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Olympic quotas announced for cyclists

Last week the Canadian Cycling Association received a list of quotas from the UCI for the 2004 Olympic Games.

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UCI rankings for the road and mountain bike events as of April 30, 2004 determined the number of spots available for Canadian athletes in Athens. The CCA will soon name the athletes that will be taking those spots, taking into account UCI rankings and performances at the nationals.

For the road cycling events, the CCA will field a minimum of three men and three women, with three spots in the men’s elite road race, three spots in the women’s elite road race, and two spots in the women’s elite time trial. The men didn’t receive any spots in the time trial because the team is not ranked in the top 25 among nations, but could receive a spot if any nation does not use the spaces it is allotted.

Canada has also been allotted five spots, three women and two men, for mountain biking.

The track spots will not be allotted until after the Track Worlds at the end of May.

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