After a long qualification period, we finally have the complete entry list of the 38 men and women who will be competing for Olympic glory in Tokyo next week. The men's race will take place on July 26th at 3pm local time and the women's race will be held at the same time on July 27th. The course is located in Izu City and measures 4,100m in length with elevations of up to 150m.
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Luiz Henrique COCUZZI
Martin VIDAURRE KOSSMANN
Sebastian Fini CARSTENSEN
Jose Gerardo ULLOA AREVALO
Mathieu van der POEL
Jofre CULLELL ESTAPE
David VALERO SERRANO
Sofia GOMEZ VILLAFANE
Pauline FERRAND PREVOT
Kata Blanka VAS
Daniela CAMPUZANO CHAVEZ PEON
Rocio del Alba GARCIA MARTINEZ
*Athlete entry information is subject to change. Amendment as a result official Tokyo 2020 entries process, including late athlete replacement, will be reflected as soon as possible. See the latest list here
Its a pretty badass course, the rock gardens are pretty intense from an XC standpoint (in my opinion)
Are "Senior's Heads Rocks" a thing? Those are HUGE!
Track build nerding please.
Great to see 2 PRC (China) athletes listed there.... Female entrant with a UCI ranking of 135 in 2020 with nothing this year... Male no ranking?
Same for Namibia - Male - ranked 112 in 2020 and 693 in 2021 (possibly injured?) Female 106 in 2020 and nothing in 2021?
Now consider that most nations aren't likely to win a dh medal (which is what they care about when discussing funding...) - it's dominated by a big few countries (currently France) who have the terrain on their doorstep. Why would someone fund a relatively expensive dh athlete rather than a cheaper xc athlete who has a similar or greater opportunity to win a medal? This is where being cheap is important, giving the nod to xc. There more of a chance some countries will be able to find the budget. If not, you may that get a far smaller field of athletes.
I used to kick it in Kuşadası when I was a kid. All of Turkye is beautiful!
Mtb is still growing, there are good athletes but i'm not sure if they receive the proper support
Also agree I've never heard of any of them!
Maja WLOSZCZOWSKA - Say Her Name!
Take a gander at that. This course is nuts. Based on statements from athletes its more technical and physically demanding than pretty much any world cup course.