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The UCI Women's World Tour is the premier annual female elite road cycling tour.

UCI Women's World Tour
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Current sports event 2019 UCI Women's World Tour
UCI Womens World Tour logo 2016.png
SportRoad bicycle racing
Founded2016
Countryseveral
The leader of the Women's World Tour has the right to wear this leaders jersey

HistoryEdit

 
Kasia Niewiadoma (l) and Lizzie Armitstead (r), pictured at the 2016 Flèche Wallonne, wearing the distinctive leader jerseys of the youth classification and individual women's elite classification, respectively.

In order to increase the coverage of Women's cycling the UCI held a summit in December 2014 between the UCI Women’s Working Group and the UCI Women's teams. The previous racing series, the UCI Women's Road World Cup, limited racing to 10 one-day events, whilst the proposed Women's World Tour will see a threefold increase in the total number of racing days.[1][2]

In order to facilitate this a proposal was forwarded to split the single tiered UCI Women's team classification, into a two tiered system beginning in 2017. The premier division would consist of 10 teams who, like their male counterparts, will be required to compete in all World Tour events. The second tier will be similar to domestic men's teams (UCI Continental Teams). Initially the rankings will be based on the teams UCI rankings.[3]

One requirement of the series is that all rounds are to be broadcast on live TV or via streaming, with race organisers creating media pages for each event in English and/or French.[4][5]

For one-day races teams must consist of up to six riders, with no fewer than four and for stage races, seven or eight with no fewer than five.[6] Minimum prize money will also be included; €5130 for one day races or time trials and €2565 per day for a stage race.

In comparison to the one-day race only World Cup, the Women’s WorldTour will include stage races as well as one-day races, increasing the total number of race days to between 30 and 35. Events will also see an increase in the maximum distance which can be covered: from 130 to 140 kilometres for a one-day race and average stage race stage distance increasing from 100 to 120 kilometres. Race organisers are allowed to apply for special dispensation to have longer stages.[6]

For events to be considered they must have reached the following criteria:[5]

  • UCI Class 1 Road status
  • Dates of candidate events must not clash with existing Women's World Cup and Class 1 events
  • Dates and locations of candidate events must fit with the narrative of the season, whilst also providing some logic for the travel of teams

Winners by raceEdit

Races in the UCI Women's World Tour
Race 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Strade Bianche   Deignan (GBR) (1/6)   Longo Borghini (ITA) (1/2)   van der Breggen (NED) (7/13)   van Vleuten (NED) (6/8)
  Ronde van Drenthe   Blaak (NED) (1/3)   Dideriksen (DEN) (1/1)   Pieters (NED) (1/2)   Bastianelli (ITA) (2/4)
  Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio   Deignan (GBR) (2/6)   Rivera (USA) (1/4)   Niewiadoma (POL) (2/3)   Vos (NED) (4/6)
  Three Days of De Panne Not part of the WWT   D'Hoore (BEL) (4/4)   Wild (NED) (3/4)
  Gent–Wevelgem   Blaak (NED) (2/3)   Lepistö (FIN) (1/2)   Bastianelli (ITA) (1/4)   Wild (NED) (4/4)
  Tour of Flanders   Deignan (GBR) (3/6)   Rivera (USA) (2/4)   van der Breggen (NED) (8/13)   Bastianelli (ITA) (3/4)
  Amstel Gold Race Not part of the WWT   van der Breggen (NED) (2/13)   Blaak (NED) (3/3)   Niewiadoma (POL) (3/3)
  La Flèche Wallonne   van der Breggen (NED) (1/13)   van der Breggen (NED) (3/13)   van der Breggen (NED) (9/13)   van der Breggen (NED) (11/13)
  Liège–Bastogne–Liège Not part of the WWT   van der Breggen (NED) (4/13)   van der Breggen (NED) (10/13)   van Vleuten (NED) (7/8)
  Tour of Chongming Island   Hosking (AUS) (1/2)   D'Hoore (BEL) (2/4)   Becker (GER) (1/1)   Wiebes (NED) (1/2)
  Amgen Tour of California   Guarnier (USA) (1/3)   van der Breggen (NED) (5/13)   Hall (USA) (1/1)   van der Breggen (NED) (12/13)
  Emakumeen Bira Not part of the WWT   Spratt (AUS) (1/1)   Longo Borghini (ITA) (2/2)
  Philadelphia International Cycling Classic   Guarnier (USA) (2/3) Cancelled Not part of the WWT
  The Women's Tour   Deignan (GBR) (4/6)   Niewiadoma (POL) (1/3)   Rivera (USA) (4/4)   Deignan (GBR) (6/6)
  Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile   Guarnier (USA) (3/3)   van der Breggen (NED) (6/13)   van Vleuten (NED) (3/8)   van Vleuten (NED) (8/8)
  La Course by Le Tour de France   Hosking (AUS) (2/2)   van Vleuten (NED) (1/8)   van Vleuten (NED) (4/8)   Vos (NED) (5/6)
  Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix   Wild (NED) (1/4)   Rivera (USA) (3/4)   Wild (NED) (2/4)   Wiebes (NED) (2/2)
  Vårgårda WestSweden TTT Boels–Dolmans (1/3) Boels–Dolmans (2/3) Boels–Dolmans (3/3) Trek–Segafredo (1/1)
  Vårgårda WestSweden RR   Fahlin (SWE) (1/1)   Lepistö (FIN) (2/2)   Vos (NED) (2/6)   Bastianelli (ITA) (4/4)
  Ladies Tour of Norway TTT Not part of the WWT Team Sunweb (1/1) Not part of the WWT
  Ladies Tour of Norway Not part of the WWT   Vos (NED) (1/6)   Vos (NED) (3/6)   Vos (NED) (6/6)
  GP de Plouay   Bujak (POL) (1/1)   Deignan (GBR) (5/6)   Pieters (NED) (2/2)   van der Breggen (NED) (13/13)
  Holland Ladies Tour Not part of the WWT   van Vleuten (NED) (2/8)   van Vleuten (NED) (5/8)   Majerus (LUX) (1/1)
  La Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta   D'Hoore (BEL) (1/4)   D'Hoore (BEL) (3/4)   van Dijk (NED) (1/1)   Brennauer (GER) (1/1)
  Tour of Guangxi Not part of the WWT   Sierra (CUB) (1/1)
Source: [7][8][9]

