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UCI World Tour

UCI World Tour
Current season, competition or edition:
2014 UCI World Tour
Sport Road bicycle racing
Founded 2009
No. of teams 18 (Others invited on
race by race basis)
Country Europe, Australia, China and Canada
Most recent champion(s) Rider: Joaquim Rodríguez
Team: Movistar Team
Country: Spain
Official website uciworldtour.com

The UCI World Tour (2009–2010: UCI World Ranking) is the premier annual male elite road cycling tour. It refers to both the tour of 29 events and an annual ranking system based upon performances in these. The World Ranking was launched in 2009, and merged fully with its predecessor the UCI ProTour in 2011.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Ranking events 2
  • List of current UCI ProTeams 3
  • Results 4
    • Individual ranking Top 5 4.1
    • Team ranking 4.2
    • Nation ranking 4.3
  • Winners by race 5
    • Most race wins 5.1
  • History of team participation 6
  • Notes 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

History

Until the end of 2004, the Italy and Spain, meant that by 2008 the ProTour was devalued as a ranking method, as only one of the Monument events, and three other classics, remained under the auspices of the UCI. As a result, the UCI World Ranking was introduced, merging performances from both the ProTour and other prestigious events.[1]

At the start of 2011, the ProTour and World Ranking were fully merged again.[2] The ranking system was re-branded as the 'World Tour', whilst 'ProTeam' [3] was retained as a registration category for professional teams. All ProTeams gain automatic entry to World Tour events.

Despite finishing second in the team rankings in 2012, Team Katusha were initially refused a place in the top tier for 2013.[4] After appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, they were reinstated in February 2013, having already missed the 2013 Tour Down Under.[5] Although the UCI had earlier asserted that the reinstatement of Katusha would result in demotion of another team, they eventually announced that there would be 19 ProTour teams for that one season.[6]

Ranking events

The UCI World Tour consists of 29 events.[7] These events are made up from:

  • The three Grand Tours
  • The five Monument one day races
  • Nine further stage races in Europe
  • Seven further one day races in Europe
  • One stage race in Australia
  • Two one day races in Canada
  • One stage race in China
  • One team time trial, which grants points only for the teams' ranking, with a location that varies each year.
Race World Ranking Points[8]
Winner Second Third final position for
which points are given
Tour de France Overall
Each stage
200
20
150
10
120
6
20th (4 points)
5th (2 points)
Giro d'Italia
Vuelta a España
Overall
Each stage
170
16
130
8
100
4
20th (2 points)
5th (1 point)
World Team Time Trial Championship[1] 200 170 140 10th (70 points)
Tour Down Under
Paris–Nice
Tirreno–Adriatico
Tour of the Basque Country
Tour de Romandie
Volta a Catalunya
Critérium du Dauphiné
Tour de Suisse
Tour de Pologne
Eneco Tour
Tour of Beijing[2]
Overall
Each stage
100
6
80
4
70
2
10th (4 points)
5th (1 point)
Milan – San Remo
Tour of Flanders
Paris–Roubaix
Liège–Bastogne–Liège
Giro di Lombardia
100 80 70 10th (4 points)
E3 Harelbeke[3]
Gent–Wevelgem
Amstel Gold Race
La Flèche Wallonne
Clásica de San Sebastián
Vattenfall Cyclassics
Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec[4]
Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal[4]
GP Ouest-France
80 60 50 10th (2 points)

In 2009 and 2010, only riders for ProTour teams and Professional Continental teams could earn points. When a national squad, that is not a UCI registered team, participated in a race, its members were not eligible to receive points. In 2011, a rule change meant that only riders on ProTeam squads were eligible for points.

