Which cy­cling event would you in­tro­duce to the Olympics, and which would you re­move?

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Get rid of the team sprint, and re­place with any form of in­di­vid­ual event. Team events are a soft medal op­tion for the rich­est na­tions.

Pat Hall

The Mamils-big­ger-than-eight-stone time trial spon­sored by Chris Hoy. Like boxing, there would be weight cat­e­gories go­ing up to heavy­weight (to be de­fined) but with the rule that Ly­cra (ide­ally skin­suits) must be worn.

James Fo­ley

The in­di­vid­ual time trial is the purest form of cy­cling. No team tac­tics, just an ath­lete against the clock. That stays. If one had to be re­moved it would, for me, be the BMX, sim­ply be­cause for many the X-games is a far big­ger prize. I’d be happy with keep­ing sum­mer events the same but cy­clo-cross needs to be in the Win­ter Olympics. Oh and put Iron-dis­tance triathlon in and take the Itu-style rub­bish out.

Jon Bur­rage

Down­hill moun­tain bik­ing should be in there. I’d re­move the men’s and women’s team pur­suit. In my opin­ion, team sports shouldn’t be in the Olympics.

Chris Mitchell

Get cy­clo-cross in the Win­ter Olympics. Get the kilo in there as well. They don’t need to re­move any cy­cling events, let’s get rid of speed walk­ing (it’s not a sport). Shoot­ing and any­thing that has a big­ger show­case out­side of the Olympics (ten­nis, foot­ball etc) can also go.

Keith Mcrae In: Bi­cy­cle polo. Out: Any dis­ci­plines that re­quire ob­scenely ex­pen­sive bi­cy­cles and gear. Let’s bring cy­cling back to the masses, broth­ers and sis­ters!

Pa­trick Mcgarry

Lose the BMX, ei­ther to an­other com­pe­ti­tion or to Win­ter Games (hmm, BMX on snow!) and re­place with a 100-mile in­di­vid­ual time trial. None of this ponc­ing about over 35km, proper man-and-ma­chine against the clock for a de­cent dis­tance. They are all de­cent ath­letes too so chuck in a few hills — a Spoco ton, if you like!

John Dee­ley

In­di­vid­ual pur­suit back in, as it’s the blue riband event of track cy­cling! Get rid of the om­nium. It was mad­ness re­mov­ing the IP and kilo events.

Mar­cus Christie Longest wheelie, BMX rac­ing with a mate on your stunt pegs, mate on the han­dle­bars race, maybe get Red Bull to de­sign some cour­ses.

Jake Amos

Snow rid­ing on cross-coun­try ski-type course. Long dis­tance to test en­durance and combined up­hill, down­hill skills.

Jed Lane

Time trial out. It’s like watch­ing paint dry. Bring in four-cross. Any­thing but time trial!

Karl Wal­ters

Should bike polo be awarded Olympic sta­tus?

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