Cycling Qualification

BMX Freestyle

Qualification Summary

Each National Olympic Committee can enter a maximum of 4 competitors (2 men and 2 women) to compete. As hosts, Japan will be given two quotas (1 man and 1 woman) should they fail to qualify normally in an event. The remaining quotas will be decided by the Olympic Qualification Rankings and through the 2019 Urban Cycling World Championships. Additionally, all selected athletes must have at least 10 UCI points in the BMX Freestyle Park Elite Individual Ranking.

Qualified Nations

Qualification events are listed in hierarchical order.

Men’s Park

Qualification Event Places Rank Qualified Nations
Olympic Qualification Ranking 2 1 United States
United States
4 2 – 5 Australia
Russia
Great Britain
Japan
2019 Urban Cycling World Championships 2 1 – 2 Venezuela
France
Host Nation 1 0 Qualified Above
Reallocation
(Olympic Qualification Ranking)
1 Costa Rica

Women’s Park

Qualification Event Places Rank Qualified Nations
Olympic Qualification Ranking 2 1 United States
United States
4 2 – 5 Germany
Great Britain
Switzerland
Russia
2019 Urban Cycling World Championships 2 1 – 2 Chile
Australia
Host Nation 1 Japan

BMX Racing

Qualification Summary

Each National Olympic Committee can enter a maximum of 6 competitors (3 men and 3 women) to compete. As hosts, Japan will be given two quotas (1 man and 1 woman) should they fail to qualify normally in an event. The remaining quotas will be decided by the Olympic Qualification Rankings and the BMX Elite Individual Rankings and through the 2021 BMX World Championships. Should a continent fail to qualify the highest ranked nation from the continent will qualify over the lowest ranked nation on the Olympic Qualification Rankings. Additionally, all selected athletes must have at least 10 UCI points in the BMX Elite Individual Ranking.

Qualified Nations

Qualification events are listed in hierarchical order.

Men’s Racing

Qualification Event Places Rank Qualified Nations
Olympic Qualification Ranking 6 1 – 2 France
France
France
Netherlands
Netherlands
Netherlands
6 3 – 5 United States
United States
Switzerland
Switzerland
Colombia
Colombia
6 6 – 11 Australia
Great Britain
Argentina
Brazil
Ecuador
South Africa
BMX Elite Individual Ranking 3 1 – 3 Norway
Canada
Russia
2020 BMX World Championships 2 0 Cancelled
Reallocation
Olympic Qualification Ranking
2 Italy
Latvia
Host Nation 1 Japan

Women’s Racing

Qualification Event Places Rank Qualified Nations
Olympic Qualification Ranking 6 1 – 2 Netherlands
Netherlands
Netherlands
United States
United States
United States
6 3 – 5 France
France
Russia
Russia
Australia
Australia
6 6 – 11 Colombia
Brazil
New Zealand
Denmark
Switzerland
Canada
BMX Elite Individual Ranking 3 2 1 – 3 Great Britain
Ecuador
Germany
2020 BMX World Championships 2 0 Cancelled
Reallocation
Olympic Qualification Ranking
4 Japan
Latvia
Belgium
Thailand
Host Nation 1 0 Qualified Above

Mountain Bike

Qualification Summary

Each National Olympic Committee can enter a maximum of 6 competitors (3 men and 3 women) to compete. As hosts, Japan will be given two quotas (1 man and 1 woman) should they fail to qualify normally in an event. The remaining quotas will be decided by the Olympic Qualification Rankings published, the 2019 continental championships and through the 2019 Mountain Bike World Championships (Elite and U23). Additionally, all selected athletes must have at least 10 UCI points in the Cross-country Individual Ranking on.

Qualified Nations

Qualification events are listed in hierarchical order.

Men’s Cross-Country

Qualification Event Places Rank Qualified Nations
Olympic Qualification Ranking 6 1 – 2 Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland
Italy
Italy
Italy
10 3 – 7 France
France
Brazil
Brazil
Netherlands
Netherlands
Spain
Spain
Germany
Germany
14 8 – 21 Czech Republic
Austria
Canada
Denmark
United States
Belgium
Russia
South Africa
New Zealand
Poland
Norway
Greece
Hungary
Romania
2019 American Championships 1 1 Mexico
2019 African Championships 1 1 Namibia
2019 Asian Championships 1 1 China
2019 Mountain Bike World Championships
Elite Men
2 1 – 2 Australia
Israel
2019 Mountain Bike World Championships
U23 Men
2 1 – 2 Chile
Great Britain
Host Nation 1 Japan

Women’s Cross-Country

Qualification Event Places Rank Qualified Nations
Olympic Qualification Ranking 6 1 – 2 Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland
United States
United States
United States
10 3 – 7 Netherlands
Netherlands
Canada
Canada
France
France
Denmark
Denmark
Germany
Germany
14 8 – 21 Great Britain
Italy
South Africa
Poland
Ukraine
Czech Republic
Belgium
Austria
Argentina
Estonia
Brazil
Hungary
Spain
Australia
2019 American Championships 1 1 Mexico
2019 African Championships 1 1 Namibia
2019 Asian Championships 1 1 China
2019 Mountain Bike World Championships
Elite Women
2 1 – 2 Slovenia
Sweden
2019 Mountain Bike World Championships
U23 Women
2 1 – 2 Portugal
Russia
Host Nation 1 Japan

