UCI ProSeries

The UCI ProSeries is the second tier men's elite road cycling tour. It was inaugurated in 2020. The series is placed below the UCI World Tour, but above the various regional UCI Continental Circuits.

UCI ProSeries
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2023 UCI ProSeries
SportRoad bicycle racing
Founded2020
CountryEurope, Asia, Argentina and United States

DevelopmentEdit

In December 2018, the UCI announced various reforms to the structure and organisation of men's professional road racing.[1] One of the major changes is the introduction of a new division of races called the UCI ProSeries. With the introduction of the ProSeries, the UCI .HC road races will disappear from the calendar. In October 2019, the UCI published the 2020 UCI International Road Calendar, including the ProSeries.[2] The inaugural season of the ProSeries was planned to include 57 events, which were formerly World Tour, .HC or .1 events, but many were cancelled due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic of 2020–21.

Team participationEdit

In events of the ProSeries, UCI WorldTeams may participate, up to a maximum of 70% in European races and 65% in other races. The rest of the teams participating may be UCI ProTeams, UCI Continental teams, or National teams.[3]

EventsEdit

The inaugural UCI ProSeries calendar consisted of 57 events, of which 30 were one-day races (1.Pro) and 27 were stage races (2.Pro). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, multiple events were cancelled, postponed or introduced in both 2020 and 2021 and the ProSeries calendar has been revised several times. The calendar features events in 19 countries on 4 continents:   Argentina,   Austria,   Belgium,   China,   Denmark,   France,   Germany,   Great Britain,   Italy,   Japan,   Luxembourg,   Malaysia,   Netherlands,   Norway,   Oman,   Portugal,   Spain,   Turkey and   United States.

