Due to the Olympics next year, all the events on the UCI Women’s WorldTour organised from the month of May will take place one week earlier to accommodate the top riders, allowing them to compete in both the tour and the Tokyo Games.
The WorldTour will consist of 22 events, starting in February in Australia and finishing in China at the end of October. During the nine months of competition, riders will compete in 11 countries on four continents.
The organisers of these events have all approved the new criteria for the leading series of women’s professional road cycling.
A new event in 2020 will be the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race Women, currently registered as a 1.1 race. It will open the women’s professional season.
In another change, the RideLondon Classique will not be registered on the UCI Women’s WorldTour calendar next year because the organisers are altering the date.
The change means the race would take place during the Ladies Tour of Norway, a well-established event which offers television coverage.
One of the key principles for the international calendar is to avoid a clash of dates, which could lead to logistical difficulties for teams wishing to participate in all WorldTour events.
The UCI hopes that conditions will allow the RideLondon Classique to return to the UCI Women’s WorldTour in the future.
See the full UCI Women’s WorldTour calendar below:
February 1: Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race – Elite Women’s Race (Australia)
March 7: Strade Bianche (Italy)
March 15: Ronde van Drenthe – UCI Women’s WorldTour (the Netherlands)
March 22: Trofeo Alfredo Binda – Comune di Cittiglio (Italy)
March 26: AG Driedaagse Brugge – De Panne (Belgium)
March 29: Gent – Wevelgem in Flanders Fields (Belgium)
April 5: Ronde van Vlaanderen/Tour des Flandres (Belgium)
April 19: Amstel Gold Race Ladies (the Netherlands)
April 22: La Flèche Wallonne Féminine (Belgium)
April 26: Liège – Bastogne – Liège Femmes (Belgium)
May 7-9: Tour of Chongming Island UCI Women’s World Tour (China)
May 14-16: Tour of California Women’s Race (United States)
June 8-13: OVO Energy Women’s Tour (Great Britain)
June 26 – July 5: Giro d’Italia Internazionale Femminile (Italy)
July 10: La Course by Le Tour de France (France)
August 8: Postnord UCI WWT Vargarda West Sweden TTT (Sweden)
August 9: Postnord UCI WWT Vargarda West Sweden RR (Sweden)
August 13-16: Ladies Tour of Norway (Norway)
August 22: GP de Plouay – Lorient Agglomération Trophée WNT (France)
August 25-30: Boels Ladies Tour (the Netherlands)
September 5-6: Ceratizit Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta (Spain)
October 20: Tour of Guangxi – UCI Women’s WorldTour (China)
View the men’s calendar.