A mixed group time trial could be a part of this Paris 2024 road cycling programme in the event the event proves popular at this year’s world championships.
The event, trialled in the leagues in Alkmaar this year, makes its world championships debut with teams comprising of three male cyclists and three female riders on Sunday in Yorkshire.
It would potentially allow an street event in Paris to proceed together with the street races and time trials and follows involves women’s road cycling to have a higher profile.
“The UCI will be interested to understand how this arrangement evolves over the next Olympic period and therefore are open to using the IOC to introduce a brand new and innovative format in the existing Road Cycling programme at the Olympic Games,” that a UCI spokesman said on Wednesday.
“Looking forward, this would match perfectly with our goal of absolute gender parity at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games with the aim that female and male cyclists will love equivalent quantity of quotas, events and medals.”
The combined team time trial will see three man cyclists tackle a hilly 14km circuit about Harrogate using the women’s trio setting away if the second male rider crosses the line. Times will be an aggregate of their men’s and women’s riders.
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