2018 UCI Women's World Tour

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2018 UCI Women's World Tour
Third edition of the UCI Women's World Tour
Details
Dates3 March – 21 October 2018
Location
Rounds24
Champions
Individual championAnnemiek van Vleuten (Netherlands) (Mitchelton–Scott)
Teams' championBoels–Dolmans
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The 2018 UCI Women's World Tour was a competition that included twenty-four road cycling events throughout the 2018 women's cycling season. It was the third edition of the ranking system launched by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) in 2016. The competition began with Strade Bianche on 3 March and concluded with the Tour of Guangxi on 21 October. Anna van der Breggen of the Netherlands was the defending champion.[1]

Van der Breggen, riding for the Boels–Dolmans team, was unable to defend her title, as she finished third in the standings behind compatriots Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton–Scott) and Marianne Vos, who was riding for the WaowDeals Pro Cycling squad. Having taken three podium finishes, van Vleuten took the top spot after a strong second half of the season commencing at the women's Grand Tour, the Giro Rosa. Van Vleuten won three of the last four stages, taking the overall victory by over four minutes from her closest competitor,[2] as well as winning the race's points classification. Two days later, at La Course by Le Tour de France, van Vleuten took victory on the finish line surpassing van der Breggen, who had faded over the closing stages.[3] Van Vleuten then took the World Tour jersey for the season, winning the overall at the Holland Ladies Tour, again with three stage victories,[4] ultimately finishing on 1411.86 points.[5]

Vos finished 16.98 points behind in second place, with a tally of 1394.88 points.[5] After podium finishes at the Trofeo Alfredo Binda,[6] and the Women's Tour,[7] Vos took her first victory of the season with a stage win at the Giro Rosa,[8] before a second-place finish in RideLondon's Classique race.[9] In the August Scandinavian races, Vos won the Postnord UCI WWT Vårgårda WestSweden road race,[10] before taking a clean sweep of the Ladies Tour of Norway, winning all three stages and the general classification, taking the World Tour lead in the process.[11] Vos ended her road season after another second-place finish at the GP de Plouay – Lorient Agglomération,[12] shifting her focus to the cyclo-cross season starting in the following month,[13] losing the lead to van Vleuten in the process. Van der Breggen, with 1323.33 points,[5] led the classification for most of the season, taking four victories by the end of the April, including the season-opening Strade Bianche,[14] and two of the three Ardennes classics, with only the Amstel Gold Race – won by team mate Chantal Blaak[15] – not going to van der Breggen. Van der Breggen skipped the Giro Rosa,[16] and failed to win another individual race on the World Tour, with her only remaining success of the season coming during the Postnord UCI WWT Vårgårda WestSweden team time trial.

In the World Tour's other classifications, Astana rider Sofia Bertizzolo from Italy was the winner of the youth classification for riders under the age of 23.[17] Bertizzolo took four victories in the classification, and finished with 42 points, 12 points ahead of the next closest rider, Liane Lippert of Team Sunweb, a three-time winner during 2018. Boels–Dolmans were the winners of the teams classification, with 4329.99 points, taking eight wins during the season, just as they did in 2017. Mitchelton–Scott finished in second place with 4119.02 points, primarily through the performances of van Vleuten and Amanda Spratt, who finished fourth overall in the individual classification, with five victories. Third place went to Team Sunweb on 3321.99 points, taking three victories during the season.

Teams[edit]

For the 2018 season the following teams were not listed by the UCI at UCI Women's team level: Colavita/Bianchi, Giusfredi–Bianchi, Lensworld–Kuota, SAS–Macogep, Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling and Weber Shimano Ladies Power.

