Cycling will have a historic milestone for the Olympic event in Paris 2024, announced the highest body in the world discipline (UCI), after reaching parity of participants between men and women.
After the publication of the classification system, the maximum number of riders for the different national teams will be reduced from 5 to 4 for the men's road race, one of the emblematic events of cycling in Paris.
“A total of 180 places will be distributed (88 places for each sex, plus another two per sex for the host country), with a maximum of eight places – four for men and four for women – per national Olympic committee,” he announced. the UCI for the four online and time trial events.
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The positions will be distributed substantially based on the UCI world road ranking by country, starting from the results recorded in 2023.
At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the online race had gathered 130 runners last year. While the female had 67 competitors.
There will be 35 places for men and another 35 for women in individual time trials, with a maximum of two athletes per country and gender.
In the 12 track events (individual and team speed, team pursuit, omnium, American) the same as in Tokyo. There will be 190 places, 95 per gender, with a maximum of 14 places per Olympic Committee (seven for men and seven for women).
The BTT (34 men and as many women) and the BMX (24 men and 24 women) will also respect parity.