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Schedule & Results: Catch Up

(Local) / 10:00 AM 10 Aug (Rio)
Men's Individual Time Trial

1:13:25.66 (5th)


Fabian Cancellara (SUI)
Tom Dumoulin (NED)
Christopher Froome (GBR)

(Local) / 08:30 AM 10 Aug (Rio)
Women's Individual Time Trial

45:35.03 (9th)


Kristin Armstrong (USA)
Olga Zabelinskaya (RUS)
Anna van der Breggen (NED)

(Local) / 12:15 PM 7 Aug (Rio)
Women's Road Race

3:55:36 (15th)

3:56:34 (22nd)

4:03:01 (49th)

DNF


Anna van der Breggen (NED)
Emma Johansson (SWE)
Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA)

(Local) / 09:30 AM 6 Aug (Rio)
Men's Road Race

Greg van Avermaet (BEL)
Jakob Fuglsang (DEN)
Rafal Majka (POL)

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Aussie talent to make Rio roads their own

The stunning Rio setting will form the perfect backdrop for the fast and furious road cyclists as they put everything on the line for Games glory. Olympic gold medallists, World Champions and Grand Tour winners will come together on the roads of Rio on the opening two days of competition to ensure the 2016 Games kicks off in enthralling fashion. 

Men to watch: A consistent contender on the Grand Tour circuit, top ten ranked Richie Porte will be confident he can take down the world’s best on Olympic debut in Rio. He will line up alongside Simon Gerrans, who is off to his third Games, and London 2012 track silver medallist Rohan Dennis who will be looking for another podium finish and has the form on the board to win a second Olympic medal. Dennis is one the world's premier time trial riders having claimed his first national title at the 2016 Australian Championships after taking out the opening stage of the 2015 Tour de France. 

Women to watch: After finishing fourth at the 2016 World Championships in the time trial, Olympic debutant Katrin Garfoot will be well in contention for a medal in the event in Rio. She will be joined in Rio by London 2012 Olympian Amanda Spratt along with Gracie Elvin and Rachel Neylan who will both make their Olympic debut.

 

Qualification, Nomination & Selection

Men’s (a maximum of five athletes per NOC): Having finished between the 6th and 15th ranked nations in the UCI Final Rankings by Nation Australia qualified four riders for the road race. Two of those riders will be eligible to compete in the time trial event. 

Women’s (a maximum of four athletes per NOC): Having finished in the top five nations in the UCI Final Rankings by Nation Australia qualified four riders for the road race. Two of those riders will be eligible to compete in the time trial event - Australia has chosen to only enter one athlete in the time trial.  

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Nomination to the AOC

For Men’s Road Mass Start, where Australia has qualified five athlete places pursuant to the Qualification System, a maximum of one athlete will be eligible for automatic nomination by Cycling Australia (CA) to the AOC for selection. This athlete will be identified by the CA based on an athletes’ ability to achieve two or more podium results in specified UCI World Tour calendar events, and subject to being assessed by CA approved medical professionals. Where more than one athlete satisfies this requirement, an athlete will be identified for nomination based on the most wins in these specified events.

Subject to the automatic nomination of athletes detailed above, CA will nominate remaining athletes within the available quota places in its absolute discretion, ensuring the necessary team composition most capable of producing, or contributing as a part of a team, toward medal winning performances at the 2016 Olympic Games. 

For Men’s Road Time Trial, CA will identify athletes for nomination to the AOC for selection at their absolute discretion, taking into consideration the athlete’s medal winning potential for the 2016 Olympic Games. In making this decision, CA will take into consideration a series of performance and participation requirements.

For Women’s Road Mass Start, where Australia has qualified two or more places pursuant to the Qualification System, a maximum of one athlete will be eligible for automatic nomination by Cycling Australia (CA) to the AOC for selection. This athlete will be identified by the CA based on an athletes’ ability to achieve three or more podium results in specified UCI World Tour calendar events, and subject to being assessed by CA approved medical professionals. Where more than one athlete satisfies this requirement, an athlete will be identified for nomination based on the most wins in these specified events. Where no athlete satisfied this requirement, CA will identify the top placed eligible Australian athlete inside the top 8 of the UCI Women’s Individual Road Ranking system at 31 May 2016 for automatic nomination to the AOC.

Subject to the automatic nomination of athletes detailed above, CA will nominate remaining athletes within the available quota places in its absolute discretion, ensuring the necessary team composition most capable of producing, or contributing as a part of a team, toward medal winning performances at the 2016 Olympic Games. 

For Women’s Road Time Trial, subject to automatic nominations above, CA will identify athletes for nomination to the AOC for selection at their absolute discretion, taking into consideration the athlete’s medal winning potential for the 2016 Olympic Games. In making this decision, CA will take into consideration a series of event and performance analysis factors.

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Selection by the AOC

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Appeals Tribunal Chair

Tony Nolan SC
Email: anolan@vicbar.com.au
Phone: 03 9225 7132

Competition Format & Events

There are four gold medals on offer in road cycling- men’s and women’s road race and men’s and women’s time trial.

The road race course is 241.5km for men and 141km for women. Both of these are mass start events with the top three athletes to survive the gruelling roads of Rio claiming the medals.

The time trial is a race against the clock over a shorter distance with the men’s course lasting 54.5km and the women’s course 29.8km. Riders leave the start ramp individually at intervals of 90 seconds with the rider who records the quickest time securing the gold medal. 

Australia and Olympic Cycling - Road

Kevin Sefton won Australia’s first road cycling medal when he claimed silver in the road race at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. Twenty years on Kathy Watt won Australia’s first gold medal in the discipline when she finished 20 seconds ahead of her closest rival on the streets of Barcelona.

Sarah Carrigan was the next athlete to win gold on the road with her emphatic victory at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games while Michael Rogers finished fourth in the men’s time trial in Greece before retrospectively being awarded the bronze medal in 2011 after American winner Tyler Hamilton admitted to doping.

Six-time Olympian Stuart O’Grady was Australia’s best performer at the London Games, finishing the road race in sixth position.

Australia's Olympic road cycling medal tally is: 5 (2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)

Read more about cycling at the Olympics and Australia’s history here>>>

Search for all Australian Olympian cyclists here>>>

Did you know

  • The peloton is the term that is given to the main field in a road bicycle race. In the one-off race format that the Olympic employs it is highly likely that a host of riders will attempt a break-away from the peloton to split themselves from the rest of the field. If this does occur, it is likely those teams with a specialised sprinter will look to track down the break-away riders to give their sprinter a chance at getting onto the podium. In this circumstance athletes from different countries may work together to help reduce the gap. 

Pre-Rio AUS Tally

2 Gold
2 Silver
1 Bronze

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