Women's WorldTour race days increase to 71 with Challenge by La Vuelta stage boost

With the addition of an extra stage in Spain, the Tour de France Femmes and the new Battle of the North, the calendar has grown substantially

Annemiek van Vleuten tops the podium of the Challenge by La Vuelta alongside Marlen Reusser and Elise Chabbey
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The number of race days in the women's WorldTour has grown substantially for the 2022 season, thanks to new stage races and extensions to others.

On Thursday, the Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta announced that it will be extending its stage race from four days to five, adding to the list of new stage races in the women's top division calendar.

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