Cycling at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics

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Cycling
at the II Summer Youth Olympic Games
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Venue Nanjing Olympic Sports Center
Laoshan National Forest Park
Dates August 17–24
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Cycling at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics was held from August 17 to August 24. The events took place at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Center and Laoshan National Forest Park in Nanjing, China.

Format[edit]

For the Youth Olympics instead of competitors competing separately they compete as a team. In the boys' and girls' team event two athletes compete together. Each of the two riders must compete in two of the following events, with only one team member competing per event; BMX, Mountain Bike Cross-country Race, Mountain Bike Cross-country Eliminator and Road Time Trial. Both members will also have to compete in the Road Race event.[1]

For the mixed team relay two boys and two girls will form a team. The event will be composed of a Mountain Bike Cross-country Race, performed by one boy and one girl and a Road Race, performed by the other two team members. For NOCs who qualified only two men or women lots will be drawn to form combined teams.[1]

Qualification[edit]

Each National Olympic Committee (NOC) can enter a maximum of 2 teams of 2 athletes, 1 per each gender. As hosts, China was given the maximum quota, but only elected to send a female team and a further 6 teams, 3 in each gender was initially given to the Tripartite Commission, but only three spots were given. The other spots were reallocated. The remaining 28 teams shall be decided by rankings from the 2013 Junior Mountain Bike World Championships, 2013 Junior BMX World Championships, 2013 Women’s Junior Road World Championships and 2013 Men’s Junior Road Nations Cup (events between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2014 are considered).[2][3][4]

After the rankings are published teams will be qualified base off the following criteria until 28 teams are listed. To be eligible to participate at the Youth Olympics athletes must have been born between 1 January 1996 and 31 December 1997. Furthermore, NOCs which qualify must take part with two athletes in the men’s event and/or two athletes in the women’s event.[4]

Criterion 1

The nations ranked in all three rankings (Road, Mountain Bike and BMX) qualify their NOC. If the qualification place quotas are exceeded, priority will be as follows:

  1. NOCs ranked highest in the Road rankings
  2. NOCs ranked highest in the Mountain Bike rankings
  3. NOCs ranked highest in the BMX rankings
Criterion 2

If there are quota places remaining after criterion 1 the nations ranked in two of the three rankings qualify their NOC in the following order of priority:

  1. NOCs ranked in the Road and Mountain Bike rankings
  2. NOCs ranked in the Mountain Bike and BMX rankings
  3. NOCs ranked in the Road and BMX rankings

If the qualification place quotas are exceeded, priority will be as follows:

  1. NOCs ranked highest in the Road rankings
  2. NOCs ranked highest in the Mountain Bike rankings
Criterion 3

If there are quota places remaining after criterion 2. The following steps will be used to fill the places.

3.1 Firstly nations qualified in the opposite gender in accordance to criterion 1 or 2, will qualify their NOC provided that these nations are placed in one of the rankings in the following priority:

  1. NOCs ranked highest in the Road rankings
  2. NOCs ranked highest in the Mountain Bike rankings
  3. NOCs ranked highest in the BMX rankings

3.2 Second nations placed in only one of the rankings will qualify their nations in the following priority:

  1. NOCs ranked highest in the Road rankings
  2. NOCs ranked highest in the Mountain Bike rankings
  3. NOCs ranked highest in the BMX rankings

3.3 Finally should there be quotas remaining the highest ranked teams in the opposite gender shall qualify a team in the following priority.

