After meeting with the Professional Cycling Council (PCC) in Geneva, Switzerland, the UCI unveiled the 2019 WorldTour calendar on Thursday. For the third consecutive year there will be 37 rounds, and the first race will again be the Santos Tour Down Under, January 15-20.

The main change is the addition of the UAE Tour, February 25 to March 2, which replaces the Abu Dhabi Tour as the Middle Eastern race on the schedule. It also replaces the Dhabi Tour, the 2.HC-rated race Marcel Kittel won in 2016 and 2017.

Instead of the Tour of Guangxi in China capping off the season, the Presidential Tour of Turkey will take over the job October 22-27.

The first Grand Tour, the Giro d’Italia, runs from May 11 to June 2, a week later than this year.

Guillaume Boivin was prominent in the 2018 Giro d’Italia’s Israel road stages. Photo: Sirotti

The Laurentian Classics, the GP de Québec and GP de Montreal, are a little later in September than in the past few years, September 13 and 15 respectively.

2019 UCI WorldTour

15-20 January: Santos Tour Down Under (Australia)
27 January: Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (Australia)
25 February-2 March: UAE Tour (United Arab Emirates)
2 March: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Elite (Belgium)
9 March: Strade Bianche (Italy)
10-17 March: Paris-Nice (France)
13-19 March: Tirreno-Adriatico (Italy)
23 March: Milano-Sanremo (Italy)
25-31 March: Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (Spain)
29 March: E3 Harelbeke (Belgium)
31 March: Gent-Wevelgem in Flanders Fields (Belgium)
3 April: Dwars door Vlaanderen – A travers la Flandre (Belgium)
7 April: Ronde van Vlaanderen – Tour des Flandres (Belgium)
8-13 April: Itzulia Basque Country (Spain)
14 April: Paris-Roubaix (France)
21 April: Amstel Gold Race (the Netherlands)
24 April: La Flèche Wallonne (Belgium)
28 April: Liège-Bastogne-Liège (Belgium)
30 April-5 May: Tour de Romandie (Switzerland)
1 May: Eschborn-Frankfurt (Germany)
11 May-2 June: Giro d’Italia (Italy)
12-18 May: Amgen Tour of California (United States)
9-16 June: Critérium du Dauphiné (France)
15-23 June: Tour de Suisse (Switzerland)
6-28 July: Tour de France (France)
3 August: Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian (Spain)
3-9 August: Tour de Pologne (Poland)
4 August: Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic (Great Britain)
12-18 August: BinckBank Tour (Belgium/The Netherlands)
24 August-15 September: La Vuelta Ciclista a España (Spain)
25 August: EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg (Germany)
1 September: Bretagne Classic – Ouest-France (France)
13 September: Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec (Canada)
15 September: Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal (Canada)

12 October: Il Lombardia (Italy)
15-20 October: Gree – Tour of Guangxi (China)
22-27 October: Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey (Turkey)

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