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The 2016 UCI World Tour was a competition that included 27 road cycling events throughout the 2016 men's cycling season. It was the eighth edition of the ranking system launched by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) in 2009. The competition started with the opening stage of the Tour Down Under on 19 January, and concluded with Il Lombardia on 1 October. Spain's Alejandro Valverde was the two-times defending champion.

2016 UCI WorldTour
Eighth edition of the UCI World Tour
Details
Dates 19 January – 1 October
Location Australia, Europe and Canada
Rounds 27
Champions
Individual champion Peter Sagan (Slovakia) (Tinkoff)
Teams' champion Movistar Team
Nations' champion Spain
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Valverde was unable to defend his title, as he finished fourth in the individual rankings. The title was won for the first time by Slovakian rider Peter Sagan for the Tinkoff team, scoring 669 points over the course of the season. This included victories at Gent–Wevelgem, the Tour of Flanders and the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec. Second place went to Valverde's Movistar Team team-mate Nairo Quintana, 60 points behind Sagan; Quintana also won three races overall: the Volta a Catalunya, the Tour de Romandie and the season's final Grand Tour, the Vuelta a España. Third place in the individual rankings went to Chris Froome (Team Sky), 45 points behind Quintana and 105 in arrears of Sagan. Froome took two wins on French soil during the World Tour campaign, winning the Critérium du Dauphiné as well as the Tour de France.

Two other sub-classifications were also contested. In the teams' rankings, Movistar Team finished top for the fourth year running, with a total of 1471 points. Second place went to Tinkoff, 110 points behind, while Team Sky finished in third position. The nations' rankings was headed by Spain, with a points advantage of 29 over Colombia, with Great Britain over 400 points adrift of Spain in third place.

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TeamsEdit

Professional cycling teams were divided into several tiers: the top teams were UCI WorldTeams and were automatically entitled and obliged to enter all World Tour races. The organisers of each race were also permitted to invite other teams – generally UCI Professional Continental teams – to compete alongside the WorldTeams.[1] The UCI selected the teams based on sporting, ethical, financial and administrative criteria.[2] The number of WorldTeams was limited to 18. In October 2015, 17 teams were granted WorldTeam status by the UCI; these were the same teams that competed in the 2015 UCI World Tour.[3] In November, the final WorldTeam licence was awarded to Team Dimension Data, which had previously competed at Professional Continental level as MTN–Qhubeka. There were therefore a total of 18 teams[4] selected for the 2016 World Tour.[2]

As well as the addition of Team Dimension Data, there were two other changes to the team names for the 2016 season. The team that in 2015 had competed as Tinkoff–Saxo lost Saxo Bank as a sponsor and therefore became Tinkoff, while Cannondale–Garmin became Cannondale, although Garmin remained a sponsor of the team.[3] Cannondale later became Cannondale–Drapac and Orica–GreenEDGE became Orica–BikeExchange as a result of mid-season sponsorship agreements.

