The UCI publishes the 2025 UCI Women’s WorldTour and UCI WorldTour calendars

By PressCPA
Giugno 14, 2024

The Management Committee of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) met from 10 to 12 June in Aigle, Switzerland. During its meeting, as well as the decisions communicated on Wednesday concerning safety at men’s and women’s road races, it approved several calendars and took decisions linked to road cycling and the overall development of cycling.

The 2025 UCI Women’s WorldTour and UCI WorldTour calendars were approved, following their validation by the Professional Cycling Council at its meeting on 29 May.

In 2025, the UCI Women’s WorldTour, the flagship series of women’s professional road cycling, will comprise 29 events in twelve countries and on three continents, over 84 days of racing. The competitions will kick off in Australia from 17 to 19 January with the Santos Tour Down Under and will continue until 19 October, with the Tour of Guangxi in China. A new race joins the calendar: the Copenhagen Race (21 June).

2025 UCI Women’s WorldTour calendar:

  • 17-19 January: Santos Tour Down Under (Australia)
  • 1st February: Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race – Elite Women’s Race (Australia)
  • 6-9 February: UAE Tour Women (United Arab Emirates)
  • 1st March: Omloop Nieuwsblad (Belgium)
  • 8 March: Strade Bianche Donne (Italy)
  • 16 March: Miron Ronde van Drenthe (Netherlands)
  • 23 March: Trofeo Alfredo Binda – Comune di Cittiglio (Italy)
  • 27 March: Classic Brugge-De Panne (Belgium)
  • 30 March: Gent-Wevelgem in Flanders Fields (Belgium)
  • 6 April: Ronde van Vlaanderen (Belgium)
  • 12 April: Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift (France)
  • 20 April: Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition (Netherlands)
  • 23 April: La Flèche Wallonne Féminine (Belgium)
  • 27 April: Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes (Belgium)
  • 5-11 May: Vuelta España Femenina by Carrefour.es (Spain)
  • 16-18 May: Itzulia Women (Spain)
  • 22-25 May: Vuelta a Burgos Feminas (Spain)
  • 30 May-1st June: Ford RideLondon Classique (United Kingdom)
  • 5-8 June: Tour of Britain Women (United Kingdom)
  • 12-15 June: Tour de Suisse Women (Switzerland)
  • 21 June : Copenhagen Race (Denmark)
  • 6-13 July: Giro d’Italia Women (Italy)
  • 26 July-3 August: Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift (France)
  • 19-24 August: Tour of Scandinavia (Norway)
  • 30 August: Classic Lorient Agglomération – Trophée CERATIZIT (France)
  • 5-7 September: Tour de Romandie Féminin (Switzerland)
  • 7-12 October: Simac Ladies Tour (Netherlands)
  • 14-16 October: Tour of Chongming Island (China)
  • 19 October: Tour of Guangxi (China).

Regarding Men Elite racing, the UCI WorldTour, the most prestigious series in men’s professional road cycling, will comprise 36 events in thirteen countries and on four continents for a total of 171 days of racing next year. The competitions get under way in Australia from 21 to 26 January with the Santos Tour Down Under and continue until 19 October, with the conclusion of the Gree – Tour of Guangxi in China. The first edition of the Copenhagen Race (22 June) will also feature on the UCI WorldTour calendar.

2025 UCI WorldTour calendar:

  • 21-26 January: Santos Tour Down Under (Australia)
  • 2 February: Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (Australia)
  • 17-23 February: UAE Tour (United Arab Emirates)
  • 1st March: Omloop Nieuwsblad (Belgium)
  • 8 March: Strade Bianche (Italy)
  • 9-16 March: Paris-Nice (France)
  • 10-16 March: Tirreno-Adriatico (Italy)
  • 22 March: Milano-Sanremo (Italy)
  • 24-30 March: Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (Spain)
  • 26 March: Classic Brugge-De Panne (Belgium)
  • 28 March: E3 Saxo Classic (Belgium)
  • 30 March: Gent-Wevelgem in Flanders Fields (Belgium)
  • 2 April: Dwars door Vlaanderen – À travers la Flandre (Belgium)
  • 6 April: Ronde van Vlaanderen (Belgium)
  • 7-12 April: Itzulia Basque Country (Spain)
  • 13 April: Paris-Roubaix (France)
  • 20 April: Amstel Gold Race (Netherlands)
  • 23 April: La Flèche Wallonne (Belgium)
  • 27 April: Liège-Bastogne-Liège (Belgium)
  • 29 April-4 mai: Tour de Romandie (Switzerland)
  • 1st May: Eschborn-Frankfurt (Germany)
  • 10 May-1st June: Giro d’Italia (Italy)
  • 8-15 June: Critérium du Dauphiné (France)
  • 15-22 June: Tour de Suisse (Switzerland)
  • 22 June: Copenhagen Race (Denmark)
  • 5-27 July: Tour de France (France)
  • 2 August: Donostia San Sebastián Klasikoa (Spain)
  • 4-10 August: Tour de Pologne (Poland)
  • 17 August: BEMER Cyclassics (Germany)
  • 20-24 August: Renewi Tour (Belgium)
  • 23 August -14 September: La Vuelta Ciclista a España (Spain)
  • 31 August: Bretagne Classic – Ouest-France (France)
  • 12 September: Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec (Canada)
  • 14 September: Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal (Canada)
  • 11 October: Il Lombardia (Italy)
  • 14-19 October: Gree-Tour of Guangxi (China)

The UCI Management Committee also approved the 2025 UCI E-Mountain Bike Cross-country World Cup calendar.

