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Road Cycling Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games

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Am ‎09‎.‎08‎.‎2018 um 16:43 schrieb hckosice:

Looks nice.

 

Hopefully we´ll finally be able to qualify more than 1 rider (last time it happens also in Asia in 2008) and thus our cyclist will finally be able to fight for medal. Our cycling is still waiting for a Olympic medal, now it will be 44 years ! when the last Slovak athlete won a medal in cycling under the five rings

 

Do you think Sagan could manage it? IMO, it seems a bit too difficult even for him. Though it probably depends who will compete, given that the road race will probably take place less then one week after the Tour de France.

 

Are the courses for the time trials confirmed as well?

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8 hours ago, EselTheDonkey said:

 

Do you think Sagan could manage it? IMO, it seems a bit too difficult even for him. Though it probably depends who will compete, given that the road race will probably take place less then one week after the Tour de France.

 

Are the courses for the time trials confirmed as well?

 

Well, You are probably right.

But, you know, this is Sagan, he definitely should not be underestimated, if he is well prepared and has some real focus on it, he can win on any terrain. In addition, it will be probably his last chance to win a Olympic medal.

 

and if not, there still a MTB (Our athlete is starting to collect Olympic points consistently) :p

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22/44km is quite short but the course is nice.


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22km :lol:

 

So much focus on gender equality and everything and then they give the women a junior distance again...

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5 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

22km :lol:

 

So much focus on gender equality and everything and then they give the women a junior distance again...

 

Yeah, it is actually the shortest ever distance for women's Olympic TT. :p

 

44 km for men is also the shortest ever, going back to 1912...

 

 

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15 minutes ago, dcro said:

 

Yeah, it is actually the shortest ever distance for women's Olympic TT. :p

 

44 km for men is also the shortest ever, going back to 1912...

 

 

That's awful, but at least the course looks pretty hard.

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Continental qualification events will be as follows:

 

Africa - :ETH Addis Ababa (February 2019)

Asia - :UZB Tashkent (April 2019)

Americas - :MEX Mexico (May 2019)


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Am I the only one wondering why there is such a mismatch between the weighting system in the rankings and the actual competition?  The points system so heavily favours the three-week Grand Tours, and yet this is a one-stage race.  Would it not make more sense to limit the ranking points to the one-day races and World Championships (TT apart)?

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3 minutes ago, Cmon Mary said:

Am I the only one wondering why there is such a mismatch between the weighting system in the rankings and the actual competition?  The points system so heavily favours the three-week Grand Tours, and yet this is a one-stage race.  Would it not make more sense to limit the ranking points to the one-day races and World Championships (TT apart)?

I would definitelly count those big tours but your point of view is logical. Problem is that qualifing system is benefitial to those big countries and big racing teams and not so much to smaller nations. So,if you ride for big team in World Tour you will probably have full team at the games. Smaller nations doesnt have many opportunities aside continental tours,and even then with possible 1-2 quotas. I see this sport as a polarising,as a battle between big and small,rich and poor. 

Just to mention, i am not a cycling expert,least to say.

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