The Australian Cycling Team has provided an update on the qualification periods for the 2021 Olympics.
Cycling Australia (CA) have provided updates with regards to the nomination processes for BMX Race and BMX Freestyle after the suspension periods as of March 2020.
For BMX Race and BMX Freestyle, the Olympic qualification periods for which should have ended on the 1 June 2020 and 27 May 2020 respectively, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have replied favourably to the following propositions from the UCI:
BMX Race: The points awarded at two weekends of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup during the 2021 season and at the 2020 UCI BMX World Championships will be added to those taken into account in the ranking of 3 March 2020. The remaining UCI World Cup weekends are still to be determined and will be communicated at a later date. CA will also await further updates from UCI as to the rescheduled dates for the 2020 UCI World Championships and the 2021 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup schedule.
BMX Freestyle: The points awarded at two weekends of the UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup during the 2021 season will be added to those taken into account in the ranking of 3 March 2020. The weekends are still to be determined and will be communicated at a later date.
“With specific regard to the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) nomination process, we will continue with our approach to nominate athletes with medal-winning potential as a priority,” said CA Performance Director Simon Jones.
“These changes to the qualification window simply mean we have more time to get those nation quotas that will support our medal targets. With COVID-19 looking like it’s under control in Australia, we will need to make the best of this situation and work towards 2021 goals.”
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