VictoriesEdit

Updated: 2019 La Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta

Victories by rider
Rank Rider No of wins
1   Anna van der Breggen (NED) 13
2   Annemiek van Vleuten (NED) 8
3   Lizzie Deignan (GBR) 6
  Marianne Vos (NED)
5   Marta Bastianelli (ITA) 4
  Jolien D'Hoore (BEL)
  Coryn Rivera (USA)
  Kirsten Wild (NED)
9   Chantal Blaak (NED) 3
  Megan Guarnier (USA)
  Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL)
Victories by team
Rank Team No of wins Riders
1 Boels–Dolmans 30 van der Breggen (12), Deignan (5), Blaak (3), Guarnier (3), TTT (3), Pieters (2), Dideriksen (1), Majerus (1)
2 Mitchelton–Scott 10 van Vleuten (8), D'Hoore (1), Spratt (1)
3 CCC Liv 8 Vos (6), van der Breggen (1), Niewiadoma (1)
4 Wiggle High5 7 D'Hoore (3), Hosking (2), Longo Borghini (1), Wild (1)
5 Team Sunweb 6 Rivera (4), TTT (1), van Dijk (1)
6 Trek–Segafredo 3 Deignan (1), Longo Borghini (1), TTT (1)
Team Virtu Cycling Bastianelli (3)
WNT–Rotor Pro Cycling Wild (2), Brennauer (1)
9 Alé–Cipollini 2 Bastianelli (1), Fahlin (1)
Bigla Pro Cycling Lepistö (2)
Canyon–SRAM Niewiadoma (2)
Hitec Products–Birk Sport Becker (1), Wild (1)
Parkhotel Valkenburg Wiebes (2)
14 Astana 1 Sierra (1)
BTC City Ljubljana Bujak (1)
UnitedHealthcare Hall (1)


Victories by nation
Rank Team No of wins Riders
1   Netherlands 39 van der Breggen (13), van Vleuten (8), Vos (6), Wild (4), Blaak (3), Pieters (2), Wiebes (2), van Dijk (1)
2   United States 8 Rivera (4), Guarnier (3), Hall (1)
3   Great Britain 6 Deignan (6)
  Italy Bastianelli (4), Longo Borghini (2)
5   Belgium 4 D'Hoore (4)
  Poland Niewiadoma (3), Bujak (1)
7   Australia 3 Hosking (2), Spratt (1)
8   Finland 2 Lepistö (2)
  Germany Becker (1), Brennauer (1)
10   Cuba 1 Sierra (1)
  Denmark Dideriksen (1)
  Luxembourg Majerus (1)
  Sweden Fahlin (1)

