Cycling at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Pictograms for, top to bottom, BMX, Mountain, Road and Track cycling.
Venue Olympic BMX Center (BMX)
Mountain Bike Centre (Mountain)
Fort Copacabana, Pontal (Road)
Rio Olympic Velodrome (Track)
Dates 6–21 August
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Cycling at the
2016 Summer Olympics
List of cyclists
Road cycling
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Road race men women
Time trial men women
Track cycling
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Sprint men women
Team sprint men women
Keirin men women
Team pursuit men women
Omnium men women
Mountain biking
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Cross-country men women
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BMX men women

The cycling competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeirowere held at four venues scheduled to host Eighteen events between 6 August and 21 August.

The venues were Fort Copacabana in the Copacabana venues were in Clusters for the start and finish of the road cycling road race,[1] Pontal in the Barra Cluster for the road cycling time trial competitions, the Rio Olympic Velodrome, also in the Barra Cluster for track cycling,[2] theOlympic BMX Center for BMX and the Mountain Bike Centre for mountain biking, both in the Deodoro Cluster.[3]

Cycling competitions had been contested in every Summer Olympics programme since the first modern Olympiad in 1896 alongside athletics,artistic gymnastics, fencing and swimming.

Since the 1896 contests which featured five track events and a 87 km road race from Athens to Marathon and back, Olympic cycling had gradually evolved to include women’s competitions, mountain bike and BMX to arrive at the current eighteen events

in February 2013, the International Cycling Union (UCI) announced its intention to petition the IOC to extend the cycling programme by three events for both men and women: the return of the points races (track event), 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.[4] No changes were made to the 2016 Olympic cycling programme compared to the cycling at the 2012 Olympics.


Venue Cluster Sport Date Medal events Capacity
Fort Copacabana Copacabana Cluster Road cycling
(road race)
6–7 August 2 5000 (seating)
Unlimited (standing)[N 1]
Mountain Bike Centre Deodoro Cluster Mountain biking 20–21 August 2 5000 (seating)
20000 (standing)
Olympic BMX Center Deodoro Cluster BMX 17–19 August 2 5000
Pontal Barra Cluster Road cycling
(time trial)
10 August 2 5000 (seating)
Unlimited (standing)[N 1]
Rio Olympic Velodrome Barra Cluster Track cycling 11–16 August 10 7500
  1. ^ Jump up to:a b 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[6]
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[6]
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


Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Great Britain 6 4 2 12
2 Netherlands 2 3 1 6
3 United States 2 3 0 5
4 Switzerland 2 0 0 2
5 Sweden 1 1 0 2
6 Belgium 1 0 1 2
Colombia 1 0 1 2
Germany 1 0 1 2
Italy 1 0 1 2
10 China 1 0 0 1
11 Russia 0 2 1 3
12 Denmark 0 1 2 3
13 Australia 0 1 1 2
Poland 0 1 1 2
15 Czech Republic 0 1 0 1
New Zealand 0 1 0 1
17 Canada 0 0 2 2
18 France 0 0 1 1
Malaysia 0 0 1 1
Spain 0 0 1 1
Venezuela 0 0 1 1
Total 18 18 18 54

Road cycling[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men’s road race
Greg Van Avermaet
Jakob Fuglsang
Rafał Majka
Women’s road race
Anna van der Breggen
Emma Johansson
Elisa Longo Borghini
Men’s time trial
Fabian Cancellara
Tom Dumoulin
Chris Froome
 Great Britain
Women’s time trial
Kristin Armstrong
 United States
Olga Zabelinskaya
Anna van der Breggen

Track cycling[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men’s Keirin
Jason Kenny
 Great Britain
Matthijs Buchli
Azizulhasni Awang
Women’s Keirin
Elis Ligtlee
Becky James
 Great Britain
Anna Meares
Men’s Omnium
Elia Viviani
Mark Cavendish
 Great Britain
Lasse Norman Hansen
Women’s Omnium
Laura Trott
 Great Britain
Sarah Hammer
 United States
Jolien D’Hoore
Men’s team pursuit
 Great Britain (GBR) WR
Ed Clancy
Steven Burke
Owain Doull
Sir Bradley Wiggins
 Australia (AUS)
Alexander Edmondson
Jack Bobridge
Michael Hepburn
Sam Welsford
Callum Scotson
 Denmark (DEN)
Lasse Norman Hansen
Niklas Larsen
Frederik Madsen
Casper von Folsach
Rasmus Quaade
Women’s team pursuit
 Great Britain (GBR) WR
Katie Archibald
Laura Trott
Elinor Barker
Joanna Rowsell
 United States (USA)
Sarah Hammer
Kelly Catlin
Chloe Dygert
Jennifer Valente
 Canada (CAN)
Allison Beveridge
Jasmin Glaesser
Kirsti Lay
Georgia Simmerling
Laura Brown
Men’s individual sprint
Jason Kenny
 Great Britain
Callum Skinner
 Great Britain
Denis Dmitriev
Women’s individual sprint
Kristina Vogel
Becky James
 Great Britain
Katy Marchant
 Great Britain
Men’s team sprint
 Great Britain (GBR) OR
Philip Hindes
Jason Kenny
Callum Skinner
 New Zealand (NZL)
Eddie Dawkins
Ethan Mitchell
Sam Webster
 France (FRA)
Grégory Baugé
Michaël D’Almeida
François Pervis
Women’s team sprint
 China (CHN)
Gong Jinjie
Zhong Tianshi
 Russia (RUS)
Daria Shmeleva
Anastasia Voynova
 Germany (GER)
Miriam Welte
Kristina Vogel

Mountain biking[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men’s cross-country
Nino Schurter
Jaroslav Kulhavý
 Czech Republic
Carlos Coloma Nicolás
Women’s cross-country
Jenny Rissveds
Maja Włoszczowska
Catharine Pendrel


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Connor Fields
 United States
Jelle van Gorkom
Carlos Ramirez
Mariana Pajón
Alise Post
 United States
Stefany Hernandez

Broken records[edit]

At least one record in track cycling was set, the women’s team pursuit Olympic record. After the 2012–13 track cycling season the UCI changed the women’s 3000 metre team pursuit discipline for 3 riders into a format of 4000 metre with 4 riders.

Event Name Nation Score Date Record
Women’s team pursuit Katie Archibald
Laura Trott
Elinor Barker
Joanna Rowsell
Great Britain 4:10.236 14 August OR WR

See also