List of current UCI ProTeams

The 18 ProTeams in 2014 are:[9]
Code Official Team Name Licence holder Country Groupset Bike
ALM Ag2r-La Mondiale (2014 season) EUSRL France Cyclisme  France Campagnolo Focus
AST Astana (2014 season) Abacanto SA  Kazakhstan Campagnolo Specialized
BEL Belkin Pro Cycling (2014 season) Rabo Wielerploegen  Netherlands Shimano Bianchi
BMC BMC Racing Team (2014 season) Continuum Sports LLC  United States Shimano BMC
CAN Cannondale (2014 season) Brixia Sports  Italy SRAM Cannondale
EUC Team Europcar (2014 season) SA Vendée Cyclisme  France Campagnolo Colnago
FDJ FDJ.fr (2014 season) Société de Gestion de L'Echappée  France Shimano Lapierre
GIA Giant-Shimano (2014 season) SMS Cycling B.V.  Netherlands Shimano Giant
GRS Garmin-Sharp (2014 season) Slipstream Sports, LLC  United States Shimano Cervélo
KAT Team Katusha (2014 season) Katusha Management SA  Russia Shimano Canyon
LAM Lampre-Merida (2014 season) CGS Cycling Team AG  Italy Shimano Merida
LTB Lotto-Belisol (2014 season) Belgian Cycling Company sa  Belgium Campagnolo Ridley
MOV Movistar Team (2014 season) Abarca Sports S.L.  Spain Campagnolo Canyon
OGE Orica-GreenEDGE (2014 season) GreenEdge Cycling  Australia Shimano Scott
OPQ Omega Pharma-Quick Step (2014 season) Esperanza bvba  Belgium SRAM Specialized
SKY Team Sky (2014 season) Tour Racing Limited  Great Britain Shimano Pinarello
TCS Team Tinkoff-Saxo (2014 season) Tinkoff Sport  Russia SRAM Specialized
TFR Trek Factory Racing (2014 season) Trek Bicycle Corporation  United States Shimano Trek


Results

Individual ranking Top 5

Year 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
2009  Alberto Contador (ESP)
Astana
527 pts  Alejandro Valverde (ESP)
Caisse d'Epargne
483 pts  Samuel Sánchez (ESP)
Euskaltel-Euskadi
357 pts  Andy Schleck (LUX)
Team Saxo Bank
334 pts  Cadel Evans (AUS)
Silence-Lotto
333 pts
2010  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)
Team Katusha
561 pts  Philippe Gilbert (BEL)
Omega Pharma-Lotto
437 pts  Luis León Sánchez (ESP)
Caisse d'Epargne
413 pts  Cadel Evans (AUS)
BMC Racing Team
390 pts  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)
Liquigas-Doimo
390 pts
2011  Philippe Gilbert (BEL)
Omega Pharma-Lotto
718 pts  Cadel Evans (AUS)
BMC Racing Team
584 pts  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)
Team Katusha
446 pts  Michele Scarponi (ITA)
Lampre-ISD
419 pts  Tony Martin (GER)
HTC-Highroad
349 pts
2012  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)
Team Katusha
692 pts  Bradley Wiggins (GBR)
Team Sky
601 pts  Tom Boonen (BEL)
Omega Pharma-Quick Step
410 pts  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)
Liquigas-Cannondale
400 pts  Alejandro Valverde (ESP)
Movistar Team
394 pts
2013  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)
Team Katusha
607 pts  Chris Froome (GBR)
Team Sky
587 pts  Alejandro Valverde (ESP)
Movistar Team
540 pts  Peter Sagan (SVK)
Cannondale
491 pts  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)
Astana
474 pts
2014  Alejandro Valverde (ESP)
Movistar Team
686 pts  Alberto Contador (ESP)
Team Tinkoff-Saxo
620 pts  Simon Gerrans (AUS)
Orica-GreenEDGE
478 pts  Rui Costa (POR)
Lampre-Merida
461 pts  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)
Astana
392 pts

Team ranking

Year 1st 2nd 3rd
2009 Astana Caisse d'Epargne Team Columbia-High Road
2010 Team Saxo Bank Liquigas-Doimo Rabobank
2011 Omega Pharma-Lotto Team Sky Leopard Trek
2012 Team Sky Team Katusha Liquigas-Cannondale
2013 Movistar Team Team Sky Team Katusha
2014 Movistar Team BMC Racing Team Team Tinkoff-Saxo

Nation ranking

Year 1st 2nd 3rd
2009  Spain  Italy  Australia
2010  Spain  Italy  Belgium
2011  Italy  Belgium  Australia
2012  Spain  Great Britain  Italy
2013  Spain  Italy  Colombia
2014  Spain  Italy  Belgium

