TEAM SA FOR TOKYO SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES

To be selected to represent your country at the Olympic Games is the highest athletic achievement an athlete can achieve. Years of training, sacrifice, and dedication are required for athletes hoping to join the select group of athletes who will forever be known as ‘Olympians’.

While the COVID-19 pandemic raised many challenges in terms of Tokyo 2020 preparation, the determination and focus of the athletes have remained unwavering in the quest to qualify for Olympic selection.

SASCOC and CyclingSA are proud to announce the SA National Team to represent South Africa at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.

TEAM SOUTH AFRICA: TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES

Cycling Code Manager: Elton Davids

ROAD CYCLING


Managers / Coaches:
Carl Pasio and Ian Goetham
Mechanic: Gary Blem
Soigneur: Brigitte Mileson

MOUNTAIN-BIKING


Manager and Mechanic:
JP Jacobs
Physio: SASCOC Physio

BMX RACING


Manager:
Elton Davids
Coach and Mechanic: Tyron Johns
Physio: SASCOC Physio

TRACK CYCLING


Manager / Coach:
Brigitte Mileson
Assistant Manager: Elton Davids
Mechanic: Moosa Claasen

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is responsible for creating the qualifying system, which is then approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). This system determines the number of starting positions associated with each Nations’ UCI ranking. Throughout the Olympic qualifying period, every country is focused on their UCI Olympic Ranking to determine their athlete quota for the Games.

CyclingSA applies its selection criteria to determine who will be selected for the Olympic Games and submits the long list of riders to SASCOC with evidence of ranking and qualification for verification and approval.

As a result of the UCI Olympic ranking system, South Africa qualified slots for the below events:

Road Racing

Track Cycling

 

Mountain-biking

 

BMX Racing

  • Men – 1 athlete


To read more about the CyclingSA selection criteria for discipline, view the
selection documents for Road Racing, Mountain-biking, Track Cycling and BMX Racing. 

CyclingSA recognises that there have been shortfalls in the past regarding the development of riders. Great emphasis has been placed on addressing these issues, and this is central to the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan to develop the sport further. 

Several initiatives have been put in place to identify, develop and support up and coming talent. This includes working with CyclingSA’s regional affiliates, provinces and disciplines to increase competition in local racing platforms to create a long list of development riders who are to be nurtured and supported. In addition, funding generated from the various capacity building projects and commercial agreements will be ring-fenced to subsidise larger and more diverse teams selected to participate in International events.

CyclingSA is confident that the structures being put in place will allow for greater diversity of cycling as a whole and is committed to ensuring cycling is better represented for the next Olympic Games in Paris 2024.

“SASCOC and CyclingSA are aware that Daryl Impey has recently had surgery following a crash at the Ruta del Sol in Spain a few days ago. The SASCOC medical team are in contact with Daryl’s medical team and will advise if he will not be fit to participate in Tokyo. The reserve rider has been notified, and should Daryl not be fit to participate, the reserve rider will be announced.”

“All the riders on the long-list for Team SA have continued to deliver results despite the setbacks and disruption for the Tokyo Olympic Games. We are extremely proud of the riders who have been selected to represent South Africa and wish the team all the success in reaching their Olympic dreams.” said Ciska Austin, President of CyclingSA.

TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES – CYCLING EVENT SCHEDULE (SAST)
   
ROAD CYCLING  
Sat, 24 July04h00 – 11h15Men’s Road Race
Sun, 25 July06h00 – 10h30Women’s Road Race
Wed, 28 July04h30 – 10h30Men’s and Women’s Individual Time Trial
   
MOUNTAIN-BIKING 
Mon, 26 July 08h00 – 11h00Men’s Cross Country
Tues, 27 July08h00 – 11h00Women’s Cross Country
   
BMX RACING  
Thurs, 29 July03h00 – 05h00 Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals
Fri, 30 July03h00 – 05h00Men’s and Women’s Semi- and Finals
   
TRACK CYCLING  
Mon, 2 August08h30 – 11h30Women’s Team Sprint Qualifying
  Women’s Team Pursuit Qualifying 
  Women’s Team Sprint First round
  Men’s Team Pursuit Qualifying
  Women’s Team Sprint Finals
   
Tues, 3 August08h30 – 11h10Women’s Team Pursuit First round
  Men’s Team Sprint Qualifying
   Men’s Team Pursuit First round
  Men’s Team Sprint First round
  Women’s Team Pursuit Finals
  Men’s Team Sprint Finals
   
Wed, 4 August08h30 – 11h30Men’s Sprint Qualifying
  Women’s Keirin First round
  Men’s Sprint 1/32 Finals
  Women’s Keirin Repechages
  Men’s Sprint 1/32 Finals Repechages
  Men’s Team Pursuit Finals
  Men’s Sprint 1/16 Finals
  Men’s Sprint 1/16 Finals Repechages
   
Thurs, 5 August08h30 – 11h50Men’s Omnium Scratch Race 1/4
  Men’s Sprint 1/8 Finals
  Women’s Keirin Quarterfinals
  Men’s Sprint 1/8 Finals Repechages
  Men’s Omnium Tempo Race 2/4
  Men’s Sprint Quarterfinals
  Women’s Keirin Semifinals
  Men’s Omnium Elimination Race 3/4
  Women’s Keirin Final 7-12
  Women’s Keirin Final 1-6
  Men’s Omnium Points Race 4/4
  Men’s Sprint Race for 5th-8th Places
   
Fri, 6 August08h30 – 12h15Women’s Sprint Qualifying
  Men’s Sprint Semifinals
  Women’s Sprint 1/32 Finals
  Women’s Sprint 1/32 Finals Repechages
  Women’s Madison Final
  Men’s Sprint Finals
  Women’s Sprint 1/16 Finals
  Women’s Sprint 1/16 Finals Repechages
   
Sat, 7 August08h30 – 11h25Women’s Sprint 1/8 Finals
  Men’s Keirin First Round
  Women’s Sprint 1/8 Finals Repechages
  Men’s Keirin Repechages
  Women’s Sprint Quarterfinals
   
Sun, 8 August03h00 – 06h15Women’s Omnium Scratch Race 1/4
  Women’s Sprint Semifinals
  Men’s Keirin Quarterfinals
  Women’s Omnium Tempo Race 2/4
  Women’s Sprint Race for 5th-8th Places
  Men’s Keirin Semifinals
  Women’s Sprint Finals
  Women’s Omnium Elimination Race 3/4
  Men’s Keirin Final 7-12
  Men’s Keirin Final 1-6
  Women’s Omnium Points Race 4/4

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