Full list of events in the 2017 men's top-level professional cycling race calendar, the UCI WorldTour


There are some significant changes to the top-level men’s road racing calendar for 2017, with the UCI WorldTour gaining 10 new events. The additions mean that the number of WorldTour events now numbers 37, with 15 countries visited from January to September.

There’s no change to the race that kicks off the WorldTour: the Tour Down Under in Australia (January 17-22) retains its position as the traditional season opener. However, rather than being followed by an elongated break there are now a series of events in January and February between the Tour Down Under and Paris-Nice in March.

The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race in Australia takes place on January 29, followed by the Tour of Qatar (February 6-10), Abu Dhabi Tour (February 23-26), Omloop Het Niewusblad in Belgium (February 25) and Strade Bianche in Italy (March 4).

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Milan-San Remo (March 18) kicks off the classics season proper in Europe, which runs well into April and includes highlights such as the Tour of Flanders (April 2), Paris-Roubaix (April 9) and Liège-Bastogne-Liège (April 23).

The opening Grand Tour of the season is the Giro d’Italia over May 6-28, which is joined by the Tour of California in the same month (May 14-21) – the USA’s inaugural WorldTour event.

The Tour de France takes place over July 1-23, with the first British WorldTour event, the RideLondon-Surrey Classic, taking place on July 30.

The final Grand Tour of the year, the Vuelta a España brings the three-week stage races to a close over August 19 to September 10 with the WorldTour season ending in Italy on September 30 with Il Lombardia.

Points will be awarded to riders who finish highly in all races, with a season-long WorldTour ranking updated after every event for individual riders, teams and nations. Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) topped the table in 2016.

UCI WorldTour 2017 calendar

Date Race Country Report
17-22 January Tour Down Under Australia
29 January Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race Australia
6-10 February Tour of Qatar Qatar
23-26 February Abu Dhabi Tour United Arab Emirates
25 February Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Belgium
4 March Strade Bianche Italy
5-12 March Paris-Nice France
8-14 March Tirreno-Adriatico Italy
18 March Milan-San Remo Italy
20-26 March Volta Ciclista a Catalunya Spain
22 March Dwars Door Vlaanderen Belgium
24 March E3 Harelbeke Belgium
26 March Ghent-Wevelgem Belgium
2 April Tour of Flanders Belgium
3-8 April Vuelta al País Vasco Spain
9 April Paris-Roubaix France
16 April Amstel Gold Race Netherlands
18-23 April Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey Turkey
19 April La Flèche Wallonne Belgium
23 April Liège-Bastogne-Liège Belgium
25-30 April Tour de Romandie Switzerland
1 May Eschborn-Frankfurt Germany
6-28 May Giro d’Italia Italy
14-21 May Tour of California United States
4-11 June Critérium du Dauphiné France
10-18 June Tour de Suisse Switzerland
1-23 July Tour de France France
29 July Clásica Ciclista San Sebastian Spain
29 July-4 August Tour of Poland Poland
30 July RideLondon-Surrey Classic Great Britain
7-13 August Eneco Tour Benelux
19 August-10 September Vuelta a España Spain
20 August Cyclassics Hamburg Germany
27 August Bretagne Classic–Ouest-France France
8 September Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec Canada
10 September Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal Canada
30 September Il Lombardia Italy