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Team Kit Changes & Expanded WorldTour Race Calendar For 2017

The Tour Down Under is just weeks away. As the first official race of the 2017 WorldTour, cycling fans will get their first look at many of the top team’s jersey and kit designs for the new season.

While many of the teams have retained a similar look to 2016 designs, there are subtle variations to some and radical changes to others.

There are several name changes, numerous new sponsors and the inclusion of Team Bahrain Merida. The teams for 2017 are AG2R La Mondiale, Astana Pro Team, BMC Racing Team, Bora-Hansgrohe, Cannondale-Drapac, Dimension Data, Quick-Step Floors, FDJ, Lotto Soudal, Movistar Team, Orica-Scott, Team Sunweb (who were Giant-Alpecin in 2016), Team Katusha, Team LottoNl-Jumbo, Team Sky and Trek-Segafredo.

Expanded Calendar for 2017

The 2017 UCI WorldTour will take the peloton to 15 countries and four continents.
An expanded series the calendar features 37 events, 10 of which are new additions.

Making up the series will be the three Grand Tours, 14 stage races and 20 one-day events. The season will begin in January with the Santos Tour Down Under, and finish with Il Lombardia at the end of September.

Following the Tour Down Under, the UCI WorldTour season continues with its latest inclusion and second Australian event, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race on January 29.

2017 UCI WorldTour Calendar – New Additions

– 29 January: Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (Australia)
– 6-10 February: Tour of Qatar (Qatar)
– 23-26 February: Abu Dhabi Tour (United Arab Emirates)
– 25 February: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (Belgium)
– 4 March: Strade Bianche (Italy)
– 22 March: Dwars Door Vlaanderen / A travers la Flandre (Belgium)
– 18-23 April: Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey (Turkey)
– 1 May: Eschborn-Frankfurt « Rund um den Finanzplatz » (Germany)
– 14-21 May: Amgen Tour of California (United States)
– 30 July: Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic (Great Britain)

Existing UCI WorldTour Events

– 17-22 January: Santos Tour Down Under (Australia)
– 5-12 March: Paris-Nice (France)
– 8-14 March: Tirreno-Adriatico (Italy)
– 18 March: Milano-Sanremo (Italy)
– 20-26 March: Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (Spain)
– 24 March: Record Bank E3 Harelbeke (Belgium)
– 26 March: Gent-Wevelgem in Flanders Fields (Belgium)
– 2 April: Ronde van Vlaanderen / Tour des Flandres (Belgium)
– 3-8 April: Vuelta al País Vasco (Spain)
– 9 April: Paris-Roubaix (France)
– 16 April: Amstel Gold Race (Netherlands)
– 19 April: La Flèche Wallonne (Belgium)
– 23 April: Liège-Bastogne-Liège (Belgium)
– 25-30 April: Tour de Romandie (Switzerland)
– 6-28 May: Giro d’Italia (Italy)
– 4-11 June: Critérium du Dauphiné (France)
– 10-18 June: Tour de Suisse (Switzerland)
– 1-23 July: Tour de France (France)
– 29 July: Clásica Ciclista San Sebastian (Spain)
– 29 July-4 August: Tour de Pologne (Poland)
– 7-13 August: Eneco Tour (Benelux)
– 19 August-10 September: Vuelta a España (Spain)
– 20 August: Cyclassics Hamburg (Germany)
– 27 August: Bretagne Classic – Ouest-France (France)
– 8 September: Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec (Canada)
– 10 September: Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal (Canada)
– 30 September: Il Lombardia (Italy)

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