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Cycling at the Olympics

Cycling is a core Olympic sport, and one of five sports that has been contested at every summer Olympic Games since 1896. The other core sports are: Athletics, Fencing, Gymnastics and Swimming.

Four Disciplines

There are currently four disciplines in Olympic cycling: track cycling, road cycling, mountain-bike and BMX. BMX was the latest to be added to the Olympic program, in 2008.

Current Olympic Cycling Events

Here are the 22 cycling event that will be part of the Olympic program in 2020. The year that each event was first on the program is listed.

Track events

track cycling track cycling

Road events

Mountain Bike event. There is a men's and women's cross country event. In each of these, the competitors start at the same time and complete laps of a closed off-road course for about 2 hours. The first athlete to cross the finish line after a set number of laps wins.

BMX events


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