2017 Pro Cycling Calendar
Here’s the 2017 pro cycling calendar, subscribe or download an iCal file to import the same calendar into your organiser, phone and computer diary.
All of the major UCI men’s and women’s pro races around the world are included. Some races might move dates and sadly others might vanish too.
There is a permanent link to the calendar at the top of the inrng.com home page if you just want to visit from time to time (mobile users: tap “menu” at the top of the page for the drop down menu and then > 2017 pro cycling calendar) . If you want the full calendar to keep then you can download the iCal file.
An iCal is a calendar file that you can store on your phone or electronic diary like Outlook. There are several ways to get this on to your computer or phone.
Subscribe and get automatic updates: The recommended option is to subscribe by copying the iCal URL:
- If you use MacOS copy the URL… and open the Calendar app. Then got to File > New Calendar Subscription…) and paste in the link and you’re done
- iPhone/iPad users should tap a finger here and wait for the pop up message and select copy. Then go to settings > calendar > accounts > add account > other > add subscribed calendar and paste in the URL
- If you use Microsoft Outlook, copy the URL and then go to Tools > Account Settings > Internet Calendars and paste the URL to subscribe
All these methods above are the best because any additions, deletion and amendments will automatically be pushed to your diary or device. For example some say the season-opener in San Luis won’t go ahead but at pixel time it’s on the UCI calendar. Subscribe and any changes will be fed through automatically.
Direct download: if you can’t do the above, you can download the iCal file for your organiser, phone, computer and other devices from here
Right-click to save the ics / iCal / iCalendar file and you can import it into your electronic diary. If you have trouble with the subscription then this is an easier option but it means you might want to download a new version a few times a year to get the latest version.
Google Calendar: If you use Google Calendar then click on the icon on the bottom-right of the calendar up at the top of the page. Note this method can work with Android phones when the iCal file might not although you might need the Google Sync calendar app.
Calendar Labels Explained
Each race is listed along with its location and UCI status eg World Tour, 1.1 or 2.HC.
- Any race with the 1. prefix is a one day race; any race with the 2. prefix is a stage race
- 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 España) 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 men’s WorldTeams must ride and 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 Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, the Giro del Trentino or the Tour of Denmark but we also find races like the Herald Sun Tour, the Tour de Langkawi and the Japan Cup.
- *.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 as well as the local national team
- *.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 are also *.2, U23 and criteriums but these races are excluded to keep the calendar concise and focus on the top pro races around the world
Women’s Race labels
- WWT is the the Women’s World Tour. Unlike the men’s World Tour there’s no set quota of teams who must participate, instead the top-20 teams on the rankings in early January must be invited for one day races and the top-15 for stage races. It is then up to the teams to respond whether they’d like to ride. WWT races can invite national teams
- W1.1 and W2.1 are women’s one day and women’s stage races where the field is made up of women’s teams, national teams as well as regional or club teams