THe current rankings for men and women’s places in the Olympic Road Race is looking good for the men. Current three riders would get a place. For the women its a bleak picture and could possibly open up a debate as to why the women are doing so poorly in the rankings.

Male Ranking Road

  • Rank Name Nation Code Points
  • 1 BELGIUM BEL 13640.02
  • 2 FRANCE FRA 13108.95
  • 3 SPAIN ESP 11652.06
  • 4 ITALY ITA 11327.95
  • 5 NETHERLANDS NED 10986.22
  • 6 GREAT BRITAIN GBR 10494.95
  • 7 COLOMBIA COL 8665.15
  • 8 AUSTRALIA AUS 8198.98
  • 9 GERMANY GER 6926.57
  • 10 DENMARK DEN 6605.03
  • 11 SLOVENIA SLO 6525.69
  • 12 POLAND POL 4140.22
  • 13 AUSTRIA AUT 3892.72
  • 14 SWITZERLAND SUI 3887.63
  • 15 NORWAY NOR 3845.77
  • 16 CZECH REPUBLIC CZE 3757.71
  • 17 SLOVAKIA SVK 3633.17
  • 18 IRELAND IRL 3126.83
  • 19 PORTUGAL POR 2973.77
  • 20 CANADA CAN 2892.21
  • 21 RUSSIAN FEDERATION RUS 2856.43
  • 22 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA USA 2588.89
  • 23 NEW ZEALAND NZL 2501.08
  • 24 LUXEMBOURG LUX 2295.28
  • 25 KAZAKHSTAN KAZ 2202
  • 26 SOUTH AFRICA RSA 2109.52
  • 27 ESTONIA EST 2108.71
  • 28 ECUA MONGOLIA MGL 365 
  • Total of 110 teams ranked
  • 110 GHANA GHA 1

At this point in time it looks like three MALE riders are eligible for the Olympic road race.

Female Road Race Ranking

  • Rank Name Nation Code Points
  • 1 NETHERLANDS NED 7924.88
  • 2 ITALY ITA 3730.77
  • 3 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA USA 3495.24
  • 4 AUSTRALIA AUS 3358.08
  • 5 GERMANY GER 2175.27
  • 6 POLAND POL 1989.81
  • 7 BELGIUM BEL 1910.81
  • 8 CANADA CAN 1842.64
  • 9 SOUTH AFRICA RSA 1682.95
  • 10 FRANCE FRA 1525.6
  • 11 CUBA CUB 1522
  • 12 SPAIN ESP 1344.28
  • 13 DENMARK DEN 1324.07
  • 14 SWEDEN SWE 1223.43
  • 15 GREAT BRITAIN GBR 1047.05
  • 16 RUSSIAN FEDERATION RUS 981.49
  • 17 SLOVENIA SLO 943
  • 18 LUXEMBOURG LUX 932.24
  • 19 NEW ZEALAND NZL 821
  • 20 UZBEKISTAN UZB 737
  • 21 FINLAND FIN 656.95
  • 22 MEXICO MEX 604.17
  • 23 BELARUS BLR 593
  • 24 COLOMBIA COL 508
  • 25 LITHUANIA LTU 506.33
  • 26 NORWAY NOR 450.98
  • 27 UKRAINE UKR 410
  • 28 VIETNAM VIE 403
  • 29 JAPAN JPN 352.63
  • 30 KOREA KOR 334
  •  44 IRELAND IRL 128
  • Final team 78 PARAGUAY PAR 11.83

Qualification rules

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Qualification rules are set out and things can change as the season progresses. Ireland are in a good situation with the male cyclists with a number of excellent professional cyclists capable of racking up points. Qualification Rules

The Irish female road cycling Olympic possibility doesn’t look too healthy at all.

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