Cycling at the 2016 Summer Olympics
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
|BMX||Olympic BMX Center|
|Mountain biking||Olympic Mountain Bike Park|
|Road cycling||Flamengo Park|
|Track cycling||Rio Olympic Velodrome|
|Dates||6 August – 20 August|
|Cycling at the
2016 Summer Olympics
The cycling competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will take place between 6 August and 20 August. The venues will be the Rio Olympic Velodrome for track cycling in the Barra Cluster, the Olympic BMX Center for track cycling and the Olympic Mountain Bike Park for mountain biking in the Deodoro Cluster and the Flamengo Park for the road cycling disciplines in the Copacapana Cluster. Eighteen events will be contested.
Cycling events have been contested in every Summer Olympics programme since the first modern Olympiad in 1896 alongside athletics, artistic gymnastics, fencing and swimming. Compared to the cycling at the 2012 Olympics, there were no changes in the Olympic cycling programme. The International Cycling Union (UCI) announced in February 2013 its intention to ask the IOC to extend the cycling programme by three events for both men and women, including the return of the points races on the track, a BMX freestyle event and a mountain bike eliminator but in August 2013 the IOC stated that the cycling programme will be the same as in 2012.
|Flamengo Park||Copacapana Cluster||Road cycling||6–10 August||4||5000 (seating)[N 1]|
|Olympic BMX Center||Deodoro Cluster||BMX||16–17 August||2||5000|
|Olympic Mountain Bike Park||Deodoro Cluster||Mountain biking||19–20 August||2||5000 (seating)
|Rio Olympic Velodrome||Barra Cluster||Track cycling||11–15 August||10||7500|
- There will be free viewing areas alongside the route.
|Event↓/Date→||Sat 6||Sun 7||Wed 10||Tue 16||Wed 17||Fri 19||Sat 20|
|Men's road race||11:00-17:30|
|Men's time trial||13:30-17:30|
|Women's road race||14:00-17:30|
|Women's time trial||11:30-13:00|
|Date →||Thu 11||Fri 12||Sat 13||Sun 14||Mon 15|
|Men's team pursuit|
|Men's team sprint|
|Women's team pursuit|
|Women's team sprint|
Road cycling courses
To see the courses and height profiles click here.
All road cycling competitions will take place in the Flamengo Park in the Copacabana Cluster.
The road race competitions consist of laps of 30 km (18.6 mi). The lap consist of three uphill sections. The biggest climb is after about 7 km (4.3 mi) near the Corcovado with an elevation of 400 m (1,312.3 ft), another one is after about 15 km (9.3 mi) with an elevation of 200 m (656.2 ft) and the last is after 18 km (11.2 mi) with an elevation of about 75 m (246.1 ft). After the hilly sections the lap will go alongside the Copacabana beach back to the finish line.
Mountain biking course
To see the course and height profile click here.
The mountain bike cross-country competitions consist of laps of 6 km (3.7 mi) and will take place in the Olympic Mountain Bike Park in the Deodoro Cluster with the start and finish at the same place.
|Men's road race
|Women's road race
|Men's time trial
|Women's time trial
|Men's individual sprint
|Women's individual sprint
|Men's team sprint
|Women's team sprint
|Men's team pursuit
|Women's team pursuit
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