2017 UCI World Tour
The 2017 UCI World Tour was a competition that included thirty-seven road cycling events throughout the 2017 men's cycling season. It was the ninth 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 17 January and concluded with the final stage of the Tour of Guangxi on 24 October. Slovakia's Peter Sagan was the defending champion. The 2017 edition featured ten new events.
|Ninth edition of the UCI World Tour|
|Dates||17 January – 24 October|
|Individual champion||Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium) (BMC Racing Team)|
|Teams' champion||Team Sky|
Sagan was unable to defend his World Tour title, winning just one race overall at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec in September, as he finished fourth in the points rankings; he finished one point behind third-placed Tom Dumoulin. The rankings were topped for the first time by Belgian rider Greg Van Avermaet, riding for the BMC Racing Team, who amassed 3,582 points with the newly-enlarged points-scoring system over the course of the season. Van Avermaet led the standings for the majority of the season, winning four races overall; three on home soil at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, E3 Harelbeke, and Gent–Wevelgem, with a single win in France at Paris–Roubaix. Van Avermaet finished 130 points clear of Great Britain's Chris Froome, riding for Team Sky. Froome won two of the three Grand Tours to be held in 2017, winning his fourth Tour de France, before taking a first Vuelta a España success, the first Tour–Vuelta double in 39 years. The success gave him the World Tour points lead for several hours before Van Avermaet surpassed him with a seventh-place finish at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal.
In the concurrent teams' standings, Team Sky prevailed with 12,806 points, as Froome's victories were added to by Michał Kwiatkowski (Strade Bianche, Milan–San Remo and Clásica de San Sebastián), Sergio Henao (Paris–Nice) and Elia Viviani (EuroEyes Cyclassics and Bretagne Classic Ouest–France). 154 points behind in second place were Quick-Step Floors, who took 30 victories on World Tour races (including 16 Grand Tour stages) during the 2017 season, with overall victories for Yves Lampaert (Dwars door Vlaanderen) and Philippe Gilbert (Tour of Flanders and Amstel Gold Race). With 10,961 points, BMC Racing Team finished in third place primarily down to Van Avermaet's performances, with further wins to Richie Porte (Tour Down Under and Tour de Romandie) and Dylan Teuns at the Tour de Pologne.
|Code||Official Team Name||Country||Groupset||Road Bike(s)||Time Trial Bike||Wheels|
|ALM||AG2R La Mondiale (2017 season)||France||Shimano||Factor Bikes 02
Factor Bikes ONE
Factor Bikes ONE–S
|Factor Bikes Slick||Mavic|
|AST||Astana (2017 season)||Kazakhstan||Shimano / FSA||Argon 18 Gallium Pro
Argon 18 Nitrogen Pro
|E-118 Next||Vision Wheels|
|TBM||Bahrain–Merida (2017 season)||Bahrain||Shimano||Merida Scultura
|BMC||BMC Racing Team (2017 season)||United States||Shimano||BMC Teammachine SLR01
BMC Timemachine TMR01
BMC Granfondo GF01
|BMC TimeMachine TM01||Shimano|
|BOH||Bora–Hansgrohe (2017 season)||Germany||TBC||Specialized Venge
|CDT||Cannondale–Drapac (2017 season)||United States||Shimano||Cannondale SuperSix EVO
|DDD||Team Dimension Data (2017 season)||South Africa||Shimano/Rotor||Cervélo S5
|FDJ||FDJ (2017 season)||France||Shimano||Lapierre Xelius SL
Lapierre Aircode SL
|Lapierre Aerostorm DRS||Shimano|
|KAT||Team Katusha–Alpecin (2017 season)||Switzerland||SRAM||Canyon Ultimate CF SLX
Canyon Aeroad CF SLX
Canyon Endurance CF SL
|Canyon Speedmax CF||Zipp|
|TLJ||LottoNL–Jumbo (2017 season)||Netherlands||Shimano||Bianchi OltreXR2
Bianchi Infinito CV
|Bianchi Aquila CV||Shimano|
|LTS||Lotto–Soudal (2017 season)||Belgium||Campagnolo||Ridley Helium SLX
Ridley Noah SL
Ridley Fenix SL
|Ridley Dean Fast||Campagnolo|
|MOV||Movistar Team (2017 season)||Spain||Campagnolo||Canyon Ultimate CF SLX
Canyon Aeroad CF SLX
|Canyon Speedmax CF||Campagnolo|
|ORS||Orica–Scott (2017 season)||Australia||Shimano||Scott Foil
|QST||Quick-Step Floors (2017 season)||Belgium||Shimano
|SKY||Team Sky (2017 season)||Great Britain||Shimano||Pinarello Dogma F8
Pinarello Dogma K8-S
|SUN||Team Sunweb (2017 season)||Germany||Shimano||Giant TCR Advanced SL
Giant Propel Advanced SL
Giant Defy Advanced SL
|TFS||Trek–Segafredo (2017 season)||United States||Shimano||Trek Emonda
|UAD||UAE Team Emirates (2017 season)||United Arab Emirates||Campagnolo||Colnago C60
All events from the 2016 UCI World Tour were included, although some events were scheduled on different dates than previous editions. Ten new events were also added to the calendar. An eleventh event, the Tour of Qatar, was originally added to the calendar in October 2016, but it was cancelled in December 2016 due to lack of sponsorship support. Another new-for-2017 World Tour event, the Presidential Tour of Turkey, was postponed from its initial dates of 18–23 April, in February. In March, following a meeting of the UCI Professional Cycling Council, the race was rescheduled for 10–15 October.
