2015 UCI World Tour

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2015 UCI World Tour
Seventh edition of the UCI World Tour
Details
Dates 20 January – 4 October
Location Europe, Canada, and Australia
Rounds 28
Champions
Individual champion Alejandro Valverde (Spain) (Movistar Team)
Teams' champion Movistar Team
Nations' champion Spain
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The 2015 UCI World Tour was the seventh edition of the ranking system launched by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) in 2009. The series started with the opening stage of the Tour Down Under on 20 January, and concluded with Il Lombardia on 4 October.

For the second successive year, Spain's Alejandro Valverde won the World Tour individual points title, amassing 675 points over the course of the season. The Movistar Team rider finished 201 points clear of his closest rival and compatriot Joaquim Rodríguez of Team Katusha, while Colombian rider Nairo Quintana was third – also for the Movistar Team – 17 points behind Rodríguez and 218 points in arrears of Valverde. In the teams' rankings, Movistar Team finished top for the third year running, with a total of 1619 points. Second place went to Team Katusha, 13 points behind, while Team Sky finished in third position. The nations' rankings was comfortably headed by Spain, with a points advantage of 839 over Italy, who moved into second at the final race – due to Vincenzo Nibali's victory at Il Lombardia.

Teams[edit]

The UCI WorldTeams competed in the World Tour, with UCI Professional Continental teams, or national squads, able to enter at the discretion of the organisers of each event.

2015 UCI World Teams and equipment[1]

Code Official team name Licence holder Country Groupset Bicycles
ALM AG2R La Mondiale (2015 season) EUSRL France Cyclisme  France SRAM Focus
AST Astana (2015 season) Abacanto SA  Kazakhstan Campagnolo Specialized
BMC BMC Racing Team (2015 season) Continuum Sports LLC  United States Shimano BMC
TCG Cannondale–Garmin (2015 season) Slipstream Sports, LLC  United States Shimano Cannondale
EQS Etixx–Quick-Step (2015 season) Esperanza bvba  Belgium Shimano Specialized
FDJ FDJ (2015 season) Société de Gestion de L'Echappée  France Shimano Lapierre
TGA Team Giant–Alpecin (2015 season) SMS Cycling B.V.  Germany Shimano Giant
IAM IAM Cycling (2015 season)   Switzerland Shimano Scott
KAT Team Katusha (2015 season) Katusha Management SA  Russia Shimano Canyon
LAM Lampre–Merida (2015 season) CGS Cycling Team AG  Italy Shimano Merida
LTS Lotto–Soudal (2015 season) Belgian Cycling Company sa  Belgium Campagnolo Ridley
TLJ LottoNL–Jumbo (2015 season) Rabo Wielerploegen  Netherlands Shimano Bianchi
MOV Movistar Team (2015 season) Abarca Sports S.L.  Spain Campagnolo Canyon
OGE Orica–GreenEDGE (2015 season) GreenEdge Cycling  Australia Shimano Scott
SKY Team Sky (2015 season) Tour Racing Limited  Great Britain Shimano Pinarello
TCS Tinkoff–Saxo (2015 season) Tinkoff Sport  Russia Shimano Specialized
TFR Trek Factory Racing (2015 season) Trek Bicycle Corporation  United States Shimano Trek

Events[edit]

All events from the 2014 UCI World Tour are included, except the Tour of Beijing, which will no longer be organised.[2]

