With the 2021 season done, here’s the pro cycling calendar for 2022, free to download for your diary or phone. It’s packed with racing and probably a lot more user-friendly than the revamped UCI website so if you plan on visiting a race or just need plot TV time for the sofa, here it is…
You can view the calendar on the page here or at inrng.com/calendar but you can also download it for your phone, desktop organiser etc. As usual if you do this the best way is to subscribe so that all updates are quietly pushed out automatically to your diary. Here is the iCal link to copy-paste into your device:
Google/Android users can click on Google Calendar link on the calendar frame above and for more tech support, see inrng.com/calendar.
The Tour de France Femmes is the big novelty but there’s also the new Battle of the North, setting up a summer of Women’s stage races. Otherwise story is more one of the usual calendar returning in the wake of the pandemic and as it’s not an Olympic year there’s a more usual pattern too.
There’s no Tour Down Under and some events are on the calendar for 2022 hoping to stage post-pandemic comeback but we’ll see, it’s one thing to register a race with the UCI, another to actually run it on the ground. With ongoing travel restrictions so early season events like the Tour de Langkawi, Tropicale Amissa Bongo and Vuelta San Juan probably have an invisible asterisk next to them as much due to the travel as anything else.
RCS have made some changes to their events, with Tirreno-Adriatico moving to a Monday-Sunday format (head-to-head with Paris-Nice) which should help avoid the feel of the race fizzling-out midweek and we’ll see if the course is redesigned for a box-office summit finish on the final weekend; it’s then chased by Milano-Torino as a Wednesday tune-up before Milan-Sanremo.