Sagan's stunning win on the legendary boards of the Roubaix velodrome. Image: Bora-hansgrohe

The Year Ahead: UCI Release 2020 WorldTour Dates

The revised 2020 UCI WorldTour will start with the Strade Bianche on 1st August and finish with the Vuelta España on 8 November.

The UCI released the major changes overnight, a response to a most disrupted cycling season due to COVID-19.

The series will include 25 events, after the five events held at the beginning of the season – Santos Tour Down Under (Australia), Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (Australia), UAE Tour (United Arab Emirates), Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Elite (Belgium) and Paris-Nice (France) -, and the cancellation of six events at the request of their organisers due to the effects of the pandemic – E3 BinckBank Classic (Belgium), Tour de Romandie (Switzerland), Tour de Suisse (Switzerland), Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (Spain), Itzulia Basque Country (Spain) and Donostia San Sebastian Klasikoa (Spain).

The calendar includes a women’s Paris – Roubaix – the first ever.

Among the 25 events are 17 one-day races, including the five Monuments (Milano-Sanremo, Tour des Flandres, Paris-Roubaix, Liège-Bastogne-Liège et Il Lombardia) and eight stage races, including the three Grands Tours.


A Shorter Vuelta

The Vuelta España (20 October – 8 November) has been shortened by one weekend at the request of the organiser, which has received confirmation that conditions could not be met for a Grand Depart in the Netherlands.

The length of the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia remain unchanged. 

The new dates on the 2020 UCI WorldTour calendar are –

1st August: Strade Bianche (Italy)

5-9 August: Tour de Pologne (Poland)

8 August: Milano-Sanremo (Italy)

12-16 August: Critérium du Dauphiné (France)

16 August: Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic (Great Britain)

25 August: Bretagne Classic – Ouest-France (France)

29 August -20 September : Tour de France (France)

7-14 September: Tirreno-Adriatico (Italy)

11 September: Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec (Canada)

13 September: Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal (Canada) 

-29 September -3 October: BinckBank Tour

30 September: La Flèche Wallonne (Belgium)

3-25 October: Giro d’Italia (Italy)

4 October: Liège-Bastogne-Liège (Belgium)

10 October: Amstel Gold Race (the Netherlands)

11 October: Gent-Wevelgem in Flanders Fields (Belgium)

14 October: A Travers la Flandre (Belgium)

15-20 October: Gree – Tour of Guangxi (China)

18 October: Tour des Flandres (Belgium)

20 October – 8 November: Vuelta Ciclista a España (Spain)

21 October: Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne (Belgium)

25 October: Paris-Roubaix (France)

31 October: Il Lombardia (Italy)


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