2016 UCI World Teams and equipment[5][6][7]
Code Official Team Name Country Groupset Road Bike(s) Time Trial Bike Wheels
ALM AG2R La Mondiale (2016 season)   France SRAM Focus Izalco Max
Focus Cayo
Focus Izalco Chrono Zipp
AST Astana (2016 season)   Kazakhstan Campagnolo Specialized Venge
S-Works Tarmac
Specialized Roubaix
Specialized Shiv Corima
BMC BMC Racing Team (2016 season)   United States Shimano BMC Teammachine SLR01
BMC Timemachine TMR01
BMC Granfondo GF01
BMC TimeMachine TM01 Shimano
CPT Cannondale–Drapac (2016 season)   United States Shimano Cannondale SuperSix EVO
Cannondale Synapse
Cannondale Slice Mavic
DDD Team Dimension Data (2016 season)   South Africa Shimano/Rotor Cervelo S5
Cervelo R5
Cervelo C5
Cervelo P5 Enve
EQS Etixx–Quick-Step (2016 season)   Belgium Shimano
FSA
Specialized Venge
S-Works Tarmac
Specialized Roubaix
Specialized Shiv Shimano
FDJ FDJ (2016 season)   France Shimano Lapierre Xelius SL
Lapierre AircodeSL
Lapierre Pulsium
Lapierre Aerostorm Shimano
IAM IAM Cycling (2016 season)    Switzerland Shimano Scott Foil
Scott Addict
Scott Solace
Scott Plasma DT Swiss
LAM Lampre–Merida (2016 season)   Italy Shimano
Rotor
Merida Reacto Evo
Merida Scultura
Merida Ride
Merida Warp Fulcrum
LTS Lotto–Soudal (2016 season)   Belgium Campagnolo Ridley Helium SL
Ridley Noah SL
Ridley Fenix SL
Ridley Dean Fast Campagnolo
MOV Movistar Team (2016 season)   Spain Campagnolo Canyon Ultimate CF SLX
Canyon Aeroad CF SLX
Canyon Endurance CF SL
Canyon Speedmax CF Campagnolo
OGE Orica–BikeExchange (2016 season)   Australia Shimano Scott Foil
Scott Addict
Scott Solace
Scott Plasma Shimano
TGA Team Giant–Alpecin (2016 season)   Germany Shimano Giant TCR Advanced SL
Giant Propel Advanced SL
Giant Defy Advanced SL
Giant Trinity Shimano
KAT Team Katusha (2016 season)   Russia SRAM Canyon Ultimate CF SLX
Canyon Aeroad CF SLX
Canyon Endurance CF SL
Canyon Speedmax CF Zipp
TLJ LottoNL–Jumbo (2016 season)   Netherlands Shimano Bianchi OltreXR2
Bianchi Specialissima
Bianchi Infinito CV
Bianchi Aquila CV Shimano
SKY Team Sky (2016 season)   Great Britain Shimano Pinarello Dogma F8
Pinarello Dogma K8-S
Pinarello Dogma K8 [8]
Pinarello Bolide Shimano
TNK Tinkoff (2016 season)   Russia Shimano Specialized Venge
S-Works Tarmac
Specialized Roubaix
Specialized Shiv Roval
TFS Trek–Segafredo (2016 season)   United States Shimano Trek Emonda
Trek Madone
Trek Domane
Trek SpeedConcept Bontrager

EventsEdit

All events from the 2015 UCI World Tour were included, although some events were scheduled on different dates than previous editions.[9] For the 2016 season UCI put forward a new ranking system to run alongside the normal WorldTour rankings. The new World Rankings ran over a 52-week period like the ATP and WTA Rankings in tennis.

The team time trial at the UCI World Championships, scheduled to be held on 9 October, had been due to award points towards the team rankings. In August 2016, the Association International des Groupes Cyclistes Professionels (AIGCP) approved a motion for all UCI WorldTeams to boycott the time trial event, due to the UCI insisting that WorldTeams should compete in the event as a requirement of granting a WorldTeam licence without providing a participation allowance to teams, as is the case with other UCI World Tour races. It was reported that the UCI Professional Continental teams attending the AIGCP General Assembly also supported the motion. The UCI expressed disappointment with the move and stated that it "continued to expect excellent participation in this year's UCI Road World Championships Team Time Trial".[10] However a month later, it was announced that WorldTeams would compete in the event, although not compulsory, and no points would be awarded towards the World Tour rankings.[11]

