The UCI (International Cycling Union) has revealed the WorldTour calendar for next season. The schedule is getting back to the ‘new normal’ except for Australia. Most notably the Tour de France and Vuelta a España in 2022 have three rest days.
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Vuelta’22 to start in Holland
The Tour de France will start next year in Copenhagen, Denmark, while the Vuelta a España in 2022 opts for a Gran Salida in Utrecht. ASO, responsible for the organisation of both Grand Tours, has therefore decided to schedule an extra rest day after the Tour and Vuelta starts on foreign land. Both events therefore start on a Friday.
Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico overlap
Also Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico overlap next year. Normally the Italian stage race ends on a Tuesday, two days after the final stage of Paris-Nice. In 2022, however, the two most important preparation races for Milano-Sanremo will end on Sunday 13th March.
Maybe a TDU in 2022
The WorldTour season used always starts in Australia with first the Tour Down Under and then the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, but both races are not on the calendar for the time being. They are still looking for definitive dates for both events.
UCI WorldTour Calendar 2022:
UAE Tour (UAE) February 20-26
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (Bel) 26 February
Strade Bianche (Ita) March 5
Paris-Nice (Fra) 6-13 March
Tirreno-Adriatico (Ita) 7-13 March
Milano-Sanremo (Ita) March 19
Oxyclean Classic Brugge-De Panne (Bel) March 23
E3 Saxo Bank Classic (Bel) March 25
Tour of Catalonia (Spa) March 21-27
Gent-Wevelgem (Bel) 27 March
Dwars Door Vlaanderen (Bel) 30 March
Ronde van Vlaanderen (Bel) April 3
Tour of the Basque Country (Spa) 4-9 April
Paris-Roubaix (Fra) April 10
Amstel Gold Race (Ned) 17 April
Flèche Wallonne (Bel) April 20
Liège-Bastogne-Liège (Bel) 24 April
Tour de Romandie (Swi) April 26-May 1
Eschborn-Frankfurt (Ger) May 1
Giro d’Italia (Ita) 7-29 May
Critérium du Dauphiné (Fra) June 5-12
Tour de Suisse (Swi) 12-19 June
Tour de France (Fra) 1-24 July
Clásica San Sebastián (Spa) July 30
Tour of Poland (Pol) July 30-August 5
Benelux Tour (Ned/Bel) 7-13 August
EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg (Ger) August 21
Brittany Classic-Ouest France (Fra) August 28
Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec (Can) September 9
Vuelta a España (Spa) 19 August-11 September
Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal (Can) September 11
Il Giro di Lombardia (Ita) October 8
Gree-Tour of Guangxi (Ch) October 13-18.
Guangxi to close the WorldTour season
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