Tokyo Olympics: Lecomte, Van der Poel, Pidcock favourites for MTB medals – Preview

Tokyo Olympics: Lecomte, Van der Poel, Pidcock favourites for MTB medals – Preview


On Monday and Tuesday, mountain biking medals will be awarded for the seventh time at the Olympic Games. Both the women’s and men’s fields will have 38 riders from 29 nations competing.

The 4.1-kilometre circuit (plus a 1.3-kilometre start loop) is located near the city of Izu, approximately 150 kilometres from Tokyo, along with the velodrome and the BMX Racing track. 

The course was designed and built by South African expert Nick Flores, who also built the 2012 and 2016 Olympic courses and the Pietermaritzburg (South Africa) World Championship and World Cup course. 



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