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Rio 2016

Track Cycling (11-16th August)

A series of 10 events, held on an indoor, wooden, banked circuit. There are 10 events, 5 for both men and women. There are team and individual sprints, a Keirin race, an endurance style pursuit event and the Omnium, which is a decathlon style event comprised on 5 races.

British competitors have always done very well in Track events, just ask Sir Chris Hoy! This year, Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and Laura Trott are among the names to watch closely.

 For a full Track Cycling Schedule click on the image below

Track Cycling at Rio 2016

Road Cycling (6,7 and 10th August)

There are two separate events. The first is a road race with a mass start, where all competitors begin at the same time. The second is a Time Trial, where riders leave the start at timed intervals. Both types are split into men's and women's events.

World Champion Lizzie Armistead, 3-time Tour de France victor Chris Froome and 2008-runner up Time Triallist Emma Pooley are among the British names who are expected to finish well in these races.

For a full Road Cycling Schedule click on the image below

Road Cycling at Rio 2016

 

Mountain Bike (20-21st August)

An off-road race on a man made circuit. The race takes place over a set number of laps, the number of which are decided the day before the event takes place. The winner is the first to cross the line after that set number of laps. Competitors aim for a set time, usually somewhere around an hour and a half.

There are no strong British prospects this year for a medal victory.

For a full Mountain Biking Schedule click on the image below

Mountain Biking at Rio 2016


BMX Cycling (1719th August)

Bicycle Moto Cross has been popular since the mid-80s and is seeing a resurgence in recent years. Riders take part in a pre-event time trial to determine the starting order. After this, there are multiple races, each with eight riders in series of elimination events. Riders get three goes each, before a winner-take-all final.

Liam Phillips and Kyle Evans are the hottest British talents this year, although there has never been a British medal winner thus far.

For a full BMX Schedule click on the image below

BMX Cycling at Rio 2016

 

 

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