2018 UCI Women's World Teams
Code Official Team Name Country
ACT Alasayl Cycling Team  United Arab Emirates
ALE Alé–Cipollini  Italy
VAI Aromitalia Vaiano  Italy
ASA Astana  Italy
BPK Bepink  Italy
BDM Bizkaia Durango–Euskadi Murias  Spain
DLT Boels–Dolmans  Netherlands
BTC BTC City Ljubljana  Slovenia
LPR Canyon–SRAM  Germany
CBT Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling  Germany
GPC China Chongming–Liv  Hong Kong
CGS Cogeas–Mettler Pro Cycling Team  Russia
CZF Conceria Zabri–Fanini  Albania
CPC Cylance Pro Cycling  United States
DVE Doltcini–Van Eyck Sport UCI Women Cycling  Belgium
SBT Eurotarget–Bianchi–Vitasana  Italy
EXP Experza–Footlogix  Belgium
FDJ FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  France
HBS Hagens Berman–Supermint  United States
HCT Health Mate–Cyclelive Team  Belgium
HPU Hitec Products–Birk Sport  Norway
LSL Lotto–Soudal Ladies  Belgium
MCC Minsk Cycling Club  Belarus
MTS Mitchelton–Scott  Australia
MOV Movistar Team  Spain
PHV Parkhotel Valkenburg  Netherlands
RLW Rally Cycling  United States
MIC S.C. Michela Fanini Rox  Italy
SER Servetto–Stradalli Cycle–Alurecycling  Italy
SWT Sopela Women's Team  Spain
STR Storey Racing  United Kingdom
SWA Swapit–Agolico  Mexico
TDP Team Dukla Praha  Czech Republic
ILU Team Illuminate  United States
SUN Team Sunweb  Netherlands
TVC Team Virtu Cycling  Denmark
TWC Thailand Women's Cycling Team  Thailand
TIB Tibco–Silicon Valley Bank  United States
TOG Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  Italy
DRP Trek–Drops  Great Britain
T20 TWENTY20 p/b Sho-Air  United States
UHC UnitedHealthcare  United States
VAL Valcar–PBM  Italy
WHT Wiggle High5  Great Britain
WAD WaowDeals Pro Cycling  Netherlands
WNT WNT–Rotor Pro Cycling  Great Britain

Events[edit]

For the 2018 season, the calendar consisted of 24 races, up from 20 in 2017. All 2017 races returned for the 2018 calendar, with the additions of the Three Days of Bruges–De Panne, the Emakumeen Euskal Bira and the Tour of Guangxi to the calendar.[18] The Ladies Tour of Norway also added a stand-alone team time trial that awarded full points to the rankings, held the day before the main stage race.

