2012 UCI World Tour

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2012 UCI World Tour
Second edition of the UCI World Tour
Details
Dates 17 January – 13 October
Location Europe, Canada, Australia and China
Rounds 29
Champions
Individual champion Joaquim Rodríguez (Team Katusha)
Teams' champion Team Sky
Nations' champion Spain
2011
2013

The 2012 UCI World Tour was the fourth edition of the ranking system launched by the International Cycling Union (UCI) in 2009. The series started with the Tour Down Under's opening stage on 17 January, and consisted of 14 stage races, 14 one-day races, and one team time trial (which only counted towards the team rankings). The Tour of Hangzhou which was originally included in the list of races was postponed until 2013.[1]

Teams[edit]

The 18 UCI ProTeams compete in the World Tour, with UCI Professional Continental teams, or national squads, able to enter at the discretion of the organisers of each event. The ProTeams, which were obliged to take part in all 29 events, are:

GreenEDGE (known as Orica-GreenEDGE from May onwards) was a new team, while FDJ-BigMat regained ProTour status, which it lost for the previous season. These teams replaced HTC-Highroad, which folded after 21 years, and Team RadioShack, which largely merged with Leopard Trek to form RadioShack-Nissan. Another partial merger saw Quick Step become Omega Pharma-Quick Step, while the remnant of 2011's Omega Pharma-Lotto became Lotto-Belisol. Two teams each changed their names twice to reflect changes of sponsorship: Team Saxo Bank reverting to its previous name, having been known as Saxo Bank-SunGard in 2011, before becoming Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank in June; while the serial addition of new sponsors gave rise to the names Garmin-Barracuda and Garmin-Sharp.

Events[edit]

All 27 events from the 2011 UCI World Tour were included, and E3 Harelbeke, a one-day race in Belgium, and the World Team Trial Championships, were added.[2]

Race Date Winner Second Third Other points[3]
(4th place onwards)
Stage points
Australia Tour Down Under January 17–22  Simon Gerrans (AUS) 100 pts  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 80 pts  Tiago Machado (POR) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
France Paris–Nice March 4–11  Bradley Wiggins (GBR) 100 pts  Lieuwe Westra (NED) 80 pts  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
Italy Tirreno–Adriatico March 7–13  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) 100 pts  Chris Horner (USA) 80 pts  Roman Kreuziger (CZE) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
Italy Milan–San Remo March 17  Simon Gerrans (AUS) 100 pts  Fabian Cancellara (SWI) 80 pts  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
Spain Volta a Catalunya March 19–25  Michael Albasini (SWI) 100 pts  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) 80 pts  Jurgen Van Den Broeck (BEL) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
Belgium E3 Harelbeke March 23  Tom Boonen (BEL) 80 pts  Óscar Freire (ESP) 60 pts  Bernhard Eisel (AUT) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
Belgium Gent–Wevelgem March 25  Tom Boonen (BEL) 80 pts  Peter Sagan (SVK) 60 pts  Matti Breschel (DEN) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
Belgium Tour of Flanders April 1  Tom Boonen (BEL) 100 pts  Filippo Pozzato (ITA) 0 pts[4]  Alessandro Ballan (ITA) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
Spain Tour of the Basque Country April 2–7  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) 100 pts  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) 80 pts  Bauke Mollema (NED) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
France Paris–Roubaix April 8  Tom Boonen (BEL) 100 pts  Sébastien Turgot (FRA) 0 pts[4]  Alessandro Ballan (ITA) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
Netherlands Amstel Gold Race April 15  Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) 80 pts  Jelle Vanendert (BEL) 60 pts  Peter Sagan (SVK) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
Belgium La Flèche Wallonne April 18  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) 80 pts  Michael Albasini (SWI) 60 pts  Philippe Gilbert (BEL) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
Belgium Liège–Bastogne–Liège April 22  Maxim Iglinsky (KAZ) 100 pts  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) 80 pts  Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
Switzerland Tour de Romandie April 24–29  Bradley Wiggins (GBR) 100 pts  Andrew Talansky (USA) 80 pts  Rui Costa (POR) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
Italy Giro d'Italia May 5–27  Ryder Hesjedal (CAN) 170 pts  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) 130 pts  Thomas De Gendt (BEL) 100 pts 90, 80, 70, 60, 52, 44, 38, 32, 26, 22, 18, 14, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 16, 8, 4, 2, 1
France Critérium du Dauphiné June 3–10  Bradley Wiggins (GBR) 100 pts  Michael Rogers (AUS) 80 pts  Cadel Evans (AUS) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
Switzerland Tour de Suisse June 9–17  Rui Costa (POR) 100 pts  Fränk Schleck (LUX) 80 pts  Levi Leipheimer (USA) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
France Tour de France June 30 – July 22