In addition, the UCI awarded the following UCI World Championships:

  • 2024 UCI Pump Track World Championships : Durban (South Africa), 8-9 November 2024;
  • 2025 UCI Snow Bike World Championships: Châtel (France), 8-9 February 2025;
  • 2026 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships: Niseko (Japan), 26-30 August 2026.

Finally, new dates have been set for the following UCI Worlds that had already been awarded:

  • 2024 UCI Masters Cyclo-cross World Championships in Hamburg (Germany): 6-8 December (former dates: 29 November – 1st December);
  • 2025 UCI BMX Racing World Championships in Copenhagen (Denmark): 28 July – 3 August (former dates: 22-27 July).

In the context of the professionalisation of women’s road cycling and following the decision of the Management Committee on 2 August, the regulations relating to the creation of UCI Women’s ProTeams were adopted. The purpose of these regulations is to introduce a second professional division for women’s teams, between UCI Women’s WorldTeams and UCI Women’s Continental Teams. With this new division, women will have three divisions as do the men. This is a further step forward in the professionalisation of women’s cycling.

A team with this new status will have to pay each of its riders, who will be employed on a full-time basis, a minimum salary of 20,000 euros per year, a higher amount than that set for the UCI Women’s WorldTeams when they were established.

UCI Women’s ProTeams will be registered with the UCI in accordance with the existing procedure for professional teams. They must also have a minimum number of full-time employees on their payroll (excluding riders), a bank guarantee and insurance equivalent to that of the UCI Women’s WorldTeams.

Finally, the top two UCI Women’s ProTeams each season will automatically be invited to take part in all the UCI Women’s WorldTour events the following season.

In addition, the Management Committee adopted regulatory changes aimed at modernising the system for the UCI’s registration of riders in men’s professional road teams (UCI WorldTeams and UCI ProTeams) and women’s professional road teams (UCI Women’s WorldTeams and UCI Women’s ProTeams), in order to establish a new regulatory framework that is better adapted to current contractual realities.

The aim of these changes is to establish clear rules for the registration of riders according to their contractual situation and consequences in the event of non-compliance with contracts, by introducing in particular a restriction on a team’s recruitment in the event of infringement, the suspension of the rider and agent in addition to existing sanctions such as financial fines.

These new rules favour greater transparency by imposing communication obligations, but also offer greater flexibility by authorising the registration of riders without a contract, and no longer limiting the time periods for signing contracts or communicating the arrival of a rider.

These rules were drawn up following a process of consultation with stakeholders within the UCI commissions (Professional Cycling Council and Road Commission) and dedicated working groups.

On an administrative level, the principles governing the next three-year registration cycle for the UCI WorldTour calendar were also presented to the UCI Management Committee. These principles had previously been discussed in detail with the Professional Cycling Council, which is now responsible for the men’s and women’s calendars. The next cycle will cover the 2026, 2027 and 2028 seasons. All events on the UCI WorldTour and UCI ProSeries calendars will be eligible to apply, and new events in strategically relevant territories may also apply. Events will first be assessed on the basis of their strategic fit into the calendar based on the number of events and race days per country, before evaluation of their commercial value, sporting interest and compliance with UCI regulations and directives. The registration procedure for events on the UCI Women’s WorldTour calendar will also be adapted to bring it into line with the procedure for the men’s calendar.

The UCI Management Committee has approved the institution’s 2023 Financial Report.

The UCI’s financial results are analysed over a four-year cycle, given that Olympic revenues are recorded in the Olympic year only. In the UCI’s financial model, the non-Olympic years show an operating loss for which the UCI can afford a maximum (operating) loss of 5.5 million Swiss francs per year in order to guarantee a financial balance over the Olympic cycle aside from any impact from the financial result.

The operating loss for 2023 was 5 million Swiss francs, which is better than expected, notably thanks to a cautious and prudent management of expenditure.

The final loss, including the financial result, was 3.4 million Swiss francs, thanks to the good performance of the investment portfolio.

As a result of these good results, the UCI’s reserves (excluding buildings and fixed assets) stand at 27.8 million Swiss francs, and remain well above the target of a minimum reserve threshold of 20 million Swiss francs set from 2020 onwards. They have reached an excellent level for a pre-Olympic year.

The UCI’s balance sheet at the end of 2023 remains solid and is on an excellent financial standing. This will make it possible to plan the next Olympic cycle in the best possible way, while at the same time defining the financial resources needed to implement the UCI’s Agenda 2030, the Federation’s roadmap for the coming years.

The UCI’s 2023 Financial Report will be published on 30 June on the Federation’s website along with its 2023 Annual Report.

As part of the worldwide cycling development programme led by the UCI through its training and education centre – the UCI World Cycling Centre (WCC) – the UCI Management Committee has approved the creation of a new UCI WCC Continental Development Satellite in Lima, Peru. This facility joins the existing network of Satellites in Anadia (Portugal), Bromont (Canada), Cambridge (New Zealand), Couva (Trinidad and Tobago), New Delhi (India), Paarl (South Africa), Shanghai (China), Shuzenji (Japan) and Yeongju (Korea).

The UCI WCC Continental Development Satellites work closely with the UCI WCC and play a leading role, at continental and regional level, in the universal development of cycling and sporting excellence. The UCI WCC Continental Development Satellites create opportunities for the National Federations of emerging cycling nations to become more autonomous in implementing their own projects and missions, while promoting the progression of their athletes to the highest level.

The next meeting of the UCI Management Committee will be held from 24 to 26 September in Zurich, Switzerland, in conjunction with the UCI Road and Para-cycling Road World Championships.

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