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 2015 season in Adelaide next week (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

Armitstead is the fourth British woman to pull on the rainbow jersey (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