With less than 10 days to go to the Rio games here’s a downloadable calendar with all the cycling events in Rio for your diary. You’ll find road, track, MTB and BMX and this time with the specific time slots included.
The men’s road race is the opening event of the games and the winner on the Copacabana will be the first medallist of the 2016 Olympics.
As ever this format proves very popular and it should be useful as many cycling fans are not used to arranging their sports viewing around Rio de Janeiro’s GMT-3 time zone.
Depending on your diary or device you should see the accompanying note, for example on Monday 15 August there are two track sessions and the second is from 4.00pm – 6.45pm Rio time and this should adjust to your own time zone. Once you look up the event a note will list the session’s events:
Men’s Omnium: flying lap 250m time trial
Women’s Sprint: race for 9th-12th places
Women’s Omnium: 3km individual pursuit
Men’s Omnium: 40km points race
Men’s Omnium: victory ceremony
Women’s Omnium: elimination race
For now there’s no more specific timing other than the block you’ll find in your diary.
If you’re familiar with ical files, here’s the URL for the ics file:
Save the ics / iCal / iCalendar file and you can import it into your electronic diary. One or two clicks and it’s on your iPhone / Outlook etc. The default settings have alerts turned off but check your device to avoid annoyance. Best of all see if you can subscribe to the calendar and this way any changes and updates will be pushed to your diary.
Alternatively if you use Google then see calendar below and the +Google Calendar link on the bottom-right. Note this method can work with Android phones when the iCal file might not.
Here’s the calendar of events for you to see, jump to August.
If you want more help on how to make use of this, see the inrng.com/calendar page which has the calendar for all the main men’s and women’s pro races in 2016 and a fuller explanation of how to put a calendar into Outloook, an iPhone, your diary etc.
In case you need to know when the table tennis, swimming or archery are on to you’ll find the full schedule of competition at rio2016.com/en/schedule-and-results