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The 2012 UCI World Tour was the fourth edition of the ranking system launched by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) in 2009. The series started with the Tour Down Under's opening stage on 17 January, and consisted of 14 stage races, 14 one-day races, and one team time trial (which only counted towards the team rankings). The Tour of Hangzhou which was originally included in the list of races was postponed until 2013.[1]

2012 UCI World Tour
Second edition of the UCI World Tour
Details
Dates17 January – 13 October
LocationEurope, Canada, Australia and China
Rounds29
Champions
Individual championJoaquim Rodríguez (Team Katusha)
Teams' championTeam Sky
Nations' championSpain
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Contents

TeamsEdit

The 18 UCI ProTeams competed in the World Tour, with UCI Professional Continental teams, or national squads, able to enter at the discretion of the organisers of each event. The ProTeams, which were obliged to take part in all 29 events, were:

2012 UCI Pro Teams and equipment[2]

Code Official team name License holder Country Groupset Bicycles
ALM Ag2r–La Mondiale (2012 season) EUSRL France Cyclisme   France SRAM Focus
AST Astana (2012 season) Olympus Sarl   Kazakhstan Campagnolo Specialized
BMC BMC Racing Team (2012 season) Continuum Sports LLC   United States Shimano BMC
EUS Euskaltel–Euskadi (2012 season) Fundación Ciclista Euskadi   Spain Shimano Orbea
FDJ FDJ–BigMat (2012 season) Société de Gestion de L'Echappée   France Shimano Lapierre
GRM Garmin–Sharp (2012 season) Slipstream Sports, LLC   United States Shimano Cervélo
OGE Orica–GreenEDGE (2012 season) Lachlan Smith   Australia Shimano Scott
LAM Lampre–ISD (2012 season) Total Cycling Limited   Italy Shimano Merida
CAN Liquigas–Cannondale (2012 season) Brixia Sports   Italy SRAM Cannondale
LTB Lotto–Belisol (2012 season) Belgian Cycling Company sa   Belgium Campagnolo Ridley
MOV Movistar Team (2012 season) Abarca Sports S.L.   Spain Campagnolo Pinarello
OPQ Omega Pharma–Quick-Step (2012 season) Esperanza bvba   Belgium SRAM Specialized
RAB Rabobank (2012 season) Rabo Wielerploegen   Netherlands Shimano Giant
KAT Team Katusha (2012 season) Katusha Management SA   Russia Shimano Canyon
RNT RadioShack–Nissan (2012 season) Leopard SA   Luxembourg Shimano Trek
SAX Saxo Bank–Tinkoff Bank (2012 season) Riis Cycling A/S   Denmark SRAM Specialized
SKY Team Sky (2012 season) Tour Racing Limited   United Kingdom Shimano Pinarello
VCD Vacansoleil–DCM (2012 season) STL–Pro Cycling B.V.   Netherlands Shimano Bianchi

GreenEDGE (known as Orica–GreenEDGE from May onwards) was a new team, while FDJ–BigMat regained ProTour status, which it lost for the previous season. These teams replaced HTC–Highroad, which folded after 21 years, and Team RadioShack, which largely merged with Leopard Trek to form RadioShack–Nissan. A change in sponsorship saw Quick-Step become Omega Pharma–Quick-Step, while 2011's Omega Pharma–Lotto became Lotto–Belisol. Two teams each changed their names twice to reflect changes of sponsorship: Team Saxo Bank reverting to its previous name, having been known as Saxo Bank–SunGard in 2011, before becoming Saxo Bank–Tinkoff Bank in June; while the serial addition of new sponsors gave rise to the names Garmin–Barracuda and Garmin–Sharp.

