Spots and Point Rankings for The 2020-1 Tokyo Olympics.

BeatriceJune 9, 2021

We’re less than 50 days away from the start of the Olympics, and right now each nation will be receiving quota spots based on the Olympic Qualifying Criteria*. For BMX Racing, that has now been delegated and now it’s up to each nation to accept the spot. If a nation declines a spot, it will go to the next nation on the list. For BMX Freestyle, it’s a little early but we should be getting the quota spots as soon as next week, but in the meantime, we know where each nation ranks.

QUOTA SPOTS FOR WOMEN’S BMX RACING
*The UCI Olympic Qualification Ranking is confirmed to be that of 3 March 2020 combined with the results of the UCI BMX World Cup weekends in 2021 held before the end of the Qualification Period. Two weekends of racing (four rounds) currently fall within the Qualification Period in 2021 (Verona, Italy, on 8 – 9 May, and Bogota, Colombia, on 29 – 30 May), meaning qualification will finish on the final day of the second UCI World Cup weekend (30 May).  The second qualification pathway, based on the UCI Individual BMX Ranking, has been amended to be definitive as of 3 March 2020, at the commencement of the COVID-19 crisis. No further results from later in 2020 or in 2021 will be added to this ranking. This means that the 3 quota places for each gender allocated via this ranking pathway will be awarded using only the ranking published on 3 March 2020: this was the ranking the most representative of the true ability of the athletes as it took into account a wide variety of results from all event categories, including events where all of the best riders were present. It is fairer to use this ranking than the current UCI Individual BMX Ranking which continues to be affected by the impact of COVID-19 on the UCI BMX International Calendar. – UCI

NETHERLANDS 3 Spots
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 3 Spots
FRANCE 2 Spots
RUSSIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE 2 Spots
AUSTRALIA 2 Spots
COLOMBIA 1 Spot
BRAZIL 1 Spot
NEW ZEALAND 1 Spot
DENMARK 1 Spot
SWITZERLAND 1 Spot
CANADA 1 Spot
GREAT BRITAIN 1 Spot
ECUADOR 1 Spot
JAPAN 1 Spot
LATVIA 1 Spot
BELGIUM 1 Spot
GERMANY 1 Spot

A small handful of nations have started to confirm their spots and announce their athletes for the Women’s BMX Racing team, including Denmark and France.

BMX FREESTYLE OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION WOMEN RANKING
*The UCI Olympic Qualification Ranking is confirmed to be that of 3 March 2020 combined with the results of the 2021 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships, to be held in Montpellier, France, on 4-8 June. – UCI

1. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
2. GERMANY
3. GREAT BRITAIN
4. SWITZERLAND
5. RUSSIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
6. CHILE
7. SPAIN
8. FRANCE
9. JAPAN
10. AUSTRALIA
11. PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
12. ARGENTINA
13. BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA
14. NEW ZEALAND
15. NETHERLANDS
16. CZECH REPUBLIC
17. COSTA RICA
18. SLOVAKIA
19. CANADA
20. BRAZIL
21. ITALY
22. COLOMBIA
23. MEXICO
24. KOREA

Hannah Roberts in Montpellier after winning her third world title. Photo Credit goes to @MayolGreenFilms

Resouces  – UCI & Bart De Jong

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