Calendar Labels Explained
There are some changes for 2020. Each race is listed along with its location and UCI status eg World Tour, Pro Series or 2.1. This means they get different UCI points, see UCI Points and Rankings Explainer for more.
- Any race with the 1. prefix, like 1.UWT, 1.Pro, 1.1 is a one day race; any race with the 2. prefix like 2.UWT, 2.Pro, 2.1 is a stage race
- UWT means UCI World Tour and includes all the prime races on the calendar, from the three grand tours (Giro d’Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a España) to the one day classics like Paris-Roubaix, the Tour of Flanders and Il Lombardia, as well as others like the Tour of Poland or the Tour Down Under and can be anywhere in the world. Normally all men’s WorldTeams must ride, organisers must invite the best UCI ProTeam from 2019, Total Direct Energie and then wildcard invites can go to other UCI ProTeams and in a few cases, national teams of the host country.
- After this comes the UCI ProSeries, new for 2020. It’s essentially most of the old 1.HC and 2.HC races rebranded into a series, like Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne or the Tour of Britain. Up to 70% of the starting teams can be World Tour.
- Then come races grouped by region, with the UCI Asia Tour, UCI America Tour, UCI Africa Tour and UCI Oceania Tour and UCI Europe Tour and here the *.1 races are included where up to half the starting teams can be World Tour.
- There are lower level pro-am *.2 races, U23s, criteriums and more but only the pro calendar is included.
Women’s Race labels
- WWT is the the Women’s World Tour. New for 2020 is that this calendar is more than a label, it comes with regulatory requirements and minimum standards. At least eight Women’s World Tour teams start
- W1.Pro and W2.Pro are women’s one day and women’s stage races where the field is made up of a minimum of 4 World Tour teams invited and a maximum of 10 women’s World Tour teams; the rest of the field is women’s continental teams, national squads as well as regional or club teams
- W1.1 and W2.1 are women’s one day and women’s stage races where the field is made up of a minimum of 1 World Tour teams invited and a maximum of 5 women’s World Tour teams; the rest of the field is women’s continental teams, national squads as well as regional or club teams