Olympic Video games: UCI broadcasts breakthrough gender parity for Paris 2024

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The UCI has introduced that for the primary time within the historical past of the Olympic Video games, gender parity will exist throughout all biking occasions at Paris 2024.

The governing physique confirmed Monday the quantity and divide of qualification locations for the subsequent Olympic Video games, with a complete of 90 males and 90 girls eligible to compete within the street races.

These will comprise 88 locations for males and for girls. There may also be, below the standard host nation profit, an additional two locations for males and two locations for girls for the host nation France.

A smaller variety of 35 riders of every gender will compete within the time trial occasions.

The gender divide was markedly totally different at Tokyo 2020. 130 males versus simply 67 girls competed within the street races, virtually 50 p.c much less girls than males.

The cut up between women and men for the time trial was additionally skewed, 41 to 26.

The street occasions had been the supply of the inequality, with parity present throughout the six totally different monitor disciplines of keirin, omnium, particular person dash, group pursuit, group dash and Madison, in addition to the MTB occasions and the BMX races.

Certainly another lady raced within the omnium than within the males, with 20 males lining out versus 21 females.

The parity within the latter occasions might be preserved for 2024. 95 of every gender will compete within the monitor occasions, 34 of every within the MTB cross nation races and 24 of every in BMX.

Nonetheless there may be nonetheless a marked skew within the Paralympic occasions; there are a complete of 140 qualification locations for males, and simply 80 for girls.

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How opponents will qualify:

Along with the gender parity particulars, Monday’s announcement by the UCI gave extra element on how precisely locations might be provided.

Highway occasions:

Out of the whole of 180 qualification locations, a complete of 160 (80 per gender) might be allotted on the idea of the UCI street world rating by nation. The ultimate UCI rankings might be revealed in October 2023, and might be drawn from outcomes recorded in UCI elite and U23 occasions on the UCI Worldwide Calendar through the 52 weeks previous that time.

There might be an extra eight locations every for women and men from nations who didn’t qualify through this method; as a substitute these locations might be decided by their outcomes on the 2023 street world and continental championships. The UCI notes that this route excludes Europe and Oceania.

An additional 4 locations will go to France as host nation of the Video games.

Every Nationwide Olympic Committee (NOC) is entitled to a most of eight locations, 4 for males and 4 for girls.

As for the time trials, there may be an allocation of 35 per gender. Solely these Nationwide Olympic Committees who certified for locations within the street race are eligible to be allotted locations, and solely two per NOC and per gender.

Monitor occasions:

There are 95 locations for males and 95 per girls throughout the six disciples (keirin, omnium, particular person dash, group pursuit, group dash and Madison). Every NOC can have a most of 14 locations, seven for males and 7 for girls.

Locations might be allotted primarily based on the UCI Olympic monitor rating 2022-2024, which might be established for every occasion in keeping with factors acquired at:

  • The final two editions of the respective continental championships
  • The 2 finest outcomes of the UCI monitor nations cup in every of the 2023 and 2024 seasons
  • The 2023 UCI (elite) monitor world championships.

MTB and BMX:

The 72 MTB cross nation locations will comprise 34 every for women and men, two extra locations per gender for the host nation, and an extra two locations per gender for what the UCI phrases universality locations. These are outlined as “quotas that promote the event of sport and supply equal alternatives to rising international locations.”

BMX Racing may also allocate two locations per gender to the host nation, and two per gender as universality locations. There are an extra 22 locations for males and 22 for girls, totaling a complete quota of 48.

The UCI states that the BMX freestyle qualification paperwork might be revealed shortly on the UCI web site. A hyperlink to the qualification paperwork for MTB racing returned an error, with these qualification paperwork presumably additionally to observe.

Paracycling occasions:

The entire of 220 locations (140 for males, 80 for girls) might be allotted on the next foundation. 47 locations for males and 28 for girls might be allotted initially in keeping with the 2022 UCI paracycling nations rankings, with an extra 88 locations for males and 47 for girls in keeping with the 2024 UCI paralympic rating combining UCI street and monitor competitions between 1st January 2023 and 30 June 2024.

This rating will embrace the 2023 paracycling street worlds, 2023 and 2024 paracycling monitor worlds, and the 2023 and 2024 UCI paracycling street world cup.

As well as, 5 eligible male athletes and 5 eligible feminine athletes will obtain an invite from the Bipartite Fee.

Publication dates of ultimate UCI rankings of the totally different Olympic and Paralympic disciplines:

Highway biking**: October 2023
Monitor***: 15 April 2024
Mountain bike: 28 Could 2024
BMX Racing: 4 June 2024
Paracycling street and monitor: 1st July 2024

**The precise date might be communicated on the UCI web site following the publication of the 2023 UCI street worldwide calendar.
***On the finish of every occasion, the UCI will publish the outcomes on the UCI web site and replace the corresponding UCI Olympic monitor rating.

The UCI has acknowledged that the affirmation date for the BMX freestyle quotas might be introduced shortly.

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