Unveiling The Qualification System For The Cycling Events Of Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The cycling event’s qualification systems for the 2024 Olympic Games (26 July – 11 August) and the Paralympic Games (28 August – 8 September) which will be held in Paris, France have been published on the website of Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) after the approval of the same by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
UCI has also confirmed that all the cycling competitions will have equal numbers of male and female athletes on the participants’ list to achieve gender parity.
The four Olympic road cycling events which include individual time trials and road races for women and men have a total of 180 qualification places. There are 88 places allocated for each gender and there are plus two per gender reserved for the host country. According to the National Olympic Committee (NOC), there are a maximum of eight places, four for men and four for women each.
For the road race, there are a total of 80 qualification places and the same will be allocated a crossing to the UCI Road World Ranking by nations. These results include the ones recorded in the UCI Under 23 events and UCI Elite events on the UCI International Calendar. These results belong to the 52 weeks that will fall after the end of the road cycling session in 2023. The remaining eight places for each gender will be given to those nations which have not qualified through the UCI Road World Ranking by nations. This selection will be based on the results of the 2023 Continental Championships and the 2023 UCI Road World Championships.
There are 35 places for men and women each for the individual time trials. Only NOCs who have received allocations for the road race will be given an opportunity in the individual time trial and this goes for both genders. This includes a maximum of two athletes per gender and NOC.
There are 12 Olympic track cycling competitions which include individual sprint, team sprint, keirin, omnium, team pursuit, and Madison for both men and women. There are 190 qualification places, 95 for each gender with a maximum of 14 places per NOC, seven for each gender. The UCI Olympic Track Ranking 2022-2024’s score will determine these allocations. It will also be established through the points of the respective Continental Championship’s last two editions. This includes the two best results from the UCI (Elite) Track World Championships of 2023 and the UCI Track Nations Cup of the 2023 and 2024 sessions.
Around 72 mountain bike places, 34 for each gender, will be awarded and four additional places will be reserved for the host country while two for universality places.
A quota of 220 places, 140 for men and 80 for women, will be allocated for the Para-cycling events of the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. The 2022 UCI Para-cycling Nations Rankings will allocate the qualification quotas which include 47 places for men and 28 for women. 88 places for men and 47 for women will also be allocated according to the 2024 UCI Paralympic Ranking.