Winners by raceEdit

Year 2020 2021 2022 2023
  Vuelta a San Juan   Evenepoel (1/9) Cancelled   López (2/2)
  Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana   Pogačar (1/5)   Küng   Vlasov (2/2)   Costa
  Tour of Oman Cancelled   Hirt   Jorgenson
  Tour de la Provence   Quintana (1/2)   Sosa (1/2)   Quintana (2/2) Cancelled
  Clásica de Almería   Ackermann (1/2)   Nizzolo (1/2)   Kristoff (1/3)   Moschetti
  Volta ao Algarve   Evenepoel (2/9)   Rodrigues   Evenepoel (8/9)   Martínez (2/2)
  Vuelta a Andalucía   Fuglsang   López (1/2)   Poels   Pogačar (5/5)
  Faun-Ardèche Classic   Cavagna   Gaudu   McNulty   Alaphilippe (2/2)
  Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne   Asgreen   M Pedersen   Jakobsen (2/2)   Benoot
  Drôme Classic   Clarke   Bagioli   Vingegaard   Perez
  Trofeo Laigueglia   Ciccone   Mollema   Polanc   Peters
  Nokere Koerse Cancelled   Robeet   Merlier (3/4)   Merlier (4/4)
  Milano–Torino   Démare (1/5)   Roglič (2/2)   Cavendish (2/2)   de Kleijn
  GP de Denain Cancelled   Philipsen (2/3)   Walscheid   Molano
  Bredene Koksijde Classic Cancelled   Merlier (2/4)   Ackermann (2/2)   Thijssen
  GP Industria & Artigianato Cancelled   Vansevenant   Ulissi (2/2)   Healy
  GP Miguel Induráin Cancelled   Valverde   Barguil   I Izagirre
  Scheldeprijs   Ewan (1/2)   Philipsen (1/3)   Kristoff (2/3)   Philipsen (3/3)
  Presidential Tour of Turkey Cancelled   Díaz   Bevin Part of UCI Europe Tour
  Brabantse Pijl   Alaphilippe (1/2)   Pidcock   Sheffield   Godon
  Tour of the Alps Cancelled   S Yates   Bardet   Geoghegan Hart
  GP du Morbihan Cancelled   Marit   Simon   De Lie
  Tro-Bro Léon Cancelled   Swift   Hofstetter   Nizzolo (2/2)
  Tour de Hongrie Part of UCI Europe Tour   Hirschi
  4 Jours de Dunkerque Cancelled   Gilbert   Grégoire
  Tour of Norway Cancelled   Hayter   Evenepoel (9/9)
  Boucles de la Mayenne Cancelled   Démare (3/5)   Thomas   Lazkano
  Brussels Cycling Classic   Merlier (1/4)   Evenepoel (6/9)   van der Hoorn
  ZLM Tour Cancelled   Kooij (1/2)
  Dwars door het Hageland   Rickaert   Tiller   Riesebeek
  Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge Part of UCI Europe Tour
  Baloise Belgium Tour Cancelled   Evenepoel (4/9)   Schmid
  Tour of Slovenia Cancelled   Pogačar (2/5)   Pogačar (3/5)
  Tour of Qinghai Lake Part of UCI Asia Tour
  Tour de Wallonie   Démare (2/5)   Simmons   Stannard
  Vuelta a Burgos   Evenepoel (3/9)   Landa   Sivakov
  Danmark Rundt Cancelled   Evenepoel (5/9)   Laporte (2/2)
  Arctic Race of Norway Cancelled   Hermans   Leknessund
  Gran Trittico Lombardo   G Izagirre Not on calendar
  Deutschland Tour Cancelled   Politt   A Yates
  Circuit Franco-Belge Cancelled   Jakobsen (1/2)   Kristoff (3/3)
  Maryland Cycling Classic Cancelled   Vanmarcke
  Tour of Britain Cancelled   van Aert   Serrano
  GP de Fourmies Cancelled   Viviani   Ewan (2/2)
  GP de Wallonie Cancelled   Laporte (1/2)   van der Poel
  Coppa Sabatini   Smith   Valgren   Martínez (1/2)
  Tour of Taihu Lake Not on calendar
  Primus Classic Cancelled   Sénéchal   Meeus
  Tour de Luxembourg   Ulissi (1/2)   Almeida   Skjelmose Jensen
  Tour de Langkawi   Celano Cancelled   Sosa (2/2)
  Giro dell'Emilia   Vlasov (1/2)   Roglič (1/2)   Mas
  Coppa Bernocchi Cancelled   Evenepoel (7/9)   Ballerini
  Tre Valli Varesine Cancelled   De Marchi   Pogačar (4/5)
  Münsterland Giro Cancelled   Cavendish (1/2)   Kooij (2/2)
  Gran Piemonte   Bennett   Walls   García Cortina
  Paris–Tours   C Pedersen   Démare (4/5)   Démare (5/5)
  Japan Cup Cancelled   Powless

Most race winsEdit

Rank Cyclist Wins
1.   Remco Evenepoel 9
2.   Arnaud Démare 5
  Tadej Pogačar
4.   Tim Merlier 4
5.   Alexander Kristoff 3
  Jasper Philipsen

