Road to Tokyo | 2020 Olympic Qualification System

The UCI points race details laid bare …

 

Road to Tokyo | 2020 Olympic Qualification System

The UCI points race details laid bare …

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are fast approaching but for the 48 riders who will ultimately get on the gate in Japan there is still a long road ahead. From the 1st September this year (2018) until the 1st June 2020, the Elite BMX world will go on a global trek to amass as many UCI points for their nations as possible.

The pending Olympic cycle is going to be a little different to previous endeavors. It’s a little shorter for one, but the main difference being Gender Equality. This time out the places for men and women are equal, 24 each.

The nitty-gritty of the points race has been just released by the UCI and is all laid out below … let the games begin #roadtotokyo

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The qualification highlights:

Points race lasts from 1st Sept 2018 to 1st June 2020.

Qualification for both men and women is the same.

 

24 spots for men.

24 spots for women (see here).

 

A Nations 3 highest ranked riders points will be counted.

Both Jr. Elite and Elite riders can gather points.

 

Events which can be used for points gathering are;

UCI BMX World Championships (CM): 2 results from CM in 2019 and 2020.

UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Stages (CDM): best 14 results in the Qualification Period.

Continental BMX Championships (CC): 1 result in the Qualification Period; in case 2 or more CC are held in this period in a continent, only the 1 result closest in time to the end of the Qualification Period is used for that continent;

International competition (HC): best 3 results in the Qualification Period.

International competition (C1): best 7 results in the Qualification Period.

National BMX Championships (CN): 1 result, CN in 2019

 

The Host nation, Japan, will automatically get a place for both men and women.

Nations Ranked 1 and 2 will each get 3 places.

Nations Ranked 3, 4 and 5 will each get 2 laces.

Nations Ranked 6 to 11 will each get 1 place.

The next 3 places for both men and women will go to the 3 highest ranked nations, who have not yet qualified, based on the ‘UCI BMX Elite Individual Rankings’ of 2nd June 2020. (This is to accommodate smaller nations that may not have 3 riders to count towards nation rankings).

The final 2 places will be awarded at the ‘2020 UCI BMX World Championships’ in Huston, Texas, USA, to the highest ranked nation from the Individual Elite results, who has not yet qualified a place.

 

See the UCI Qualification Document for all the ‘what if’ questions …

Download the UCI Qualification Document HERE

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