Mixed relay to be introduced at Olympic Games of Paris 2024
Sep 20 2019 02:33 am CET

Mixed relay to be introduced at Olympic Games of Paris 2024
Mixed relay to be introduced at Olympic Games of Paris 2024
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Just days before the mixed team time trial makes its debut in the World Championships of Yorkshire, the UCI is considering to propose the event for the Olympic Games of 2024.

The mixed relay is an event in which three men and three women tackle a time trial route. The first time this event happened at the elite level was in the European Championships of Alkmaar earlier in the year and the Netherlands took the victory when Bauke Mollema, Amy Pieters, Ramon Sinkeldam, Floortje Mackaij, Kown Bouwman and Riejanne Markus completed the course in 52 minutes and 49 seconds.

This weekend the event will be part of the World Championships of Yorkshire and just days before its debut, the UCI has commented that it is proposing to the International Olympic Committee its introduction to the Olympic Games, which would happen for Paris 2024, where it would be another cycling event with the road race and the individual time trial.

"The UCI would be interested to see how this format evolves over the next Olympic period and are open to working with the IOC to introduce a new and innovative format into the existing Road Cycling programme at the Olympic Games," said a spokesman of the UCI to news agency Reuters.

"Looking ahead, this would fit perfectly with our objective of complete gender parity at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games with the aim that male and female cyclists will enjoy equal number of quotas, events and medals."





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