Quality of some women's races is under threat from UCI calendar changes

The newly published women’s calendar reveals Omloop Het Nieuwsblad among the events which will be affected by the new ProSeries, attracting fewer top teams

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The creation of the UCI’s ProSeries could undermine the quality of some of the sport’s biggest races and leave team struggling to fins early season competition next year. Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is among a number of events not included in the series, with new regulations on start lists leaving the race possibly struggling for top riders. 

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.