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The 2020 Olympic Games, due to start on July 24 in Tokyo, were forced to be postponed to 2021 by a global pandemic of a new type of coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that causes in some people severe pneumonia that has resulted in thousands of deaths worldwide.

Even as Japan fought against the Olympic Games going forward amid low vaccination rates and increasing infections, the world's athletes, supporters and media will begin to arrive in the country for the XXXII Olympiad.

The men's road race takes place on Saturday, July 24 as one of the first events, with superstars like Tadej Pogacar, Primoz Roglic, Remco Evenepoel and Wout van Aert among the favourites.

The women's road race is next on July 25, where Anna van der Breggen will try to repeat her gold medal performance with the support of a strong Dutch team.

Mountain bike cross country is next with the men on July 26, where Mathieu van der Poel and Tom Pidcock will try to take the title from the full time riders. The women's field compete on July 27 on the Izu course.

The time trials will be held on the Fuji International Speedway on July 28, with Tom Dumoulin returning from a few months' time-out to try to upgrade his silver in Rio to gold. The women, racing the same day, will see a new champion in the absence of three-time winner Kristin Armstrong. Her compatriot Chloe Dygert is a favourite against the Dutch riders Van der Breggen and Annemiek van Vleuten.

Track cycling closes out the cycling events at the Tokyo Games, with six events for men and women: Team Pursuit, Team Sprint, Individual Sprint, Keirin, Omnium, and Madison.

2021 Olympic Games Cycling schedule
DateEvent (Finals)StartEst. Finish (CDT)
July 24, 2021Men's Road Race4:00AM11:15AM
July 25, 2021Women's Road Race6:00AM10:35AM
July 26, 2021Men's MTB XC8:00AM10:00AM
July 27, 2021Women's MTB XC8:00AM10:00AM
August 2, 2021Track Day 1 (Team Sprint W)8:30AM11:30AM
August 3, 2021Track Day 2 (Team Sprint M, Team Pursuit W)8:30AM11:30AM
August 4, 2021Track Day 3 (Team Pursuit M)8:30AM12:00PM
August 5, 2021Track Day 4 (Keirin W, Omnium M)8:30AM11:50AM
August 6, 2021Track Day 5 (Madison W, Sprint M)8:30AM12:15PM
August 7, 2021Track Day 6 (Madison M)8:30AM11:25AM
August 8, 2021Track Day 7 (Sprint W, Omnium W, Keirin M)3:00AM6:15AM

Postponement

Race routes

Stages

  • Olympic Games 2021
    25 July 2021 - 8 August 2021 | Tokyo
    • Men's Road Race | Musashinonomori Park - Fuji International Speedway
      2021-07-24
    • Women's Road Race | Musashinonomori Park - Fuji International Speedway
      2021-07-25
    • Men's Cross Country MTB | Izu MTB Course
      2021-07-26
    • Women's Cross Country MTB | Izu MTB Course
      2021-07-27
    • Men's Individual Time Trial | Fuji International Speedway
      2021-07-28
    • Women's Individual Time Trial | Fuji International Speedway
      2021-07-28
    • Women's Team Sprint | Izu Velodrome
      2021-08-02
    • Women's Team Pursuit | Izu Velodrome
      2021-08-03 4km
    • Men's Team Sprint | Izu Velodrome
      2021-08-03
    • Men's Team Pursuit | Izu Velodrome
      2021-08-04
    • Women's Keirin | Izu Velodrome
      2021-08-05
    • Men's Omnium | Izu Velodrome
      2021-08-05
    • Women's Madison | Izu Velodrome
      2021-08-06
    • Men's Sprint | Izu Velodrome
      2021-08-06
    • Men's Madison | Izu Velodrome
      2021-08-07
    • Men's Keirin | Izu Velodrome
      2021-08-08
    • Women's Sprint | Izu Velodrome
      2021-08-08
    • Women's Omnium | Izu Velodrome
      2021-08-08

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