Complete Entry List - Tokyo 2021 Olympic Mountain Bike Race

Jul 20, 2021
by Sarah Moore  
Graphic from Olympics.com


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.

To watch the event live, you'll have to tune in at:

Pacific Daylight Time (Vancouver): 11:00 pm previous day (-16 hours)
Eastern Daylight Time (New York): 2:00 am (-13 hours)
British Summer Time (London): 7:00 am (-8 hours)
Central European Summer Time (Berlin): 8:00 am (-7 hours)
Australian Eastern Standard Time (Melbourne): 4:00 pm (+1 hour)

See what time the events will be taking place in your city using timeanddate.com

Men:

Australia
Daniel McCONNELL

Austria
Maximilian FOIDL

Belgium
Jens SCHUERMANS

Brazil
Henrique AVANCINI
Luiz Henrique COCUZZI

Canada
Peter DISERA

Chile
Martin VIDAURRE KOSSMANN

China
Peng ZHANG

Czech Republic
Ondrej CINK

Denmark
Sebastian Fini CARSTENSEN

France
Victor KORETZKY
Jordan SARROU

Germany
Maximilian BRANDL
Manuel FUMIC

Great Britain
Thomas PIDCOCK

Greece
Periklis ILIAS

Hungary
Andras PARTI

Israel
Shlomi HAIMY

Italy
Luca BRAIDOT
Nadir COLLEDANI
Gerhard KERSCHBAUMER

Japan
Kohei YAMAMOTO

Mexico
Jose Gerardo ULLOA AREVALO

Namibia
Alex MILLER

Netherlands

Milan VADER
Mathieu van der POEL

New Zealand
Anton COOPER

Norway
Erik HAEGSTAD

Poland
Bartlomiej WAWAK

ROC
Anton SINTSOV

Romania
Vlad DASCALU

South Africa
Alan HATHERLY

Spain
Jofre CULLELL ESTAPE
David VALERO SERRANO

Switzerland
Filippo COLOMBO
Mathias FLUECKIGER
Nino SCHURTER

United States
Christopher BLEVINS
Women

Argentina
Sofia GOMEZ VILLAFANE

Australia
Rebecca McCONNELL

Austria
Laura STIGGER

Belgium
Githa MICHIELS

Brazil
Jaqueline MOURAO

Canada
Catharine PENDREL
Haley SMITH

China

Bianwa YAO

Czech Republic
Jitka CABELICKA

Denmark
Caroline BOHE

Denmark
Malene DEGN

Estonia
Janika LOIV

France
Pauline FERRAND PREVOT
Loana LECOMTE

Germany
Elisabeth BRANDAU
Ronja EIBL

Great Britain
Evie RICHARDS

Hungary
Kata Blanka VAS

Italy
Eva LECHNER

Japan
Miho IMAI

Mexico
Daniela CAMPUZANO CHAVEZ PEON

Namibia
Michelle VORSTER

Netherlands
Anne TAUBER
Anne TERPSTRA

Poland

Maja WLOSZCZOWSKA

Portugal
Raquel QUEIROS

ROC
Viktoria KIRSANOVA

Slovenia
Tanja ZAKELJ

South Africa
Candice LILL

Spain
Rocio del Alba GARCIA MARTINEZ

Sweden
Jenny RISSVEDS

Switzerland
Sina FREI
Linda INDERGAND
Jolanda NEFF

Ukraine
Yana BELOMOINA

United States

Haley BATTEN
Kate COURTNEY
Erin HUCK

*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


127 Comments

  • 68 0
 Super excited to see where the dog relief area is... This level of detail and coverage has been missing from WC XC races... UCI could learn a few things here I think...
  • 20 0
 along with the prayer room. I know who I'm praying for!
  • 5 0
 right next to the baby care area.
  • 18 28
flag suspended-flesh (Jul 20, 2021 at 12:29) (Below Threshold)
 Is there a safe space for me to shoot up?
  • 7 0
 Yeah - a baby care room...yet no spectators allowed and athletes are not able to bring their babies...
  • 2 0
 @ldhbaker: I thought a limited number of spectators would be allowed at the more remote location?...
  • 1 0
 @ldhbaker: there is a great number of support staff for both the riders, teams, and the event itself. Saw something earlier that stated there will be 20,000+ support staff through the games in addition to athletes
  • 9 0
 @vandall: The dog relief area and the prayer room are in the same place. This is why I keep going back to Japan lol
  • 2 3
 @suspended-flesh: It's behind the paywall. The blue lights turn off once you put your dollar in, wook! hahaha
  • 2 3
 @TheBlueBear: I think they thought I meant mass-shooting. Just tryna get well.
  • 1 4
 @suspended-flesh: They may think you meant mass-shooting because the words you typed carry that meaning. Just a thought.
  • 2 0
 @ldhbaker: Thats a joke on Pidcock, I guess
  • 2 0
 @suspended-flesh: sadly no. they installed blue lights in the 'care rooms' so you cant find your veins.
  • 1 0
 @ldhbaker: This was all designed and built pre pandemic, funny how it doesn`t make sense right now !
  • 29 0
 Erin Huck has the best name for a mountain biker
  • 17 1
 i think the 'wasabi' section will be especially spicy
  • 4 0
 not sure it will cut the mustard
  • 5 0
 we will all relish in the excitement. maybe some riders with less fitness will have a chance to ketchup on the downhill.
  • 9 2
 My wife and I booked our trip to Snowshoe and will be flying in from SoCal for 6 days mainly for XCO, but I can't wait for the double header DH too! So freakin' excited.
  • 5 0
 See you there! It was an absolute blast in 2019!
  • 3 0
 I'm with you on the XCO, but my wife and I were blown away by the DH in '19. That insane crowd, those freakin rock gardens, and those riders were off the chain. Booked for this year, see ya there!
  • 5 0
 @sarahmoore - are you guys able to do a course preview too? I checked and can't find any video coverage of the Olympic test event (beyond mobile phone videos from various static points), but I know this course is evil to the point it's made everyone step up their game and I'm looking forward to the racing.