Road

Qualification Summary

Each National Olympic Committee can enter a maximum of 9 competitors (5 men and 4 women) to compete. All nations competing in time trial must also qualify in the road race as no additional athlete quotas are provided. As hosts, Japan will be given four quotas (2 men and 2 women) to compete in the road race events should they fail to qualify at least two athletes. The remaining quotas will be decided by the World Ranking of Nations published on October 22nd 2019, the 2019 continental championships and through the 2019 Road World Championships. At least two nations from each continent must be represented in the men’s time trial and one nation per continent must be represented in the women’s time trial, should this not occur the highest ranked nation from the continent will qualify over the lowest ranked nation on the World Ranking of Nations. Additionally, all selected athletes must have at least 10 UCI points in the Individual Road Ranking on October 27th 2019.

Qualified Nations

Qualification events are listed in hierarchical order.

Men’s Road Race

Qualification Event Places Rank Qualified Nations
World Ranking by Nations
(October 22 2019)
30 1 – 6 Belgium
Belgium
Belgium
Belgium
Belgium
Italy
Italy
Italy
Italy
Italy
Netherlands
Netherlands
Netherlands
Netherlands
Netherlands
France
France
France
France
France
Colombia
Colombia
Colombia
Colombia
Colombia
Spain
Spain
Spain
Spain
Spain
28 7 – 13 Slovenia
Slovenia
Slovenia
Slovenia
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Australia
Australia
Australia
Australia
Denmark
Denmark
Denmark
Denmark
Great Britain
Great Britain
Great Britain
Great Britain
Norway
Norway
Norway
Norway
Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland
24 14 – 21 Austria
Austria
Austria
Poland
Poland
Poland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Russia
Russia
Russia
South Africa
South Africa
South Africa
Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
Canada
Canada
Canada
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
22 22 – 32 Ecuador
Ecuador
Portugal
Portugal
Slovakia
Slovakia
Eritrea
Eritrea
United States
United States
New Zealand
New Zealand
Estonia
Estonia
Algeria
Algeria
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Latvia
Latvia
Turkey
Turkey
18 33 – 50 Belarus
Ukraine
Costa Rica
Greece
Romania
Iran
Sweden
Hungary
Venezuela
Japan
Morocco
Azerbaijan
Lithuania
Rwanda
Mexico
Guatemala
Argentina
China
0 Top 200 None Eligible
2019 African Championships 2 1 – 2 Namibia
Burkina Faso
2019 Asian Championships 2 1 – 2 Chinese Taipei
Uzbekistan
2019 American Championships 2 1 – 2 Peru
Panama
Host Nation 2 1 Japan
Japan
Reallocation 2 Hong Kong
Croatia

Women’s Road Race

Qualification Event Places Rank Qualified Nations
World Ranking by Nations
(October 22 2019)
20 1 – 5 Netherlands
Netherlands
Netherlands
Netherlands
Italy
Italy
Italy
Italy
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
United States
United States
United States
United States
Australia
Australia
Australia
Australia
16* 6 – 13 Belgium
Belgium
Denmark
Denmark
Canada
Canada
Poland
Poland
Spain
Spain
Great Britain
Great Britain
Norway
Norway
South Africa
South Africa
9* 14 – 22 Luxembourg
France
Cuba
Mexico
Switzerland
Slovenia
Belarus
Japan
Russia
17* Top 100 Uzbekistan
Thailand
Trinidad and Tobago
Israel
Finland
Cyprus
China
Austria
Sweden
Colombia
Ukraine
Chile
Costa Rica
Czech Republic
Lithuania
Namibia
Eritrea
2019 African Championships 1 1 Ethiopia
2019 Asian Championships 1 1 South Korea
2019 American Championships 1 1 Paraguay
Host Nation 2 1 Japan
Japan
Reallocation 1 Belgium

* Quotas for team rankings reduced for athletes finishing in the top 100 of the individual rankings.

Men’s Time Trial

Qualification Event Places Rank Qualified Nations
World Ranking by Nations
(October 22 2019)
29 1 – 29 Belgium
Italy
Netherlands
France
Colombia
Spain
Slovenia
Germany
Australia
Denmark
Great Britain
Norway
Switzerland
Austria
Poland
Ireland
Russia
South Africa
Kazakhstan
Canada
Czech Republic
Ecuador
Portugal
Slovakia
Eritrea
United States
New Zealand
Estonia
Algeria
2019 Road World Championships 10 1 – 10 Australia
Belgium
Italy
New Zealand
Great Britain
United States
Estonia
Portugal
Germany
Switzerland
Continent Representation 1 Iran
IOC Invitation 1 Refugee Olympic Team
Reallocation 1 Latvia