Race Date Winner Second Third Other points[3]
(4th place onwards)
Stage points[3]
Australia Tour Down Under January 20 – 25  Rohan Dennis (AUS) 100 pts  Richie Porte (AUS) 80 pts  Cadel Evans (AUS) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
France Paris–Nice March 8 – 15  Richie Porte (AUS) 100 pts  Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) 80 pts  Simon Špilak (SLO) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
Italy Tirreno–Adriatico March 11 – 17  Nairo Quintana (COL) 100 pts  Bauke Mollema (NED) 80 pts  Rigoberto Urán (COL) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
Italy Milan–San Remo March 22  John Degenkolb (GER) 100 pts  Alexander Kristoff (NOR) 80 pts  Michael Matthews (AUS) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
Spain Volta a Catalunya March 23 – 29  Richie Porte (AUS) 100 pts  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 80 pts  Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
Belgium E3 Harelbeke March 27  Geraint Thomas (GBR) 80 pts  Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) 60 pts  Matteo Trentin (ITA) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
Belgium Gent–Wevelgem March 29  Luca Paolini (ITA) 80 pts  Niki Terpstra (NED) 60 pts  Geraint Thomas (GBR) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
Belgium Tour of Flanders April 5  Alexander Kristoff (NOR) 100 pts  Niki Terpstra (NED) 80 pts  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
Spain Tour of the Basque Country April 6 – 11  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) 100 pts  Sergio Henao (COL) 80 pts  Jon Izagirre (ESP) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
France Paris–Roubaix April 12  John Degenkolb (GER) 100 pts  Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) 80 pts  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
Netherlands Amstel Gold Race April 19  Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) 80 pts  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 60 pts  Michael Matthews (AUS) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
Belgium La Flèche Wallonne April 22  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 80 pts  Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) 60 pts  Michael Albasini (SUI) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
Belgium Liège–Bastogne–Liège April 26  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 100 pts  Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) 80 pts  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
Switzerland Tour de Romandie April 28 – May 3  Ilnur Zakarin (RUS) 100 pts  Simon Špilak (SLO) 80 pts  Chris Froome (GBR) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
Italy Giro d'Italia May 9 – 31  Alberto Contador (ESP) 170 pts  Fabio Aru (ITA) 130 pts  Mikel Landa (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
France Critérium du Dauphiné June 7 – 14  Chris Froome (GBR) 100 pts  Tejay van Garderen (USA) 80 pts  Rui Costa (POR) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
Switzerland Tour de Suisse June 13 – 21  Simon Špilak (SLO) 100 pts  Geraint Thomas (GBR) 80 pts  Tom Dumoulin (NED) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
France Tour de France July 4 – 26  Chris Froome (GBR) 200 pts  Nairo Quintana (COL) 150 pts  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 120 pts 110, 100, 90, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 24, 20, 16, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4 20, 10, 6, 4, 2
Spain Clásica de San Sebastián August 1  Adam Yates (GBR) 80 pts  Philippe Gilbert (BEL) 60 pts  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
Poland Tour de Pologne August 2 – 8  Jon Izagirre (ESP) 100 pts  Bart De Clercq (BEL) 80 pts  Ben Hermans (BEL) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
BelgiumNetherlands Eneco Tour August 10 – 16  Tim Wellens (BEL) 100 pts  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) 80 pts  Wilco Kelderman (NED) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
Spain Vuelta a España August 22  – September 13  Fabio Aru (ITA) 170 pts  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) 130 pts  Rafał Majka (POL) 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 23  André Greipel (GER) 80 pts  Alexander Kristoff (NOR) 60 pts  Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
France GP Ouest-France August 30  Alexander Kristoff (NOR) 80 pts  Simone Ponzi (ITA) 0 pts[nb 1]  Ramūnas Navardauskas (LTU) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
Canada GP de Québec September 11  Rigoberto Urán (COL) 80 pts  Michael Matthews (AUS) 60 pts  Alexander Kristoff (NOR) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
Canada GP de Montréal September 13  Tim Wellens (BEL) 80 pts  Adam Yates (GBR) 60 pts  Rui Costa (POR) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
United States Team time trial at the World Championships[nb 2] September 20 BMC Racing Team 200 pts Etixx–Quick-Step 170 pts Movistar Team 140 pts 130, 120, 110, 100, 90, 80, 70 N/A
Italy Il Lombardia October 4  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) 100 pts  Daniel Moreno (ESP) 80 pts  Thibaut Pinot (FRA) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
Notes
  1. ^ As Ponzi rode for Southeast Pro Cycling, which is not a World Tour team, he was ineligible to score points towards the UCI World Tour standings.
  2. ^ The World Team Time Trial Championship awards points only in the team rankings, not in the individual or national standings.[3]

