2013 Pro Cycling Calendar

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

With a new year, a new calendar. You can now see the upcoming races with with the Tropicale Amissa Bongo being followed by the Tour de San Luis in Argentina and then the Santos Tour Down Under whilst the Euro season-opener, the Grand Prix Cycliste la Marseillaise is now in view.

The full calendar of mens and women’s pro races is at inrng.com/calendar or look for the link at the top of the page or see below to download a copy.

If you want to take a copy with you, you can download the calendar for your organiser, phone, computer and other devices : inrng2013RaceCalendar.ics. Save the ics / iCal / iCalendar file and you can import it into your electronic diary. One or two clicks and it’s on your iPhone / Outlook etc.

This calendar changes, some races will move dates or even vanish given the economic woes, the Italian opener, the GP Costa degli Etruschi is already in danger. I’ll try to update as changes occur.

Each race is listed with its location and the UCI status as a suffix. Here’s what the UCI codes mean:

  • (WT) means World Tour and includes all the prime races on the calendar, from the three grand tours (Giro d’Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana) to the one day classics like Paris-Roubaix, the Tour of Flanders and Il Lombardia, as well as others like the Tour of Poland or the Tour Down Under and can be anywhere in the world. All 18 UCI Pro Teams must ride plus organisers may invite UCI Pro Continental Teams.

After this come races in different races that are grouped by region, with the UCI Asia Tour, UCI America Tour, UCI Africa Tour and UCI Oceania Tour and UCI Europe Tour. The bulk of races on the calendar above are in Europe with races like the Het Nieuwsblad, the Criterium International or the Tour of Denmark but we also find races like the Tour of California and the Tour de Langkawi.

  • (HC) is the next level down and up to 70% of the teams may come from the UCI Pro Teams but UCI Pro Continental and UCI Continental teams can be invited
  • (.1) is another step down where up to 50% of the teams can be UCI Pro Team with the rest from Pro Continental, Continental and also national teams
  • There is also (.2) but I’ve excluded these races to keep the calendar concise and focus on the top pro races around the world
  • Note 1.HC and 1.1 denotes a one day race and 2.HC or 2.1 means a stage race
  • Women’s races are W1.1 and the biggest races are the Women’s World Cup with the W.WC label
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{ 18 comments }

Anthony January 1, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Thanks for including the women’s races, good to see their calendar alongside the men’s.

Frogboy January 1, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Slightly off topic but fitting anyway: Happy New Year Mr. Ring! Long may you educate and entertain us.

Mats January 1, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Thanks! I added your calendar into my Google Calendar like I did last year. Very helpful.

bikecellar January 1, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Many thanks, very useful, and Happy New Year to you sir!

pugdog January 1, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Thank you kind sir for all the work you do. Really appreciate it. Happy New Year to you and may peace and happiness invade your household.

Alain January 1, 2013 at 10:10 pm

Thank you so much! Very useful

Scott January 2, 2013 at 2:00 am

Thanks for putting this together!

neil_in_oz January 2, 2013 at 9:59 am

Brilliant – thank you!

Anonymous January 2, 2013 at 11:46 am

Hi, how do the various races get their ratings? E.g. is the Tour of Qatar really a ‘bigger’ race than the Tour of Britain?

KubaWinter January 2, 2013 at 11:51 am

Brilliant idea! I’ve already added this calendar to my Google account. Good job!

Chris Seymour January 2, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Hi

Many thanks for this, I have one question though. Having imported it to the default calendar app on the ipad, it force closes when I try and view March entries?? Have tried both loading onto google calendar and iCloud and have the same issue! Anyone else had this issue or could possibly shed some light!

Thanks
Chris

Simon Warden January 7, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Chris I have exactly the same issue…inrg have not made any comment yet, I have reported this previously. Its a real kicker as there would appear to be no way of uninstalling the calendar, so IPAD users…stay away from this…..

The Inner Ring January 7, 2013 at 4:21 pm

It’s an Apple problem, see https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3868317

I’ve fixed the calendar here to remove the all day even on April 1 so it will work. Hopefully Apple can get around to fixing their bug soon.

al barcheski January 2, 2013 at 8:45 pm

thank you for putting this together and sharing it for the second year… this is just plain useful. happy 2013!

Mike de Garry January 8, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Thanks. Much easier to understand race dates in this calendar format.

Paul Wilky April 18, 2013 at 9:38 am

This is great, although the Giro del Trentino is down as a 1.HC. Should it not be 2.HC?

The Inner Ring April 18, 2013 at 9:44 am

Yes! It’s fixed now.

Paul Wilky April 18, 2013 at 9:52 am

Prompt!! Thanks.

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