UCI ProSeries

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UCI ProSeries
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2021 UCI ProSeries
SportRoad bicycle racing
Founded2020
CountryEurope, Asia, Argentina and United States

The UCI ProSeries is the second tier men's elite road cycling tour. It was inaugurated in 2020. The series is placed below the UCI World Tour, but above the various regional UCI Continental Circuits.

Development[edit]

In December 2018, the UCI announced various reforms to the structure and organisation of men's professional road racing.[1] One of the major changes is the introduction of a new division of races called the UCI ProSeries. With the introduction of the ProSeries, the UCI .HC road races will disappear from the calendar. In October 2019, the UCI published the 2020 UCI International Road Calendar, including the ProSeries. [2] The inaugural season of the ProSeries was planned to include 57 events, which were formerly World Tour, .HC or .1 events, but many were cancelled due to the worldwide Covid 19 pandemic of 2020-21.

Team participation[edit]

In events of the ProSeries, UCI WorldTeams may participate, up to a maximum of 70% in European races and 65% in other races. The rest of the teams participating may be UCI ProTeams, UCI continental teams and National teams.[3]

Events[edit]

The inaugural UCI ProSeries calendar consisted of 57 events, of which 30 were one-day races (1.Pro) and 27 were stage races (2.Pro). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, multiple events were cancelled, postponed or introduced in both 2020 and 2021 and the ProSeries calendar has been revised several times. The calendar features events in 19 countries on 4 continents:  Argentina,  Austria,  Belgium,  China,  Denmark,  France,  Germany,  Great Britain,  Italy,  Japan,  Luxembourg,  Malaysia,  Netherlands,  Norway,  Oman,  Portugal,  Spain,  Turkey and  United States.

Winners by race[edit]

Year 2020 2021
Argentina Vuelta a San Juan Belgium Evenepoel (1/6) Cancelled
Malaysia Tour de Langkawi Italy Celano Cancelled
Oman Tour of Oman Cancelled
France Tour de la Provence Colombia Quintana Colombia Sosa
Spain Clásica de Almería Germany Ackermann Italy Nizzolo
China Tour of Hainan Cancelled Not on calendar
France Faun-Ardèche Classic France Cavagna France Gaudu
France Royal Bernard Drôme Classic Australia Clarke Italy Bagioli
Belgium Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne Denmark Asgreen Denmark M Pedersen
Italy Trofeo Laigueglia Italy Ciccone Netherlands Mollema
Italy GP Industria & Artigianato Cancelled Belgium Vansevenant
Belgium Nokere Koerse Cancelled Belgium Robeet
Belgium Bredene Koksijde Classic Cancelled Belgium Merlier (2/2)
Spain GP Miguel Induráin Cancelled Spain Valverde
Belgium Scheldeprijs Australia Ewan Belgium Philipsen
Belgium Brabantse Pijl France Alaphilippe United Kingdom Pidcock
Turkey Presidential Tour of Turkey Cancelled Spain Díaz
Spain Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana Slovenia Pogačar (1/2) Switzerland Küng
Italy Tour of the Alps Cancelled United Kingdom Yates
United Kingdom Tour de Yorkshire Cancelled
France 4 Jours de Dunkerque Cancelled
Portugal Volta ao Algarve Belgium Evenepoel (2/6) Portugal Rodrigues
France Tro-Bro Léon Cancelled United Kingdom Swift
Spain Vuelta a Andalucía Denmark Fuglsang Colombia López
France Boucles de la Mayenne Cancelled France Démare (3/3)
Belgium Dwars door het Hageland Belgium Rickaert Norway Tiller
Belgium Baloise Belgium Tour Cancelled Belgium Evenepoel (4/6)
Netherlands ZLM Tour Cancelled
Slovenia Tour of Slovenia Cancelled Slovenia Pogačar (2/2)
Belgium Tour de Wallonie France Démare (2/3) United States Simmons
United States Tour of Utah Cancelled
Spain Vuelta a Burgos Belgium Evenepoel (3/6) Spain Landa
Norway Arctic Race of Norway Cancelled Belgium Hermans
Italy Gran Trittico Lombardo Spain Izagirre Not on calendar
Denmark Danmark Rundt Cancelled Belgium Evenepoel (5/6)
Norway Tour of Norway Cancelled United Kingdom Hayter
Belgium Brussels Cycling Classic Belgium Merlier (1/2) Belgium Evenepoel (6/6)
Germany Deutschland Tour Cancelled Germany Politt
United States Maryland Cycling Classic Cancelled
United Kingdom Tour of Britain Cancelled Belgium van Aert
France GP de Fourmies Cancelled Italy Viviani
Belgium GP de Wallonie Cancelled France Laporte
Italy Coppa Sabatini New Zealand Smith Denmark Valgren
Luxembourg Tour de Luxembourg Italy Ulissi
Belgium Primus Classic Cancelled
France GP de Denain Cancelled
Belgium Tour de l'Eurométropole Cancelled
Italy Giro dell'Emilia Russia Vlasov
Germany Münsterland Giro Cancelled
Italy Coppa Bernocchi Cancelled
Italy Tre Valli Varesine Cancelled
Italy Milano-Torino France Démare (1/3)
Italy Gran Piemonte New Zealand Bennett
France Paris-Tours Denmark C Pedersen
France GP de Plumelec-Morbihan Cancelled
Japan Japan Cup Cancelled

