The UCI approves the 2021 calendar with its historical dates

The Giro, Tour and Vuelta will be held again on their current dates. Slight modifications have had to be made for the Tokyo Olympics.


The International Cycling Union (UCI) has announced the 2021 calendar on Tuesday with the confirmation that the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España are recovering their historical dates, after the rearrangement of tests in this 2020 due to the stoppage caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Yes, the postponement of the Olympic Games in Tokyo (Japan) to 2021, to be held from July 23 to August 8, have modified some tests, including the Tour de France, which is one week ahead, although It will be a more habitual and typical calendar.

The first major lap, the Giro d'Italia, will take place from 8 to 30 May. It will be followed by the Tour de France, between June 26 and July 18, so as not to overlap with the Olympic road cycling events - between July 24 and 28 - as it was scheduled for July 2-25.

For its part, the Vuelta a España will be held from August 14 to September 5, one week earlier than initially planned by the UCI to give a better transition between Vuelta, European Championship and World Championship en route.

As for the 'Monuments' of cycling, they will be held on these dates: Milan-San Remo (March 20), Tour of Flanders (April 4), Paris-Roubaix (April 11), Liège-Bastogne-Liège ( April 25) and Lombardy (October 9) .

On the other hand, the UCI assures that the organizers of the Amgen Tour of California (United States) and the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic (Great Britain) have not requested to register their event in the UCI WorldTour 2021 calendar. "Next year, the UCI WorldTour will comprise 35 events. It will start in Australia in the second half of January and end in China in October, bringing the best teams and best drivers in the world to 12 countries on four continents," said the UCI.

As for this 2020 and in the context of the current pandemic, the cancellation by its organizers of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec and the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal (Canada), and EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg (Germany) is confirmed.

In addition, in accordance with the provisions adopted by the UCI in June to support ProTeams teams, the number of riders per team is reduced in the 2020 edition of Milan-San Remo to be able to invite two additional UCI ProTeams teams "without increase the size of the platoon ".

UCI WorldTour Calendar 2021

19 - January 24: Tour Down Under (Australia) January 31: Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (Australia) February 21-27: Tour of the United Arab Emirates February 27: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Elite (Belgium) March 6: Strade Bianche (Italy) March 7-14: Paris-Nice (France) March 10-16: Tirreno-Adriatico (Italy) March 20: Milan-San Remo (Italy) 22-28 March: Volta a Catalunya (Spain) March 24: Three Days of Bruges-La Panne (Belgium) March 26: E3 BinckBank Classic (Belgium) March 28: Ghent-Wevelgem (Belgium) March 31: Via Flanders (Belgium) April 4: Tour of Flanders (Belgium) April 5-10: Tour of the Basque Country (Spain) April 11: Paris-Roubaix (France) April 18: Amstel Gold Race (Netherlands) April 21 April: Walloon Arrow (Belgium) April 25: Liege-Bastogne-Liege (Belgium) April 27-May 2: Tour of Romandie (Switzerland) May 1: Eschborn-Frankfurt (Germany) May 8-30: Tour from Italy May 30-June 6: Criterium of the Dauphiné (France) June 6-13: Tour of Switzerland (Switzerland) June 25-July 18: Tour de France July 31: Classical of San Sebastián (Spain) July 9-15: Tour of Poland August 14-5 September: Tour of Spain August 15: Cyclassics Hamburg (Germany) August 22: Classical Brittany-West of France August 30-September 5: BinckBank Tour September 10: Grand Prix of Quebec (Canada) September 12: Grand Prix Montréal (Canada) October 9: Il Lombardia (Italy) October 14-19: Tour de Guangxi (China) .

Itzulia and the Vuelta a Burgos join the women's World Tour of 2021

The International Cycling Union (UCI) has released this Tuesday the calendar of the women's WorldTour of 2021, which will consist of 25 races spread over ten countries and three continents, will begin in Australia at the end of January and will end in China in October and will have the Itzulia-Tour of the Basque Country and the Tour of Burgos as news.

The female Itzulia (former Donostia-San Sebastián) will join the UCI WorldTour, as a three-day stage race, as it has historically been a one-day race. It will take place from May 14 to 16, a few days before another newcomer, the Vuelta a Burgos Femenina, also in stages and from 20 to 23 of the same month. These two races will form a mid-season block of Spanish tests.

The Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta will be held in 2021 a week earlier (3-5 September than usual to allow an ideal transition to the European Championships (11-12 September) and to the UCI Road World Cups.

The UCI also points out that La París-Roubaix (France), which debuted this year on the calendar, will also appear in that of 2021, among the Spring Classics. In addition, the RideLondon Classique (Great Britain) will return to the circuit and will take place on the last Sunday of May.

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