Cycling at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
Olympic rings without rims.svg
BMX Olympic BMX Center
Mountain biking Olympic Mountain Bike Park
Road cycling Flamengo Park
Track cycling Rio Olympic Velodrome
Dates 6 August – 21 August
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Cycling at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Road cycling
Cycling (road) pictogram.svg
Road race   men   women
Time trial men women
Track cycling
Cycling (track) pictogram.svg
Sprint men women
Team sprint men women
Keirin men women
Team pursuit men women
Omnium men women
Mountain biking
Cycling (mountain biking) pictogram.svg
Cross-country men women
Cycling (BMX) pictogram.svg
BMX men women

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 BMX 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.[1][2]

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.[1] 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.[3]


Venue Cluster Sport Date Medal events Capacity
Flamengo Park Copacapana Cluster Road cycling 6–10 August 4 5000 (seating)
Unlimited (standing)[N 1]
Olympic BMX Center Deodoro Cluster BMX 17–19 August 2 5000
Olympic Mountain Bike Park Deodoro Cluster Mountain biking 20–21 August 2 5000 (seating)
20000 (standing)
Rio Olympic Velodrome Barra Cluster Track cycling 11–16 August 10 7500
  1. ^ There will be free viewing areas alongside the route.


Participating nations[edit]

Brazil, as the host country, receives guaranteed quota place in case it would not qualify any qualification places.

Competition schedule[edit]

H Heats/preliminaries ¼ Quarterfinals ½ Semifinals F Final
BMX, mountain biking and road cycling[4]
Event↓/Date → Sat 6 Sun 7 Wed 10 Wed 17 Thu 18 Fri 19 Sat 20 Sun 21
Men's BMX H ¼ ½ F
Women's BMX H ½ F
Mountain biking
Men's cross-country F
Women's cross-country F
Road cycling
Men's road race F
Men's time trial F
Women's road race F
Women's time trial F
Track cycling[4]
Date → Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon 15 Tue 16
Event ↓ E E M E E M E M E
Men's Keirin H ½ F
Men's Omnium SR IP ER TT FL PR
Men's sprint H ¼ ½ F
Men's team pursuit H ½ F
Men's team sprint H ½ F
Women's Keirin H ½ F
Women's Omnium SR IP ER TT FL PR
Women's sprint H ¼ ½ F
Women's team pursuit H ½ F
Women's team sprint H ½ F
M = Morning session, E = Evening session
FL = Flying Lap, PR = Points Race, ER = Elimination Race, IP = Individual Pursuit, SR = Scratch Race, TT = Time Trial


Road cycling[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's road race
Women's road race
Men's time trial
Women's time trial

Track cycling[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual sprint
Women's individual sprint
Men's team sprint
Women's team sprint
Men's Keirin
Women's Keirin
Men's team pursuit
Women's team pursuit
Men's Omnium
Women's Omnium

Mountain biking[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's cross-country
Women's cross-country


Event Gold Silver Bronze

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Wielersport – Rio 2016" (in Dutch). Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Candidature file #2" (PDF). Rio 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Olympic cycling to remain unchanged for 2016 Rio Games". 21 August 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Rio 2016: Ticket Guide – Search for Sessions". Rio 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 

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