UCI WorldTour 2019 events

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UCI WorldTour events are top-level races for professional cyclists.

The events form a series, with riders competing for the overall title as well as individual wins. The UCI Women’s WorldTour was launched in 2016, replacing the original World Cup and therefore adding stage races to the calendar.

The men’s WorldTour is comprised of 37 events, spread over 18 countries. The Women’s WorldTour enjoys 23 events, in 10 countries.

The Tour Down Under in Australia (January 15-20) is the traditional WorldTour season opener followed by the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (Australia) on January 27.

This year, the Dubai Tour and Abu Dhabi Tour have combined to form the UAE Emirates Tour, a six day race from February 25 to March 2.

Next up is Omloop Het Niewusblad in Belgium (March) and Strade Bianche in Italy (March 9). Then Paris-Nice takes place from March 10-17, with Tirreno-Adriatico from March 13-19.

Milan-San Remo (March 23) kicks off the Classics season proper in Europe, which runs well into April and includes highlights such as the Tour of Flanders (March 31), Paris-Roubaix (April 14) and Liège-Bastogne-Liège (April 28).

The opening Grand Tour of the season is the Giro d’Italia over May 11 to June 2, and the Tour of California in the same month (May 12-18) – the USA’s only WorldTour event.

The Tour de France takes place over July 6 t0 28 with the sole British WorldTour event, the RideLondon-Surrey Classic, taking place on August 4.

The final Grand Tour of the year, the Vuelta a España brings the three-week stage races to a close over August 24 to September 15 with the WorldTour season ending in Turkey for the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey (October 22 t0 27).

Men’s UCI WorldTour 2019 calendar

Stage three of the Giro d’Italia 2019 (Luk Benies/AFP/Getty Images)

Date Race Country Report
January 15 t o 20 Tour Down Under Australia  >>>
January 27 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race Australia  >>>
February 25 – March 2 UAE Emirates Tour  United Arab Emirates >>>
March 2 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Belgium >>>
March 9 Strade Bianche Italy >>>
March 10-17 Paris-Nice France >>>
March 13-19 Tirreno-Adriatico Italy >>>
March 23 Milan-San Remo Italy >>>
March 25-31 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya Spain >>>
March 29 E3 BinckBank (Harelbeke) Belgium >>>
March 31 Ghent-Wevelgem Belgium >>>
April 3 Dwars Door Vlaanderen Belgium >>>
April 7 Tour of Flanders Belgium >>>
April 8-13 Vuelta al País Vasco Spain >>>
April 14 Paris-Roubaix France >>>
April 21 Amstel Gold Race Netherlands >>>
April 24 La Flèche Wallonne Belgium >>>
April 28 Liège-Bastogne-Liège Belgium >>>
April 30 to May 5 Tour de Romandie Switzerland >>>
May 1 Eschborn-Frankfurt Germany >>>
May 11 to June 2 Giro d’Italia Italy
May 12 to 18 Tour of California United States
June 9 to 16 Critérium du Dauphiné France
June 15 to 23 Tour de Suisse Switzerland
July 6 to 28 Tour de France France
August 3 Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian Spain
August 3 to 9 Tour de Pologne Poland
August 4 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic Great Britain
August 12 to 18 BinckBank Tour Netherlands and Belgium
August 24 to September 15 Vuelta a España Spain
August 25 EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg Germany
September 1 Bretagne Classic – Ouest-France France
September 13 Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec Canada
September 15 Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal Canada
 October 12 Il Lombardia  Italy
October 15 to 20 Gree – Tour of Guangxi China
 October 22 to 27  Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey Turkey

UCI Women’s World Tour 2019

Vos in the UCI WWT leader’s jersey. (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

The UCI Women’s WorldTour was introduced in 2016, and replaced the World Cup. It meant more race days, and more stage events.

The events kick off on the white roads of Tuscany,  with Strade Bianche on March 9, followed by Ronde Van Drenthe (March 17), Trofeo Alfredo Binda (March 24) and Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde (March 28).

Then we move into the true Classics season – where many of the famous men’s races now hold a women’s version on the same day or weekend.

Here we’ll enjoy the likes of Belgium’s Ghent-Wevelgem (March 31), and the Tour of Flanders (April 7).

The Ardennes Classics of Amstel Gold Race (April 21) , Flèche Wallonne (April 24) and Liège-Bastogne-LiègeBelgium (April 28) all make it into the Women’s WorldTour calendar.

Next up is one of two forays into China, with the May 9 to 11 Tour of Chongming Island before the USA’s only event – the Tour of California (May 16 to 18).

The UCI Women’s WorldTour comes to Great Britain in June (10 to 15) for the Women’s Tour, before the longest stage race the calendar has to offer: the Giro Rosa (July 5 to 14) in Italy.

Though its short history has been marred by some controversy over the layout of the event, La Course by Le Tour de France (July 23) still makes the cut, before it’s back to the UK the RideLondon Classique on August 3.

Another Grand Tour to host a women’s race within its package is La Vuelta, with the Madrid Challenge in Spain on September 14 and 15.

The series is wrapped up in China, on October 20, with the Tour of Guangxi.

Women’s UCI WorldTour 2019 calendar

Date Race Country Report
March 9 Strade Bianche Italy >>>
March 17 Ronde Van Drenthe Netherlands >>>
March 24 Trofeo Alfredo Binda Italy >>>
March 28 Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde Belgium >>>
March 31 Ghent-Wevelgem Belgium >>>
April 7 Tour of Flanders Belgium >>>
April 21 Amstel Gold Race Netherlands >>>
April 24 Flèche Wallonne Belgium >>>
April 28 Liège-Bastogne-Liège Belgium >>>
May 9 to 11 Tour of Chongming Island China >>>
May 16 to 18 Tour of California USA >>>
May 22 to 25 Emakumeen XXXI. Bira Spain
June 10 to 15 Women’s Tour Great Britain
July 5 to 14 Giro Rosa Italy
July 23 La Course by Le Tour de France France
August 3 RideLondon Classique Great Britain
August 16 Vargarda team time trial Sweden
August 18 Vargarda road race Sweden
August 22 to 25 Ladies Tour of Norway Norway
August 31 GP de Plouay – Lorient Agglomération France
September 3 to 8 Boels Ladies Tour Netherlands
September 14 to 15 Madrid Challenge by la Vuelta Spain
October 20 Tour of Guangxi China