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 2022 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
  Vuelta a San Juan   Evenepoel (1/8) Cancelled
  Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana   Pogačar (1/2)   Küng   Vlasov (2/2)
  Tour of Oman Cancelled   Hirt
  Tour de la Provence   Quintana (1/2)   Sosa   Quintana (2/2)
  Clásica de Almería   Ackermann (1/2)   Nizzolo   Kristoff (1/2)
  Volta ao Algarve   Evenepoel (2/8)   Rodrigues   Evenepoel (8/8)
  Vuelta a Andalucía   Fuglsang   López   Poels
  Faun-Ardèche Classic   Cavagna   Gaudu   McNulty
  Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne   Asgreen   M Pedersen   Jakobsen (2/2)
  Drôme Classic   Clarke   Bagioli   Vingegaard
  Trofeo Laigueglia   Ciccone   Mollema   Polanc
  Tour de Langkawi   Celano Cancelled
  Nokere Koerse Cancelled   Robeet   Merlier (3/3)
  Milano-Torino   Démare (1/4)   Roglič (2/2)   Cavendish (2/2)
  GP de Denain Cancelled   Philipsen (2/2)   Walscheid
  Bredene Koksijde Classic Cancelled   Merlier (2/3)   Ackermann (2/2)
  GP Industria & Artigianato Cancelled   Vansevenant   Ulissi (2/2)
  GP Miguel Induráin Cancelled   Valverde   Barguil
  Scheldeprijs   Ewan   Philipsen (1/2)   Kristoff (2/2)
  Presidential Tour of Turkey Cancelled   Díaz   Bevin
  Brabantse Pijl   Alaphilippe   Pidcock   Sheffield
  Tour of the Alps Cancelled   Yates   Bardet
  4 Jours de Dunkerque Cancelled   Gilbert
  GP du Morbihan Cancelled   Marit   Simon
  Tro-Bro Léon Cancelled   Swift   Hofstetter
  Tour of Norway Cancelled   Hayter
  Boucles de la Mayenne Cancelled   Démare (3/4)
  Brussels Cycling Classic   Merlier (1/3)   Evenepoel (6/8)
  ZLM Tour Cancelled
  Dwars door het Hageland   Rickaert   Tiller
  Baloise Belgium Tour Cancelled   Evenepoel (4/8)
  Tour of Slovenia Cancelled   Pogačar (2/2)
  Tour of Qinghai Lake Cancelled Part of UCI Asia Tour
  Tour de Wallonie   Démare (2/4)   Simmons
  Vuelta a Burgos   Evenepoel (3/8)   Landa
  Arctic Race of Norway Cancelled   Hermans
  Gran Trittico Lombardo   Izagirre Not on calendar
  Danmark Rundt Cancelled   Evenepoel (5/8)
  Deutschland Tour Cancelled   Politt
  Tour de l'Eurométropole Cancelled   Jakobsen (1/2)
  Maryland Cycling Classic Cancelled
  Tour of Britain Cancelled   van Aert
  GP de Fourmies Cancelled   Viviani
  Tour de Luxembourg   Ulissi (1/2)   Almeida
  GP de Wallonie Cancelled   Laporte
  Coppa Sabatini   Smith   Valgren
  Primus Classic Cancelled   Sénéchal
  Giro dell'Emilia   Vlasov (1/2)   Roglič (1/2)
  Münsterland Giro Cancelled   Cavendish (1/2)
  Coppa Bernocchi Cancelled   Evenepoel (7/8)
  Tre Valli Varesine Cancelled   De Marchi
  Gran Piemonte   Bennett   Walls
  Tour of Taihu Lake Cancelled
  Paris-Tours   C Pedersen   Démare (4/4)
  Japan Cup Cancelled

Most race winsEdit

Rank Cyclist Wins
1.   Remco Evenepoel 8
2.   Arnaud Démare 4
3.   Tim Merlier 3
4.   Pascal Ackermann 2
  Mark Cavendish
  Fabio Jakobsen
  Alexander Kristoff
  Jasper Philipsen
  Tadej Pogačar
  Nairo Quintana
  Primož Roglič
  Diego Ulissi
  Aleksandr Vlasov

Race wins by countryEdit

Rank Nation Wins Riders
1.   Belgium 20 Evenepoel (8), Merlier (3), Philipsen (2), Gilbert, Hermans, Marit, Rickaert, Robeet, Vansevenant, van Aert
2.   France 13 Démare (4), Alaphilippe, Bardet, Barguil, Cavagna, Gaudu, Hofstetter, Laporte, Sénéchal, Simon
3.   Italy 8 Ulissi (2), Bagioli, Celano, Ciccone, De Marchi, Nizzolo, Viviani
4.   Great Britain 7 Cavendish (2), Hayter, Pidcock, Swift, Walls, Yates
5.   Denmark 6 Asgreen, Fuglsang, C Pedersen, M Pedersen, Valgren, Vingegaard
6.   Slovenia 5 Pogačar (2), Roglič (2), Polanc
7.   Colombia 4 Quintana (2), López, Sosa
  Germany Ackermann (2), Politt, Walscheid
  Netherlands Jakobsen (2), Mollema, Poels
  Spain Díaz, Izagirre, Landa, Valverde
11.   New Zealand 3 Bennett, Bevin, Smith
  Norway Kristoff (2), Tiller
  United States McNulty, Sheffield, Simmons
14.   Australia 2 Clarke, Ewan
  Portugal Almeida, Rodrigues
  Russia Vlasov (2)
17.   Czech Republic 1 Hirt
   Switzerland Küng

Race wins by teamEdit

Teams in italics are no longer active.

Rank Team Wins Riders
1. Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 19 Evenepoel (8), Cavendish (2), Jakobsen (2), Alaphilippe, Almeida, Asgreen, Bagioli, Cavagna, Sénéchal, Vansevenant
2. UAE Team Emirates 7 Pogačar (2), Ulissi (2), Ackermann, McNulty, Polanc
3. Alpecin–Fenix 6 Merlier (3), Philipsen (2), Rickaert
Groupama–FDJ Démare (4), Gaudu, Küng
5. Arkéa–Samsic 5 Quintana (2), Barguil, Hofstetter, Swift
Team Jumbo–Visma Roglič (2), Bennett, van Aert, Vingegaard
7. Bora–Hansgrohe 4 Ackermann, Politt, Vlasov, Walls
Ineos Grenadiers Hayter, Pidcock, Sheffield, Sosa
9. Astana Qazaqstan Team 3 Fuglsang, Izagirre, Vlasov
Cofidis Laporte, Viviani, Walscheid
Intermarché–Wanty–Gobert Matériaux Kristoff (2), Hirt
Israel–Premier Tech Bevin, De Marchi, Hermans
Trek–Segafredo Mollema, M Pedersen, Simmons
14. EF Education–EasyPost 2 Clarke, Valgren
Lotto–Soudal Ewan, Gilbert
Movistar Team López, Valverde
Team Bahrain Victorious Landa, Poels
Team BikeExchange–Jayco Smith, Yates
Team DSM Bardet, C Pedersen
20. Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB 1 Robeet
Delko Díaz
Italy (national team) Ciccone
Sport Vlaanderen–Baloise Marit
Team Qhubeka NextHash Nizzolo
Team Sapura Cycling Celano
Team TotalEnergies Simon
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.