Winners by race

YEAR 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Tour Down Under Davis Greipel Meyer Gerrans (2/8) Slagter Gerrans (5/8)
Paris–Nice LL Sánchez (1/3) Contador (3/7) T Martin (2/4) Wiggins (2/5) Porte Betancur
Tirreno–Adriatico Scarponi (1/3) Garzelli Evans (2/4) Nibali (2/5) Nibali (3/5) Contador (5/7)
Milan – San Remo Cavendish Freire Goss (2/2) Gerrans (3/8) Ciolek Kristoff (1/2)
Volta a Catalunya Valverde (1/5) Rodríguez (1/5) Scarponi (2/3) Albasini D Martin (2/4) Rodríguez (5/5)
E3 Harelbeke Part of the UCI Europe Tour Boonen (3/6) Cancellara (4/7) Sagan (4/4)
Gent–Wevelgem Boasson Hagen (1/5) Eisel Boonen (2/6) Boonen (4/6) Sagan (2/4) Degenkolb (2/2)
Tour of Flanders Devolder Cancellara (2/7) Nuyens Boonen (5/6) Cancellara (5/7) Cancellara (7/7)
Tour of the Basque Country Contador (1/7) Horner (1/2) Klöden S Sánchez Quintana (1/2) Contador (6/7)
Paris–Roubaix Boonen (1/6) Cancellara (3/7) Vansummeren Boonen (6/6) Cancellara (6/7) Terpstra
Amstel Gold Race Ivanov Gilbert (2/10) Gilbert (4/10) Gasparotto Kreuziger (2/2) Gilbert (9/10)
La Flèche Wallonne Rebellin Evans (1/4) Gilbert (5/10) Rodríguez (2/5) Moreno Valverde (4/5)
Liège–Bastogne–Liège A Schleck (1/2) Vinokourov Gilbert (6/10) Iglinsky D Martin (3/4) Gerrans (6/8)
Tour de Romandie Kreuziger (1/2) Špilak Evans (3/4) Wiggins (3/5) Froome (1/4) Froome (4/4)
Giro d'Italia Menchov Basso Scarponi (3/3) Hesjedal Nibali (4/5) Quintana (2/2)
Critérium du Dauphiné Valverde (2/5) Brajkovič Wiggins (1/5) Wiggins (4/5) Froome (2/4) Talansky
Tour de Suisse Cancellara (1/7) F Schleck Leipheimer Costa (2/4) Costa (3/4) Costa (4/4)
Tour de France Contador (2/7) A Schleck (2/2) Evans (4/4) Wiggins (5/5) Froome (3/4) Nibali (5/5)
Clásica de San Sebastián Barredo LL Sánchez (2/3) Gilbert (7/10) LL Sánchez (3/3) Gallopin Valverde (5/5)
Tour de Pologne Ballan D Martin (1/4) Sagan (1/4) Moser Weening Majka
Eneco Tour Boasson Hagen (2/5) T Martin (1/4) Boasson Hagen (3/5) Boom Štybar Wellens
Vuelta a España Valverde (3/5) Nibali (1/5) Cobo Contador (4/7) Horner (2/2) Contador (7/7)
Vattenfall Cyclassics Farrar (1/2) Farrar (2/2) Boasson Hagen (4/5) Démare Degenkolb (1/2) Kristoff (2/2)
GP Ouest-France Gerrans (1/8) Goss (1/2) Bole Boasson Hagen (5/5) Pozzato Chavanel
Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec Not an event Voeckler Gilbert (8/10) Gerrans (4/8) Gesink (2/2) Gerrans (7/8)
Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal Not an event Gesink (1/2) Costa (1/4) Nordhaug Sagan (3/4) Gerrans (8/8)
Giro di Lombardia Gilbert (1/10) Gilbert (3/10) Zaugg Rodríguez (3/5) Rodríguez (4/5) D Martin (4/4)
Tour of Beijing Not an event T Martin (3/4) T Martin (4/4) Intxausti Gilbert (10/10)

Most race wins

Rank Cyclist Wins
1. Philippe Gilbert 10
2. Simon Gerrans 8
3. Fabian Cancellara 7
Alberto Contador 7
5. Tom Boonen 6
6. Edvald Boasson Hagen 5
Vincenzo Nibali 5
Joaquim Rodríguez 5
Alejandro Valverde 5
Bradley Wiggins 5

History of team participation

Dark grey indicates that the team was not operating in the year in question. Mid-grey indicates that the team was competing at a lower level in the year in question.

