Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Qualification

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Summary[edit]

Legend
  • TS — Team sprint
  • KE — Keirin
  • SP — Sprint
  • TP — Team pursuit
  • IP — Individual pursuit
  • MA — Madison
  • PR — Points race
  • RR — Road race
  • TT — Individual time trial
  • Q — Quotas
  • R — Riders
Nation Track Road MTB BMX Total
Men Women Men Women M W M W Q R
TS KE SP TP IP MA PR SP IP PR RR TT RR TT
 Algeria 1 1 1
 Argentina X 1 3 1 1 2 2 11 10
 Australia X 2 2 X 2 1 1 1 1 5 2 3 1 1 1 3 2 30 28
 Austria 2 2 1 1 1 7 6
 Belarus 1 1 3 1 6 5
 Belgium X 1 5 1 1 3 12 11
 Brazil 2 1 1 1 5 5
 Bulgaria 2 2 2
 Canada X 1 1 3 2 3 1 2 2 1 1 18 15
 Chile 1 2 1 1 5 5
 China X 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 14 12
 Chinese Taipei 1 1 1
 Colombia X 1 1 1 3 1 1 3 12 13
 Costa Rica 1 1 2 2
 Croatia 3 1 4 3
 Cuba 1 1 1 1 4 4
 Czech Republic X 1 1 X 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 13 12
 Denmark X X 1 1 3 2 1 1 2 1 1 15 15
 Ecuador 1 1 1
 El Salvador 1 1 1 3 2
 Estonia 1 2 1 1 5 4
 France X 2 2 X 1 X 1 1 1 5 3 2 3 1 2 2 29 28
 Germany X 2 2 X 1 1 1 5 2 3 2 3 2 26 20
 Great Britain X 2 2 X 2 X 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 2 2 1 1 28 25
 Greece X 2 1 4 4
 Hong Kong 1 1 1 1 4 4
 Hungary 2 1 1 1 1 6 5
 Iran 3 1 4 3
 Ireland 1 2 1 4 4
 Italy 1 1 X 1 1 5 2 3 1 2 1 1 20 15
 Jamaica 1 1 1
 Japan X 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 15 14
 Kazakhstan 2 1 1 1 5 3
 Latvia 2 1 3 6 5
 Libya 1 1 1
 Lithuania 1 2 1 2 3 1 10 8
 Luxembourg 3 1 4 3
 Malaysia X 2 1 4 3
 Mauritius 1 1 1
 Mexico 1 1 2 2
 Moldova 1 1 2 1
 Namibia 1 1 2 2
 Netherlands X 2 2 X 2 X 1 2 1 5 2 3 2 2 1 3 1 32 27
 New Zealand X 1 X 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 1 1 15 17
 Norway 4 1 2 1 8 8
 Poland X 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 2 12 11
 Portugal 2 2 2
 Russia X 2 1 X 2 X 1 1 1 5 2 3 1 1 2 25 22
 Serbia 2 2 2
 Slovakia 3 1 1 5 4
 Slovenia 4 1 1 1 7 6
 South Africa 3 1 2 1 1 1 9 8
 South Korea 1 1 2 4 4
 Spain X 2 X 1 1 5 2 2 1 3 1 20 19
 Sweden 3 1 3 2 2 11 8
 Switzerland X 1 1 1 3 2 3 2 1 1 16 14
 Thailand 1 1 1
 Tunisia 1 1 1
 Turkey 1 1 1
 Ukraine 1 X 2 X 1 1 1 4 2 3 1 18 16
 United States X 1 1 1 X 1 1 1 1 5 2 3 2 2 2 3 1 29 24
 Uruguay 1 1 1
 Uzbekistan 1 1 1
 Venezuela 1 2 1 4 4
 Zimbabwe 1 1 1
Total: 65 NOCs 13 25 21 10 18 16 23 12 13 22 143 39 66 25 50 30 32 16 574 511

Qualification timeline[edit]

