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Graphic explains the Olympic mountain bike event.
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TOKYO 2020

Olympic mountain bike circuit

July 23, 2021 - August 8, 2021 - The 2020 summer Olympic Games, the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, take place in Tokyo, Japan.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games feature 339 events in 33 different sports, encompassing 50 disciplines.

The Olympic Mountain Bike competition format features both men’s and women’s events, held as mass-start races over multiple laps of a 4.1-km course located in Izu City, about 100km southwest of Tokyo.

The first rider to complete the required number of laps wins gold. Riders whose time is 80 percent slower than that of the race leader’s first lap are eliminated.

It takes riders between 90 to 105 minutes to navigate the course, which consists of mostly narrow dirt single-track trails with steep ascents and descents and rocky sections. There are also feed areas where riders can fix bikes and take refreshments.

The course has a vertical height difference of 150 metres and is designed to be one of the toughest seen in Olympic history.

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PUBLISHED: 06/05/2021; STORY: Graphic News
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