Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) in conjunction with Scottish Cycling has confirmed today the sports specific selection standards required for nomination to Team Scotland for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. These are in addition to the criteria laid down in the General Selection Policy published in January 2020.
Team Scotland’s most successful sport at Gold Coast 2018 with four gold, four silver and two bronze medals, the selection window for Cycling for Birmingham 2022 will open on 1 April 2021 and close on 30 April 2022.
In line with all other sports, athletes put forward for nomination must demonstrate the potential for a top six finish at the Games. For Road, Mountain Bike and most Track Cycling Endurance events qualification will be based on results in specified competitions, while qualification times have been set for Track Cycling Sprint events (including Para-Sport events), Individual Pursuit and Team Pursuit.
The Cycling Sport Specific Policy for Birmingham 2022 can be found at: https://www.teamscotland.scot/games/birmngham-2022/team-selection/
The CGS General Selection Policy and detailed selection standards for the 2022 Commonwealth Games for all sports published to date can also be found at the above link. The overall Team Scotland selection period detailed in the CGS General Selection Policy is 1 March 2021 to 15 May 2022.
Eleven of the 19 sports have now agreed the sport specific standards required for athletes to put themselves in the frame for competing at Birmingham 2022.