2009 UCI ProTour

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2009 UCI ProTour
Fifth edition of the UCI ProTour
Details
Dates 20 January – 23 August
Location Australia and Europe
Rounds 14
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The 2009 UCI ProTour was the fifth series of the UCI ProTour. Two new teams, the American Garmin–Slipstream and the Russian Team Katusha, joined the ProTour, effectively taking over the licenses of Crédit Agricole and Gerolsteiner. Two existing teams changed title sponsors: Team CSC from Denmark became Team Saxo Bank, and Saunier Duval–Scott changed name to Fuji–Servetto. As in 2008, the races organized by the three Grand Tour organizers were not part of the ProTour. Rather than a ranking based only on the ProTour, the UCI designed a World Calendar, on which the Monument events and Grand Tours were included, with a corresponding 2009 UCI World Ranking.

The first race was the 2009 Tour Down Under in January, and the series ended with the 2009 GP Ouest-France in August.

2009 UCI ProTour races[edit]

[1]

Dates Race Winner UCI World Ranking leader
20–25 January Australia Tour Down Under  Allan Davis (AUS)
(Quick-Step)
 Allan Davis (AUS)
(Quick-Step)
5 April Belgium Tour of Flanders  Stijn Devolder (BEL)
(Quick-Step)
8 April Belgium Gent–Wevelgem  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)
(Team Columbia–High Road)
6–11 April Spain Vuelta al País Vasco  Alberto Contador (ESP)
(Astana)
 Alberto Contador (ESP)
(Astana)
19 April Netherlands Amstel Gold Race  Serguei Ivanov (RUS)
(Team Katusha)
 Heinrich Haussler (GER)
(Cervélo TestTeam[2])
28 April–3 May Switzerland Tour de Romandie  Roman Kreuziger (CZE)
(Liquigas)
18–24 May Spain Volta a Catalunya  Alejandro Valverde (ESP)
(Caisse d'Epargne)
 Allan Davis (AUS)
(Quick-Step)[3]
7–14 June France Dauphiné Libéré  Alejandro Valverde (ESP)
(Caisse d'Epargne)
 Alejandro Valverde (ESP)
(Caisse d'Epargne)
13–21 June Switzerland Tour de Suisse  Fabian Cancellara (SUI)
(Team Saxo Bank)
1 August Spain Clásica de San Sebastián  Carlos Barredo (ESP)
(Quick-Step)
 Alberto Contador (ESP)
(Astana)[4]
2–8 August Poland Tour de Pologne  Alessandro Ballan (ITA)
(Lampre–NGC)
16 August Germany Vattenfall Cyclassics  Tyler Farrar (USA)
(Garmin–Slipstream)
20–27 August Belgium / Netherlands Tour of Benelux  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)
(Team Columbia–High Road)
23 August France GP Ouest-France  Simon Gerrans (AUS)
(Cervélo TestTeam)

Teams[edit]

[5]

Code Official Team Name Country Website
ALM Ag2r–La Mondiale  France [1]
AST Astana  Kazakhstan [2]
BTL Bbox Bouygues Telecom  France [3]
COF Cofidis  France [4]
EUS Euskaltel–Euskadi  Spain [5]
FDJ Française des Jeux  France [6]
FUJ Fuji–Servetto  Spain [7]
GCE Caisse d'Epargne  Spain [8]
GRM Garmin–Slipstream  United States [9]
KAT Team Katusha  Russia [10]
LAM Lampre–NGC  Italy [11]
LIQ Liquigas  Italy [12]
MRM Team Milram  Germany [13]
QST Quick-Step  Belgium [14]
RAB Rabobank  Netherlands [15]
SAX Team Saxo Bank  Denmark [16]
SIL Silence–Lotto  Belgium [17]
THR Team Columbia–HTC  United States [18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009 UCI ProTour Races". UCI. Archived from the original on 18 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  2. ^ Haussler had taken the lead in the World Rankings prior to the Amstel Gold Race, in the Paris–Roubaix race which is part of the World Rankings but not the ProTour
  3. ^ Davis did not take part in the Volta a Catalunya, but had won enough points during the concurrent Giro d'Italia to regain the overall lead in the World Rankings
  4. ^ Contador had taken the lead in the World Rankings prior to the Clásica de San Sebatián, in the Tour de France which is part of the World Rankings but not the ProTour.
  5. ^ "UCI ProTour: 2009 teams". UCI. 2008-11-26. Archived from the original on 30 December 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-05. 

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