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How To Watch Mountain Bike at the Tokyo Olympic Games

By: Angelina Palermo  July 21, 2021

Now is the time to prepare to be the ultimate fan of USA Cycling. Here is everything you need to know about Mountain Biking at the Summer Games in July 2021.

How To Watch

Catch all the racing on the Olympic Channel and NBC.

*All times in EDT

Monday, July 26, 2021
2:00 AMMen's Mountain Bike
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Tuesday, July 27, 2021
2:00 AMWomen's Mountain Bike
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Who To Watch

Mountain Bike:


Christopher Blevins (Durango, Colo.; Trinity Racing)


Haley Batten (Park City, Utah; Trinity Racing)

Kate Courtney (Kentfield, Calif.; SCOTT-SRAM Factory Racing)

Erin Huck (Estes Park, Colo.; SCOTT-Stages)

How It Works

Cross Country (XC) is the only recognized discipline of mountain biking at the Olympic Games. This endurance-oriented event is a mass-start competition that typically features 100-150 riders who compete over rough terrain that includes everything from unpaved fire roads to technical single track filled with rocks and roots.

The Cross Country Olympic (XCO) Mountain Bike event will take place at the Izu Mountain Bike Course in Izu City, Shizuoka. The athletes will race multiple laps on the 4.1km course, including a 1.3km start loop. The competition will last anywhere from 80 to 100 minutes.

USA Cycling has seen success in the past with this event, specifically the women’s race. Georgia Gould grabbed the bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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