Event Date Venue
Track
2007 UCI "B" World Championships 26 June – 1 July 2007 South Africa Cape Town
2007-08 UCI Track World Cup November 2007 – February 2008 -
2008 UCI Track World Championships 26–30 March 2008 United Kingdom Manchester
UCI Track World Ranking 30 March 2008 -
Road
2007 UCI "B" World Championships 26 June – 1 July 2007 South Africa Cape Town
2007 UCI Road World Championships 25–30 September 2007 Germany Stuttgart
2007 UCI ProTour 30 October 2007 -
2006–2007 UCI Africa Tour 30 October 2007 -
2006–2007 UCI America Tour 30 October 2007 -
2006–2007 UCI Asia Tour 30 October 2007 -
2006–2007 UCI Europe Tour 30 October 2007 -
2006–2007 UCI Oceania Tour 30 October 2007 -
2008 UCI Women's World Cup 1 June 2008 -
Mountainbike
2007 Pan American Championships 8–11 March 2007 Argentina Villa la Angostura
2007 Oceania Championships 23–25 March 2007 Australia Thredbo
2007 African Championships 28–29 July 2007 Namibia Windhoek
2007 Asian Championships 4–5 August 2007 China Suzhou
UCI ranking by nation 31 December 2007 -
BMX
2008 UCI BMX World Championships 29 May – 1 June 2008 China Taiyuan
UCI ranking by nation 31 May 2008 -

Track[edit]

A National Olympic Committee (NOC) may enter up to 2 athletes in each individual event, except points race where it can enter only 1 athlete. NOC may also enter up to 1 team in each team event.

Champions in the World Championship, World Cup, and "B" World Championship automatically qualify (Nontransferable place), as do several of the athletes with the highest UCI rankings in their event on 30 March 2008. Additionally, the tripartite commission (made up of the IOC, UCI and ANOC) may issue invitational places.

Men's sprint[edit]

Event Team sprint Keirin Sprint
World Championships  France United Kingdom Chris Hoy United Kingdom Chris Hoy
World Cup -* -* France Kévin Sireau
"B" World Championships - South Africa Gadi Chait Estonia Daniel Novikov
UCI ranking  Australia
 Netherlands
 Great Britain
 China
 Germany
 Greece
 Russia
 Japan
 Malaysia
 United States
 Czech Republic
 Poland*
France Arnaud Tournant
Netherlands Teun Mulder
Greece Christos Volikakis
Australia Ryan Bayley
Italy Roberto Chiappa
Japan Toshiaki Fushimi
Germany Carsten Bergemann
Malaysia Josiah Ng Onn Lam
Jamaica Ricardo Lynch
Russia Sergey Borisov*
Ukraine Andriy Vynokurov**
Italy Roberto Chiappa
Australia Ryan Bayley
Japan Kazunari Watanabe
Netherlands Theo Bos
Germany Maximilian Levy
1 rider from each qualified sprint team -  France
 Australia
 Netherlands
 Great Britain
 China
 Germany
 Greece
 Russia
 Japan
 Malaysia
 United States
 Czech Republic
 Poland
 France
 Australia
 Netherlands
 Great Britain
 China
 Germany
 Greece
 Russia
 Japan
 Malaysia
 United States
 Czech Republic
 Poland
Total 13 25 21

* Since World Cup leader qualified through World Championships, the next competitor from the world rankings qualify.

** South Africa replaced by the next competitor from the world rankings

Men's pursuit[edit]

Event Team pursuit Individual pursuit
World Championships  Great Britain United Kingdom Bradley Wiggins
World Cup -* Ukraine Volodymyr Dyudya
"B" World Championships - Moldova Alexandr Pliuschin
UCI ranking  Denmark
 Australia
 New Zealand
 Netherlands
 Spain
 Ukraine
 Russia
 France
 Colombia*
Netherlands Jenning Huizenga
United States Taylor Phinney
Australia Phillip Thuaux
Spain Sergi Escobar Roure
Russia Alexander Serov
Republic of Ireland David O'Loughlin
1 rider from each qualified pursuit team -  Great Britain
 Denmark
 Australia
 New Zealand
 Netherlands
 Spain
 Ukraine
 Russia
 France
 Colombia
Total 10 18

* Since World Cup leader qualified through World Championships, the next competitor from the world rankings qualify.