 Bradley Wiggins (GBR)

200 pts  Chris Froome (GBR) 150 pts  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) 120 pts 110, 100, 90, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 24, 20, 16, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4 20, 10, 6, 4, 2
Poland Tour de Pologne July 10–16  Moreno Moser (ITA) 100 pts  Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) 80 pts  Sergio Henao (COL) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
BelgiumNetherlands Eneco Tour August 6–12  Lars Boom (NED) 100 pts  Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) 80 pts  Niki Terpstra (NED) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
Spain Clásica de San Sebastián August 14  Luis León Sánchez (ESP) 80 pts  Simon Gerrans (AUS) 60 pts  Gianni Meersman (BEL) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
Spain Vuelta a España August 18 – September 9  Alberto Contador (ESP) 170 pts  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 130 pts  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) 100 pts 90, 80, 70, 60, 52, 44, 38, 32, 26, 22, 18, 14, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 16, 8, 4, 2, 1
Germany Vattenfall Cyclassics August 19  Arnaud Démare (FRA) 80 pts  André Greipel (GER) 60 pts  Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
France GP Ouest-France August 26  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) 80 pts  Rui Costa (POR) 60 pts  Heinrich Haussler (AUS) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
Canada GP de Québec September 7  Simon Gerrans (AUS) 80 pts  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) 60 pts  Rui Costa (POR) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
Canada GP de Montréal September 9  Lars Petter Nordhaug (NOR) 80 pts  Moreno Moser (ITA) 60 pts  Alexandr Kolobnev (RUS) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
Netherlands TTT at World Championships[5] September 16 Omega Pharma-Quick Step 200 pts BMC Racing Team 170 pts Orica-GreenEDGE 140 pts 130, 120, 110, 100, 90, 80, 70 N/A
Italy Giro di Lombardia September 29  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) 100 pts  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) 80 pts  Rigoberto Urán (COL) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
China Tour of Beijing October 9–13  Tony Martin (GER) 100 pts  Francesco Gavazzi (ITA) 80 pts  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1

† The World Team Time Trial Championship gives points only in the team rankings, not in the individual or national standings.

Final standings[edit]

Individual[edit]

Source:[6]

Riders tied with the same number of points were classified by number of victories, then number of second places, third places, and so on, in World Tour events and stages.[7]

Rank Name Team Points
1  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha 692
2  Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky 601
3  Tom Boonen (BEL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 410
4  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Liquigas-Cannondale 400
5  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team 394
6  Simon Gerrans (AUS) Orica-GreenEDGE 390
7  Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky 376
8  Peter Sagan (SVK) Liquigas-Cannondale 351
9  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel-Euskadi 332
10  Rui Costa (POR) Movistar Team 320
11  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Sky 317
12  Alberto Contador (ESP) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 290
13  Ryder Hesjedal (CAN) Garmin-Sharp 241
14  Jurgen Van Den Broeck (BEL) Lotto-Belisol 237
15  Rigoberto Urán (COL) Team Sky 199
16  Daniel Martin (IRL) Garmin-Sharp 196
17  Michael Rogers (AUS) Team Sky 194
18  Bauke Mollema (NED) Rabobank 194
19  Sergio Henao (COL) Team Sky 194
20  Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Astana 189
21  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre-ISD 184
22  Michele Scarponi (ITA) Lampre-ISD 184
23  Michael Albasini (SUI) Orica-GreenEDGE 183
24  Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team 182
25  Óscar Freire (ESP) Team Katusha 181
  • 248 riders scored points. 40 other riders finished in positions that would have earned them points, but they were ineligible as members of non-ProTour teams.[8]

Team[edit]

Source:[9]

Team rankings were calculated by adding the ranking points of the top five riders of a team in the table, plus points gained in the World Team Time Trial Championship (WTTT).