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Bbox Bouygues Telecom Bbox Bouygues Telecom Team Europcar Team Europcar Team Europcar Team Europcar
Cofidis Cofidis Cofidis Cofidis Cofidis Cofidis
Silence-Lotto Omega Pharma-Lotto Omega Pharma-Lotto Lotto-Belisol Lotto-Belisol Lotto-Belisol
Euskaltel-Euskadi Euskaltel-Euskadi Euskaltel-Euskadi Euskaltel-Euskadi Euskaltel-Euskadi
Française des Jeux Française des Jeux[5] FDJ FDJ-BigMat FDJ[6] FDJ.fr
Caisse d'Epargne Caisse d'Epargne Movistar Team Movistar Team Movistar Team Movistar Team
Lampre-NGC Lampre-Farnese Vini[7] Lampre-ISD Lampre-ISD Lampre-Merida Lampre-Merida
Liquigas[8] Liquigas-Doimo Liquigas-Cannondale Liquigas-Cannondale Cannondale Cannondale
Quick Step Quick Step Quick Step Omega Pharma-Quick Step Omega Pharma-Quick Step Omega Pharma-Quick Step
Rabobank Rabobank Rabobank Rabobank Blanco Pro Cycling[9] Belkin Pro Cycling
Fuji-Servetto Footon-Servetto-Fuji Geox-TMC
Team Columbia-High Road Team HTC-Columbia HTC-Highroad
Team Saxo Bank Team Saxo Bank Saxo Bank-SunGard Team Saxo Bank[10] Team Saxo-Tinkoff Team Tinkoff-Saxo
Ag2r-La Mondiale Ag2r-La Mondiale Ag2r-La Mondiale Ag2r-La Mondiale Ag2r-La Mondiale Ag2r-La Mondiale
Team Milram Team Milram
Astana Astana Astana Astana Astana Astana
Garmin-Slipstream Garmin-Transitions Garmin-Cervélo Garmin-Barracuda[11] Garmin-Sharp Garmin-Sharp
Team Katusha Team Katusha Team Katusha Team Katusha Team Katusha Team Katusha
Team RadioShack Team RadioShack
Team Sky Team Sky Team Sky Team Sky Team Sky
BMC Racing Team BMC Racing Team BMC Racing Team BMC Racing Team BMC Racing Team BMC Racing Team
Vacansoleil Vacansoleil Vacansoleil-DCM Vacansoleil-DCM Vacansoleil-DCM
Leopard Trek RadioShack-Nissan RadioShack-Leopard Trek Factory Racing
GreenEDGE[12] Orica-GreenEDGE Orica-GreenEDGE
Skil-Shimano Skil-Shimano Skil-Shimano Project 1t4i[13] Argos-Shimano Giant-Shimano

Notes

  1. ^ The team time trial at the World Championship became part of the World Tour in 2012.
  2. ^ The Tour of Beijing became part of the World Tour in its first year, 2011. A second race in China, the Tour of Hangzhou, was scheduled for the World Tour in both 2012 and 2013, but cancelled in both years.
  3. ^ The E3 Prijs Vlaanderen — Harelbeke became part of the World Tour in 2012.
  4. ^ a b The Grands Prix in Quebec and Montreal were not part of the initial 2009 series, and had their first editions as part of the 2010 series.
  5. ^ Later in the season known as FDJ.
  6. ^ Later in the season known as FDJ.fr.
  7. ^ Later in the season known as Lampre-Farnese.
  8. ^ Later in the season known as Liquigas-Doimo.
  9. ^ Later in the season known as Belkin Pro Cycling.
  10. ^ Later in the season known as Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank.
  11. ^ Later in the season known as Garmin-Sharp.
  12. ^ Later in the season known as Orica-GreenEDGE.
  13. ^ Later in the season known as Argos-Shimano.

References

  1. ^ "UCI listing of events and dates for the 2009 calendar". Uci.ch. Retrieved 2012-07-16. 
  2. ^ ProTour is dead, long live the World Tour Cyclingweekly. Accessed 14-01-11
  3. ^ Presse Release - Registration of UCI ProTeams for the 2011 season UCI. Accessed 14-01-11
  4. ^ "Katusha denied 2013 WorldTour licence". Cycling News. Future Publishing. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "CAS orders WorldTour licence for Katusha". Cycling News. Future Publishing. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "UCI confirms 19 WorldTour teams for 2013". Cycling News. Future Publishing. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  7. ^ UCI confirms 2013 WorldTour calendar VeloNation. Accessed 14-01-11
  8. ^ "UCI Rankings points scale". Retrieved 2012-07-16. 
  9. ^ "Registration of UCI ProTeams and UCI Professional Continental Teams for the 2014 season". UCI.ch ( 

External links

  • UCI WorldTour
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