EventsEdit

All 27 events from the 2011 UCI World Tour were included, and E3 Harelbeke, a one-day race in Belgium, and the World Team Trial Championships, were added.[3]

Race Date Winner Second Third Other points[4]
(4th place onwards)
Stage points
  Tour Down Under January 17–22   Simon Gerrans (AUS) 100 pts   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 80 pts   Tiago Machado (POR) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  Paris–Nice March 4–11   Bradley Wiggins (GBR) 100 pts   Lieuwe Westra (NED) 80 pts   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  Tirreno–Adriatico March 7–13   Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) 100 pts   Chris Horner (USA) 80 pts   Roman Kreuziger (CZE) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  Milan–San Remo March 17   Simon Gerrans (AUS) 100 pts   Fabian Cancellara (SWI) 80 pts   Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
  Volta a Catalunya March 19–25   Michael Albasini (SWI) 100 pts   Samuel Sánchez (ESP) 80 pts   Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  E3 Harelbeke March 23   Tom Boonen (BEL) 80 pts   Óscar Freire (ESP) 60 pts   Bernhard Eisel (AUT) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
  Gent–Wevelgem March 25   Tom Boonen (BEL) 80 pts   Peter Sagan (SVK) 60 pts   Matti Breschel (DEN) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
  Tour of Flanders April 1   Tom Boonen (BEL) 100 pts   Filippo Pozzato (ITA) 0 pts[5]   Alessandro Ballan (ITA) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
  Tour of the Basque Country April 2–7   Samuel Sánchez (ESP) 100 pts   Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) 80 pts   Bauke Mollema (NED) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  Paris–Roubaix April 8   Tom Boonen (BEL) 100 pts   Sébastien Turgot (FRA) 0 pts[5]   Alessandro Ballan (ITA) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
  Amstel Gold Race April 15   Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) 80 pts   Jelle Vanendert (BEL) 60 pts   Peter Sagan (SVK) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
  La Flèche Wallonne April 18   Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) 80 pts   Michael Albasini (SWI) 60 pts   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
  Liège–Bastogne–Liège April 22   Maxim Iglinsky (KAZ) 100 pts   Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) 80 pts   Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
  Tour de Romandie April 24–29   Bradley Wiggins (GBR) 100 pts   Andrew Talansky (USA) 80 pts   Rui Costa (POR) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  Giro d'Italia May 5–27   Ryder Hesjedal (CAN) 170 pts   Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) 130 pts   Thomas De Gendt (BEL) 100 pts 90, 80, 70, 60, 52, 44, 38, 32, 26, 22, 18, 14, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 16, 8, 4, 2, 1
  Critérium du Dauphiné June 3–10   Bradley Wiggins (GBR) 100 pts   Michael Rogers (AUS) 80 pts   Cadel Evans (AUS) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  Tour de Suisse June 9–17   Rui Costa (POR) 100 pts   Fränk Schleck (LUX) 80 pts   Levi Leipheimer (USA) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  Tour de France June 30 – July 22

  Bradley Wiggins (GBR)

200 pts   Chris Froome (GBR) 150 pts   Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) 120 pts 110, 100, 90, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 24, 20, 16, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4 20, 10, 6, 4, 2
  Tour de Pologne July 10–16   Moreno Moser (ITA) 100 pts   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) 80 pts   Sergio Henao (COL) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
   Eneco Tour August 6–12   Lars Boom (NED) 100 pts   Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) 80 pts   Niki Terpstra (NED) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  Clásica de San Sebastián August 14   Luis León Sánchez (ESP) 80 pts   Simon Gerrans (AUS) 60 pts   Gianni Meersman (BEL) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
  Vuelta a España August 18 – September 9   Alberto Contador (ESP) 170 pts   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 130 pts   Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) 100 pts 90, 80, 70, 60, 52, 44, 38, 32, 26, 22, 18, 14, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 16, 8, 4, 2, 1
  Vattenfall Cyclassics August 19   Arnaud Démare (FRA) 80 pts   André Greipel (GER) 60 pts   Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
  GP Ouest-France August 26   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) 80 pts   Rui Costa (POR) 60 pts   Heinrich Haussler (AUS) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
  GP de Québec September 7   Simon Gerrans (AUS) 80 pts   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) 60 pts   Rui Costa (POR) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
  GP de Montréal September 9   Lars Petter Nordhaug (NOR) 80 pts   Moreno Moser (ITA) 60 pts   Alexandr Kolobnev (RUS) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
  TTT at World Championships[6] September 16 Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 200 pts BMC Racing Team 170 pts Orica–GreenEDGE 140 pts 130, 120, 110, 100, 90, 80, 70 N/A
  Giro di Lombardia September 29   Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) 100 pts   Samuel Sánchez (ESP) 80 pts   Rigoberto Urán (COL) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
  Tour of Beijing October 9–13   Tony Martin (GER) 100 pts   Francesco Gavazzi (ITA) 80 pts   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1

† The World Team Time Trial Championship gives points only in the team rankings, not in the individual or national standings.