Men's points[edit]

Event Madison Points race
World Championships  Great Britain Belarus Vasil Kiryienka
World Cup  Denmark United Kingdom Chris Newton
"B" World Championships - Bulgaria Radoslav Konstantinov*
UCI ranking  Belgium
 Switzerland
 Netherlands
 Germany
 United States
 Italy
 Spain
 Argentina
 Russia
 France
 Czech Republic
 New Zealand
 Ukraine
 Canada
Australia Cameron Meyer
Poland Rafal Ratajczyk
Japan Makoto Iijima
Hong Kong Wong Kam-Po
Uruguay Milton Wynants Vazquez
Chile Marco Arriagada
Chinese Taipei Feng Chun-Kai*
1 rider from each qualified madison team -  Denmark
 Belgium
 Switzerland
 Netherlands
 Germany
 United States
 Italy
 Spain
 Argentina
 Russia
 France
 Czech Republic
 New Zealand
 Ukraine
 Canada
Total 16 23

* Bulgaria replaced by the next competitor from the world rankings

Women[edit]

Event Sprint Individual pursuit Points race
World Championships United Kingdom Victoria Pendleton United Kingdom Rebecca Romero Netherlands Marianne Vos
World Cup Netherlands Willy Kanis Lithuania Vilija Sereikaite China Li Yan
"B" World Championships Japan Sakie Tsukuda El Salvador Evelyn García Japan Satomi Wadami
UCI ranking United States Jennie Reed
Netherlands Willy Kanis
France Clara Sanchez
Lithuania Simona Krupeckaitė
China Guo Shuang
Cuba Lisandra Guerra
Belarus Natallia Tsylinskaya
Australia Anna Meares
Russia Svetlana Grankovskaya
United Kingdom Rebecca Romero
United States Sarah Hammer
Lithuania Vilija Sereikaite
Ukraine Lesya Kalytovska
Australia Katie Mactier
Colombia María Luisa Calle
New Zealand Alison Shanks
Czech Republic Lada Kozlikova
Germany Verena Joos
Switzerland Karin Thürig
Italy Vera Carrara
Cuba Yoanka González
Hong Kong Wong Wan Yiu
Spain Leire Olaberria
Denmark Trine Schmidt
Russia Olga Slyusareva
France Pascale Jeuland
Canada Gina Grain
South Korea Lee Min-Hye
Mexico Belem Guerrero
all individual pursuit competitors - - United Kingdom Rebecca Romero
Lithuania Vilija Sereikaite
El Salvador Evelyn García
United States Sarah Hammer
Ukraine Lesya Kalytovska
Australia Katie Mactier
Colombia María Luisa Calle
New Zealand Alison Shanks
Czech Republic Lada Kozlikova
Germany Verena Joos
Switzerland Karin Thürig
Total 12 13 22

Road[edit]

An NOC may enter up to 5 men and 3 women if qualified through the UCI ranking. Otherwise it may enter up to 2 men and 2 women. Each NOC will receive athlete quota places according to the UCI ranking by nations in the tours. Also, each NOC with a rider in individual ranking in the Pro Tour and in the corresponding top places in continental tours will receive 1 place if not qualified through Nations Ranking. Places for the time trial event are included in the total quota for cycling disciplines. Only riders involved in the road, track or mountain biking or BMX can take part in the individual time trial race.