2018 UCI Women's World Tour
Race Date First Second Third Jersey violet.svg Leader
Italy Strade Bianche 3 March  Anna van der Breggen (NED)
Boels–Dolmans
 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL)
Canyon–SRAM
 Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA)
Wiggle High5
 Anna van der Breggen (NED)
Boels–Dolmans
Netherlands Ronde van Drenthe 11 March  Amy Pieters (NED)
Boels–Dolmans
 Alexis Ryan (USA)
Canyon–SRAM
 Chloe Hosking (AUS)
Alé–Cipollini
Italy Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio 18 March  Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL)
Canyon–SRAM
 Chantal Blaak (NED)
Boels–Dolmans
 Marianne Vos (NED)
WaowDeals Pro Cycling
 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL)
Canyon–SRAM
Belgium Three Days of De Panne 22 March  Jolien D'Hoore (BEL)
Mitchelton–Scott
 Chloe Hosking (AUS)
Alé–Cipollini
 Christine Majerus (LUX)
Boels–Dolmans
Belgium Gent–Wevelgem 25 March  Marta Bastianelli (ITA)
Alé–Cipollini
 Jolien D'Hoore (BEL)
Mitchelton–Scott
 Lisa Klein (GER)
Canyon–SRAM
 Jolien D'Hoore (BEL)
Mitchelton–Scott
Belgium Tour of Flanders 1 April  Anna van der Breggen (NED)
Boels–Dolmans
 Amy Pieters (NED)
Boels–Dolmans
 Annemiek van Vleuten (NED)
Mitchelton–Scott
 Amy Pieters (NED)
Boels–Dolmans
Netherlands Amstel Gold Race 15 April  Chantal Blaak (NED)
Boels–Dolmans
 Lucinda Brand (NED)
Team Sunweb
 Amanda Spratt (AUS)
Mitchelton–Scott
 Chantal Blaak (NED)
Boels–Dolmans
Belgium La Flèche Wallonne 18 April  Anna van der Breggen (NED)
Boels–Dolmans
 Ashleigh Moolman (RSA)
Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling
 Megan Guarnier (USA)
Boels–Dolmans
 Anna van der Breggen (NED)
Boels–Dolmans
Belgium Liège–Bastogne–Liège 22 April  Anna van der Breggen (NED)
Boels–Dolmans
 Amanda Spratt (AUS)
Mitchelton–Scott
 Annemiek van Vleuten (NED)
Mitchelton–Scott
China Tour of Chongming Island 26–28 April  Charlotte Becker (GER)
Hitec Products–Birk Sport
 Shannon Malseed (AUS)
Tibco–Silicon Valley Bank
 Anastasiia Iakovenko (RUS)
BTC City Ljubljana
United States Tour of California 17–19 May  Katie Hall (USA)
UnitedHealthcare
 Tayler Wiles (USA)
Trek–Drops
 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL)
Canyon–SRAM
Spain Emakumeen Euskal Bira 19–22 May  Amanda Spratt (AUS)
Mitchelton–Scott
 Annemiek van Vleuten (NED)
Mitchelton–Scott
 Anna van der Breggen (NED)
Boels–Dolmans
United Kingdom The Women's Tour 13–17 June  Coryn Rivera (USA)
Team Sunweb
 Marianne Vos (NED)
WaowDeals Pro Cycling
 Dani Rowe (GBR)
WaowDeals Pro Cycling
Italy Giro Rosa 6–15 July  Annemiek van Vleuten (NED)
Mitchelton–Scott
 Ashleigh Moolman (RSA)
Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling
 Amanda Spratt (AUS)
Mitchelton–Scott
France La Course by Le Tour de France 17 July  Annemiek van Vleuten (NED)
Mitchelton–Scott
 Anna van der Breggen (NED)
Boels–Dolmans
 Ashleigh Moolman (RSA)
Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling
United Kingdom Prudential RideLondon Classique 28 July  Kirsten Wild (NED)
Wiggle High5
 Marianne Vos (NED)
WaowDeals Pro Cycling
 Elisa Balsamo (ITA)
Valcar–PBM
Sweden Postnord UCI WWT Vårgårda WestSweden TTT 11 August Boels–Dolmans Team Sunweb Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling
Sweden Postnord UCI WWT Vårgårda WestSweden RR 13 August  Marianne Vos (NED)
WaowDeals Pro Cycling
 Kirsten Wild (NED)
Wiggle High5
 Lotta Lepistö (FIN)
Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling
Norway Ladies Tour of Norway – TTT 16 August Team Sunweb Mitchelton–Scott Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling
Norway Ladies Tour of Norway 17–19 August  Marianne Vos (NED)
WaowDeals Pro Cycling
 Emilia Fahlin (SWE)
Wiggle High5
 Coryn Rivera (USA)
Team Sunweb
 Marianne Vos (NED)
WaowDeals Pro Cycling
France GP de Plouay – Lorient Agglomération 25 August  Amy Pieters (NED)
Boels–Dolmans
 Marianne Vos (NED)
WaowDeals Pro Cycling
 Coryn Rivera (USA)
Team Sunweb
Netherlands Holland Ladies Tour 28 August –
2 September
 Annemiek van Vleuten (NED)
Mitchelton–Scott
 Ellen van Dijk (NED)
Team Sunweb
 Anna van der Breggen (NED)
Boels–Dolmans
 Annemiek van Vleuten (NED)
Mitchelton–Scott
Spain La Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta 15–16 September  Ellen van Dijk (NED)
Team Sunweb
 Coryn Rivera (USA)
Team Sunweb
 Audrey Cordon-Ragot (FRA)
Wiggle High5
China Tour of Guangxi Women's WorldTour race 21 October  Arlenis Sierra (CUB)
Astana
 Hannah Barnes (GBR)
Canyon–SRAM
 Sara Mustonen (SWE)
Experza–Footlogix

Points standings[edit]

For the 2018 season, a new point-scoring system was introduced by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI),[19] rewarding the top 40 riders rather than the top 20 as in 2017. Further changes were made to the teams classification, where all point-scoring riders were counted in the rankings.[19]

Individual[edit]

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.

Individual rankings
Rank Name Team(s) Points
1  Annemiek van Vleuten (NED) Jersey violet.svg Mitchelton–Scott 1411.86
2  Marianne Vos (NED) WaowDeals Pro Cycling 1394.88
3  Anna van der Breggen (NED) Boels–Dolmans 1323.33
4  Amanda Spratt (AUS) Mitchelton–Scott 1218.86
5  Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb 1040.50
6  Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling 1012.95
7  Amy Pieters (NED) Boels–Dolmans 922.90
8  Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL) Canyon–SRAM 887.67
9  Jolien D'Hoore (BEL) Mitchelton–Scott 688.86
10  Ellen van Dijk (NED) Team Sunweb 687.74
11  Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA) Wiggle High5 652.76
12  Chantal Blaak (NED) Boels–Dolmans 613.90
13  Kirsten Wild (NED) Wiggle High5 571.93
14  Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels–Dolmans
United States (national team)
564.24
15  Lucinda Brand (NED) Team Sunweb 558.07
16  Christine Majerus (LUX) Boels–Dolmans 526.57
17  Chloe Hosking (AUS) Alé–Cipollini 504.33
18  Marta Bastianelli (ITA) Alé–Cipollini 473
19  Arlenis Sierra (CUB) Astana 460
20  Giorgia Bronzini (ITA) Cylance Pro Cycling 447
287 riders scored points
Source:[20]