Races in the 2016 UCI World Tour[12][13]
Race Date Winner Second Third Other points
(4th place onwards)
Stage points
  Tour Down Under 19–24 January   Simon Gerrans (AUS) 100 pts   Richie Porte (AUS) 80 pts   Sergio Henao (COL) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  Paris–Nice 6–13 March   Geraint Thomas (GBR) 100 pts   Alberto Contador (ESP) 80 pts   Richie Porte (AUS) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  Tirreno–Adriatico 9–15 March   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) 100 pts   Peter Sagan (SVK) 80 pts   Bob Jungels (LUX) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  Milan–San Remo 19 March   Arnaud Démare (FRA) 100 pts   Ben Swift (GBR) 80 pts   Jürgen Roelandts (BEL) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
  Volta a Catalunya 21–27 March   Nairo Quintana (COL) 100 pts   Alberto Contador (ESP) 80 pts   Dan Martin (IRL) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  E3 Harelbeke 25 March   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) 80 pts   Peter Sagan (SVK) 60 pts   Ian Stannard (GBR) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
  Gent–Wevelgem 27 March   Peter Sagan (SVK) 80 pts   Sep Vanmarcke (BEL) 60 pts   Vyacheslav Kuznetsov (RUS) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
  Tour of Flanders 3 April   Peter Sagan (SVK) 100 pts   Fabian Cancellara (SUI) 80 pts   Sep Vanmarcke (BEL) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
  Tour of the Basque Country 4–9 April   Alberto Contador (ESP) 100 pts   Sergio Henao (COL) 80 pts   Nairo Quintana (COL) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  Paris–Roubaix 10 April   Mathew Hayman (AUS) 100 pts   Tom Boonen (BEL) 80 pts   Ian Stannard (GBR) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
  Amstel Gold Race 17 April   Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) 0 pts[nb 1]   Michael Valgren (DEN) 60 pts   Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) 0 pts[nb 2] 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
  La Flèche Wallonne 20 April   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 80 pts   Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) 60 pts   Dan Martin (IRL) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
  Liège–Bastogne–Liège 24 April   Wout Poels (NED) 100 pts   Michael Albasini (SUI) 80 pts   Rui Costa (POR) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
  Tour de Romandie 26 April – 1 May   Nairo Quintana (COL) 100 pts   Thibaut Pinot (FRA) 80 pts   Ion Izagirre (ESP) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  Giro d'Italia 6–29 May   Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) 170 pts   Esteban Chaves (COL) 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
  Critérium du Dauphiné 5–12 June   Chris Froome (GBR) 100 pts   Romain Bardet (FRA) 80 pts   Dan Martin (IRL) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  Tour de Suisse 11–19 June   Miguel Ángel López (COL) 100 pts   Ion Izagirre (ESP) 80 pts   Warren Barguil (FRA) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  Tour de France 2–24 July   Chris Froome (GBR) 200 pts   Romain Bardet (FRA) 150 pts   Nairo Quintana (COL) 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 12–18 July   Tim Wellens (BEL) 100 pts   Fabio Felline (ITA) 80 pts   Alberto Bettiol (ITA) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  Clásica de San Sebastián 30 July   Bauke Mollema (NED) 80 pts   Tony Gallopin (FRA) 60 pts   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
  Vuelta a España 20 August  – 11 September   Nairo Quintana (COL) 170 pts   Chris Froome (GBR) 130 pts   Esteban Chaves (COL) 100 pts 90, 80, 70, 60, 52, 44, 38, 32, 26, 22, 18, 14, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 16, 8, 4, 2, 1
  EuroEyes Cyclassics 21 August   Caleb Ewan (AUS) 80 pts   John Degenkolb (DEU) 60 pts   Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
  GP Ouest-France 28 August   Oliver Naesen (BEL) 80 pts   Alberto Bettiol (ITA) 60 pts   Alexander Kristoff (NOR) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
  GP de Québec 9 September   Peter Sagan (SVK) 80 pts   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) 60 pts   Anthony Roux (FRA) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
  GP de Montréal 11 September   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) 80 pts   Peter Sagan (SVK) 60 pts   Diego Ulissi (ITA) 50 pts 40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
 /  Eneco Tour 19–25 September   Niki Terpstra (NED) 100 pts   Oliver Naesen (BEL) 80 pts   Peter Sagan (SVK) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  Il Lombardia 1 October   Esteban Chaves (COL) 100 pts   Diego Rosa (ITA) 80 pts   Rigoberto Urán (COL) 70 pts 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
Notes
  1. ^ As Gasparotto rode for Wanty–Groupe Gobert, which is not a UCI World Team, he was ineligible to score points towards the UCI World Tour standings.
  2. ^ As Colbrelli rode for Bardiani–CSF, which is not a UCI World Team, he was ineligible to score points towards the UCI World Tour standings.

Final points standingsEdit

IndividualEdit

[14]

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.

Rank Name Team Points
1   Peter Sagan (SVK) Tinkoff 669
2   Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team 609
3   Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky 564
4   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team 436
5   Alberto Contador (ESP) Tinkoff 428
6   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team 420
7   Richie Porte (AUS) BMC Racing Team 394
8   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale 374
9   Esteban Chaves (COL) Orica–BikeExchange 351
10   Dan Martin (IRL) Etixx–Quick-Step 280
11   Ion Izagirre (ESP) Movistar Team 270
12   Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana 241
13   Ilnur Zakarin (RUS) Team Katusha 239
14   Sergio Henao (COL) Team Sky 234
15   Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha 229
16   Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha 211
17   Thibaut Pinot (FRA) FDJ 206
18   Sep Vanmarcke (BEL) LottoNL–Jumbo 201
19   Rui Costa (POR) Lampre–Merida 194
20   Alberto Bettiol (ITA) Cannondale–Drapac 185
21   Michael Matthews (AUS) Orica–BikeExchange 184
22   Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Trek–Segafredo 176
23   Oliver Naesen (BEL) IAM Cycling 162
24   Bauke Mollema (NED) Trek–Segafredo 160
25   Arnaud Démare (FRA) FDJ 154
  • 235 riders scored points. 34 other riders finished in positions that would have earned them points, but they were ineligible as they were not members of a WorldTeam.

