UCI Men's World Tour 2020 Calendar

UCI Men's World Tour 2020 Calendar

There has been plenty of discussion and speculation regarding the 2020 Racing Calendar. 

The UCI have just released the proposed revised calendar for the remainder of 2020.  Some say it won't go ahead at all, and some are saying a reduced calendar is possible.  It does seem that Experts, Pro's, Teams and Fans alike all agree that the racing can only resume under the safest conditions, and public health is paramount. 

At the moment, Racing is set to resume in August, below we've put together the revisions for the calendar:

August

1st:  Strade Bianche (Italy)

5th - 9th: Tour de Pologne (Poland)

8th:  Milan - San Remo (Italy)

12th - 16th:  Criterium du Dauphiné (France)

16th:  RideLondon - Surrey Classic (UK)

25th:  Bretagne Classic (France)

29th Aug - 20 Sep:  Tour de France 

September

7th - 14th:  Tirreno-Adriatico (Italy)

11th:  GP Cycliste de Quebec (Canada)

13th:  GP Cycliste de Montreal (Canada)

29th Sep - 3rd Oct:  BinckBank Tour (Belgium)

30th:  Le Fleche Wallonne (Belgium)

October

3rd - 25th:  Giro d'Italia

4th:  Liége-Bastone-Liége (Belgium)

10th:  Amstel Gold (Netherlands)

11th:  Gent Wevelgem (Belgium)

14th:  Dwars door Vlaanderen (Belgium)

15th - 20th:  Tour of Guangxi (China)

18th:  Tour of Flanders (Belgium)

20th Oct - 8th Nov:  Vuelta a Espana

21st:  Driedaagse Brugge-de-Panne (Three Days of De Panne - Belgium)

25th:  Paris-Roubaix (France)

31st:  Il Lombardia (Italy)

So it seems the UCI done an excellent job of juggling the racing around to give a great mix of events across the various countries and continents.  There is a bit of an overlap with the Giro and the Vuelta, with the latter Spanish race slightly shortened to accommodate the new compressed schedule, and all the big Classics have been shoehorned in to the late season.

Some fans and riders will pick fault with the revisions and decisions made, however we reckon it will make for a hugely exciting and energetic end to what could have been a disastrous year for racing.  The fact the UCI has managed to cram all 3 Grand Tours, the popular 1 week races (e.g. the Dauphiné), AND all the Monuments, means this late Summer/Autumn is going to be epic.  We're quietly hoping for a bit of rain this October to add to the Classics fun...