 2019   Mexico
2019 UCI Road World Championships September 22–29, 2019   Harrogate
Establishment of the UCI World Rankings by Nations October 22, 2019 N/A
Track[2]
Establishment of the UCI Olympic Track Ranking 2018–2020
(at end of 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships)
March 2, 2020 N/A
Mountain biking[3]
2019 Pan American Continental Championships April 3–7, 2019   Aguascalientes
2019 African Continental Championships April 12–14, 2019   Windhoek
2019 Asian Continental Championships July 25–28, 2019   Kfardebian
2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships August 28 – September 1, 2019   Mont-Sainte-Anne
Establishment of the UCI Olympic qualification ranking May 28, 2020 N/A
BMX[4]
2019 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships November 6–10, 2019   Chengdu
2020 UCI BMX World Championships May 26–31, 2020   Houston
Establishment of the UCI Rankings by Nation (BMX freestyle) May 12, 2020 N/A
Establishment of the UCI Rankings by Nation (BMX race) June 2, 2020 N/A

Road cyclingEdit

Men's road raceEdit

Event Ranking by nation Qualified Athletes per NOC
Host nation N/A   Japan 1
UCI World Ranking 1 to 6   Belgium
  Italy
  Netherlands
  France
  Colombia
  Spain
5
7 to 13   Slovenia
  Germany
  Australia
  Denmark
  Great Britain
  Norway
  Switzerland
4
14 to 21   Austria
  Poland
  Ireland
  Russia
  South Africa
  Kazakhstan
  Canada
  Czech Republic
3
22 to 32   Ecuador
  Portugal
  Slovakia
  Eritrea
  United States
  New Zealand
  Estonia
  Algeria
  Luxembourg
  Latvia
  Turkey
2
33 to 50   Belarus
  Ukraine
  Costa Rica
  Greece
  Romania
  Iran
  Sweden
  Hungary
  Venezuela
  Japan
  Morocco
  Azerbaijan
  Lithuania
  Rwanda
  Mexico
  Guatemala
  Argentina
  China
1
2019 African Championships 1 to 2   Namibia
  Burkina Faso
1
2019 Asian Championships 1 to 2   Chinese Taipei
  Uzbekistan
1
2019 Pan American Championships 1 to 2   Peru
  Panama
1
Reallocation of unused quota N/A   Hong Kong 1
Total 130

* Quota reduced by one to accommodate for the individual qualifiers

Men's individual time trialEdit

Event Ranking by nation Qualified Athletes per NOC
UCI World Ranking 1 to 30   Belgium
  Italy
  Netherlands
  France
  Colombia
  Spain
  Slovenia
  Germany
  Australia
  Denmark
  Great Britain
  Norway
  Switzerland
  Austria
  Poland
  Ireland
  Russia
  South Africa
  Kazakhstan
  Canada
  Czech Republic
  Ecuador
  Portugal
  Slovakia
  Eritrea
  United States
  New Zealand
  Estonia
  Algeria
  Iran**
1
2019 UCI Road World Championships 1 to 10   Australia
  Belgium
  Italy
  New Zealand
  Great Britain
  United States
  Estonia
  Portugal
  Germany
  Switzerland
1
Total 40

** Qualified as a continental representative

Women's road raceEdit

Event Ranking by nation Qualified Athletes per NOC
Host nation N/A   Japan 1
UCI World Ranking 1 to 5   Netherlands
  Italy
  Germany
  United States
  Australia
4
6 to 13   Belgium 3
  Denmark
  Canada
  Poland
  Spain
  Great Britain
  Norway
  South Africa
2*
14 to 22   Luxembourg
  France
  Cuba
  Mexico
  Switzerland
  Slovenia
  Belarus
  Japan
  Russia
1*
Individual top 100   Uzbekistan
  Thailand
  Trinidad and Tobago
  Israel
  Finland
  Cyprus
  China
  Austria
  Sweden
  Colombia
  Ukraine
  Chile
  Costa Rica
  Czech Republic
  Lithuania
  Namibia
  Eritrea
1
2019 African Championships 1   Ethiopia 1
2019 Asian Championships 1   South Korea 1
2019 Pan American Championships 1   Paraguay 1
Total 67

* Quota reduced by one to accommodate for the individual qualifiers

Women's individual time trialEdit

Event Ranking by nation Qualified Athletes per NOC
UCI World Ranking 1 to 15   Netherlands
  Italy
  Germany
  United States
  Australia
  Belgium
  Denmark
  Canada
  Poland
  Spain
  Great Britain
  Norway
  South Africa
  Luxembourg
  Japan**
1
2019 UCI Road World Championships 1 to 10   United States
  Netherlands
  Germany
  Switzerland
  Belarus
  Australia
  Canada
  Israel
  Sweden
  France
1
Total 25

** Qualified as a continental representative

Track cyclingEdit

Men's team sprintEdit

Event Ranking by Nation Qualified NOC Teams per NOC
2018–2020 Olympic track ranking 1 to 8  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
Total 8

