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UCI World Tour

UCI World Tour
Current season, competition or edition:
31px 2015 UCI World Tour
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Sport Road bicycle racing
Founded 2009
No. of teams 18 (Others invited on
race by race basis)
Country Europe, Australia and Canada (formerly also China)
Most recent champion(s) Rider: Alejandro Valverde
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 28 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.

History

Until the end of 2004, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) maintained both the UCI Road World Rankings, which awarded results for all its sanctioned races, and the UCI Road World Cup, which was awarded on the basis of performance in ten selected one-day events. Both were replaced from the 2005 season by the UCI ProTour and UCI Continental Circuits. However, disputes between the UCI and ASO, the organisers of the Tour de France and other classics, and eventually with the organisers of the Tours of 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] In 2015, there are only 17 teams, as there was no applicant for the 18th slot.

Ranking events

The UCI World Tour consists of 28 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 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
23x15px Tour de France Overall
Each stage
200
20
150
10
120
6
20th (4 points)
5th (2 points)
23x15px Giro d'Italia
23x15px Vuelta a España
Overall
Each stage
170
16
130
8
100
4
20th (2 points)
5th (1 point)
World Team Time Trial Championship[a] 200 170 140 10th (70 points)
23x15px Tour Down Under
23x15px Paris–Nice
23x15px Tirreno–Adriatico
23x15px Tour of the Basque Country
23x16px Tour de Romandie
23x15px Volta a Catalunya
23x15px Critérium du Dauphiné
23x16px Tour de Suisse
23x15px Tour de Pologne
23x15px23x15px Eneco Tour
23x15px Tour of Beijing[b]
Overall
Each stage
100
6
80
4
70
2
10th (4 points)
5th (1 point)
23x15px Milan – San Remo
23x15px Tour of Flanders
23x15px Paris–Roubaix
23x15px Liège–Bastogne–Liège
23x15px Giro di Lombardia
100 80 70 10th (4 points)
23x15px E3 Harelbeke[c]
23x15px Gent–Wevelgem
23x15px Amstel Gold Race
23x15px La Flèche Wallonne
23x15px Clásica de San Sebastián
23x15px Vattenfall Cyclassics
23x15px Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec[d]
23x15px Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal[d]
23x15px 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.

Results

Individual ranking (Top-5)

Year 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
2009 23x15px Alberto Contador (ESP)
Astana
527 pts 23x15px Alejandro Valverde (ESP)
Caisse d'Epargne
483 pts 23x15px Samuel Sánchez (ESP)
Euskaltel-Euskadi
357 pts 23x15px Andy Schleck (LUX)
Team Saxo Bank
334 pts 23x15px Cadel Evans (AUS)
Silence-Lotto
333 pts
2010 23x15px Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)
Team Katusha
561 pts 23x15px Philippe Gilbert (BEL)
Omega Pharma-Lotto
437 pts 23x15px Luis León Sánchez (ESP)
Caisse d'Epargne
413 pts 23x15px Cadel Evans (AUS)
BMC Racing Team
390 pts 23x15px Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)
Liquigas-Doimo
390 pts
2011 23x15px Philippe Gilbert (BEL)
Omega Pharma-Lotto
718 pts 23x15px Cadel Evans (AUS)
BMC Racing Team
584 pts 23x15px Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)
Team Katusha
446 pts 23x15px Michele Scarponi (ITA)
Lampre-ISD
419 pts 23x15px Tony Martin (GER)
HTC-Highroad
349 pts
2012 23x15px Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)
Team Katusha
692 pts 23x15px Bradley Wiggins (GBR)
Team Sky
601 pts 23x15px Tom Boonen (BEL)
Omega Pharma-Quick Step
410 pts 23x15px Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)
Liquigas-Cannondale
400 pts 23x15px Alejandro Valverde (ESP)
Movistar Team
394 pts
2013 23x15px Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)
Team Katusha
607 pts 23x15px Chris Froome (GBR)
Team Sky
587 pts 23x15px Alejandro Valverde (ESP)
Movistar Team
540 pts 23x15px Peter Sagan (SVK)
Cannondale
491 pts 23x15px Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)
Astana
474 pts
2014 23x15px Alejandro Valverde (ESP)
Movistar Team
686 pts 23x15px Alberto Contador (ESP)
Tinkoff-Saxo
620 pts 23x15px Simon Gerrans (AUS)
Orica-GreenEDGE
478 pts 23x15px Rui Costa (POR)
Lampre-Merida
461 pts 23x15px Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)
Astana
392 pts

Team ranking

Year 1st 2nd 3rd
2009 Template:Country data KAZ Astana 23x15px Caisse d'Epargne 23x15px Team Columbia-High Road
2010 23x15px Team Saxo Bank 23x15px Liquigas-Doimo 23x15px Rabobank
2011 23x15px Omega Pharma-Lotto 23x15px Team Sky 23x15px Leopard Trek
2012 23x15px Team Sky 23x15px Team Katusha 23x15px Liquigas-Cannondale
2013 23x15px Movistar Team 23x15px Team Sky 23x15px Team Katusha
2014 23x15px Movistar Team 23x15px BMC Racing Team 23x15px Tinkoff-Saxo

