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UCI Women's World Tour
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Current sports event 2018 UCI Women's World Tour
UCI Womens World Tour logo 2016.png
Sport Road bicycle racing
Founded 2016
Country several

The UCI Women's World Tour is the premier annual female elite road cycling tour.

The leader of the Women's World Tour has the right to wear this leaders jersey

History[edit]

Kasia Niewiadoma (l) and Lizzie Armitstead (r), pictured at the 2016 Flèche Wallonne, wearing the distinctive leader jerseys of the youth classification and individual women's elite classification, respectively.

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.[1][2]

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.[3]

One requirement of the series is that all rounds are to be broadcast on live TV or via streaming, with race organisers creating media pages for each event in English and/or French.[4][5]

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.[6] 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.[6]

For events to be considered they must have reached the following criteria:[5]

  • 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[edit]

Races in the UCI Women's World Tour
Race 2016 2017 2018 2019
Italy Strade Bianche  Deignan (GBR) (1/5)  Longo Borghini (ITA) (1/1)  van der Breggen (NED) (7/10)
Netherlands Ronde van Drenthe  Blaak (NED) (1/3)  Dideriksen (DEN) (1/1)  Pieters (NED) (1/2)
Italy Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio  Deignan (GBR) (2/5)  Rivera (USA) (1/4)  Niewiadoma (POL) (2/2)
Belgium Three Days of De Panne Not part of the WWT  D'Hoore (BEL) (4/4)
Belgium Gent–Wevelgem  Blaak (NED) (2/3)  Lepistö (FIN) (1/2)  Bastianelli (ITA) (1/1)
Belgium Tour of Flanders  Deignan (GBR) (3/5)  Rivera (USA) (2/4)  van der Breggen (NED) (8/10)
Netherlands Amstel Gold Race Not part of the WWT  van der Breggen (NED) (2/10)  Blaak (NED) (3/3)
Belgium La Flèche Wallonne  van der Breggen (NED) (1/10)  van der Breggen (NED) (3/10)  van der Breggen (NED) (9/10)
Belgium Liège–Bastogne–Liège Not part of the WWT  van der Breggen (NED) (4/10)  van der Breggen (NED) (10/10)
China Tour of Chongming Island  Hosking (AUS) (1/2)  D'Hoore (BEL) (2/4)  Becker (GER) (1/1)
United States Amgen Tour of California  Guarnier (USA) (1/3)  van der Breggen (NED) (5/10)  Hall (USA) (1/1)
Spain Emakumeen Bira Not part of the WWT  Spratt (AUS) (1/1)
United States Philadelphia International Cycling Classic  Guarnier (USA) (2/3) Cancelled Not part of the WWT
United Kingdom The Women's Tour  Deignan (GBR) (4/5)  Niewiadoma (POL) (1/2)  Rivera (USA) (4/4)
Italy Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile  Guarnier (USA) (3/3)  van der Breggen (NED) (6/10)  van Vleuten (NED) (3/5)
France La Course by Le Tour de France  Hosking (AUS) (2/2)  van Vleuten (NED) (1/5)  van Vleuten (NED) (4/5)
United Kingdom Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix  Wild (NED) (1/2)  Rivera (USA) (3/4)  Wild (NED) (2/2)
Sweden Vårgårda WestSweden TTT Boels–Dolmans (1/3) Boels–Dolmans (2/3) Boels–Dolmans (3/3)
Sweden Vårgårda WestSweden RR  Fahlin (SWE) (1/1)  Lepistö (FIN) (2/2)  Vos (NED) (2/3)
Norway Ladies Tour of Norway TTT Not part of the WWT Team Sunweb (1/1) Not part of the WWT
Norway Ladies Tour of Norway Not part of the WWT  Vos (NED) (1/3)  Vos (NED) (3/3)
France GP de Plouay  Bujak (POL) (1/1)  Deignan (GBR) (5/5)  Pieters (NED) (2/2)
Netherlands Holland Ladies Tour Not part of the WWT  van Vleuten (NED) (2/5)  van Vleuten (NED) (5/5)
Spain La Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta  D'Hoore (BEL) (1/4)  D'Hoore (BEL) (3/4)  van Dijk (NED) (1/1)
China Tour of Guangxi Not part of the WWT
Source: [7][8][9]

Victories[edit]

Updated: 2018 Holland Ladies Tour

Victories by rider
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)
Victories by team
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)
Canyon–SRAM Niewiadoma (1)
UnitedHealthcare Hall (1)


Victories by nation
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)
4  Belgium 4 D'Hoore (4)
5  Australia 3 Hosking (2), Spratt (1)
 Poland Niewiadoma (2), Bujak (1)
7  Finland 2 Lepistö (2)
 Italy Bastianelli (1), Longo Borghini (1)
9  Denmark 1 Dideriksen (1)
 Germany Becker (1)
 Sweden Fahlin (1)

