Here’s the pro cycling calendar for 2024, free to download for your diary or phone.
It’s packed with all the men’s and women’s pro races. So whether you’re making plans for next season, want to visit a race, or just need book sofa time or plan that work “meeting”, here it is…
You can view the calendar on the page here or at inrng.com/calendar all year and you can also download it for your phone, desktop organiser etc.
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.
For more tech support about how to subscribe, see inrng.com/calendar.
2024 is an Olympic Games year so they’re the big additions for next year and there are some knock-on effects like the Route d’Occitanie shrinking to two days because the French police are being given as much time off before the Olympics as possible so that they can assist for the games and it means less support for this event in June; worse the Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge is cancelled for the year. Otherwise there are some smaller additions here and there, a new 1.1 race in Belgium and so on, nothing remarkable. Arguably the biggest news is the return of the Tour Colombia 2.1, last held in 2020. The rise of women’s cycling continues, for example the often season-opening Trofeo Mallorca races for the men now get women’s versions and they’re even earlier in mid-January.
What’s the same?
Arguably the news is more that some races are still on the calendar, no big events have vanished yet and the shape of the schedule still looks the same, calendar reform is coming but not for 2024. It’s a very dense programme once you include all the .1-rated races. The women’s Giro is still in July and clashes with the Tour de France, we’ll see if this persists now RCS is promoting the race. Similarly we have Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico overlapping, as much as this might look outwardly confusing to newcomers wondering which one to watch, having both allows grand tour contenders and classics campaigners to get a week-long stage race in the legs in mid-March, stop the overlap and it’ll get tricky to place each race on the calendar, it works for now.
The Tour des Pyrenées didn’t work last year and after being halted, rather than admitting oncoming vehicles should have been prevented, the organiser blasted the riders… but it’s back. Whether it goes ahead is another matter, the easy part is registering a race on the calendar, delivery is harder. And even established races on the calendar here can be prone to last minute postponements and cancellations.
There are all the peculiarities such as the six day 4 Days of Dunkerque or the Settimana Coppi and Bartali (Italian for “Coppi and Bartali week”) that’s less than a week long and if that sounds abbreviated there’s the new Settimana Lombarda in mid-July and it’s three days long. The E3 race remains, even if the E3 Highway has long been renamed the E17. What’s the longest race of the year? Milan-Sanremo of course in distance but “La Roue Tourangelle Centre Val de Loire – Trophée Groupama Paris Val de Loire” wins for the biggest mouthful, and while crediting the local sponsorship matters, it’s still the Roue Tourangelle for most. Talking of name changes, the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is now Omloop Nieuwsblad.