Men's sprintEdit

Event Ranking by Nation Qualified NOC Athletes per NOC
NOCs qualified for team sprint up to 2
2018–2020 Olympic track ranking 1 to 7  
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
NOCs qualified for Keirin 1
Total 30

Men's KeirinEdit

Event Ranking by Nation Qualified NOC Athletes per NOC
NOCs qualified for team sprint up to 2
2018–2020 Olympic track ranking 1 to 7  
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
NOCs qualified for sprint 1
Total 30

Men's team pursuitEdit

Event Ranking by Nation Qualified NOC Teams per NOC
2018–2020 Olympic track ranking 1 to 8  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
Total 8

Men's MadisonEdit

Event Ranking by Nation Qualified NOC Athletes per NOC
NOCs qualified for team pursuit  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
2018–2020 Olympic track ranking 1 to 8  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
Total 16

Men's OmniumEdit

Event Ranking by Nation Qualified NOC Athletes per NOC
NOCs directly qualified for Madison  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
2018–2020 Olympic track ranking 1 to 12  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
Total 20

Women's team sprintEdit

Event Ranking by Nation Qualified NOC Teams per NOC
2018–2020 Olympic track ranking 1 to 8  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
Total 8

Women's sprintEdit

Event Ranking by Nation Qualified NOC Athletes per NOC
NOCs qualified for team sprint up to 2
2018–2020 Olympic track ranking 1 to 7  
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
NOCs qualified for Keirin 1
Total 30

Women's KeirinEdit

Event Ranking by Nation Qualified NOC Athletes per NOC
NOCs qualified for team sprint up to 2
2018–2020 Olympic track ranking 1 to 7  
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
NOCs qualified for sprint 1
Total 30

Women's team pursuitEdit

Event Ranking by Nation Qualified NOC Teams per NOC
2018–2020 Olympic track ranking 1 to 8  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
Total 8

Women's MadisonEdit

Event Ranking by Nation Qualified NOC Athletes per NOC
NOCs qualified for team pursuit  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
2018–2020 Olympic track ranking 1 to 8  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
Total 16

Women's OmniumEdit

Event Ranking by Nation Qualified NOC Athletes per NOC
NOCs directly qualified for Madison  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
2018–2020 Olympic track ranking 1 to 13  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
Total 21

Mountain bikingEdit

Men's cross-country raceEdit

Event Ranking by nation Qualified Athletes per NOC
Host nation N/A   Japan 1
2020 UCI Olympic qualification ranking 1 to 2  
 
3
3 to 7  
 
 
 
 
2
8 to 21  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
2019 African Championships 1   South Africa 1
2019 Pan American Championships 1   Canada 1
2019 Asian Championships 1   China 1
2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships (elite) 1 to 2   Switzerland
  France
1
2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships (under-23) 1 to 2   Romania
  Chile
1
Total 38

Women's cross-country raceEdit

Event Ranking by nation Qualified Athletes per NOC
Host nation N/A   Japan 1
2020 UCI Olympic qualification ranking 1 to 2  
 
3
3 to 7  
 
 
 
 
2
8 to 21  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
2019 African Championships 1   South Africa 1
2019 Pan American Championships 1   United States 1
2019 Asian Championships 1   China 1
2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships (elite) 1 to 2   France
  Switzerland
1
2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships (under-23) 1 to 2   Austria
  Great Britain
1
Total 38

BMXEdit

Men's BMX raceEdit

Event Ranking by nation Qualified Athletes per NOC
Host nation N/A   Japan 1
UCI Olympic qualification ranking 1 to 2  
 
3
3 to 5  
 
 
2
6 to 11  
 
 
 
 
 
1
UCI BMX individual ranking 1 to 3  
 
 
1
2020 UCI BMX World Championships 1 to 2  
 
1
Total 24

Women's BMX raceEdit

Event Ranking by nation Qualified Athletes per NOC
Host nation N/A   Japan 1
UCI Olympic qualification ranking 1 to 2  
 
3
3 to 5  
 
 
2
6 to 11  
 
 
 
 
 
1
UCI BMX individual ranking 1 to 3  
 
 
1
2020 UCI BMX World Championships 1 to 2  
 
1
Total 24

Men's BMX freestyleEdit

Event Ranking by nation Qualified Athletes per NOC
Host nation N/A   Japan 1
UCI Olympic qualification ranking 1 2
2 to 5
 
 
 
1
2019 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships 1 to 2   Australia
  United States
1
Total 9

Women's BMX freestyleEdit

Event Ranking by nation Qualified Athletes per NOC
Host nation N/A   Japan 1
UCI Olympic qualification ranking 1 2
2 to 5  
 
 
 
1
2019 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships 1 to 2   United States
  Chile
1
Total 9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Qualification System – Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Road Cycling" (PDF). UCI. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Qualification System – Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Track Cycling" (PDF). UCI. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Qualification System – Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Mountain Biking" (PDF). UCI. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Qualification System – Games of the XXXII Olympiad – BMX Race" (PDF). UCI. Retrieved 19 January 2019.