Men's road race[edit]

Event Ranking by nation Qualified Athletes per NOC
UCI ProTour 1 to 10  Spain
 Italy
 Australia
 Russia
 Germany
 Netherlands
 Belgium
 United States
 France
5
 Luxembourg 3*
11 to 15  Great Britain
 Slovenia
 Norway
 Ukraine
4
 Sweden 3**
all ranked individuals China Li Fuyu 1**
UCI Africa Tour 1st  South Africa 3
2nd  Tunisia 1**
individual top 5 Libya Mohamed Ali Ahmed 1**
UCI America Tour 1 to 3  Argentina
 Canada
 Colombia
3
4 to 6  Brazil 2
 Venezuela
 Mexico
1**
individual top 20 Costa Rica Henry Raabe
Cuba Pedro Pablo Pérez
1**
UCI Asia Tour 1st  Iran 3
2 to 4  Japan
 Kazakhstan
2
 Hong Kong 1**
individual top 5 South Korea Park Sung-Baek 1**
UCI Europe Tour 1 to 6  Poland
 Portugal***
 Slovakia
 Croatia
 Denmark
 Belarus
3
7 to 16  Austria
 Estonia
 Lithuania
 Switzerland****
 Bulgaria
 Czech Republic
 Latvia
 Serbia
 Hungary
 Ireland
2
UCI Oceania Tour 1st  New Zealand 3
"B" World Championships individual top 5 Namibia Erik Hoffmann
Moldova Alexandr Pliuschin
Algeria Hichem Chaabane
Chile Richard Rodríguez
Uzbekistan Vladimir Tuychiev
Chile Francisco Cabrera*
El Salvador Mario Contreras*
Up to 2
Total 143

* Teams could qualify only the number of riders that they have in the corresponding tour. Luxembourg only qualified 3 riders in the pro tour. The left over places were taken by teams from the "B" World Championships.

** In tours where individual riders qualified, the teams that qualified more than one athlete lost quota places in order to maintain the overall quotas. Sweden, Tunisia, Venezuela, Mexico and Hong Kong all lost 1 quota place to China, Libya, Costa Rica, Cuba and South Korea respectively.

*** Portugal had 3 quota places, but chose to use only two.

**** Switzerland had 2 quota places, but chose to use only one.

Men's individual time trial[edit]

Event Ranking by nation Qualified Athletes per NOC
UCI ProTour 1 to 10  Spain
 Italy
 Australia
 Russia
 Luxembourg
 Germany
 Netherlands
 Belgium
 United States
 France
1
UCI Africa Tour 1st  South Africa 1
UCI America Tour 1 to 4  Argentina
 Canada
 Brazil
 Colombia
1
UCI Asia Tour 1st and 2nd  Iran
 Japan
1
UCI Europe Tour 1 to 7  Poland
 Slovenia
 Slovakia
 Croatia
 Denmark
 Ukraine
 Estonia
1
UCI Oceania Tour 1st  New Zealand 1
World Championships individual top 15 Switzerland Fabian Cancellara
Hungary László Bodrogi
Netherlands Stef Clement
Germany Bert Grabsch
Russia Vladimir Gusev
Spain Iván Gutiérrez
Kazakhstan Andrey Mizurov
Belarus Vasili Kyrienka
United Kingdom Bradley Wiggins
United States David Zabriskie
Latvia Raivis Belohvoščiks
Italy Marco Pinotti
Sweden Gustav Larsson
Ukraine Andriy Hrivko
Canada Ryder Hesjedal
Denmark Brian Vandborg
Australia Ben Day
1
Total 39

Women's road race[edit]

Event Ranking by nation Qualified Athletes per NOC
World Tour Rankings 1 to 16  Netherlands
 Germany
 Italy
 United States
 Australia
 Sweden
 Switzerland
 Lithuania
 Great Britain
 France
 Russia
 Austria**
 Spain**
 Canada
 China**
 Ukraine
3
17 to 24  Venezuela
 South Africa
 New Zealand
2
 Belgium
 Japan
 Mexico
 Brazil
 Denmark
1*
individual top 100 Estonia Grete Treier
Cuba Yumari Gonzalez Valdivieso
Poland Maja Włoszczowska
Norway Anita Valen-De Vries
Slovenia Sigrid Corneo
Kazakhstan Zulfiya Zabirova
1*
"B" World Championships individual top 3 South Korea Sung Eun-Go
South Korea Hae Ok-Jeong
Thailand Thatsani Wichana
Up to 2
Invitation places 1  Mauritius
Total 66

* As other quota places are awarded to ranked athletes, the quota places for the ranked NOCs will be decreased to keep the total number of athletes constant.