Rank Team Points Top 5 riders WTTT
1 Team Sky 1767 Wiggins (601), Froome (376), Boasson Hagen (317), Urán (199), Rogers (194) 80
2 Team Katusha 1273 Rodríguez (692), Freire (181), Kolobnev (110), D. Moreno (104), Špilak (86) 100
3 Liquigas-Cannondale 1197 Nibali (400), P. Sagan (351), Moser (175), Basso (88), Capecchi (53) 130
4 Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1162 Boonen (410), T. Martin (171), Terpstra (160), Chavanel (113), Kwiatkowski (108) 200
5 Movistar Team 952 Valverde (394), Costa (320), Intxausti (47), Kiryienka (41), Castroviejo (40) 110
6 Orica-GreenEDGE 920 Gerrans (390), Albasini (183), Goss (114), Durbridge (56), Tuft (37) 140
7 BMC Racing Team 917 Evans (182), Ballan (172), van Garderen (160), Van Avermaet (121), Gilbert (112) 170
8 Rabobank 799 Mollema (194), Boom (148), L. L. Sánchez (143), Gesink (134), Breschel (60) 120
9 Garmin-Sharp 762 Hesjedal (241), D. Martin (196), Talansky (145), Haussler (70), Le Mével (40) 70
10 Astana 645 Kreuziger (189), Gasparotto (150), Brajkovič (106), Iglinsky (100), Gavazzi (100) 0
11 Lotto-Belisol 625 Van Den Broeck (237), Greipel (162), J. Vanendert (104), Meersman (70), Roelandts (52) 0
12 RadioShack-Nissan 619 Cancellara (134), Horner (120), Zubeldia (94), Machado (92), F. Schleck (89) 90
13 Euskaltel-Euskadi 555 S. Sánchez (332), Nieve (98), J. Izagirre (46), Antón (44), Verdugo (35) 0
14 Lampre-ISD 435 Cunego (184), Scarponi (184), Ulissi (30), Petacchi (22), Niemiec (15) 0
15 Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 401 Contador (290), Majka (30), Tosatto (30), C. A. Sørensen (30), J. J. Haedo (21) 0
16 Vacansoleil-DCM 364 De Gendt (134), Westra (97), Hoogerland (51), Marczyński (45), Marcato (37) 0
17 Ag2r-La Mondiale 315 Nocentini (162), Roche (63), Péraud (42), Gadret (33), Belletti (15) 0
18 FDJ-BigMat 246 Démare (87), Pinot (85), Jeannesson (40), Fédrigo (20), Ladagnous (14) 0

Nation[edit]

Source:[10]

National rankings were calculated by adding the ranking points of the top five riders registered in a nation in the table. The national rankings as of the 21st event, Clásica de San Sebastián, were used to determine how many riders a country could have in the World Championships.

Rank Nation Points Top five riders
1  Spain 1889 Rodríguez (692), Valverde (394), S. Sánchez (332), Contador (290), Freire (181)
2  Great Britain 1163 Wiggins (601), Froome (376), Cavendish (128), Swift (36), Thomas (22)
3  Italy 1115 Nibali (400), Cunego (184), Scarponi (184), Moser (175), Ballan (172)
4  Belgium 1014 Boonen (410), Van Den Broeck (237), De Gendt (134), Van Avermaet (121), Gilbert (112)
5  Australia 962 Gerrans (390), Rogers (194), Evans (182), Goss (114), Porte (82)
6  Netherlands 733 Mollema (194), Terpstra (160), Boom (148), Gesink (134), Westra (97)
7  United States 530 van Garderen (160), Talansky (145), Horner (120), Leipheimer (75), Danielson (30)
8  Norway 449 Boasson Hagen (317), Nordhaug (122), Kristoff (9), Hushovd (1)
9  Germany 447 T. Martin (171), Greipel (162), Gerdemann (51), Klöden (40), Wegmann (23)
10  Portugal 412 Costa (320), Machado (92)
11  Colombia 404 Urán (199), Henao (194), Quintana (6), Anacona (4), Sarmiento (1)
12  France 367 Chavanel (113), Démare (87), Pinot (85), Péraud (42), Le Mével (40)
13  Slovakia 361 P. Sagan (351), P. Velits (10)
14   Switzerland 357 Albasini (183), Cancellara (134), Zaugg (20), Tschopp (18), Frank (2)
15  Canada 278 Hesjedal (241), Tuft (37)
  • Riders from 35 countries scored points.