Most race wins[edit]

Rank Cyclist Wins
1. Belgium Remco Evenepoel 6
2. France Arnaud Démare 3
3. Belgium Tim Merlier 2
Slovenia Tadej Pogačar

Race wins by country[edit]

Rank Nation Wins Riders
1.  Belgium 14 Evenepoel (6), Merlier (2), Hermans, Philipsen, Rickaert, Robeet, Vansevenant, van Aert
2.  France 7 Démare (3), Alaphilippe, Cavagna, Gaudu, Laporte
3.  Italy 6 Bagioli, Celano, Ciccone, Nizzolo, Ulissi, Viviani
4.  Denmark 5 Asgreen, Fuglsang, C Pedersen, M Pedersen, Valgren
5.  Great Britain 4 Hayter, Pidcock, Swift, Yates
 Spain Díaz, Izagirre, Landa, Valverde
7.  Colombia 3 López, Quintana, Sosa
8.  Australia 2 Clarke, Ewan
 Germany Ackermann, Politt
 New Zealand Bennett, Smith
 Slovenia Pogačar (2)
12.  Netherlands 1 Mollema
 Norway Tiller
 Portugal Rodrigues
 Russia Vlasov
  Switzerland Küng
 United States Simmons

Race wins by team[edit]

Rank Team Wins Riders
1. Deceuninck–Quick-Step 11 Evenepoel (6), Alaphilippe, Asgreen, Bagioli, Cavagna, Vansevenant
2. Groupama–FDJ 5 Démare (3), Gaudu, Küng
3. Alpecin–Fenix 4 Merlier (2), Philipsen, Rickaert
4. Astana–Premier Tech 3 Fuglsang, Izagirre, Vlasov
Ineos Grenadiers Hayter, Pidcock, Sosa
Trek–Segafredo Mollema, M Pedersen, Simmons
UAE Team Emirates Pogačar (2), Ulissi
8. Arkéa–Samsic 2 Quintana, Swift
Bora–Hansgrohe Ackermann, Politt
Cofidis Laporte, Viviani
EF Education–Nippo Clarke, Valgren
Movistar Team López, Valverde
Team BikeExchange Smith, Yates
Team Jumbo–Visma Bennett, van Aert
15. Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB 1 Robeet
Delko Díaz
Israel Start-Up Nation Hermans
Italy (national team) Ciccone
Lotto–Soudal Ewan
Team Bahrain Victorious Landa
Team DSM C Pedersen
Team Qhubeka NextHash Nizzolo
Team Sapura Cycling Celano
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team Tiller
W52–FC Porto Rodrigues

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Men's professional road cycling: Changes for 2020". UCI. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Publication of the 2020 UCI International Road Calendar". UCI. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  3. ^ "PART II – ROAD RACES. Rules amendments applying on 01.01.2020" (PDF). UCI. Retrieved 11 October 2019.