Thank you!
  • 12 0
 here you go:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUIqbTG4hKE

Its a pretty badass course, the rock gardens are pretty intense from an XC standpoint (in my opinion)
  • 1 0
 @SATN-XC: Thanks for that. And yes, I'd totally agree it's a bad-ass course. It's that rock garden / boulder garden at 3:30 in that I just can't get over.

Are "Senior's Heads Rocks" a thing? Those are HUGE!
  • 8 1
 Bummed you didn't include broadcast times for Texas. Surely you don't expect me to do math.
  • 7 0
 It's 1am in Austin, Texas! The math is hard, I used timeanddate.com.
  • 2 0
 @sarahmoore: Now you're expecting him to use timeanddate.com!? Ugh...
  • 2 0
 @sarahmoore: Correct....so Sunday night if you are staying up late. Note, they will be replaying the race on USA @ 12:15pm CDT on Monday if you don't want to stay up and can avoid internet spoilers for that morning.
  • 2 0
 Does anyone know how to watch this? My Dish network is getting worse and worse, so I doubt they will have it on any channel that won't cost me an extra bundle. I'm also assuming internet will be blocked because *somebody* paid for the "broadcast rights".
  • 2 0
 I have YouTube TV and they asked me one time that I fired up the app to select which events I want to be recorded as they happen - I’m not sure if you need to have an NBC bundle for that to happen but I also believe the IOC is going to have a livestream and/or immediate post-event upload of all events on their YouTube channel
  • 2 0
 If you don't want to stay up until 1:00am CDT Sunday night (technically Monday morning), they are replaying the race on USA (the TV channel that is) at 12:15pm CDT Monday.
  • 4 0
 Glorious Canada has free public broadcasting for most of the olympics! 2am Tuesday July 27th!
  • 5 0
 Download the Opera browser and use their free VPN to watch canadian coverage. They should have everything you want... and you won't be subjected to horrendous American commentary.
  • 1 0
 My assumption is that you will need to get the Peacock TV app on your computer or TV. They have a free version and a premium version that is $5/month. The premium version should get replays on all Olympic events.
  • 1 0
 GCN+ and Eurosport both have the races live and on demand... During the Rio Olympics the UCI also had them on their YouTube channel.
  • 2 0
 @Highlander406: Pidcock TV App
  • 4 0
 It's pretty sad they only have 38 riders per race. A lot of really great riders have been left off the start list.
  • 3 0
 Can you delve into the track build/design? Who decided where the rocks go? What size? Where did they get them.
Track build nerding please.
  • 3 1
 The rocks are actually plastic.
  • 2 0
 I'm really glad they got rid of crapletes from the XCO events. I remember at the Sydney games the rock gardens were like a seal colony - people rolling around, limbs flailing, crying out. It was hilarious.
  • 1 1
 On others comments regarding only 38 entrants per race
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?
  • 4 0
 a 50 rider start list would be better. Man the IOC suck
  • 1 0
 My assumption is this will all be on Peacock TV (NBC) streaming app in the USA. If you have the paid service we should be able to watch a replay during daylight hours.
  • 1 0
 no mtb team from my country.what a shame. the only Olympic cycling athlete I can root for is at track cycling. Fortunately we have great athlete in that discipline.
  • 2 0
 The way things are going an incomplete entry list is probably more apt.
  • 2 0
 this race is 75 miles away from Tokyo. Hopefully that distance means the riders aren't hanging around the Olympic village like most of the other athletes
  • 2 0
 I'm amazed the Italian men out scored the French.
  • 3 3
 Why don’t they have more than one discipline? And what made them choose XC?
  • 6 1
 Time and cost. 2 races is easier to plan and manage compared to multiple stages or quali and finals. Tbh just got be hyped it’s at the olympics!
  • 18 2
 We will just blame Dick Pound.
  • 3 1
 I think downhill should be in the olympics. But thats just me.
  • 10 0
 First, the disciplines need to petition for inclusion. It usually takes years to do so because the IOC approves and they are a bunch of corrupt A-holes. My guess is the DH and enduro folks dont care enough to go thru that hassle, at least not yet. Secondly, XC has been around a lot longer than DH and enduro. Third, its a whole lot easier for them to run an XC course than it is to find a worth DH or enduro course around a lot of these host cities. Not saying the others shouldn't be included, they should, just giving reasons as to why they might not be.
  • 1 1
 @wilsonians: Found a downhill park they could have used: www.fujimipanorama.com/mtb/en
