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Cycling Road

Cycling Road

  • Cycling
  • Pictogram -- Cycling
  • UCI

Bicycles were first developed in 1817 and have long since been used as a form of transport. Originally, the front wheel was much larger than the rear wheel, and the rider was elevated a great deal, making them difficult to control and very dangerous. [Full story]

List of Events

On the program of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, Beijing 2008
Cycling Road
  • • individual road race Men
  • • individual road race Women
  • • individual time trial Men
  • • individual time trial Women
  • Hall of Fame

    Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel Leontien van Moorsel was a world champion cyclist both on the road and on the track before she competed in her first Olympics in 1992. [Full story]


    Athlete numbers:

    For Road Cycling, 212 athletes, including 67 women and 145 men, will be competing.

    Allocation
    • PRINCIPLES
    • SYSTEM
    • TIMELINE
    • MEN
    • WOMEN

    ROAD:

    ATHLETE NUMBERS

    The overall athlete number across the four cycling disciplines is a target total of 500 athletes (men and women).

    MAXIMUM PER NOC

    Mass start events: If qualified through the UCI Nation rankings, an NOC can enter up to 5 men and 3 women. Otherwise, an NOC can enter a maximum of 2 riders per gender Time trial events: An NOC may enter 2 men and 2 women maximum

    ALLOCATION OF QUALIFICATION

    Qualification is attributed to the NOC


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