Final standingsEdit

IndividualEdit

Source:[7]

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.[8]

Rank Name Team Points
1   Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha 692
2   Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky 601
3   Tom Boonen (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 410
4   Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Liquigas–Cannondale 400
5   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team 394
6   Simon Gerrans (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE 390
7   Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky 376
8   Peter Sagan (SVK) Liquigas–Cannondale 351
9   Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi 332
10   Rui Costa (POR) Movistar Team 320
11   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Sky 317
12   Alberto Contador (ESP) Saxo Bank–Tinkoff Bank 290
13   Ryder Hesjedal (CAN) Garmin–Sharp 241
14   Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL) Lotto–Belisol 237
15   Rigoberto Urán (COL) Team Sky 199
16   Dan Martin (IRL) Garmin–Sharp 196
17   Michael Rogers (AUS) Team Sky 194
18   Bauke Mollema (NED) Rabobank 194
19   Sergio Henao (COL) Team Sky 194
20   Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Astana 189
21   Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre–ISD 184
22   Michele Scarponi (ITA) Lampre–ISD 184
23   Michael Albasini (SUI) Orica–GreenEDGE 183
24   Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team 182
25   Óscar Freire (ESP) Team Katusha 181
  • 248 riders scored points. 40 other riders finished in positions that would have earned them points, but they were ineligible as members of non-ProTour teams.[9]

TeamEdit

Source:[10]

Team rankings were calculated by adding the ranking points of the top five riders of a team in the table, plus points gained in the World Team Time Trial Championship (WTTT).

Rank Team Points Top 5 riders WTTT
1 Team Sky 1767 Wiggins (601), Froome (376), Boasson Hagen (317), Urán (199), Rogers (194) 80
2 Team Katusha 1273 Rodríguez (692), Freire (181), Kolobnev (110), D. Moreno (104), Špilak (86) 100
3 Liquigas–Cannondale 1197 Nibali (400), P. Sagan (351), Moser (175), Basso (88), Capecchi (53) 130
4 Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 1162 Boonen (410), T. Martin (171), Terpstra (160), Chavanel (113), Kwiatkowski (108) 200
5 Movistar Team 952 Valverde (394), Costa (320), Intxausti (47), Kiryienka (41), Castroviejo (40) 110
6 Orica–GreenEDGE 920 Gerrans (390), Albasini (183), Goss (114), Durbridge (56), Tuft (37) 140
7 BMC Racing Team 917 Evans (182), Ballan (172), van Garderen (160), Van Avermaet (121), Gilbert (112) 170
8 Rabobank 799 Mollema (194), Boom (148), L. L. Sánchez (143), Gesink (134), Breschel (60) 120
9 Garmin–Sharp 762 Hesjedal (241), D. Martin (196), Talansky (145), Haussler (70), Le Mével (40) 70
10 Astana 645 Kreuziger (189), Gasparotto (150), Brajkovič (106), Iglinsky (100), Gavazzi (100) 0
11 Lotto–Belisol 625 Van Den Broeck (237), Greipel (162), J. Vanendert (104), Meersman (70), Roelandts (52) 0
12 RadioShack–Nissan 619 Cancellara (134), Horner (120), Zubeldia (94), Machado (92), F. Schleck (89) 90
13 Euskaltel–Euskadi 555 S. Sánchez (332), Nieve (98), J. Izagirre (46), Antón (44), Verdugo (35) 0
14 Lampre–ISD 435 Cunego (184), Scarponi (184), Ulissi (30), Petacchi (22), Niemiec (15) 0
15 Saxo Bank–Tinkoff Bank 401 Contador (290), Majka (30), Tosatto (30), C. A. Sørensen (30), J. J. Haedo (21) 0
16 Vacansoleil–DCM 364 De Gendt (134), Westra (97), Hoogerland (51), Marczyński (45), Marcato (37) 0
17 Ag2r–La Mondiale 315 Nocentini (162), Roche (63), Péraud (42), Gadret (33), Belletti (15) 0
18 FDJ–BigMat 246 Démare (87), Pinot (85), Jeannesson (40), Fédrigo (20), Ladagnous (14) 0

