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The 2014 UCI World Tour was the sixth edition of the ranking system launched by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) in 2009. The series started with the opening stage of the Tour Down Under on 21 January, and concluded with the final stage of the Tour of Beijing on 14 October.

2014 UCI World Tour
Fourth edition of the UCI World Tour
Details
Dates21 January – 14 October
LocationEurope, Canada, Australia and China
Rounds29
Champions
Individual championAlejandro Valverde (Spain) (Movistar Team)
Teams' championMovistar Team
Nations' championSpain
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After winning the 2008 UCI ProTour, Spain's Alejandro Valverde won his first World Tour individual points title, amassing 686 points over the course of the season. The Movistar Team rider finished 66 points clear of his closest rival and compatriot Alberto Contador of Tinkoff–Saxo, while Australian rider Simon Gerrans was third for the Orica–GreenEDGE team, but was over 200 points in arrears of Valverde. In the teams' rankings, Movistar Team finished top for the second year running, with a total of 1440 points. Second place went to the BMC Racing Team after taking overall victories in two of the season's last three races, while Tinkoff–Saxo finished in third position. The nations' rankings was comfortably headed by Spain, with a points advantage of 764 over Italy.

TeamsEdit

The 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.

2014 UCI Pro Teams and equipment[1]

Code Official team name Licence holder Country Groupset Bicycles
ALM Ag2r–La Mondiale (2014 season) EUSRL France Cyclisme   France Campagnolo Focus
AST Astana (2014 season) Abacanto SA   Kazakhstan Campagnolo Specialized
BEL Belkin Pro Cycling (2014 season) Rabo Wielerploegen   Netherlands Shimano Bianchi
BMC BMC Racing Team (2014 season) Continuum Sports LLC   United States Shimano BMC
CAN Cannondale (2014 season) Brixia Sports   Italy SRAM Cannondale
EUC Team Europcar (2014 season) SA Vendée Cyclisme   France Campagnolo Colnago
FDJ FDJ.fr (2014 season) Société de Gestion de L'Echappée   France Shimano Lapierre
GIA Giant–Shimano (2014 season) SMS Cycling B.V.   Netherlands Shimano Giant
GRS Garmin–Sharp (2014 season) Slipstream Sports, LLC   United States Shimano Cervélo
KAT Team Katusha (2014 season) Katusha Management SA   Russia Shimano Canyon
LAM Lampre–Merida (2014 season) CGS Cycling Team AG   Italy Shimano Merida
LTB Lotto–Belisol (2014 season) Belgian Cycling Company sa   Belgium Campagnolo Ridley
MOV Movistar Team (2014 season) Abarca Sports S.L.   Spain Campagnolo Canyon
OGE Orica–GreenEDGE (2014 season) GreenEdge Cycling   Australia Shimano Scott
OPQ Omega Pharma–Quick-Step (2014 season) Esperanza bvba   Belgium SRAM Specialized
SKY Team Sky (2014 season) Tour Racing Limited   Great Britain Shimano Pinarello
TCS Tinkoff–Saxo (2014 season) Tinkoff Sport   Russia SRAM Specialized
TFR Trek Factory Racing (2014 season) Trek Bicycle Corporation   United States Shimano Trek


EventsEdit

All events from the 2013 UCI World Tour were included.