Season resultsEdit

Participating teamsEdit

2016 2017 2018 2019
Alé–Cipollini Alé–Cipollini Alé–Cipollini Alé–Cipollini
Aromitalia Vaiano Aromitalia Vaiano Aromitalia Vaiano Aromitalia–Basso Bikes–Vaiano
Astana Astana Astana Astana
Bepink Bepink–Cogeas Bepink Bepink
Bizkaia–Durango Bizkaia–Durango Bizkaia Durango–Euskadi Murias Bizkaia–Durango
Boels–Dolmans Boels–Dolmans Boels–Dolmans Boels–Dolmans
BTC City Ljubljana BTC City Ljubljana BTC City Ljubljana BTC City Ljubljana
Canyon–SRAM Canyon–SRAM Canyon–SRAM Canyon–SRAM
Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling Bigla Pro Cycling
China Chongming–Liv–Champion System China Chongming–Liv China Chongming–Liv China Liv Pro Cycling
Colavita/Bianchi Colavita/Bianchi
Cylance Pro Cycling Cylance Pro Cycling Cylance Pro Cycling
Drops Drops Trek–Drops Drops
Hagens Berman–Supermint Hagens Berman–Supermint Hagens Berman–Supermint Hagens Berman–Supermint
Team Hitec Products Team Hitec Products Hitec Products–Birk Sport Hitec Products–Birk Sport
Inpa–Bianchi Giusfredi–Bianchi
Lares–Waowdeals Lares–Waowdeals Doltcini–Van Eyck Doltcini–Van Eyck
Lensworld–Zannata Lensworld–Kuota
Lointek Lointek Sopela Women's Team Sopela Women's Team
Lotto–Soudal Ladies Lotto–Soudal Ladies Lotto–Soudal Ladies Lotto–Soudal Ladies
Orica–AIS Orica–Scott Mitchelton–Scott Mitchelton–Scott
Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team Parkhotel Valkenburg–Destil Parkhotel Valkenburg Parkhotel Valkenburg
Podium Ambition Pro Cycling
Poitou–Charentes.Futuroscope.86 FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
Rabo–Liv WM3 Pro Cycling WaowDeals Pro Cycling CCC Liv
Rally Cycling Rally Cycling Rally Cycling Rally UHC Cycling
S.C. Michela Fanini Rox S.C. Michela Fanini Rox S.C. Michela Fanini Rox
Servetto Footon Servetto Giusta Servetto–Stradalli Cycle–Alurecycling Servetto–Piumate–Beltrami TSA
Team BMS BIRN Team VéloCONCEPT
Team Virtu Cycling
Team Virtu Cycling Team Virtu Cycling
Team Liv–Plantur Team Sunweb Team Sunweb Team Sunweb
Tibco–Silicon Valley Bank Tibco–Silicon Valley Bank Tibco–Silicon Valley Bank Tibco–Silicon Valley Bank
Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
Topsport Vlaanderen–Etixx Sport Vlaanderen–Etixx
Sport Vlaanderen–Guill D'or
Experza–Footlogix
TWENTY16–Ridebiker Sho-Air TWENTY20 TWENTY20 p/b Sho-Air Sho-Air TWENTY20
UnitedHealthcare UnitedHealthcare UnitedHealthcare
Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling
Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion NÖ
Weber Shimano Ladies Power Weber Shimano Ladies Power
Wiggle High5 Wiggle High5 Wiggle High5
Xirayas de San Luis–OPW
Conceria Zabri–Fanini–Guerciotti Conceria Zabri–Fanini
Minsk Cycling Club Minsk Cycling Club Minsk Cycling Club
SAS–Macogep
Team Illuminate Team Illuminate Team Illuminate
Thailand Women's Cycling Team Thailand Women's Cycling Team Thailand Women's Cycling Team
Valcar–PBM Valcar–PBM Valcar–Cylance
Team WNT WNT–Rotor Pro Cycling WNT–Rotor Pro Cycling
Al'Asayl Cycling Team
Cogeas
Cogeas–Mettler Pro Cycling Team
Cogeas–Mettler–Look
Health Mate–Cyclelive Team Health Mate–Cyclelive Team
Eurotarget–Bianchi–Vitasana Eurotarget–Bianchi–Vittoria
Storey Racing
Swapit–Agolico Swapit–Agolico
Team Dukla Praha
Biehler Pro Cycling Team
Charente–Maritime Women Cycling
Eneicat
Lviv Cycling Team[template problem]
Memorial–Santos
WCC Team

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "New WorldTour part of a shake-up of women's road racing - Cycling Weekly". Cycling Weekly. 12 March 2015.
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  9. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/uci-announces-2018-road-calendar/