A new points ranking was also introduced for the 2017 season, based upon the points scales for the UCI World Ranking. Therefore, up to 60 riders – up from a maximum of 20 riders at the Grand Tours – would be able to score points in all races. As well as the new points rankings, the previous ranking by nations was also removed.
Just as in 2016, the team time trial at the UCI World Championships, scheduled to be held on 17 September, had been due to award points towards the team rankings. In August 2017, the Association International des Groupes Cyclistes Professionels (AIGCP) agreed a deal with the UCI to avoid a boycott of the race, but no points would be awarded towards the World Tour rankings.
|Race||Date||Winner||Second||Third||Stage points||Leader points|
|Tour Down Under||17–22 January||Richie Porte (AUS)||500 pts||Esteban Chaves (COL)||400 pts||Jay McCarthy (AUS)||325 pts||60, 25, 10||10 pts|
|Great Ocean Road Race||29 January||Nikias Arndt (GER)||300 pts||Simon Gerrans (AUS)||250 pts||Cameron Meyer (AUS)||0 pts[a]||N/A|
|Abu Dhabi Tour||23–26 February||Rui Costa (POR)||300 pts||Ilnur Zakarin (RUS)||250 pts||Tom Dumoulin (NED)||215 pts||40, 15, 6||6 pts|
|Omloop Het Nieuwsblad||25 February||Greg Van Avermaet (BEL)||300 pts||Peter Sagan (SVK)||250 pts||Sep Vanmarcke (BEL)||215 pts||N/A|
|Strade Bianche||4 March||Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)||300 pts||Greg Van Avermaet (BEL)||250 pts||Tim Wellens (BEL)||215 pts||N/A|
|Paris–Nice||5–12 March||Sergio Henao (COL)||500 pts||Alberto Contador (ESP)||400 pts||Dan Martin (IRL)||325 pts||60, 25, 10||10 pts|
|Tirreno–Adriatico||8–14 March||Nairo Quintana (COL)||500 pts||Rohan Dennis (AUS)||400 pts||Thibaut Pinot (FRA)||325 pts||60, 25, 10||10 pts|
|Milan–San Remo||18 March||Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)||500 pts||Peter Sagan (SVK)||400 pts||Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)||325 pts||N/A|
|Volta a Catalunya||20–26 March||Alejandro Valverde (ESP)||400 pts||Alberto Contador (ESP)||320 pts||Marc Soler (ESP)||260 pts||50, 20, 8||8 pts|
|Dwars door Vlaanderen||22 March||Yves Lampaert (BEL)||300 pts||Philippe Gilbert (BEL)||250 pts||Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ)||215 pts||N/A|
|E3 Harelbeke||24 March||Greg Van Avermaet (BEL)||400 pts||Philippe Gilbert (BEL)||320 pts||Oliver Naesen (BEL)||260 pts||N/A|
|Gent–Wevelgem||26 March||Greg Van Avermaet (BEL)||500 pts||Jens Keukeleire (BEL)||400 pts||Peter Sagan (SVK)||325 pts||N/A|
|Tour of Flanders||2 April||Philippe Gilbert (BEL)||500 pts||Greg Van Avermaet (BEL)||400 pts||Niki Terpstra (NED)||325 pts||N/A|
|Tour of the Basque Country||3–8 April||Alejandro Valverde (ESP)||400 pts||Alberto Contador (ESP)||320 pts||Ion Izagirre (ESP)||260 pts||50, 20, 8||8 pts|
|Paris–Roubaix||9 April||Greg Van Avermaet (BEL)||500 pts||Zdeněk Štybar (CZE)||400 pts||Sebastian Langeveld (NED)||325 pts||N/A|
|Amstel Gold Race||16 April||Philippe Gilbert (BEL)||500 pts||Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)||400 pts||Michael Albasini (SUI)||325 pts||N/A|
|La Flèche Wallonne||19 April||Alejandro Valverde (ESP)||400 pts||Dan Martin (IRL)||320 pts||Dylan Teuns (BEL)||260 pts||N/A|
|Liège–Bastogne–Liège||23 April||Alejandro Valverde (ESP)||500 pts||Dan Martin (IRL)||400 pts||Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)||325 pts||N/A|
|Tour de Romandie||25–30 April||Richie Porte (AUS)||500 pts||Simon Yates (GBR)||400 pts||Primož Roglič (SLO)||325 pts||60, 25, 10||10 pts|
|Eschborn-Frankfurt – Rund um den Finanzplatz||1 May||Alexander Kristoff (NOR)||300 pts||Rick Zabel (GER)||250 pts||John Degenkolb (GER)||215 pts||N/A|
