Mass-start competitions for both men and women will be place over a predetermined number of laps at the 4.1-kilometer Izu Mountain Bike Course. The gold medal goes to the first cyclist to reach the finish line.
The course was built to be one of the most challenging in Olympic history, and each loop features a vertical increase of 150 metres.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Schedule for Mountain Biking.
The men’s mountain bike race is scheduled for 26 July 2021, with the women’s race following the next day.
Dates and times are in Japan Standard Time (UTC +9 hours).
- Time: July 26, 2021, from 15:01:00-17:00:00:00 Monday
- Male Competitors in the Cross-Country Event
- Time and place: Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 15:00-17:00, Ceremony Honoring the Men’s
- Cross-Country Team Winner
Competition for Females in Cross-Country Running
Competition for Females in Cross-Country Running Venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Mountain Bike Gold Medal Ceremony
The event will be conducted at a course at Izu, some 120 kilometres (75 miles) from Tokyo.
That’s not all, though; Izu will also play host to the track cycling competition.
Timeline of Olympic Mountain-Biking
Both men’s and women’s mountain biking competitions debuted at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, the southern United States.
Every male Olympic winner in the discipline has won multiple medals. Other Olympic champions include Schurter’s teammate and fellow German Julien Absalon (2004, 2008) as well as Miguel Martinez (1996, 2000), Bart Brentjens (1904, bronze, Athens), and Jaroslav Kulhavy (London, 2016, silver) of the Czech Republic.
The only woman to win an Olympic gold medal more than once is Italy’s Paola Pezzo, who won the first Olympic women’s title in 1984 and successfully defended it four years later in Sydney.
German sprinter Sabine Spitz holds the record for most Olympic medals won by a woman with three: a bronze in 2004, a gold in Beijing, and a silver in London.
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