Final standings[edit]

Individual[edit]

[4] 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.[3]

Rank Name Team Points
1  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team 675
2  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha 474
3  Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team 457
4  Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha 453
5  Fabio Aru (ITA) Astana 448
6  Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky 430
7  Alberto Contador (ESP) Tinkoff–Saxo 407
8  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team 324
9  Rui Costa (POR) Lampre–Merida 324
10  Thibaut Pinot (FRA) FDJ 319
11  Richie Porte (AUS) Team Sky 314
12  John Degenkolb (GER) Team Giant–Alpecin 302
13  Rigoberto Urán (COL) Etixx–Quick-Step 301
14  Geraint Thomas (GBR) Team Sky 283
15  Tom Dumoulin (NED) Team Giant–Alpecin 271
16  Simon Špilak (SLO) Team Katusha 269
17  Peter Sagan (SVK) Tinkoff–Saxo 257
18  Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) AG2R La Mondiale 242
19  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana 238
20  Michael Matthews (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE 221
21  Daniel Moreno (ESP) Team Katusha 216
22  Bauke Mollema (NED) Trek Factory Racing 212
23  Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale 206
24  André Greipel (GER) Lotto–Soudal 203
25  Tim Wellens (BEL) Lotto–Soudal 195
  • 215 riders scored points. 48 other riders finished in positions that would have earned them points, but they were ineligible as members of non-WorldTour teams.

Team[edit]

[5] 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 Movistar Team 1619 Valverde (675), N. Quintana (457), J. Izagirre (173), Amador (93), Intxausti (81) 140
2 Team Katusha 1606 Rodríguez (474), Kristoff (453), Špilak (269), D. Moreno (216), Zakarin (194) 0
3 Team Sky 1378 Froome (430), Porte (314), Thomas (283), Ser. Henao (167), Nieve (104) 80
4 Etixx–Quick-Step 1158 Urán (301), Kwiatkowski (195), Alaphilippe (180), Štybar (172), Terpstra (140) 170
5 Astana 1106 Aru (448), Nibali (238), Landa (164), Boom (102), Fuglsang (64) 90
6 BMC Racing Team 1010 Van Avermaet (324), Gilbert (179), Dennis (135), van Garderen (96), Evans (76) 200
7 Tinkoff–Saxo 929 Contador (407), P. Sagan (257), Majka (165), Kreuziger (64), Breschel (36) 0
8 Orica–GreenEDGE 845 Matthews (221), A. Yates (150), S. Yates (148), Chaves (134), Albasini (62) 130
9 Lotto–Soudal 832 Greipel (203), Wellens (195), Gallopin (127), De Clercq (106), Benoot (101) 100
10 Team Giant–Alpecin 769 Degenkolb (302), T. Dumoulin (271), Barguil (34), Geschke (32), Sinkeldam (10) 120
11 AG2R La Mondiale 587 Pozzovivo (242), Bardet (206), Bakelants (59), Vuillermoz (49), Riblon (31) 0
12 Lampre–Merida 566 Costa (324), Ulissi (98), Bonifazio (60), Modolo (43), Valls (41) 0
13 Trek Factory Racing 529 Mollema (212), Nizzolo (78), Felline (64), Cancellara (59), Jungels (46) 70
14 LottoNL–Jumbo 485 Gesink (114), Kelderman (111), Kruijswijk (80), Vanmarcke (52), Lindeman (18) 110
15 FDJ 439 Pinot (319), Geniez (44), Démare (33), Roux (22), Morabito (21) 0
16 Cannondale–Garmin 340 Hesjedal (102), D. Martin (85), Talansky (54), Navardauskas (50), Slagter (49) 0
17 IAM Cycling 189 Frank (72), Elmiger (56), Pantano (27), Pelucchi (20), Sy. Chavanel (14) 0

Nation[edit]

[6] 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 15 August, were also used to determine how many riders a country could have in the World Championships.

