TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES – MTB CROSS COUNTRY (XCO)

The new 4.1km man-made Izu XCO course has 180m ascent per lap, and is said to be harder than previous Olympic XCO courses. The course boasts many features, including big rock gardens, drops, and plenty of rocks. Sections to look out for are Amagigoe, Joren-no-taki, Chopsticks, Sakura Drop, Wasabi, Odoriko Trail, Izu Peninsula and Karesansui.
 
The weather will play a vital role in the outcome of the XCO events, and if the rain comes, the rocks and the grass on the course will be a new element that could make or break an Olympic dream.
 
MEN’S RACE
Former UCI U23 XCO and e-Bike World Champion, Hatherly takes on the best in World to fulfil his Olympic dream in Tokyo .
 
10 🇿🇦 Alan Hatherly
 
Monday, 26 July
08h00 – 10h00 SAST

1 Start Loop (1.3km) + 7 Laps (3.85 km) = 28.25km

 

WOMEN’S RACE
Having proved herself to be a tenacious rider both on and off-road, we look forward to cheering on Candice as she punches out the watts on the challenging IZU XCO course 🔥
 
Tuesday, 27 July
08h00 – 10h00 SAST
1 Start Loop (1.3km) + 6 Laps (3.85 km) = 24.4km
 
28 🇿🇦 Candice Lill
 
More information on the startlists, race updates and official reports can be found at olympics.com
 
Images: JP Jacobs

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