London 2012 MTB

Some days ago I updated the UCI rankings both for the athletes both in the team standings for this very important qualification to London 2012. The top positions are emerging showing clearly who will be able to line up at the start of the Olympics with 3 athletes and those who will settle for 2/1 athlete. Here is the table with its legend.

RANKING UCI CROSS COUNTRY NATION

*Update: 24 April 2012

Rank Name Nation Points
1 (1) SWITZERLAND SUI 4,555
2 (2) FRANCE FRA 3,905
3 (3) CZECH REPUBLIC CZE 3,730
4 (4) SPAIN ESP 2,777
5 (5) GERMANY GER 2,765
6 (6) ITALY ITA 2,375
7 (7) NETHERLANDS NED 2,081
8 (9) POLAND POL 1,858
9 (8) BELGIUM BEL 1,727
10 (13) AUSTRIA AUT 1,703
11 (10) UNITED STATES USA 1,670
12 (11) SOUTH AFRICA RSA 1,648
13 (12) CANADA CAN 1,633
14 (14) AUSTRALIA AUS 1,362
15 (15) JAPAN JPN 1,289
16 (16) GREAT BRITAIN GBR 1,187
17 (17) SWEDEN SWE 1,148
18 (18) ARGENTINA ARG 1,085
19 (19) BRAZIL BRA 1,070
20 (22) RUSSIA RUS 988
21 (20) DENMARK DEN 958
22 (21) HUNGARY HUN 897
23 (25) CYPRUS CYP 894
24 (23) UKRAINE UKR 866
25 (27) PORTUGAL POR 832
26 (24) NEW ZEALAND NZL 826
27 (26) GREECE GRE 718
28 (28) TURKEY TUR 656
29 (29) CHILE CHI 604
30 (30) NORWAY NOR 579
Rank Name Nation Points
1 (1) CANADA CAN 4,194
2 (2) FRANCE FRA 3,467
3 (3) SWITZERLAND SUI 3,284
4 (4) POLAND POL 2,849
5 (5) SLOVENIA SLO 2,786
6 (6) GERMANY GER 2,532
7 (7) NORWAY NOR 2,518
8 (9) RUSSIA RUS 2,473
9 (8) UNITED STATES USA 2,418
10 (10) CZECH REPUBLIC CZE 2,110
11 (11) NEW ZEALAND NZL 2,019
12 (12) ITALY ITA 1,965
13 (13) UKRAINE UKR 1,916
14 (14) AUSTRIA AUT 1,803
15 (15) GREAT BRITAIN GBR 1,727
16 (17) SWEDEN SWE 1,602
17 (16) NETHERLANDS NED 1,595
18 (18) DENMARK DEN 1,432
19 (19) HUNGARY HUN 1,364
20 (20) AUSTRALIA AUS 1,130
21 (21) TURKEY TUR 1,085
22 (24) SPAIN ESP 971
23 (22) JAPAN JPN 901
24 (23) SLOVAKIA SVK 849
25 (25) MEXICO MEX 799
26 (26) BRAZIL BRA 720
27 (27) ARGENTINA ARG 686
28 (28) ISRAEL ISR 630
29 (29) CHILE CHI 573
30 (34) ESTONIA EST 544

*red=3 athletes
*orange=2 athletes
*green=1 athlete

 

Past Olympic mountain bike medallists

Men

1996 - Summary
Gold: Bart Brentjens (Netherlands)
Silver: Thomas Frischknecht (Switzerland)
Bronze: Miguel Martinez (France)


2000
- Summary
Gold: Miguel Martinez (France)
Silver: Filip Meirhaeghe (Belgium)
Bronze: Christoph Sauser (Switzerland)


2004
- Summary
Gold: Julien Absalon (France)
Silver: Jose Antonio Hermida (Spain)
Bronze: Bart Brentjens (Netherlands)


2008
- Summary
Gold: Julien Absalon (France)
Silver: Jean-Christophe Peraud (France)
Bronze: Nino Schurter (Switzerland)

Women

1996 - Summary
Gold: Paola Pezzo (Italy)
Silver: Alison Sydor 9Canada)
Bronze: Susan DeMattei (United States)


2000
- Summary
Gold: Paola Pezzo (Italy)
Silver: Barbara Blatter (Switzerland)
Bronze: Marga Fullana (Spain)


2004
- Summary
Gold: Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Norway)
Silver: Marie Helene Premont (Canada)
Bronze: Sabine Spitz (Germany)


2008
- Summary
Gold: Sabine Spitz (Germany)
Silver: Maja Wloszczowksa (Poland)
Bronze: Irina Kalentieva (Russia)