Rank Nation Points Top 5 riders (if applicable)
1  Spain 1945 Valverde (675), Rodríguez (474), Contador (407), D. Moreno (216), J. Izagirre (173)
2  Italy 1106 Aru (448), Pozzovivo (242), Nibali (238), Ulissi (98), Paolini (80)
3  Colombia 1099 N. Quintana (457), Urán (301), Ser. Henao (167), Chaves (134), Atapuma (40)
4  Great Britain 1041 Froome (430), Thomas (283), A. Yates (150), S. Yates (148), Cavendish (30)
5  Belgium 905 Van Avermaet (324), Wellens (195), Gilbert (179), De Clercq (106), Benoot (101)
6  France 881 Pinot (319), Bardet (206), Alaphilippe (180), Gallopin (127), Vuillermoz (49)
7  Netherlands 848 T. Dumoulin (271), Mollema (212), Terpstra (140), Gesink (114), Kelderman (111)
8  Australia 777 Porte (314), Matthews (221), Dennis (135), Evans (76), Rogers (31)
9  Germany 587 Degenkolb (302), Greipel (203), T. Martin (40), Geschke (32), Kittel (10)
10  Norway 453 Kristoff (453)
11  Poland 376 Kwiatkowski (195), Majka (165), Bodnar (16)
12  Portugal 355 Costa (324), Oliveira (24), Cardoso (6), Machado (1)
13  Czech Republic 306 Štybar (172), König (70), Kreuziger (64)
14  Slovenia 294 Špilak (269), Polanc (16), Mezgec (9)
15   Switzerland 270 Frank (72), Albasini (62), Cancellara (59), Elmiger (56), Morabito (21)
  • Riders from 34 countries scored points.

Leader progress[edit]

Event
(Winner)
Individual Team Nation
Tour Down Under
(Rohan Dennis)
Rohan Dennis BMC Racing Team Australia
Paris–Nice
(Richie Porte)
Richie Porte Team Sky
Tirreno–Adriatico
(Nairo Quintana)
Milan–San Remo
(John Degenkolb)
E3 Harelbeke
(Geraint Thomas)
Volta a Catalunya
(Richie Porte)
Gent–Wevelgem
(Luca Paolini)
Tour of Flanders
(Alexander Kristoff)
Tour of the Basque Country
(Joaquim Rodríguez)
Paris–Roubaix
(John Degenkolb)
Amstel Gold Race
(Michał Kwiatkowski)
Etixx–Quick-Step
La Flèche Wallonne
(Alejandro Valverde)
Liège–Bastogne–Liège
(Alejandro Valverde)
Alejandro Valverde Spain
Tour de Romandie
(Ilnur Zakarin)
Giro d'Italia
(Alberto Contador)
Critérium du Dauphiné
(Chris Froome)
Team Sky
Tour de Suisse
(Simon Špilak)
Team Katusha
Tour de France
(Chris Froome)
Team Sky
Clásica de San Sebastián
(Adam Yates)
Tour de Pologne
(Jon Izagirre)
Eneco Tour
(Tim Wellens)
Vattenfall Cyclassics
(André Greipel)
GP Ouest-France
(Alexander Kristoff)
Team Katusha
Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
(Rigoberto Urán)
Vuelta a España
(Fabio Aru)
Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
(Tim Wellens)
World TTT Championships
(BMC Racing Team)
Movistar Team
Il Lombardia
(Vincenzo Nibali)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Registration of UCI WorldTeams and UCI Professional Continental Teams for the 2015 season". UCI.ch. Union Cycliste Internationale. 10 December 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "UCI confirm WorldTour Calendar 2015". Cycling News. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Part 2: Road races" (PDF). UCI.ch. Union Cycliste Internationale. 24 January 2015. pp. 58–59. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "UCI WorldTour Ranking – 2015: Individual". UCI World Tour. Infostrada Sports; Union Cycliste Internationale. 4 October 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "UCI WorldTour Ranking – 2015: Team". UCI World Tour. Infostrada Sports; Union Cycliste Internationale. 4 October 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "UCI WorldTour Ranking – 2015: Nation". UCI World Tour. Infostrada Sports; Union Cycliste Internationale. 4 October 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 

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