The WorldTour, the top class of men’s professional cycling, consists of 18 teams from 12 different countries and five continents.
With three Grand Tours up for grabs – Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España, each with 21 stages – five monuments – Milan-Sanremo, Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Il Lombardia – there’s plenty to race for all season long for both teams and drivers. In addition, there are 11 one-week stage races and 14 one-day races of varying historical importance.
After the cancellations of the Tour Down Under and the one-day Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, this year’s WorldTour will start on February 20 with the fourth edition of the UAE Tour.
The WorldTour, which comprises a total of 31 events, from one-day races to the three-week Grand Tours – jewels in the crown of men’s cycling – will be run across three continents, culminating in Italy on October 8 at Il Lombardia.