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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
« 2012  «
Cycling at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Road cycling
Road race   men   women
Time trial men women
Track cycling
Sprint men women
Team sprint men women
Keirin men women
Team pursuit men women
Omnium men women
Mountain biking
Cross-country men women
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 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.[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 16–17 August 2 5000
Olympic Mountain Bike Park Deodoro Cluster Mountain biking 19–20 August 2 5000 (seating)
20000 (standing)
Rio Olympic Velodrome Barra Cluster Track cycling 11–15 August 10 7500
  1. ^ There will be free viewing areas alongside the route.


Participating nations

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

Competition schedule

H Heats/preliminaries F Final session
BMX, mountain biking and road cycling[4]
Event↓/Date→ Sat 6 Sun 7 Wed 10 Tue 16 Wed 17 Fri 19 Sat 20
Men's BMX 09:00-12:00
Women's BMX 09:00-12:00
Mountain biking
Men's cross-country 13:30-16:00
Women's cross-country 13:30-15:30
Road cycling
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
Track cycling[4]
Date → Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon 15
Event ↓ A A M A A A
Track cycling
Men's Keirin 16:30-19:00
10:00-12:00 16:30-19:00
Men's Omnium
Men's sprint
Men's team pursuit
Men's team sprint
Women's Keirin
Women's Omnium
Women's sprint
Women's team pursuit
Women's team sprint
M = Morning session, A = Afternoon session, (x) = Number of gold medals

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.

Road race

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.[5]

Time trial

The time trial competitions consist of laps of 20 km (12.4 mi). The course is flat with two elevations of 3 m (9.8 ft) and has two U-turns.[5]

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.[6]


Road cycling

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

Track cycling

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

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


Event Gold Silver Bronze

See also


  1. ^ a b "Wielersport – Rio 2016" (in Nederlands). Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Candidature file #2". 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 "Olympic sport competition schedule". Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Wegwielrennen – Rio 2016" (in Nederlands). Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Mountainbiken – Rio 2016" (in Nederlands). Retrieved 10 September 2013. 

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