Tokyo Olympics: Mexico loses two spots due to misinterpretation of qualifying rules

HARROGATE ENGLAND SEPTEMBER 23 Yareli Acevedo Mendoza of Mexico during the 92nd UCI Road World Championships 2019 Individual Time Trial Women Junior a 137km stage from Harrogate to Harrogate ITT Yorkshire2019 Yorkshire2019 on September 23 2019 in Harrogate England Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
Yareli Acevedo (Mexico) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Less than a week before the start of the women’s cycling events, Mexico has be forced to withdrawal from two spots and remains at risk of losing a third at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

The Mexican Cycling Federation have placed themselves in a predicament, having chosen two athletes for both the women’s Omnium on the track and the individual time trial events without the qualifying UCI points needed to participate.

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