Nation ranking

Year 1st 2nd 3rd
2009 23x15px Spain 23x15px Italy 23x15px Australia
2010 23x15px Spain 23x15px Italy 23x15px Belgium
2011 23x15px Italy 23x15px Belgium 23x15px Australia
2012 23x15px Spain 23x15px Great Britain 23x15px Italy
2013 23x15px Spain 23x15px Italy 23x15px Colombia
2014 23x15px Spain 23x15px Italy 23x15px Belgium

Winners by race

YEAR 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
23x15px Tour Down Under 23x15px Davis 23x15px Greipel 23x15px Meyer 23x15px Gerrans (2/8) 23x15px Slagter 23x15px Gerrans (5/8) 23x15px Dennis
23x15px Paris–Nice 23x15px LL Sánchez (1/3) 23x15px Contador (3/8) 23x15px T Martin (2/4) 23x15px Wiggins (2/5) 23x15px Porte (1/3) 23x15px Betancur 23x15px Porte (2/3)
23x15px Tirreno–Adriatico 23x15px Scarponi (1/3) 23x15px Garzelli 23x15px Evans (2/4) 23x15px Nibali (2/5) 23x15px Nibali (3/5) 23x15px Contador (5/8) 23x15px Quintana (3/3)
23x15px Milan – San Remo 23x15px Cavendish 23x15px Freire 23x15px Goss (2/2) 23x15px Gerrans (3/8) 23x15px Ciolek 23x15px Kristoff (1/3) 23x15px Degenkolb (3/4)
23x15px Volta a Catalunya 23x15px Valverde (1/7) 23x15px Rodríguez (1/6) 23x15px Scarponi (2/3) 23x16px Albasini
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland D Martin (2/4) || 23x15px Rodríguez (5/6) || 23x15px Porte (3/3)
23x15px E3 Harelbeke Part of the UCI Europe Tour 23x15px Boonen (3/6) 23x16px Cancellara (4/7) 23x15px Sagan (4/4) 23x15px Thomas
23x15px Gent–Wevelgem 23x15px Boasson Hagen (1/5) 23x15px Eisel 23x15px Boonen (2/6) 23x15px Boonen (4/6) 23x15px Sagan (2/4) 23x15px Degenkolb (2/4) 23x15px Paolini
23x15px Tour of Flanders 23x15px Devolder 23x16px Cancellara (2/7) 23x15px Nuyens 23x15px Boonen (5/6) 23x16px Cancellara (5/7) 23x16px Cancellara (7/7) 23x15px Kristoff (3/3)
23x15px Tour of the Basque Country 23x15px Contador (1/8) 23x15px Horner (1/2) 23x15px Klöden 23x15px S Sánchez 23x15px Quintana (1/3) 23x15px Contador (6/8) 23x15px Rodríguez (6/6)
23x15px Paris–Roubaix 23x15px Boonen (1/6) 23x16px Cancellara (3/7) 23x15px Vansummeren 23x15px Boonen (6/6) 23x16px Cancellara (6/7) 23x15px Terpstra 23x15px Degenkolb (4/4)
23x15px Amstel Gold Race 23x15px Ivanov 23x15px Gilbert (2/10) 23x15px Gilbert (4/10) 23x15px Gasparotto 23x15px Kreuziger (2/2) 23x15px Gilbert (9/10) 23x15px Kwiatkowski
23x15px La Flèche Wallonne 23x15px Rebellin 23x15px Evans (1/4) 23x15px Gilbert (5/10) 23x15px Rodríguez (2/6) 23x15px Moreno 23x15px Valverde (4/7) 23x15px Valverde (6/7)
23x15px Liège–Bastogne–Liège 23x15px A Schleck (1/2) Template:Country data KAZ Vinokourov 23x15px Gilbert (6/10) Template:Country data KAZ Iglinsky
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland D Martin (3/4) || 23x15px Gerrans (6/8) || 23x15px Valverde (7/7)
23x16px Tour de Romandie 23x15px Kreuziger (1/2) 23x15px Špilak 23x15px Evans (3/4) 23x15px Wiggins (3/5) 23x15px Froome (1/4) 23x15px Froome (4/4) 23x15px Zakarin
23x15px Giro d'Italia 23x15px Menchov 23x15px Basso 23x15px Scarponi (3/3) 23x15px Hesjedal 23x15px Nibali (4/5) 23x15px Quintana (2/3) 23x15px Contador (8/8)
23x15px Critérium du Dauphiné 23x15px Valverde (2/7) 23x15px Brajkovič 23x15px Wiggins (1/5) 23x15px Wiggins (4/5) 23x15px Froome (2/4) 23x15px Talansky
23x16px Tour de Suisse 23x16px Cancellara (1/7) 23x15px F Schleck 23x15px Leipheimer 23x15px Costa (2/4) 23x15px Costa (3/4) 23x15px Costa (4/4)
23x15px Tour de France 23x15px Contador (2/8) 23x15px A Schleck (2/2) 23x15px Evans (4/4) 23x15px Wiggins (5/5) 23x15px Froome (3/4) 23x15px Nibali (5/5)
23x15px Clásica de San Sebastián 23x15px Barredo 23x15px LL Sánchez (2/3) 23x15px Gilbert (7/10) 23x15px LL Sánchez (3/3) 23x15px Gallopin 23x15px Valverde (5/7)
23x15px Tour de Pologne 23x15px Ballan
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland D Martin (1/4) || 23x15px Sagan (1/4) || 23x15px Moser || 23x15px Weening || 23x15px Majka ||
23x15px23x15px Eneco Tour 23x15px Boasson Hagen (2/5) 23x15px T Martin (1/4) 23x15px Boasson Hagen (3/5) 23x15px Boom 23x15px Štybar 23x15px Wellens
23x15px Vuelta a España 23x15px Valverde (3/7) 23x15px Nibali (1/5) 23x15px Cobo 23x15px Contador (4/8) 23x15px Horner (2/2) 23x15px Contador (7/8)
23x15px Vattenfall Cyclassics 23x15px Farrar (1/2) 23x15px Farrar (2/2) 23x15px Boasson Hagen (4/5) 23x15px Démare 23x15px Degenkolb (1/4) 23x15px Kristoff (2/3)
23x15px GP Ouest-France 23x15px Gerrans (1/8) 23x15px Goss (1/2) 23x15px Bole 23x15px Boasson Hagen (5/5) 23x15px Pozzato 23x15px Chavanel
23x15px Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec Not an event 23x15px Voeckler 23x15px Gilbert (8/10) 23x15px Gerrans (4/8) 23x15px Gesink (2/2) 23x15px Gerrans (7/8)
23x15px Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal Not an event 23x15px Gesink (1/2) 23x15px Costa (1/4) 23x15px Nordhaug 23x15px Sagan (3/4) 23x15px Gerrans (8/8)
23x15px Giro di Lombardia 23x15px Gilbert (1/10) 23x15px Gilbert (3/10) 23x16px Zaugg 23x15px Rodríguez (3/6) 23x15px Rodríguez (4/6)
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland D Martin (4/4) ||
23x15px Tour of Beijing Not an event 23x15px T Martin (3/4) 23x15px T Martin (4/4) 23x15px Intxausti 23x15px Gilbert (10/10) Not an event

