Mixed team time trial could feature at Paris 2024 Olympics

If the episode proves popular in this year’s world championships A combined team time trial might be a part of the Paris 2024 Olympic road cycling programme.
The event, trialled in the European championships in Alkmaar this calendar year, which makes its world championships debut with federal teams comprising three male cyclists and three female cyclists on Sunday from Yorkshire.
It follows calls for women’s road biking to get a greater profile and would potentially allow an road occasion in Paris to go alongside the street races and individual time trials.
“The UCI would be interested to understand how this arrangement evolves over the next Olympic phase and therefore are open to using the IOC to introduce a brand new and innovative format into the existing Road Cycling programme in the Olympic Games,” that a UCI spokesman said on Wednesday.
“Looking forward, this will match perfectly with our aim of absolute gender parity at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games with the goal that female and male cyclists will love equivalent quantity of quotas, events and medals.”
The combined team time trial will see three men riders tackle a hilly 14km circuit about Harrogate using the women’s trio setting off if the second male rider crosses the line. Times will be an aggregate of the men’s and women’s riders.

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