UCI WorldTour 2016: full race calendar

Where to catch pro cycling's elite in action during the 2016 men's and women's seasons

With riders jetting off for training camps, and new team kits being launched in the run-in to Christmas, it will be time for the 2016 WorldTour season before we know it.

Eighteen teams will form the top tier of men’s professional cycling for the season, with Team Dimension Data, Mark Cavendish’s new team, added to the 17 who competed in 2015.

The WorldTour’s finest will kick off the 2016 season in Adelaide in January (pic: Sirotti)

They are guaranteed entry to all 27 UCI WorldTour races, which include the three Grand Tours – Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana – and five Monument one-day races, Milan-San Remo, Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, Liege-Bastogne-Liege and Il Lombardia.

So where can you catch the best of the UCI WorldTour action in 2016? Check out the full calendar below.

The inaugural UCI Women’s WorldTour also launches in 2016, with Britain’s world champion Lizzie Armitstead set to showcase the rainbow bands in the women’s sport’s biggest races.

You can also see the full list of races, including Britain’s Aviva Women’s Tour and RideLondon Grand Prix, below.

UCI WorldTour calendar 2016

January 19 to January 24 – Santos Tour Down Under, Australia
March 6 to March 13 – Paris-Nice, France
March 9 to March 15 – Tirreno-Adriatico, Italy
March 19 – Milan-San Remo, Italy
March 21 to March 27 – Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, Spain
March 25 – E3 Harelbeke, Belgium
March 27 – Gent-Wevelgem, Belgium
April 3 – Tour of Flanders, Belgium
April 4 to April 9 – Vuelta Ciclista a Pais Vasco (Tour of the Basque Country), Spain
April 10 – Paris-Roubaix, France
April 17 – Amstel Gold Race, Netherlands
April 20 – La Fleche Wallonne, Belgium
April 24 – Liege-Bastogne-Liege, Belgium
April 26 to May 1 –  Tour de Romandie, Switzerland
May 6 to May 29 – Giro d’Italia, Italy
June 5 to June 12 – Criterium du Dauphine, France
June 11 to June 19 – Tour de Suisse, Switzerland
July 2 to July 24 – Tour de France, France
July 12 to July 18 – Tour of Poland, Poland
July 30 – Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian, Spain
August 20 to September 11 – Vuelta a Espana, Spain
August 21 – Cyclassics Hamburg, Germany
August 28 – Bretagne Classic Ouest-France, France
September 9 – GP Cycliste de Quebec, Canada
September 11 – GP Cycliste de Montreal, Canada
September 19 to September 25 – Eneco Tour, Netherlands
October 1 – Il Lombardia, Italy

Lizzie Armitstead will race in the rainbow jersey during the inaugural Women’s WorldTour season (pic: Sirotti)

UCI Women’s WorldTour calendar 2016

March 5 – Strade Bianche, Italy
March 12 – Women’s WorldTour Ronde van Drenthe, Netherlands
March 20 – Trofeo Alfredo Binda – Comune di Cittiglio, Italy
March 27 – Gent-Wevelgem, Belgium
April 3 – Tour of Flanders, Belgium
April 20 – La Fleche Wallonne Feminine, Belgium
May 6 to May 8 – Tour of Chongming Island World Cup, China
May 19 to May 22 – Amgen Tour of California, USA
June 5 – Philadelphia International Cycling Classic, USA
June 15 to June 19 – Aviva Women’s Tour, Great Britain
July 1 to July 10 – Giro d’Italia Internazionale Femminile, Italy
July 24 – La Course by Le Tour de France, France
July 30 – Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix, Great Britain
August 19 – Crescent Women World Cup Vargarda TTT, Sweden
August 21 – Crescent Women World Cup Vargada, Sweden
August 27 – GP de Plouay-Bretagne, France
September 11 – Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta, Spain


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