Youth[edit]

Sofia Bertizzolo (pictured at the Amstel Gold Race), the winner of the youth classification.

The top three riders in the final results of each World Tour event's young rider classification received points towards the standings. Six points were awarded to first place, four points to second place and two points to third place.

Youth rankings
Rank Name Team Points
1  Sofia Bertizzolo (ITA) UCI Womens World Tour - Youth.png Astana 42
2  Liane Lippert (GER) Team Sunweb 30
3  Jeanne Korevaar (NED) WaowDeals Pro Cycling 22
4  Elisa Balsamo (ITA) Valcar–PBM 18
5  Amalie Dideriksen (DEN) Boels–Dolmans 14
6  Letizia Paternoster (ITA) Astana 10
7  Lisa Klein (GER) Canyon–SRAM 10
8  Maria Novolodskaya (RUS) Cogeas–Mettler Pro Cycling Team 10
9  Karalina Savenka (BLR) Minsk Cycling Club 6
10  Chiara Consonni (ITA) Valcar–PBM 6
11  Nikola Nosková (CZE) Bepink 6
12  Aafke Soet (NED) WNT–Rotor Pro Cycling 6
13  Sara Poidevin (CAN) Rally Cycling 6
14  Silvia Persico (ITA) Valcar–PBM 6
15  Susanne Andersen (NOR) Hitec Products–Birk Sport 6
16  Lorena Wiebes (NED) Parkhotel Valkenburg 6
17  Angelica Brogi (ITA) Aromitalia Vaiano 6
18  Juliette Labous (FRA) Team Sunweb 6
19  Abby-Mae Parkinson (GBR) Trek–Drops 6
20  Elena Pirrone (ITA) Astana 4
33 riders scored points
Source:[21]

Team[edit]

Team rankings were calculated by adding the ranking points of all the riders of a team in the table.[22]