Race Date Winner Second Third Other points[2]
(4th place onwards)
Stage points
  Tour Down Under January 21 – 26   Simon Gerrans (AUS) 100 pts   Cadel Evans (AUS) 80 pts   Diego Ulissi (ITA) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  Paris–Nice March 9 – 16   Carlos Betancur (COL) 100 pts   Rui Costa (POR) 80 pts   Arthur Vichot (FRA) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  Tirreno–Adriatico March 12 – 18   Alberto Contador (ESP) 100 pts   Nairo Quintana (COL) 80 pts   Roman Kreuziger (CZE) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  Milan–San Remo March 23   Alexander Kristoff (NOR) 100 pts   Fabian Cancellara (SUI) 80 pts   Ben Swift (GBR) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
  Volta a Catalunya March 24 – 30   Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) 100 pts   Alberto Contador (ESP) 80 pts   Tejay van Garderen (USA) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  E3 Harelbeke March 28   Peter Sagan (SVK) 80 pts   Niki Terpstra (NED) 60 pts   Geraint Thomas (GBR) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
  Gent–Wevelgem March 30   John Degenkolb (GER) 80 pts   Arnaud Démare (FRA) 60 pts   Peter Sagan (SVK) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
  Tour of Flanders April 6   Fabian Cancellara (SUI) 100 pts   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) 80 pts   Sep Vanmarcke (BEL) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
  Tour of the Basque Country April 7 – 12   Alberto Contador (ESP) 100 pts   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) 80 pts   Jean-Christophe Péraud (FRA) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  Paris–Roubaix April 13   Niki Terpstra (NED) 100 pts   John Degenkolb (GER) 80 pts   Fabian Cancellara (SUI) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
  Amstel Gold Race April 20   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) 80 pts   Jelle Vanendert (BEL) 60 pts   Simon Gerrans (AUS) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
  La Flèche Wallonne April 23   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 80 pts   Dan Martin (IRL) 60 pts   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
  Liège–Bastogne–Liège April 27   Simon Gerrans (AUS) 100 pts   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 80 pts   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
  Tour de Romandie April 29 – May 4   Chris Froome (GBR) 100 pts   Simon Špilak (SLO) 80 pts   Rui Costa (POR) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  Giro d'Italia May 9 – June 1   Nairo Quintana (COL) 170 pts   Rigoberto Urán (COL) 130 pts   Fabio Aru (ITA) 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 8 – 15   Andrew Talansky (USA) 100 pts   Alberto Contador (ESP) 80 pts   Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  Tour de Suisse June 14 – 22   Rui Costa (POR) 100 pts   Mathias Frank (SUI) 0 pts[nb 1]   Bauke Mollema (NED) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  Tour de France July 5 – 27   Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) 200 pts   Jean-Christophe Péraud (FRA) 150 pts   Thibaut Pinot (FRA) 120 pts 110, 100, 90, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 24, 20, 16, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4 20, 10, 6, 4, 2
  Clásica de San Sebastián August 2   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 80 pts   Bauke Mollema (NED) 60 pts   Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
  Tour de Pologne August 3 – 9   Rafał Majka (POL) 100 pts   Jon Izagirre (ESP) 80 pts   Beñat Intxausti (ESP) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
   Eneco Tour August 11 – 17   Tim Wellens (BEL) 100 pts   Lars Boom (NED) 80 pts   Tom Dumoulin (NED) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  Vuelta a España August 23  – September 14   Alberto Contador (ESP) 170 pts   Chris Froome (GBR) 130 pts   Alejandro Valverde (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 24   Alexander Kristoff (NOR) 80 pts   Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) 60 pts   Simon Gerrans (AUS) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
  GP Ouest-France August 31   Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) 0 pts[nb 2]   Andrea Fedi (ITA) 0 pts[nb 3]   Arthur Vichot (FRA) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
  GP de Québec September 12   Simon Gerrans (AUS) 80 pts   Tom Dumoulin (NED) 60 pts   Ramūnas Navardauskas (LTU) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
  GP de Montréal September 14   Simon Gerrans (AUS) 80 pts   Rui Costa (POR) 60 pts   Tony Gallopin (FRA) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
  Team time trial at the World Championships[nb 4] September 21 BMC Racing Team 200 pts Orica–GreenEDGE 170 pts Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 140 pts 130, 120, 110, 100, 90, 80, 70 N/A
  Giro di Lombardia October 5   Dan Martin (IRL) 100 pts   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 80 pts   Rui Costa (POR) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
  Tour of Beijing October 10 – 14   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) 100 pts   Dan Martin (IRL) 80 pts   Esteban Chaves (COL) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
Notes
  1. ^ As Frank rode for IAM Cycling, which is not a World Tour team, he was ineligible to score points towards the UCI World Tour standings.
  2. ^ As Chavanel rode for IAM Cycling, which is not a World Tour team, he was ineligible to score points towards the UCI World Tour standings.
  3. ^ As Fedi rode for Neri Sottoli, which is not a World Tour team, he was ineligible to score points towards the UCI World Tour standings.
  4. ^ The World Team Time Trial Championship awarded points only in the team rankings, not in the individual or national standings.

Final standingsEdit

IndividualEdit

[3]

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.[4]

Rank Name Team Points
1   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team 686
2   Alberto Contador (ESP) Tinkoff–Saxo 620
3   Simon Gerrans (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE 478
4   Rui Costa (POR) Lampre–Merida 461
5   Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana 392
6   Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team 346
7   Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky 326
8   Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha 321
9   Dan Martin (IRL) Garmin–Sharp 316
10   Jean-Christophe Péraud (FRA) Ag2r–La Mondiale 300
11   Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Trek Factory Racing 286
12   Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha 286
13   John Degenkolb (GER) Giant–Shimano 278
14   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) BMC Racing Team 272
15   Peter Sagan (SVK) Cannondale 263
16   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 257
17   Fabio Aru (ITA) Astana 248
18   Romain Bardet (FRA) Ag2r–La Mondiale 247
19   Bauke Mollema (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling 246
20   Rafał Majka (POL) Tinkoff–Saxo 241
21   Tom Dumoulin (NED) Giant–Shimano 240
22   Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 219
23   Sep Vanmarcke (BEL) Belkin Pro Cycling 216
24   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team 210
25   Tim Wellens (BEL) Lotto–Belisol 204
  • 236 riders scored points. 43 other riders finished in positions that would have earned them points, but they were ineligible as members of non-ProTour teams.

