In Portugal, three cyclists (two men and one woman) will take part in the road race. 2020 Olympic Games in Parisannounced today by the Portuguese Cycling Federation.(FPK), after updating the world rankings at the end of the season.
In the men’s sector, Portugal ended the year in 12th place in the world hierarchy and will be represented by just two cyclists, despite having the best position in the last three Olympic cycles (14th in Rio 2016 and 23rd). e place in Tokyo 2020).
However, the reduction in the men’s field means Portugal will repeat their two representatives from Tokyo, leaving them two behind those present in Rio de Janeiro.
Thanks to Nelson Oliveira’s sixth place at the last World Championships, Portugal will have two representatives in the time trial, and the same two cyclists will also compete in the distance race.
45th place in the women’s ranking allows Portugal to bring to Paris a cyclist who should represent the return of women’s cycling, 28 years after the presence of Ana Barros in Atlanta in 1996.
Portugal’s best result in a road cycling race was achieved in Athens in 2004, when Sergio Paulino won a silver medal in the long-distance race.
Source: The Portugal News