  1. NOCs ranked highest in the opposite gender’s Road rankings
  2. NOCs ranked highest in the opposite gender’s Mountain Bike rankings
  3. NOCs ranked highest in the opposite gender’s BMX rankings

Boys[edit]

Criterion Rankings Appeared In Total Places Qualified
Host Nation[5] - 0  China
Criterion 1[5] Road/MTB/BMX 7  Belgium
 Colombia
 Denmark
 Ecuador
 Italy
 Netherlands
 South Africa
Criterion 2[5] Road/MTB 7  Austria
 Hungary
 Kazakhstan
 Poland
 Portugal
 Slovenia
 Ukraine
MTB/BMX 5  Argentina
 Brazil
 Czech Republic
 Japan
 Mexico
Road/BMX 0
Criterion 3.1[5] Road 0
MTB 1  Serbia
BMX 0
Criterion 3.2[5] Road 7  Albania
 Algeria
 Belarus
 Egypt
 Greece
 Guatemala
 Morocco
MTB 3  Lesotho
 Macedonia
 Namibia
Tripartite Invitation[5] - 2  Belize
 Eritrea
TOTAL 32

Girls[edit]

Criterion Rankings Appeared In Total Places Qualified
Host Nation[6] - 1  China
Criterion 1[6] Road/MTB/BMX 2  Mexico
 Netherlands
Criterion 2[6] Road/MTB 8  Colombia
 Czech Republic
 Italy
 Lithuania
 Poland
 Serbia
 South Africa
 Ukraine
MTB/BMX 0
Road/BMX 0
Criterion 3.1[6] Road 3  Belgium
 Denmark
 Japan
MTB 2  Argentina
 Austria
BMX 2  Brazil
 Ecuador
Criterion 3.2[6] Road 4  Belarus
 Estonia
 Slovakia
 Spain
MTB 1  Mauritius
BMX 2  Bolivia
 Venezuela
Criterion 3.3[6] Road 6  Algeria
 Guatemala
 Hungary
 Kazakhstan
 Portugal
 Slovenia
Tripartite Invitation[6] - 1  Rwanda
TOTAL 32

Schedule[edit]

The schedule was released by the UCI.[1]

All times are CST (UTC+8)
Event Date Event Day Starting Time Event Details
August 17 Sunday 09:00 Boys' and Girls' XC Eliminator
August 18 Monday 09:00 Boys' and Girls' Time Trial
August 19 Tuesday 09:00 Boys' and Girls' BMX Seeding
August 19 Tuesday 15:00 Boys' and Girls' BMX Finals
August 20 Wednesday 09:00 Girls' XC Race
August 20 Wednesday 10:30 Boys' XC Race
August 22 Friday 08:30 Girls' Road Race
August 22 Friday 10:30 Boys' Road Race
August 24 Sunday 09:00 Mixed Team Relay

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Italy 1 1 0 2
 Czech Republic 1 1 0 2
3  Colombia 1 0 0 1
4  Denmark 0 1 1 2
5  Netherlands 0 0 1 1
 Ukraine 0 0 1 1
Total 3 3 3 9

Events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Boys' team
details
 Colombia (COL)
Brandon Rivera Vargas
John Rodriguez Salazar
 Denmark (DEN)
Mikkel Honore
Rasmus Salling
 Netherlands (NED)
Niek Kimmann
Wiebe Scholten
Girls' team
details
 Italy (ITA)
Sofia Beggin
Chiara Teocchi
 Czech Republic (CZE)
Nikola Noskova
Barbora Prudkova
 Denmark (DEN)
Anna Madsen
Pernille Mathiesen
Mixed team relay
details
 Czech Republic (CZE)
Barbora Prudkova
Jan Rajchart
Roman Lehky
Nikola Noskova
 Italy (ITA)
Chiara Teocchi
Federico Mandelli
Manuel Todaro
Sofia Beggin
 Ukraine (UKR)
Darya Tkachova
Vladyslav Nizitskyi
Rinat Udod
Anzhelika Teterych

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Information Guide for 2014 Youth Olympics". UCI. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Cycling Boys Rankings". UCI. 27 January 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Cycling Girls Qualifiers". UCI. 27 January 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Qualification System: Cycling". UCI. June 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Cycling Boys Qualifiers". UCI. 12 July 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2014. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "Cycling Girls Qualifiers". UCI. 12 July 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2014. [permanent dead link]