2010 UCI ProTour

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2010 UCI ProTour
Sixth edition of the UCI ProTour
Details
Dates 19 January – 12 September
Location Australia, Canada and Europe
Rounds 16
2009
2011 (UCI World Tour) →

The 2010 UCI ProTour is the sixth series of the UCI ProTour: a series of 16 races in which the ProTour teams, considered the elite teams of the sport, participate alongside a number of invited "wildcard" teams. As in 2009, there is no competitive element to the ProTour of itself, but all its events contribute towards the 2010 UCI World Ranking. The first race was the 2010 Tour Down Under on 19–24 January, and the series will end with two new events, bringing the tour to North America for the first time, the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec and the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal on 10 September and 12 September respectively.

Two newly formed teams, the American Team RadioShack and British based Team Sky, joined the ProTour, while the licenses of Bbox Bouygues Telecom and Cofidis were not renewed. The Lampre-Farnese Vini team, although it has a ProTour Licence from the UCI valid until 2013, had its annual registration refused, and missed the first event of the tour while the matter remained unresolved. It subsequently received a temporary licence until 31 March, at which stage the full licence was restored. A number of teams have had name changes: Fuji-Servetto became Footon-Servetto-Fuji, a second name sponsor saw Garmin-Slipstream rename as Garmin-Transitions, and the name of the company, rather than one of its products, is featured in the change from Silence-Lotto to Omega Pharma-Lotto. Immediately before the Tour de France in July, two more teams altered their names: Française des Jeux simplified their name to FDJ, while Lampre-Farnese Vini became Lampre-Farnese.

2010 UCI ProTour races[edit]

Source:[1]

Dates Race Winner UCI World Ranking leader
19–24 January Australia Tour Down Under  André Greipel (GER)
(Team HTC-Columbia)
 André Greipel (GER)
(Team HTC-Columbia)
22–28 March Spain Volta a Catalunya  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)
(Team Katusha)
 Luis León Sánchez (ESP)
(Caisse d'Epargne)[2]
28 March Belgium Gent–Wevelgem  Bernhard Eisel (AUT)
(Team HTC-Columbia)
4 April Belgium Tour of Flanders  Fabian Cancellara (SUI)
(Team Saxo Bank)
5–10 April Spain Tour of the Basque Country  Chris Horner (USA)
(Team RadioShack)
18 April Netherlands Amstel Gold Race  Philippe Gilbert (BEL)
(Omega Pharma-Lotto)
27 April–2 May Switzerland Tour de Romandie  Simon Špilak (SLO)
(Lampre-Farnese Vini)[3]
 Philippe Gilbert (BEL)
(Omega Pharma-Lotto)[4]
6–13 June France Critérium du Dauphiné  Janez Brajkovič (SLO)
(Team RadioShack)
 Cadel Evans (AUS)
(BMC Racing Team)
12–20 June Switzerland Tour de Suisse  Fränk Schleck (LUX)
(Team Saxo Bank)
31 July Spain Clásica de San Sebastián  Luis León Sánchez (ESP)
(Caisse d'Epargne)
 Alberto Contador (ESP)
(Astana)[5]
1–7 August Poland Tour de Pologne  Daniel Martin (IRL)
(Garmin-Transitions)
15 August Germany Vattenfall Cyclassics  Tyler Farrar (USA)
(Garmin-Transitions)
17–24 August Belgium / Netherlands Eneco Tour  Tony Martin (GER)
(Team HTC-Columbia)
22 August France GP Ouest-France  Matthew Goss (AUS)
(Team HTC-Columbia)
10 September Canada Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec  Thomas Voeckler (FRA)
(Bbox Bouygues Telecom)
12 September Canada Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal  Robert Gesink (NED)
(Rabobank)

Teams[edit]

Source:[6]

Code Team Name Bike
ALM France Ag2r-La Mondiale Kuota
AST Kazakhstan Astana Specialized
GCE Spain Caisse d'Epargne Pinarello
EUS Spain Euskaltel-Euskadi Orbea
FOT Spain Footon-Servetto-Fuji Fuji
FDJ France FDJ* Lapierre
GRM United States Garmin-Transitions Felt
LAM Italy Lampre-Farnese# Wilier
LIQ Italy Liquigas-Doimo Cannondale
OLO Belgium Omega Pharma-Lotto Canyon
QST Belgium Quick Step Eddy Merckx
RAB Netherlands Rabobank Giant
SKY United Kingdom Team Sky Pinarello
THR United States Team HTC-Columbia Specialized
KAT Russia Team Katusha Ridley
MRM Germany Team Milram Focus
RSH United States Team RadioShack Trek
SAX Denmark Team Saxo Bank Specialized
  1. known as Lampre-Farnese Vini until 28 June.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 UCI ProTour Races". UCI. Retrieved 2010-08-08. 
  2. ^ Sánchez took the lead in the World Rankings after the 2010 Paris–Nice, which is not part of the ProTour
  3. ^ Alejandro Valverde was initially credited as winner of the race, but his results were removed as part of a retroactive suspension
  4. ^ Prior to the Tour de Romandie, Gilbert had taken the lead in the World Rankings after coming third in the Liège–Bastogne–Liège, which is not part of the ProTour. Valverde was originally regarded as having taken the lead in the rankings after this race, until the retroactive suspension was applied.
  5. ^ Contador took the lead in the World Rankings after the 2010 Tour de France, which is not part of the ProTour.
  6. ^ "UCI ProTour: 2010 teams". UCI. Archived from the original on 7 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 

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