Rank Team Points Scoring riders
1 Boels–Dolmans 4329.99
10 riders
Van der Breggen (1323.33), Pieters (922.90), Blaak (613.90), Guarnier (564.24),[a] Majerus (526.57), Dideriksen (195), Canuel (129.57), Sk. Schneider (30.24),[b] Plichta (14.24), Van den Bos (10)
2 Mitchelton–Scott 4119.02
10 riders
Van Vleuten (1411.86), Spratt (1218.86), D'Hoore (688.86), G. Williams (231), Roy (199.86), Kennedy (142.86), Elvin (123.86), Allen (50.86), Manly (48), Crooks (3)
3 Team Sunweb 3321.99
10 riders
Rivera (1040.50), Van Dijk (687.74), Brand (558.07), Kirchmann (358.07), Mackaij (266.33), Lippert (174.07), Winder (111.90), Labous (89.57), Mathiesen (29.17), Soek (6.57)
4 Canyon–SRAM 2545.02
10 riders
Niewiadoma (887.67), Cecchini (341.67), A. Ryan (332.67), H. Barnes (228), Klein (203.67), Ferrand-Prévot (193), Amialiusik (160), A. Barnes (83.67), Cromwell (67), Worrack (47.67)
5 Wiggle High5 2384.01[c]
15 riders
Longo Borghini (652.76), Wild (571.93), Fahlin (347.93), Cordon-Ragot (331.93), Brennauer (318.50), Edmondson (74.50), Yonamine (15.43), Leth (15), Archibald (14.17), G. Garner (10), Ritter (9.43), Brown (8),[d] Stewart (8), Barbieri (5), Cure (1.43)
6 WaowDeals Pro Cycling 2380.99 Vos (1394.88), Stultiens (264.71), Rowe (233.88), R. Markus (168.88), Korevaar (130.88), A. Koster (95.88), Rooijakkers (83.88), Kastelijn (8)
7 Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling 1986.99 Moolman (1012.95), Lepistö (373.95), Uttrup Ludwig (364.95), Koppenburg (117.95), Duyck (57.95), Norsgaard Jørgensen (56.95), Hanselmann (2.29)
8 Alé–Cipollini 1471.98
10 riders
Hosking (504.33), Bastianelli (473), Santesteban (194), Ensing (150), S. Paladin (85.33), Knetemann (31.33), Trevisi (15.33), Swinkels (11.33), Ragažinskienė (4.33), Kasper (3)
9 Astana 922 Sierra (460), Bertizzolo (184.25), C. Rodríguez (82), Paternoster (76.25), Pirrone (46.25), Vieceli (33.25), Moreno (30), Beggin (10)
10 Valcar–PBM 912.02 Confalonieri (277.67), Balsamo (208), Muccioli (122.67), Sanguineti (107.67), Consonni (63.67), Persico (59.67), A. Paladin (36.67), Cavalli (29), Vigilia (7)
11 BTC City Ljubljana 811 Bujak (362.20), Iakovenko (269.20), Batagelj (91.20), Boogaard (25.20), Nilsson (25), Pintar (18), Lechner (15.20), Žigart (5)
12 Movistar Team 803
10 riders
Jasińska (279.81), Biannic (171.81), García (159.14), Merino (82.14), González (41.67), Neylan (27.14), Oyarbide (24.67), Llamas (12.14), G. Rodríguez (2.81), Teruel (1.67)
13 Cylance Pro Cycling 638[e] Bronzini (447),[d] Gutiérrez (87), Ratto (65), Shapira (11), Tagliaferro (10), Stephens (8), Doebel-Hickok (5), Erić (5)
14 Tibco–Silicon Valley Bank 627.02
11 riders
Jackson (189.17), Malseed (184.17), Chapman (136.17), K. Ryan (49), Drexel (29.17), Cobb (13), Bruderer (9.17), Newsom (5), Albrecht (5), Scandolara (4.17), Buss (3)
15 Trek–Drops 590.99 Wiles (334.57),[f] Buurman (206.57), Parkinson (16.57), Hammes (15.57), Christian (8.57), Shaw (5), Holden (3.57), Payton (0.57)
16 FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope 590.02
11 riders
Gillow (145.86), Fournier (139.46), Demay (105.60), Slik (63.46), Duval (60.86), Kitchen (42.46), Tenniglo (21.46), Bravard (3.86), Grossetête (3), Guilman (3), Richioud (1)
17 Team Virtu Cycling 512[g]
10 riders
Guarischi (250.50), Siggaard (97.50), Kröger (51.50), C. Koster (24), Aalerud (19), Pawłowska (19), Penton (18), Moberg (15), Norman Hansen (12.50),[d] Schmidt (5)
18 UnitedHealthcare 419 K. Hall (290), Thomas (109),[h] Hanson (10), Peñuela (5), L. Hall (5)
19 Hitec Products–Birk Sport 338.98
10 riders
Becker (254), Andersen (37.83), Frapporti (16), Lorvik (8.83), Kessler (7), Solvang (4.83), Heine (4.83), Møllebro (3), Thorsen (1.83), Gulliksen (0.83)
20 Bepink 307 Magnaldi (208), Guderzo (48.50),[i] Nosková (25), Sperotto (12.50), Pattaro (5.50), Valsecchi (2.50), Steigenga (2.50), Ragusa (2.50)
42 teams scored points[22]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Guarnier's tally includes 5 points earned at the Tour of California, where Boels–Dolmans were not competing.
  2. ^ Schneider's tally includes 16 points earned at the Tour of California, where Boels–Dolmans were not competing.
  3. ^ Listed by UCI on 2376.01 points, missing Grace Brown's points from the Tour of California and the La Course by Le Tour de France.
  4. ^ a b c Points not listed with any team.
  5. ^ Listed by UCI on 191 points, missing Giorgia Bronzini's points from the 2018 season.
  6. ^ Wiles' tally includes 114 points earned at the Holland Ladies Tour, where Trek–Drops were not competing.
  7. ^ Listed by UCI on 499.5 points, missing Louise Norman Hansen's points from the Postnord UCI WWT Vårgårda WestSweden TTT.
  8. ^ Thomas' tally includes 46 points earned at the Holland Ladies Tour, where UnitedHealthcare were not competing.
  9. ^ Guderzo scored 33 points with Hitec Products–Birk Sport prior to leaving the team in June 2018. Guderzo joined Bepink in July 2018, and all points were transferred.

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