2007–08 UCI America Tour

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The 2007–08 UCI America Tour was the fourth season for the UCI America Tour. The season began on 7 October 2007 with the Clasico Ciclistico Banfoandes and ended on 20 September 2008 with the Vuelta Mexico.

2007–08 UCI America Tour
Fourth edition of the UCI America Tour
Dates7 October 2007 (2007-10-07)–20 September 2008
LocationNorth America and South America
Individual champion Manuel Medina (VEN) (Gobernación del Zulia)
Teams' championGarmin-Chipotle
Nations' champion United States
← 2006–07

The points leader, based on the cumulative results of previous races, wears the UCI America Tour cycling jersey. Svein Tuft of Canada was the defending champion of the 2006–07 UCI America Tour. Manuel Medina of Venezuela was crowned as the 2007–08 UCI America Tour champion.

Throughout the season, points are awarded to the top finishers of stages within stage races and the final general classification standings of each of the stages races and one-day events. The quality and complexity of a race also determines how many points are awarded to the top finishers, the higher the UCI rating of a race, the more points are awarded.

The UCI ratings from highest to lowest are as follows:

  • Multi-day events: 2.HC, 2.1 and 2.2
  • One-day events: 1.HC, 1.1 and 1.2



Date Race Name Location UCI Rating Winner Team
7–14 October Clasico Ciclistico Banfoandes   Venezuela 2.2   Sergio Luis Henao (COL) Colombia és Pasión Coldeportes
7–14 October Vuelta Chihuahua Internacional   Mexico 2.2   Francisco Mancebo (ESP) Relax-Gam
20 October–1 November Vuelta a Guatemala   Guatemala 2.2   Carlos López (MEX) Canel's-Turbo-Mayordomo
6–11 November Doble Copacabana GP Fides   Bolivia 2.2   Óscar Soliz (BOL) Coordinadora EBSA
15–25 November Tour de Santa Catarina   Brazil 2.2   Alex Diniz (BRA) Scott-Marcondes Cesar-São José dos Campos
17–25 November Vuelta a Ecuador   Ecuador 2.2   Alex Atapuma (COL) Indernariño
14–28 December Vuelta Ciclista a Costa Rica   Costa Rica 2.2   Henry Raabe (CRC) BCR-Pizza Hut


Date Race Name Location UCI Rating Winner Team
5–18 January Vuelta al Táchira   Venezuela 2.2   Manuel Medina (VEN) Gobernación del Zulia
6 January Copa América de Ciclismo   Brazil 1.2   Nilceu Santos (BRA) Scott-Marcondes Cesar-São José dos Campos
22–27 January Tour de San Luis   Argentina 2.2   Martín Garrido (ARG) Palmeiras Resort-Tavira
5–17 February Vuelta a Cuba   Cuba 2.2   Pedro Pablo Pérez (CUB) Cuba (national team)
13–17 February Tour of Belize   Belize 2.2   Carlos Oyarzun (CHI) Tecos-Trek
17–24 February Tour of California   United States 2.HC   Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana
23 February–2 March Vuelta Independencia Nacional   Dominican Republic 2.2   Carlos José Ochoa (VEN) Venezuela (national team)
20–27 April Volta de São Paulo   Brazil 2.2   Gregory Panizo (BRA) Clube DataRo de Ciclismo
21–27 April Tour de Georgia   United States 2.HC   Kanstantin Siutsou (BLR) Team High Road
3 May Clasico Aniversario de la Federacion Venezolana de Ciclismo   Venezuela 1.2   José Aguilar (VEN) Gobierno Bolivariano de Carabobo
4 May Copa Federacion Venezolana de Ciclismo   Venezuela 1.2   Artur García (VEN) Loteria del Tachira
4 May U.S. Air Force Cycling Classic   United States 1.2   Lucas Sebastián Haedo (ARG) Colavita-Sutter Home
9 May Pan American Cycling ChampionshipsTime Trial   Uruguay CC   Svein Tuft (CAN) Canada (national team)
10–25 May Vuelta a Colombia   Colombia 2.2   Giovanny Báez (COL) UNE-Orbitel
11 May Pan American Cycling ChampionshipsRoad Race   Uruguay CC   Richard Mascarañas (URU) Uruguay (national team)
14–18 May Doble Sucre Potosi G.P. Cemento Fancesa   Bolivia 2.2   Byron Guamá (ECU) Equipo Spoli Ecuador
25 May Tour de Leelanau   United States 1.2   Taylor Tolleson (USA) BMC Racing Team
3 June Lancaster Classic   United States 1.1   Yuri Metlushenko (UKR) Amore & Vita-McDonald's
5 June Coupe des nations Ville Saguenay   Canada 2.Ncup   Thomas Kvist (DEN) Denmark (national team)
7 June Reading Classic   United States 1.1   Oscar Sevilla (ESP) Rock Racing
8 June Philadelphia International Championship   United States 1.HC   Matti Breschel (DEN) Team CSC
10–15 June Tour de Beauce   Canada 2.2   Svein Tuft (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team
24–29 June Tour of Pennsylvania   United States 2.2   David Veilleux (CAN) Kelly Benefit Strategies
4–13 July Tour de Martinique   France 2.2   Willy Roseau (FRA) Club Martinique
9 July Prova Ciclistica 9 de Julho   Brazil 1.2   Michel Fernández (CUB)
20 July Clasico Ciudad de Caracas   Venezuela 1.2   Gil Cordovés (CUB) Alcaldía de Cabimas BOD
1–10 August Tour de la Guadeloupe   France 2.2   Flobert Pena Pena (COL) Union Cycliste Capesterrienne
8–10 August Rochester Omnium   United States 2.2   Dominique Rollin (USA) Toyota United
25 August–7 September Vuelta a Venezuela   Venezuela 2.2   Carlos Ochoa (VEN) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli
6 September Univest Grand Prix   United States 1.2   Lucas Euser (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle
8–14 September Tour of Missouri   United States 2.1   Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle
13–20 September Vuelta Mexico   Mexico 2.2   Glen Chadwick (NZL) Team Type 1

Final standingsEdit

Individual classificationEdit

Rank Name Points
1   Manuel Medina (VEN) 232
2   Svein Tuft (CAN) 219
3   Christian Vande Velde (USA) 211
4   Carlos José Ochoa (VEN) 198
5   Pedro Pablo Pérez (CUB) 180
6   Henry Raabe (CRC) 162
7   Gil Cordovés (CUB) 153
8   Artur García (VEN) 146
9   Óscar Sevilla (ESP) 131
10   Byron Guamá (COL) 128

Nation classificationEdit

Rank Nation Points
1   United States 1180.4
2   Venezuela 1111
3   Argentina 928.6
4   Colombia 846.4
5   Canada 793.2
6   Cuba 667
7   Mexico 594
8   Costa Rica 375
9   Brazil 298
10   Ecuador 294

Nation under-23 classificationEdit

Rank Nation under-23 Points
1   United States 230.9
2   Colombia 203
3   Canada 116.3
4   Venezuela 107
5   Cuba 88
6   Costa Rica 81
7   Brazil 69
8   Argentina 62
9   Mexico 24.5
10   Ecuador 18

External linksEdit