TeamEdit

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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 Movistar Team 1440 Valverde (686), N. Quintana (346), Intxausti (119), J. Izagirre (105), Lobato (74) 110
2 BMC Racing Team 1212 Gilbert (272), van Garderen (219), Van Avermaet (210), Evans (188), Sánchez (123) 200
3 Tinkoff–Saxo 1186 Contador (620), Majka (241), Kreuziger (135), Rogers (60), Bennati (10) 120
4 Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 1016 Kwiatkowski (257), Terpstra (200), Urán (173), T. Martin (146), Vandenbergh (100) 140
5 Orica–GreenEDGE 953 Gerrans (478), Chaves (80), Albasini (80), Impey (73), Matthews (72) 170
6 Team Katusha 938 Kristoff (321), Rodríguez (286), Špilak (173), D. Moreno (84), G. Caruso (74) 0
7 Ag2r–La Mondiale 919 Péraud (300), Bardet (247), Pozzovivo (197), Betancur (114), Riblon (61) 0
8 Giant–Shimano 905 Degenkolb (278), T. Dumoulin (240), Kittel (136), Barguil (103), Mezgec (58) 90
9 Team Sky 890 Froome (326), Thomas (168), Nieve (104), Swift (91), Porte (71) 130
10 Astana 823 Nibali (392), Aru (248), Fuglsang (97), Hryvko (60), Gasparotto (26) 0
11 Garmin–Sharp 807 D. Martin (316), Talansky (135), Navardauskas (126), Slagter (84), Hesjedal (76) 70
12 Belkin Pro Cycling 795 Mollema (246), Vanmarcke (216), Kelderman (162), Boom (109), Gesink (62) 0
13 Trek Factory Racing 759 Cancellara (286), Nizzolo (108), Arredondo (101), Zubeldia (84), Kišerlovski (80) 100
14 Lampre–Merida 706 Costa (461), Ulissi (125), Niemiec (67), Modolo (36), Cimolai (17) 0
15 Lotto–Belisol 590 Wellens (204), Gallopin (140), J. Vanendert (104), Van den Broeck (96), Greipel (46) 0
16 FDJ.fr 505 Pinot (162), Vichot (128), Bouhanni (116), Démare (77), Geniez (22) 0
17 Cannondale 456 P. Sagan (263), D. Caruso (47), Formolo (30), De Marchi (22), Basso (14) 80
18 Team Europcar 271 Rolland (138), Gautier (84), Sicard (22), Voeckler (16), Coquard (11) 0

NationEdit

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National rankings were calculated by adding the ranking points of the top five riders registered in a nation in the table. The national rankings were also used to determine how many riders a country could have in the World Championships.

Rank Nation Points Top five riders
1   Spain 1834 Valverde (686), Contador (620), Rodríguez (286), Sánchez (123), Intxausti (119)
2   Italy 1070 Nibali (392), Aru (248), Pozzovivo (197), Ulissi (125), Nizzolo (108)
3   Belgium 1006 Gilbert (272), Vanmarcke (216), Van Avermaet (210), Wellens (204), J. Vanendert (104)
4   France 987 Péraud (300), Bardet (247), Pinot (162), Gallopin (140), Rolland (138)
5   Netherlands 957 Mollema (246), T. Dumoulin (240), Terpstra (200), Kelderman (162), Boom (109)
6   Australia 869 Gerrans (478), Evans (188), Matthews (72), Porte (71), Rogers (60)
7   Colombia 814 N. Quintana (346), Urán (173), Betancur (114), Arredondo (101), Chaves (80)
8   Great Britain 721 Froome (326), Thomas (168), Cavendish (92), Swift (91), A. Yates (44)
9   Germany 640 Degenkolb (278), T. Martin (146), Kittel (136), Greipel (46), Geschke (34)
10   Poland 565 Kwiatkowski (257), Majka (241), Niemiec (67)
11   Portugal 463 Costa (461), Cardoso (2)
12   United States 430 van Garderen (219), Talansky (135), Farrar (64), Horner (10), B. King (2)
13    Switzerland 423 Cancellara (286), Albasini (80), Morabito (42), Zaugg (9), Dillier (6)
14   Ireland 357 D. Martin (316), Deignan (38), Roche (3)
15   Norway 332 Kristoff (321), Hushovd (8), Boasson Hagen (2), Nordhaug (1)
  • Riders from 34 countries scored points.

Leader progressEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Registration of UCI ProTeams and UCI Professional Continental Teams for the 2014 season". UCI.ch. Union Cycliste Internationale. 10 December 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  2. ^ Points allocation
  3. ^ "UCI WorldTour Ranking – 2014: Individual". UCI World Tour. Infostrada Sports; Union Cycliste Internationale. 14 October 2014. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  4. ^ Evans, Martin Tied In WorldTour | Cyclingnews.com
  5. ^ "UCI WorldTour Ranking – 2014: Team". UCI World Tour. Infostrada Sports; Union Cycliste Internationale. 14 October 2014. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  6. ^ "UCI WorldTour Ranking – 2014: Nation". UCI World Tour. Infostrada Sports; Union Cycliste Internationale. 14 October 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-10-23. Retrieved 18 October 2014.

External linksEdit