UCI Women's World Tour
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2018 UCI Women's World Tour
|Sport||Road bicycle racing|
The UCI Women's World Tour is the premier annual female elite road cycling tour.
In order to increase the coverage of Women's cycling the UCI held a summit in December 2014 between the UCI Women’s Working Group and the UCI Women's teams. The previous racing series, the UCI Women's Road World Cup, limited racing to 10 one-day events, whilst the proposed Women's World Tour will see a threefold increase in the total number of racing days.
In order to facilitate this a proposal was forwarded to split the single tiered UCI Women's team classification, into a two tiered system beginning in 2017. The premier division would consist of 10 teams who, like their male counterparts, will be required to compete in all World Tour events. The second tier will be similar to domestic men's teams (UCI Continental Teams). Initially the rankings will be based on the teams UCI rankings.
For one-day races teams must consist of up to six riders, with no fewer than four and for stage races, seven or eight with no fewer than five. Minimum prize money will also be included; €5130 for one day races or time trials and €2565 per day for a stage race.
In comparison to the one-day race only World Cup, the Women’s WorldTour will include stage races as well as one-day races, increasing the total number of race days to between 30 and 35. Events will also see an increase in the maximum distance which can be covered: from 130 to 140 kilometres for a one-day race and average stage race stage distance increasing from 100 to 120 kilometres. Race organisers are allowed to apply for special dispensation to have longer stages.
For events to be considered they must have reached the following criteria:
- UCI Class 1 Road status
- Dates of candidate events must not clash with existing Women's World Cup and Class 1 events
- Dates and locations of candidate events must fit with the narrative of the season, whilst also providing some logic for the travel of teams
Winners by race
Updated: 2018 Holland Ladies Tour
|Rank||Rider||No of wins|
|1||Anna van der Breggen (NED)||10|
|2||Lizzie Deignan (GBR)||5|
|Annemiek van Vleuten (NED)|
|4||Jolien D'Hoore (BEL)||4|
|Coryn Rivera (USA)|
|6||Chantal Blaak (NED)||3|
|Megan Guarnier (USA)|
|Marianne Vos (NED)|
|9||Chloe Hosking (AUS)||2|
|Lotta Lepistö (FIN)|
|Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL)|
|Amy Pieters (NED)|
|Kirsten Wild (NED)|
|Rank||Team||No of wins||Riders|
|1||Boels–Dolmans||26||van der Breggen (9), Deignan (5), Blaak (3), Guarnier (3), TTT (3), Pieters (2), Dideriksen (1)|
|2||Wiggle High5||7||D'Hoore (3), Hosking (2), Longo Borghini (1), Wild (1)|
|Mitchelton–Scott||van Vleuten (5), D'Hoore (1), Spratt (1)|
|4||Team Sunweb||6||Rivera (4), TTT (1), van Dijk (1)|
|5||WaowDeals Pro Cycling||5||Vos (3), van der Breggen (1), Niewiadoma (1)|
|6||Alé–Cipollini||2||Bastianelli (1), Fahlin (1)|
|Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling||Lepistö (2)|
|Hitec Products–Birk Sport||Becker (1), Wild (1)|
|9||BTC City Ljubljana||1||Bujak (1)|
|Rank||Team||No of wins||Riders|
|1||Netherlands||26||van der Breggen (10), van Vleuten (5), Blaak (3), Vos (3), Pieters (2), Wild (2), van Dijk (1)|
|2||United States||8||Rivera (4), Guarnier (3), Hall (1)|
|3||Great Britain||5||Deignan (5)|
|5||Australia||3||Hosking (2), Spratt (1)|
|Poland||Niewiadoma (2), Bujak (1)|
|Italy||Bastianelli (1), Longo Borghini (1)|
|2016|| Megan Guarnier
|946 pts|| Leah Kirchmann
|624 pts|| Lizzie Deignan
|2017|| Anna van der Breggen
|1016 pts|| Annemiek van Vleuten
|989 pts|| Katarzyna Niewiadoma
|2016|| Katarzyna Niewiadoma
|36 pts|| Floortje Mackaij
|18 pts|| Sheyla Gutiérrez
Cylance Pro Cycling
|2017|| Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig
Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling
|52 pts|| Alice Barnes
|16 pts|| Amalie Dideriksen
|2016||Boels–Dolmans||2894 pts||Wiggle High5||2245 pts||Rabo–Liv||1853 pts|
|2017||Boels–Dolmans||3273 pts||Team Sunweb||2153 pts||Wiggle High5||1824 pts|
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