Season results[edit]

Individual ranking[edit]

Year 1st 2nd 3rd
2016 United States Megan Guarnier
Boels–Dolmans
946 pts Canada Leah Kirchmann
Team Liv–Plantur
624 pts United Kingdom Lizzie Deignan
Boels–Dolmans
545 pts
2017 Netherlands Anna van der Breggen
Boels–Dolmans
1016 pts Netherlands Annemiek van Vleuten
Orica–Scott
989 pts Poland Katarzyna Niewiadoma
Rabo–Liv
856 pts

Youth ranking[edit]

Year 1st 2nd 3rd
2016 Poland Katarzyna Niewiadoma
Rabo–Liv
36 pts Netherlands Floortje Mackaij
Team Liv–Plantur
18 pts Spain Sheyla Gutiérrez
Cylance Pro Cycling
18 pts
2017 Denmark Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig
Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling
52 pts United Kingdom Alice Barnes
Drops
16 pts Denmark Amalie Dideriksen
Boels–Dolmans
16 pts

Team ranking[edit]

Year 1st 2nd 3rd
2016 Netherlands Boels–Dolmans 2894 pts United Kingdom Wiggle High5 2245 pts Netherlands Rabo–Liv 1853 pts
2017 Netherlands Boels–Dolmans 3273 pts Netherlands Team Sunweb 2153 pts United Kingdom Wiggle High5 1824 pts

Participating teams[edit]

2016 2017 2018
Alé–Cipollini Alé–Cipollini Alé–Cipollini
Aromitalia Vaiano Aromitalia Vaiano Aromitalia Vaiano
Astana Astana Astana
Bepink Bepink–Cogeas Bepink
Bizkaia–Durango Bizkaia–Durango Bizkaia Durango–Euskadi Murias
Boels–Dolmans Boels–Dolmans Boels–Dolmans
BTC City Ljubljana BTC City Ljubljana
Canyon–SRAM Canyon–SRAM Canyon–SRAM
Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling
China Chongming–Liv–Champion System China Chongming–Liv China Chongming–Liv
Colavita/Bianchi Colavita/Bianchi
Cylance Pro Cycling Cylance Pro Cycling Cylance Pro Cycling
Drops Drops Trek–Drops
Hagens Berman–Supermint Hagens Berman–Supermint Hagens Berman–Supermint
Team Hitec Products Team Hitec Products Hitec Products–Birk Sport
Inpa–Bianchi Giusfredi–Bianchi
Lares–Waowdeals Lares–Waowdeals Doltcini–Van Eyck Sport UCI Women Cycling
Lensworld–Zannata Lensworld–Kuota
Lointek Lointek Sopela Women's Team
Lotto–Soudal Ladies Lotto–Soudal Ladies Lotto–Soudal Ladies
Orica–AIS Orica–Scott Mitchelton–Scott
Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team Parkhotel Valkenburg–Destil
Podium Ambition Pro Cycling
Poitou–Charentes.Futuroscope.86 FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
Rabo–Liv WM3 Pro Cycling WaowDeals Pro Cycling
Rally Cycling Rally Cycling Rally Cycling
S.C. Michela Fanini Rox S.C. Michela Fanini Rox S.C. Michela Fanini Rox
Servetto Footon Servetto Giusta Servetto–Stradalli Cycle–Alurecycling
Team BMS BIRN Team VéloCONCEPT
Team Virtu Cycling
Team Virtu Cycling
Team Liv–Plantur Team Sunweb Team Sunweb
Tibco–Silicon Valley Bank Tibco–Silicon Valley Bank Tibco–Silicon Valley Bank
Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
Topsport Vlaanderen–Etixx Sport Vlaanderen–Etixx
Sport Vlaanderen–Guill D'or
Experza–Footlogix Ladies Cycling Team
TWENTY16–Ridebiker Sho-Air TWENTY20 TWENTY20 p/b Sho-Air
UnitedHealthcare UnitedHealthcare UnitedHealthcare
Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling
Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion NÖ
Weber Shimano Ladies Power Weber Shimano Ladies Power
Wiggle High5 Wiggle High5 Wiggle High5
Xirayas de San Luis–OPW
Conceria Zabri–Fanini–Guerciotti Conceria Zabri–Fanini
SAS–Macogep
Team Illuminate Team Illuminate
Thailand Women's Cycling Team Thailand Women's Cycling Team
Team WNT WNT–Rotor Pro Cycling
Al'Asayl Cycling Team
Health Mate–Cyclelive Team
Eurotarget–Bianchi–Vitasana
Storey Racing
Swapit–Agolico
Team Dukla Praha

References[edit]

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  9. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/uci-announces-2018-road-calendar/