Women’s Time Trial

Qualification Event Places Rank Qualified Nations
World Ranking by Nations
(October 22 2019)
14 1 – 14 Netherlands
Italy
Germany
United States
Australia
Belgium
Denmark
Canada
Poland
Spain
Great Britain
Norway
South Africa
Luxembourg
2019 Road World Championships 10 1 – 10 United States
Netherlands
Germany
Switzerland
Belarus
Australia
Canada
Israel
Sweden
France
Continent Representation 1 Japan
IOC Invitation 1 Refugee Olympic Team

Track

Qualification Summary

Each National Olympic Committee can qualify a maximum of 15 competitors (8 men and 7 women), but can enter a maximum of 17 competitors (9 men and 8 women) should the additional male and female athlete qualify through a different cycling discipline. All quotas will be decided by the Olympic Track Rankings published on March 1st 2020. At least one nation from each continent must be represented in a sprint and an endurance event. Should this not occur the highest ranked nation from the continent in individual sprint for sprint and omnium for endurance will qualify over the lowest ranked nation on the Olympic Track Rankings of that event. Additionally, all selected athletes must have at least 10 UCI points in the event they are competing in.

Qualified Nations

Qualification events are listed in hierarchical order.

Men’s Team Sprint

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Olympic Track Ranking
(March 1 2020)
8 Australia
France
Germany
Great Britain
Netherlands
New Zealand
Poland
Russia

Women’s Team Sprint

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Olympic Track Ranking
(March 1 2020)
8 Australia
China
Germany
Lithuania
Mexico
Netherlands
Poland
Russia
Ukraine

Men’s Individual Sprint

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Nations Qualified in Team Sprint 16 Australia
Australia
France
France
Germany
Germany
Great Britain
Great Britain
Netherlands
Netherlands
New Zealand
New Zealand
Poland
Poland
Russia
Russia
Nations Qualified in Keirin 7 Canada
Colombia
Czech Republic
Japan
Kazakhstan
Malaysia
Trinidad and Tobago
Olympic Track Ranking
(March 1 2020)
7 Canada
China
Japan
Malaysia
South Africa
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago

Women’s Individual Sprint

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Nations Qualified in Team Sprint 16 China
China
Germany
Germany
Lithuania
Lithuania
Mexico
Mexico
Netherlands
Netherlands
Poland
Poland
Russia
Russia
Ukraine
Ukraine
Nations Qualified in Keirin 7 Canada
France
Hong Kong
Japan
New Zealand
South Korea
United States
Olympic Track Ranking
(March 1 2020)
7 Australia
Canada
France
Great Britain
Hong Kong
New Zealand
South Africa

Men’s Keirin

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Nations Qualified in Team Sprint 16 Australia
Australia
France
France
Germany
Germany
Great Britain
Great Britain
Netherlands
Netherlands
New Zealand
New Zealand
Poland
Poland
Russia
Russia
Nations Qualified in Individual Sprint 7 Canada
China
Japan
Malaysia
South Africa
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Olympic Track Ranking
(March 1 2020)
7 Canada
Colombia
Czech Republic
Japan
Kazakhstan
Malaysia
Trinidad and Tobago

Women’s Keirin

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Nations Qualified in Team Sprint 16 China
China
Germany
Germany
Lithuania
Lithuania
Mexico
Mexico
Netherlands
Netherlands
Poland
Poland
Russia
Russia
Ukraine
Ukraine
Nations Qualified in Individual Sprint 7 6 Australia
Canada
France
Great Britain
Hong Kong
New Zealand
South Africa
Olympic Track Ranking
(March 1 2020)
7 Canada
France
Hong Kong
Japan
New Zealand
South Korea
United States

Men’s Team Pursuit

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Olympic Track Ranking
(March 1 2020)
8 Australia
Canada
Denmark
Germany
Great Britain
Italy
New Zealand
Switzerland

Women’s Team Pursuit

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Olympic Track Ranking
(March 1 2020)
8 Australia
Canada
France
Germany
Great Britain
Italy
New Zealand
United States

Men’s Madison

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Nations Qualified in Team Pursuit 8 Australia
Canada
Denmark
Germany
Great Britain
Italy
New Zealand
Switzerland
Olympic Track Ranking
(March 1 2020)
8 Austria
Belgium
France
Ireland
Netherlands
Poland
Spain
United States

Women’s Madison

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Nations Qualified in Team Pursuit 8 7 Australia
Canada
France
Germany
Great Britain
Italy
New Zealand
United States
Olympic Track Ranking
(March 1 2020)
8 Belgium
Denmark
Hong Kong
Ireland
Japan
Netherlands
Poland
Russia

Men’s Omnium

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Nations Qualified in Madison 8 Austria
Belgium
France
Ireland
Netherlands
Poland
Spain
United States
Olympic Track Ranking
(March 1 2020)
12 Australia
Belarus
Denmark
Germany
Great Britain
Greece
Italy
Japan
Kazakhstan
New Zealand
South Africa
Switzerland

Women’s Omnium

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Nations Qualified in Madison 8 Belgium
Denmark
Hong Kong
Ireland
Japan
Netherlands
Poland
Russia
Olympic Track Ranking
(March 1 2020)
13 Australia
Belarus
Canada
China
Egypt
France
Great Britain
Italy
Mexico
New Zealand
Norway
Portugal
United States