Race wins by countryEdit

Rank Nation Wins Riders
1.   Belgium 28 Evenepoel (9), Merlier (4), Philipsen (3), Benoot, De Lie, Gilbert, Hermans, Marit, Meeus, Rickaert, Robeet, Thijssen, Vanmarcke, Vansevenant, van Aert
2.   France 22 Démare (5), Alaphilippe (2), Laporte (2), Bardet, Barguil, Cavagna, Gaudu, Godon, Grégoire, Hofstetter, Perez, Peters, Sénéchal, Simon, Sivakov, Thomas
3.   Italy 11 Nizzolo (2), Ulissi (2), Bagioli, Ballerini, Celano, Ciccone, De Marchi, Moschetti, Viviani
4.   Netherlands 10 Jakobsen (2), Kooij (2), de Kleijn, Mollema, Poels, Riesebeek, van der Hoorn, van der Poel
5.   Colombia 9 López (2), Martínez (2), Quintana (2), Sosa (2), Molano
  Great Britain Cavendish (2), Geoghegan Hart, Hayter, Pidcock, Swift, Walls, A Yates, S Yates
  Spain Díaz, García Cortina, G Izagirre, I Izagirre, Landa, Lazkano, Mas, Serrano, Valverde
8.   Slovenia 8 Pogačar (5), Roglič (2), Polanc
9.   Denmark 7 Asgreen, Fuglsang, C Pedersen, M Pedersen, Skjelmose Jensen, Valgren, Vingegaard
10.   Norway 5 Kristoff (3), Leknessund, Tiller
  United States Jorgenson, McNulty, Powless, Sheffield, Simmons
12.   Australia 4 Ewan (2), Clarke, Stannard
  Germany Ackermann (2), Politt, Walscheid
14.   New Zealand 3 Bennett, Bevin, Smith
  Portugal Almeida, Costa, Rodrigues
  Switzerland Hirschi, Küng, Schmid
17.   Russia 2 Vlasov (2)
18.   Czech Republic 1 Hirt
  Ireland Healy

Race wins by teamEdit

Teams in italics are no longer active.

Rank Team Wins Riders
1. Soudal–Quick-Step 24 Evenepoel (9), Alaphilippe (2), Cavendish (2), Jakobsen (2), Almeida, Asgreen, Bagioli, Ballerini, Cavagna, Merlier, Schmid, Sénéchal, Vansevenant
2. UAE Team Emirates 12 Pogačar (5), Ulissi (2), Ackermann, Hirschi, McNulty, Molano, Polanc
3. Alpecin–Deceuninck 10 Merlier (3), Philipsen (3), Rickaert, Riesebeek, Stannard, van der Poel
4. Ineos Grenadiers 9 Martínez (2), Geoghegan Hart, Hayter, Pidcock, Sheffield, Sivakov, Sosa, A Yates
Team Jumbo–Visma Kooij (2), Roglič (2), Bennett, Benoot, Laporte, van Aert, Vingegaard
6. Groupama–FDJ 8 Démare (5), Gaudu, Grégoire, Küng
Movistar Team García Cortina, Jorgenson, Lazkano, López, Mas, Serrano, Sosa, Valverde
8. Intermarché–Circus–Wanty 7 Kristoff (3), Costa, Hirt, Thijssen, van der Hoorn
9. Cofidis 6 I Izagirre, Laporte, Perez, Thomas, Viviani, Walscheid
10. Arkéa–Samsic 5 Quintana (2), Barguil, Hofstetter, Swift
Bora–Hansgrohe Ackermann, Meeus, Politt, Vlasov, Walls
Israel–Premier Tech Bevin, De Marchi, Hermans, Nizzolo, Vanmarcke
13. EF Education–EasyPost 4 Clarke, Healy, Powless, Valgren
Lotto–Dstny Ewan (2), De Lie, Gilbert
Trek–Segafredo Mollema, M Pedersen, Simmons, Skjelmose Jensen
16. Astana Qazaqstan Team 3 Fuglsang, G Izagirre, Vlasov
Team DSM Bardet, Leknessund, C Pedersen
18. AG2R Citroën Team 2 Godon, Peters
Team Bahrain Victorious Landa, Poels
Team Jayco–AlUla Smith, S Yates
21. Bingoal WB 1 Robeet
Delko Díaz
Italy (national team) Ciccone
Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team Moschetti
Team Flanders–Baloise Marit
Team Medellín–EPM López
Team Qhubeka NextHash Nizzolo
Team Sapura Cycling Celano
Team TotalEnergies Simon
Tudor Pro Cycling Team de Kleijn
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team Tiller
W52 / FC Porto Rodrigues

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Men's professional road cycling: Changes for 2020". UCI. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Publication of the 2020 UCI International Road Calendar". UCI. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  3. ^ "PART II – ROAD RACES. Rules amendments applying on 01.01.2020" (PDF). UCI. Retrieved 11 October 2019.