Cycling: Road Olympic Nation Rankings Published, 60 Nations Qualify

With the publication of the Olympic Nations Rankings we now know which nations will compete in road cycling. Depending on their ranking, a nation can qualify a maximum of five and four women to the road race. Athletes in the top 200 for men and 100 for women from nations that did not achieve a sufficient ranking will also qualify in the road race (maximum of 1 athlete per gender). Additionally, the rankings also determined which nations will compete in the time trial event. Eligible events between October 22nd 2018 and October 22nd 2019 across the world were held, giving points to nations via their top ranked athletes

Overall 50 nations were initially eligible to qualify to the men’s road race. The top performing nation was Belgium who finished with a total of 13491.09 points. They along with Italy, Netherlands, France, Colombia and Spain will qualify five athletes. Four athlete quotas will be given to Slovenia, Germany, Australia, Denmark, Great Britain, Norway and Switzerland while three athlete quotas were qualified by Austria, Poland, Ireland, Russia, South Africa, Kazakhstan, Canada and the Czech Republic.

Ecuador, Portugal, Slovakia, Eritrea, the United States, New Zealand, Estonia, Algeria, Luxembourg, Latvia and Turkey qualified two athletes while a single athlete quota was won by Belarus, Ukraine, Costa Rica, Greece, Romania, Iran, Sweden, Hungary, Venezuela, Japan, Morocco, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Rwanda, Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina and China. No athlete which finished within the top 200 in the individual rankings were from a nation not mentioned above. Also, as Japan qualified one athlete quota, one of the host quotas has been reallocated to the next highest ranked eligible nation, Hong Kong.

The thirty time trial quotas have been allocated to Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, France, Colombia, Spain, Slovenia, Germany, Australia, Denmark, Great Britain, Norway, Switzerland, Poland, Ireland, Russia, South Africa, Austria, Kazakhstan, Czech Republic, Canada, Ecuador, Portugal, Slovakia, Eritrea, United States, Estonia, New Zealand, Algeria and Iran. Iran qualified a spot due to the minimum requirements for continents.

On the women’s side only the top 22 nations were eligible to qualify via the rankings. The top performing nation was the Netherlands who finished with a total of 9228 points. Also qualifying the maximum quota of four athletes were Italy, Germany, the United States and Australia. Several athletes finished in the top 100 that were not from nations which finished in the top 22. They were Olga Zabelinskaya (Uzbekistan), Jutatip Maneephan (Thailand), Teniel Campbell (Trinidad and Tobago), Omer Shapira (Israel), Lotta Lepisto (Finland), Antri Christoforou (Cyprus), Sun Jiajun (China), Kathrin Schweinberger (Austria), Emilia Fahlin (Sweden), Blanca Moreno (Colombia), Valeriya Kononenko (Ukraine), Denisse Ahumada (Chile), Maria Jose Vargas (Costa Rica), Nikola Noskova (Czech Republic), Rasa Leleivyte (Lithuania), Vera Adrian (Namibia) and Desiet Tekeste (Eritrea). This has caused a reduction of quotas for the top 22 nations, starting from the lowest ranked nation.

After taking the reductions into account, Belgium still qualified three athletes due to the reallocation of one of the host quotas. Two athlete quotas were won by Denmark, Canada, Poland, Spain, Great Britain, Norway and South Africa while one athlete quota was awarded to Luxembourg, France, Cuba, Mexico, Switzerland, Slovenia, Belarus, Japan, and Russia.

The fifteen time trial quotas were awarded to the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, the United States, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Poland, Spain, Canada, Great Britain, South Africa, Norway, Luxembourg and Japan. Japan’s quota was due to minimum continent requirements.

As the Nations Rankings hold a higher priority in qualification, the continental qualifiers have had their quotas reallocated. Specifically, Burkina Faso, Chinese Taipei, Namibia, Panama, Peru and Uzbekistan are now qualified in the men’s road race while Ethiopia, Paraguay and South Korea have qualified to the women’s road race. Outside of declined quotas, this concludes the qualification process in road cycling. Qualification in other disciplines in cycling remain.

Qualified Nations

Men’s Road Race
* Algeria
* Algeria
* Argentina
* Australia
* Australia
* Australia
* Australia
* Austria
* Austria
* Austria
* Azerbaijan
* Belarus
* Belgium
* Belgium
* Belgium
* Belgium
* Belgium
* Canada
* Canada
* Canada
* China
* Colombia
* Colombia
* Colombia
* Colombia
* Colombia
* Costa Rica
* Czech Republic
* Czech Republic
* Czech Republic
* Denmark
* Denmark
* Denmark
* Denmark
* Ecuador
* Ecuador
* Eritrea
* Eritrea
* Estonia
* Estonia
* France
* France
* France
* France
* France
* Germany
* Germany
* Germany
* Germany
* Great Britain
* Great Britain
* Great Britain
* Great Britain
* Greece
* Guatemala
* Hong Kong
* Hungary
* Iran
* Ireland
* Ireland
* Ireland
* Italy
* Italy
* Italy
* Italy
* Italy
* Japan
* Kazakhstan
* Kazakhstan
* Kazakhstan
* Latvia
* Latvia
* Lithuania
* Luxembourg
* Luxembourg
* Mexico
* Morocco
* Netherlands
* Netherlands
* Netherlands
* Netherlands
* Netherlands
* New Zealand
* New Zealand
* Norway
* Norway
* Norway
* Norway
* Poland
* Poland
* Poland
* Portugal
* Portugal
* Romania
* Russia
* Russia
* Russia
* Rwanda
* Slovakia
* Slovakia
* Slovenia
* Slovenia
* Slovenia
* Slovenia
* South Africa
* South Africa
* South Africa
* Spain
* Spain
* Spain
* Spain
* Spain
* Sweden
* Switzerland
* Switzerland
* Switzerland
* Switzerland
* Turkey
* Turkey
* Ukraine
* United States
* United States
* Venezuela

Women’s Road Race
* Australia
* Australia
* Australia
* Australia
* Austria
* Belarus
* Belgium
* Belgium
* Belgium
* Canada
* Canada
* Chile
* China
* Colombia
* Costa Rica
* Cuba
* Cyprus
* Czech Republic
* Denmark
* Denmark
* Eritrea
* Finland
* France
* Germany
* Germany
* Germany
* Germany
* Great Britain
* Great Britain
* Israel
* Italy
* Italy
* Italy
* Italy
* Japan
* Lithuania
* Luxembourg
* Mexico
* Namibia
* Netherlands
* Netherlands
* Netherlands
* Netherlands
* Norway
* Norway
* Poland
* Poland
* Russia
* Slovenia
* South Africa
* South Africa
* Spain
* Spain
* Sweden
* Switzerland
* Thailand
* Trinidad and Tobago
* Ukraine
* United States
* United States
* United States
* United States
* Uzbekistan

Men’s Time Trial
* Algeria
* Australia
* Austria
* Belgium
* Canada
* Colombia
* Czech Republic
* Denmark
* Ecuador
* Eritrea
* Estonia
* France
* Germany
* Great Britain
* Iran
* Ireland
* Italy
* Kazakhstan
* Netherlands
* New Zealand
* Norway
* Poland
* Portugal
* Russia
* Slovakia
* Slovenia
* South Africa
* Spain
* Switzerland
* United States

Women’s Time Trial
* Australia
* Belgium
* Canada
* Denmark
* Germany
* Great Britain
* Italy
* Japan
* Luxembourg
* Netherlands
* Norway
* Poland
* South Africa
* Spain
* United States

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