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.

Rank Team Points Top 5 riders
1 Movistar Team 1471 N. Quintana (609), Valverde (436), I. Izagirre (270), Fernández (88), Amador (68)
2 Tinkoff 1361 P. Sagan (669), Contador (428), Majka (110), Kreuziger (86), McCarthy (68)
3 Team Sky 1187 Froome (564), Ser. Henao (234), Poels (148), Thomas (121), Stannard (120)
4 BMC Racing Team 1128 Van Avermaet (420), Porte (394), S. Sánchez (130), van Garderen (104), Atapuma (80)
5 Orica–BikeExchange 909 Chaves (351), Matthews (184), A. Yates (144), Gerrans (119), Ewan (111)
6 Team Katusha 789 Zakarin (239), Kristoff (229), Rodríguez (211), Špilak (60), Kuznetsov (50)
7 Etixx–Quick-Step 775 D. Martin (280), Jungels (153), Alaphilippe (146), Terpstra (108), Štybar (88)
8 Cannondale–Drapac 616 Bettiol (185), Urán (137), Talansky (132), Formolo (108), Villella (54)
9 Trek–Segafredo 565 Cancellara (176), Mollema (160), Felline (108), Nizzolo (90), Stuyven (31)
10 Astana 539 Nibali (241), Rosa (110), M. López (109), Scarponi (43), Aru (36)
11 FDJ 516 Pinot (206), Démare (154), Reichenbach (84), Roux (56), Geniez (16)
12 LottoNL–Jumbo 506 Vanmarcke (201), Kruijswijk (118), Kelderman (74), Gesink (59), van Emden (54)
13 AG2R La Mondiale 482 Bardet (374), Pozzovivo (32), Dupont (32), Latour (22), Péraud (22)
14 Lotto–Soudal 463 Wellens (130), Greipel (92), Roelandts (90), Gallopin (85), Benoot (66)
15 Lampre–Merida 442 R. Costa (194), Ulissi (129), Meintjes (85), Modolo (18), Conti (16)
16 Team Giant–Alpecin 435 T. Dumoulin (149), Barguil (144), Degenkolb (98), Arndt (38), T. Ludvigsson (6)
17 IAM Cycling 418 Naesen (162), Pantano (115), Haussler (72), Frank (39), Warbasse (30)
18 Team Dimension Data 290 Cavendish (80), Boasson Hagen (79), Haas (53), Sivtsov (40), Cummings (38)

NationEdit

[16]

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 5 riders (if applicable)
1   Spain 1475 Valverde (436), Contador (428), I. Izagirre (270), Rodríguez (211), S. Sánchez (130)
2   Colombia 1446 N. Quintana (609), Chaves (351), Ser. Henao (234), Urán (137), Pantano (115)
3   Great Britain 1050 Froome (564), A. Yates (144), Thomas (121), Stannard (120), S. Yates (101)[a]
4   France 1024 Bardet (374), Pinot (206), Démare (154), Alaphilippe (146), Barguil (144)
5   Belgium 1003 Van Avermaet (420), Vanmarcke (201), Naesen (162), Wellens (130), Roelandts (90)
6   Australia 908 Porte (394), Matthews (184), Gerrans (119), Ewan (111), Hayman (100)
7   Italy 773 Nibali (241), Bettiol (185), Ulissi (129), Rosa (110), Felline (108)
8   Netherlands 683 Mollema (160), T. Dumoulin (149), Poels (148), Kruijswijk (118), Terpstra (108)
9   Slovakia 669 P. Sagan (669)
10    Switzerland 416 Cancellara (176), Albasini (106), Reichenbach (84), Frank (39), Morabito (11)
11   Norway 343 Kristoff (229), Boasson Hagen (79), Holst Enger (16), Hoelgaard (14), Stake Laengen (5)
12   Germany 339 Degenkolb (98), Greipel (92), Kittel (81), Arndt (38), Sieberg (30)
13   Russia 336 Zakarin (239), Kuznetsov (50), Lagutin (20), Silin (18), Tsatevich (9)
14   Ireland 286 D. Martin (280), Roche (6)
15   United States 280 Talansky (132), van Garderen (104), Warbasse (30), Craddock (10), Dombrowski (4)
  1. ^ After his positive test for the banned substance terbutaline in an in-competition test during Paris–Nice, Yates was disqualified from his seventh place finish overall,[17] and lost the 30 points awarded.
  • Riders from 35 nations scored points.

Leader progressEdit

ReferencesEdit

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