Happy New Year. 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’ve got a season to plan, want to visit a race or just need to schedule sofa time, 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, the Tour of Utah’s been deleted already and some events are on the calendar for 2022 hoping to stage a post-pandemic comeback but we’ll see, it’s one thing to register a race with the UCI, another to be able to organise it on the ground. Update: the Vuelta San Juan’s not happening as an international stage race, it’ll only have local teams so it’s now deleted.
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.