** Austria, China and Spain had 3 quota places, but chose to use only two.

Women's individual time trial[edit]

Event Ranking by nation Qualified Athletes per NOC
World Tour Rankings 1 to 15  Netherlands
 Germany
 Italy
 United States
 Australia
 Sweden
 Switzerland
 Lithuania
 Great Britain
 France
 Russia
 Austria
 Spain
 Canada
 China
1
World Championships individual top 10 Germany Hanka Kupfernagel
United States Kristin Armstrong
Switzerland Priska Doppmann
France Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli
United Kingdom Emma Pooley
China Li Meifang
Netherlands Mirjam Melchers-Van Poppel
Kazakhstan Zulfiya Zabirova
Sweden Susanne Ljungskog
Denmark Trine Schmidt
1
Total 25

Mountainbike[edit]

An NOC may enter up to 3 men and 2 women athletes.

Men[edit]

Mountainbike men Ranking by nation Qualified Athletes per NOC
UCI ranking by nation 1 to 5  France
 Switzerland
 Spain
 Belgium
 Germany
3
6 to 13  United States
 Netherlands
 Sweden
 Canada
 Austria**
 Denmark
 Italy
 Great Britain
2
14 to 24  Czech Republic
 New Zealand
 Australia
 Poland
 Russia
 Colombia
 Ukraine
 Brazil
 Chile
 South Africa
 Ireland
 Hungary*
 Turkey*
 Japan**
1
African Championships individual top 2 Namibia Mannie Heymans
Zimbabwe Antipas Kwari
1
American Championships individual top 2 Argentina Luciano Caracioli
Costa Rica Paolo Montolla Castillo
1
Asian Championships individual top 2 China Ji Junhua
Hong Kong Chan Chun Hing
1
Oceania Championships individual top 2* 1
Total 50

* Since both Australia and New Zealand (the only competitors in the Oceania continental championships) qualified through world rankings, the next two competitors from the world rankings (Hungary and Turkey) qualified a single rider.

** Austria had 2 quota places, but chose to use only one and the next competitor from the world rankings (Japan) qualified a single rider

Women[edit]

Mountainbike women Ranking by nation Qualified Athletes per NOC
UCI ranking by nation 1 to 8  China
 Germany
 United States
 Canada
 Norway
 Poland
 Russia
 Switzerland
2
9 to 18  France
 Czech Republic
 Spain
 Slovenia
 Netherlands
 Austria
 New Zealand
 Italy
 Brazil
 Slovakia
1
African Championships individual 1st South Africa Yolande Speedy 1
American Championship individual 1st Chile Francisca Campos 1
Asian Championship individual 1st Japan Rie Katayama 1
Oceania Championship individual 1st Australia Tory Thomas 1
Total 30

BMX[edit]

An NOC may enter up to 3 men and 2 women if qualified through the UCI ranking. Otherwise it may enter up to 1 man and 1 woman.

Men[edit]

Event Ranking by nation Qualified Athletes per NOC
UCI ranking by nation 1 to 5  United States
 Australia
 Latvia
 Netherlands
 Colombia
3
6 to 8  France
 Argentina
 New Zealand*
2
9 to 11  Czech Republic
 Venezuela
 Ecuador
1
UCI World Championship 1 to 6  South Africa
 Italy
 Great Britain
 Switzerland
 Denmark
 Canada
 Norway**
 Hungary**
 Japan**
1
Invitation places 2 - 1
Total 32

* New Zealand had 2 quota places, but chose to use only one.

** The left over places were taken by teams from the World Championships.

Women[edit]

Event Ranking by nation Qualified Athletes per NOC
UCI ranking by nation 1 to 4  France
 New Zealand*
 Australia
 Argentina
2
5 to 8  Czech Republic
 United States
 Netherlands
 Canada
1
UCI World Championship 1 to 3  Great Britain
 Denmark
 Switzerland
 Hungary**
1
Invitation places 1  China 1
Total 16

* New Zealand had 2 quota places, but chose to use only one.

** The left over places were taken by teams from the World Championships.

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