|Giro d'Italia||5–28 May||Tom Dumoulin (NED)||850 pts||Nairo Quintana (COL)||680 pts||Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)||575 pts||100, 40, 20, 12, 4||20 pts|
|Tour of California||14–20 May||George Bennett (NZL)||300 pts||Rafał Majka (POL)||250 pts||Andrew Talansky (USA)||215 pts||40, 15, 6||6 pts|
|Critérium du Dauphiné||4–11 June||Jakob Fuglsang (DEN)||500 pts||Richie Porte (AUS)||400 pts||Dan Martin (IRL)||325 pts||60, 25, 10||10 pts|
|Tour de Suisse||10–18 June||Simon Špilak (SLO)||500 pts||Damiano Caruso (ITA)||400 pts||Steven Kruijswijk (NED)||325 pts||60, 25, 10||10 pts|
|Tour de France||1–23 July||Chris Froome (GBR)||1000 pts||Rigoberto Urán (COL)||800 pts||Romain Bardet (FRA)||675 pts||120, 50, 25, 15, 5||25 pts|
|Clásica de San Sebastián||29 July||Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)||400 pts||Tony Gallopin (FRA)||320 pts||Bauke Mollema (NED)||260 pts||N/A|
|Tour de Pologne||29 July – 4 August||Dylan Teuns (BEL)||400 pts||Rafał Majka (POL)||320 pts||Wout Poels (NED)||260 pts||50, 20, 8||8 pts|
|RideLondon–Surrey Classic||30 July||Alexander Kristoff (NOR)||300 pts||Magnus Cort (DEN)||250 pts||Michael Matthews (AUS)||215 pts||N/A|
|/ BinckBank Tour||7–13 August||Tom Dumoulin (NED)||400 pts||Tim Wellens (BEL)||320 pts||Jasper Stuyven (BEL)||260 pts||50, 20, 8||8 pts|
|Vuelta a España||19 August – 10 September||Chris Froome (GBR)||850 pts||Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)||680 pts||Ilnur Zakarin (RUS)||575 pts||100, 40, 20, 12, 4||20 pts|
|EuroEyes Cyclassics||20 August||Elia Viviani (ITA)||400 pts||Arnaud Démare (FRA)||320 pts||Dylan Groenewegen (NED)||260 pts||N/A|
|Bretagne Classic Ouest–France||27 August||Elia Viviani (ITA)||400 pts||Alexander Kristoff (NOR)||320 pts||Sonny Colbrelli (ITA)||260 pts||N/A|
|GP de Québec||8 September||Peter Sagan (SVK)||500 pts||Greg Van Avermaet (BEL)||400 pts||Michael Matthews (AUS)||325 pts||N/A|
|GP de Montréal||10 September||Diego Ulissi (ITA)||500 pts||Jesús Herrada (ESP)||400 pts||Tom-Jelte Slagter (NED)||325 pts||N/A|
|Il Lombardia||7 October||Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)||500 pts||Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)||400 pts||Gianni Moscon (ITA)||325 pts||N/A|
|Presidential Tour of Turkey||10–15 October||Diego Ulissi (ITA)||300 pts||Jesper Hansen (DEN)||250 pts||Fausto Masnada (ITA)||0 pts[b]||40, 15, 6||6 pts|
|Tour of Guangxi||19–24 October||Tim Wellens (BEL)||300 pts||Bauke Mollema (NED)||250 pts||Nicolas Roche (IRL)||215 pts||40, 15, 6||6 pts|
Final points standingsEdit
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.
- 436 riders scored points. 200 other riders finished in positions that would have earned them points, but they were ineligible as members of non-UCI WorldTeams.
Team rankings were calculated by adding the ranking points of all the riders of a team in the table.
|3||BMC Racing Team||10961|
|9||AG2R La Mondiale||6316|
|12||UAE Team Emirates||5494|
|18||Team Dimension Data||2575|
- As Meyer rode for the Australian national team, which is not a UCI WorldTeam, he was ineligible to score points towards the UCI World Tour standings.
- As Masnada was riding for Androni–Sidermec–Bottecchia, which is not a UCI WorldTeam, he was ineligible to score points towards the UCI World Tour standings.
- Listed on 810 by the UCI; missing leader points at the Vuelta a España.
- Listed on 755 by the UCI; attributed leader points at the Vuelta a España when not the leader.
- Listed on 217 by the UCI; attributed leader points at the Volta a Catalunya when not the leader.
- Listed on 185 by the UCI; missing leader points at the Volta a Catalunya.
- Talansky's points are not attributed to any team according to the UCI.
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