  • 2 0
 @HB208: For sure, not saying they couldn't have. Point 1 is the most crucial there. Im sure they could make it work in a lot of diff locations, just depends on enough people wanting it there. Doesnt seem to be a priority for UCI and others i guess.
  • 11 0
 There can only be so many medal events and nothing epitomizes the Olympic ideal more than breakdancing.
  • 4 1
 Xc is also more accessible - you don't need a lot of elevation for a course. Personally I agree that it's not as exciting, but it is certainly far more inclusive to more nations...
  • 1 3
 @slimboyjim: Look at the list of countries. Nearly every one of those could send a DH rider.
  • 7 1
 Because it's far and away the most popular mountain bike discipline from a participation standpoint?
  • 2 0
 @HB208: i think dh would be great for Olympics. Its just downhill racing against a clock much like downhill skiing in the Winter Olympics. Except I think its more fun to watch. Could Rob, Claudio, and Elliot do announcing? Big Grin
  • 1 0
 @HB208: oddly enough, I don't think it should, but idk why. No good reason. Just too extreme for it it feels, but then again, snowboard halfpipe is and other xgames style events in winter olympics.
  • 1 1
 @slimboyjim: arguably I think it's way more exciting. Nothing beats people competing directly versus scores and laptimes.
  • 8 6
 They chose XC because it's a real athletic competition compared to DH.
  • 3 0
 @billreilly: I was going to say this is a super boomer take, but then I looked at your profile and you're 60, so maybe too on the nose?
  • 6 3
 @HB208: I have no idea what you're trying to say, but the Olympics is an athletic competition and there's no better athletic test in mountain biking than XC.
  • 6 1
 @billreilly: Then explain BMX freestyle, target shooting, dressage, golf, sailing, skateboarding...
  • 4 4
 @boozed: Neither of those are mountain biking
  • 1 0
 @HB208: To be fair that is a good point - most of the competing countries could field a dh competitor. I would counter that with the fact that the field is made up of counties that fund their athletes, and if you are a country with little elevation then it becomes significantly more expensive for that country to support a DH athlete than a xc athlete. That presents a barrier that the IOC would want to avoid.
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.
  • 2 0
 @billreilly: @boozed: and all of those sports are enjoyed by a larger group of people worldwide than DH mountain biking as well having been around for far longer than the sport of DH mountain biking.
  • 1 0
 Is emily batty not riding?
  • 3 11
flag adrennan (Jul 20, 2021 at 12:42) (Below Threshold)
 countries can only send so many and there are stronger US riders at the moment
  • 12 0
 @adrennan: Shes Canadian. I didnt follow olympic trials so i dont know why shes not there. I assume she just didnt make the team.
  • 2 1
 Not too fan of EB, but both her UCI and WC rankings are better than the chosen two canadian female riders, so I think she got "robbed"...
  • 6 0
 Not sure what the Canadian qualification standards were but I am guessing the other ladies qualified ahead of her last year when she wasn't riding that well. Her best results were back in 2018 and she hasn't reached that level again. Haley Smith had some really strong results in 2019. And Catharine Pendrel is an absolute legend and has been riding better than Emily this year at least.
  • 2 9
flag adrennan (Jul 20, 2021 at 13:32) (Below Threshold)
 @jojotherider1977: we all know canada is just Northern US. (but really my bad I forgot that part)
  • 2 0
 How many Mullets?
  • 1 1
 None
  • 1 0
 Not seeing a single turkish athlete hurts...
  • 1 0
 Is that because the Turkish Olympic governing body doesn't support your athletes? Is there a National team? there should be, if not!

I used to kick it in Kuşadası when I was a kid. All of Turkye is beautiful!
  • 3 0
 @suspended-flesh: there is maybe a national team for mtb but i'm not sure, federation is kind of a mess. They allowed road racing last year and didn't allowed mtb because of corona around same dates (a week after i think)

Mtb is still growing, there are good athletes but i'm not sure if they receive the proper support
  • 1 0
 @suspended-flesh: I learned why, athletes couldn't pass a test time
  • 1 0
 Erin Huck - nominative determinism in action.
  • 1 0
 Honoured to have our athlete Raquel Queirós!
  • 1 0
 where can we watch the race online?
  • 1 0
 Does MTB OLYMPICS allow any spectator ?
  • 1 0
 Why isn’t DH in the Olympics? It’s way better to watch than XCO.
  • 1 1
 Where is Chris Blevins??
  • 1 0
 He's listed.
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