NationEdit

Source:[11]

National rankings were calculated by adding the ranking points of the top five riders registered in a nation in the table. The national rankings as of the 21st event, Clásica de San Sebastián, were used to determine how many riders a country could have in the World Championships.

Rank Nation Points Top five riders
1   Spain 1889 Rodríguez (692), Valverde (394), S. Sánchez (332), Contador (290), Freire (181)
2   Great Britain 1163 Wiggins (601), Froome (376), Cavendish (128), Swift (36), Thomas (22)
3   Italy 1115 Nibali (400), Cunego (184), Scarponi (184), Moser (175), Ballan (172)
4   Belgium 1014 Boonen (410), Van Den Broeck (237), De Gendt (134), Van Avermaet (121), Gilbert (112)
5   Australia 962 Gerrans (390), Rogers (194), Evans (182), Goss (114), Porte (82)
6   Netherlands 733 Mollema (194), Terpstra (160), Boom (148), Gesink (134), Westra (97)
7   United States 530 van Garderen (160), Talansky (145), Horner (120), Leipheimer (75), Danielson (30)
8   Norway 449 Boasson Hagen (317), Nordhaug (122), Kristoff (9), Hushovd (1)
9   Germany 447 T. Martin (171), Greipel (162), Gerdemann (51), Klöden (40), Wegmann (23)
10   Portugal 412 Costa (320), Machado (92)
11   Colombia 404 Urán (199), Henao (194), Quintana (6), Anacona (4), Sarmiento (1)
12   France 367 Chavanel (113), Démare (87), Pinot (85), Péraud (42), Le Mével (40)
13   Slovakia 361 P. Sagan (351), P. Velits (10)
14    Switzerland 357 Albasini (183), Cancellara (134), Zaugg (20), Tschopp (18), Frank (2)
15   Canada 278 Hesjedal (241), Tuft (37)
  • Riders from 35 countries scored points.

Leader ProgressEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UCI Postpones Tour Of Hangzhou". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2012-08-28.
  2. ^ UCI ProTeams 2012
  3. ^ "UCI WorldTour licence for the Tour of Hangzhou and five other events renew their licence". UCI.ch. Union Cycliste Internationale. 26 June 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012.
  4. ^ Points allocation
  5. ^ a b Riders on UCI Professional Continental teams are not eligible to receive points towards World Tour rankings.
  6. ^ Team Time Trial competitions guide, UCI
  7. ^ "UCI WorldTour Ranking - 2012: Individual". UCI World Tour. Infostrada Sports; Union Cycliste Internationale. 13 October 2012. Archived from the original on 16 December 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  8. ^ Evans, Martin Tied In WorldTour | Cyclingnews.com
  9. ^ Among these riders, from 9 different teams, is Thomas Voeckler, whose 156 points would have placed him in 33rd place in the individual table. Inclusion of these riders in the national rankings would have also moved France to 7th, Colombia to 12th and the Czech Republic to 15th: in the team rankings, Team Europcar would have been 15th, and Farnese Vini–Selle Italia 19th.
  10. ^ "UCI WorldTour Ranking - 2012: Team". UCI World Tour. Infostrada Sports; Union Cycliste Internationale. 13 October 2012. Archived from the original on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  11. ^ "UCI WorldTour Ranking - 2012: Nation". UCI World Tour. Infostrada Sports; Union Cycliste Internationale. 13 October 2012. Archived from the original on 2015-06-10. Retrieved 13 October 2012.