Leader Progress[edit]

Event
(Winner)
Individual Team Nation
Tour Down Under
(Simon Gerrans)
Simon Gerrans RadioShack-Nissan Australia
Paris–Nice
(Bradley Wiggins)
Alejandro Valverde Team Sky Spain
Tirreno–Adriatico
(Vincenzo Nibali)
RadioShack-Nissan
Milan – San Remo
(Simon Gerrans)
Simon Gerrans Italy
E3 Harelbeke
(Tom Boonen)
Spain
Volta a Catalunya
(Michael Albasini)
GreenEDGE
Gent–Wevelgem
(Tom Boonen)
Team Sky
Tour of Flanders
(Tom Boonen)
Tom Boonen Liquigas-Cannondale Belgium
Tour of the Basque Country
(Samuel Sánchez)
Omega Pharma-Quick Step Spain
Paris–Roubaix
(Tom Boonen)
Amstel Gold Race
(Enrico Gasparotto)
Flèche Wallonne
(Joaquim Rodríguez)
Liège–Bastogne–Liège
(Maxim Iglinsky)
Tour de Romandie
(Bradley Wiggins)
Giro d'Italia
(Ryder Hesjedal)
Joaquim Rodríguez Team Katusha
Critérium du Dauphiné
(Bradley Wiggins)
Team Sky
Tour de Suisse
(Rui Costa)
Tour de Pologne
(Moreno Moser)
Tour de France
(Bradley Wiggins)
Bradley Wiggins
Eneco Tour
(Lars Boom)
Clásica de San Sebastián
(Luis León Sánchez)
Vattenfall Cyclassics
(Arnaud Démare)
GP Ouest-France
(Edvald Boasson Hagen)
GP de Québec
(Simon Gerrans)
Vuelta a España
(Alberto Contador)
GP de Montréal
(Lars Petter Nordhaug)
World TTT Championships
(Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
Giro di Lombardia
(Joaquim Rodríguez)
Joaquim Rodríguez
Tour of Beijing
(Tony Martin)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UCI Postpones Tour Of Hangzhou". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  2. ^ "UCI WorldTour licence for the Tour of Hangzhou and five other events renew their licence". UCI.ch (Union Cycliste Internationale). 26 June 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Points allocation
  4. ^ a b Riders on UCI Professional Continental teams are not eligible to receive points towards World Tour rankings.
  5. ^ Team Time Trial competitions guide, UCI
  6. ^ "UCI WorldTour Ranking - 2012: Individual". UCI World Tour. Infostrada Sports; Union Cycliste Internationale. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  7. ^ Evans, Martin Tied In WorldTour | Cyclingnews.com
  8. ^ Among these riders, from 9 different teams, is Thomas Voeckler, whose 156 points would have placed him in 33rd place in the individual table. Inclusion of these riders in the national rankings would have also moved France to 7th, Colombia to 12th and the Czech Republic to 15th: in the team rankings, Team Europcar would have been 15th, and Farnese Vini-Selle Italia 19th.
  9. ^ "UCI WorldTour Ranking - 2012: Team". UCI World Tour. Infostrada Sports; Union Cycliste Internationale. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "UCI WorldTour Ranking - 2012: Nation". UCI World Tour. Infostrada Sports; Union Cycliste Internationale. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012.