UCI revises points system to give more weighting to Grand Tours and Monuments

Cycling's governing body publishes major changes to its points scale for the coming three-year cycle

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The UCI has announced major changes to its race points system and will give greater weighting to Grand Tours and Monuments from 2023. 

The modifications, which will come into effect on 1 January, come after discussions with various stakeholders involved in professional men’s road racing, who wanted to “attach more value to the most prestigious UCI WorldTour races”. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.