Most race wins

Rank Cyclist Wins
1. 23x15px Philippe Gilbert 10
2. 23x15px Alberto Contador 8
23x15px Simon Gerrans 8
4. 23x16px Fabian Cancellara 7
23x15px Alejandro Valverde 7
6. 23x15px Tom Boonen 6
23x15px Joaquim Rodríguez 6
8. 23x15px Edvald Boasson Hagen 5
23x15px Vincenzo Nibali 5
23x15px 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 2015
Bbox Bouygues Telecom Bbox Bouygues Telecom Team Europcar Team Europcar Team Europcar Team Europcar Team Europcar
Cofidis Cofidis Cofidis Cofidis Cofidis Cofidis Cofidis
Silence-Lotto Omega Pharma-Lotto Omega Pharma-Lotto Lotto-Belisol Lotto-Belisol Lotto-Belisol Lotto-Soudal
Euskaltel-Euskadi Euskaltel-Euskadi Euskaltel-Euskadi Euskaltel-Euskadi Euskaltel-Euskadi
Française des Jeux Française des Jeux[e] FDJ FDJ-BigMat FDJ[f] FDJ.fr FDJ
Caisse d'Epargne Caisse d'Epargne Movistar Team Movistar Team Movistar Team Movistar Team Movistar Team
Lampre-NGC Lampre-Farnese Vini[g] Lampre-ISD Lampre-ISD Lampre-Merida Lampre-Merida Lampre-Merida
Liquigas[h] 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 Etixx-Quick Step
Rabobank Rabobank Rabobank Rabobank Blanco Pro Cycling[i] Belkin Pro Cycling LottoNL-Jumbo
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[j] Saxo-Tinkoff Tinkoff-Saxo Tinkoff-Saxo
Ag2r-La Mondiale 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 Astana
Garmin-Slipstream Garmin-Transitions Garmin-Cervélo Garmin-Barracuda[k] Garmin-Sharp Garmin-Sharp Cannondale-Garmin
Team Katusha 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 Team Sky
BMC Racing Team 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 Trek Factory Racing
GreenEDGE[l] Orica-GreenEDGE Orica-GreenEDGE Orica-GreenEDGE
Skil-Shimano Skil-Shimano Skil-Shimano Project 1t4i[m] Argos-Shimano Giant-Shimano Giant-Alpecin
IAM Cycling IAM Cycling IAM Cycling

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, but ceased after the 2014 edition. 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 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. 

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