World Tour 2023 calendar: dates and races with the best cycling on the planet
It seems like only a few days ago that the 2022 campaign came to an end and the new season is already upon us. A UCI World Tour 2023 calendar that looks exciting and is sure to bring us thrilling duels between the best riders in the world, either in the classics and other one-day races or in the Grand Tours and one-week races that make up the World Tour, the highest category of cycling.
Full UCI World Tour calendar for 2023
The UCI World Tour Calendar started in Australia on January 17, 2023 with the Tour Down Under and will finish on October 17 in China with the Tour of Guangxi. Here are all the dates, races and UCI category of each of them.
|17/01/2023 to 22/01/2023||Santos Tour Down Under||2.UWT|
|29/01/2023||Cadel Evans Great Ocean Race||1.UWT|
|20/02/2023 to 26/02/2023||UAE Tour||2.UWT|
|25/02/2023||Omloop Het Nieuwsblad||1.UWT|
|05/03/2023 to 12/03/2023||Paris - Niza||2.UWT|
|06/03/2023 to 12/03/2023||Tirreno - Adriatico||2.UWT|
|18/03/2023||Milan - San Remo||1.UWT|
|20/03/2023 to 26/03/2026||Volta Ciclista a Catalunya||2.UWT|
|22/03/2023||Classic Brugge-De Panne||1.UWT|
|24/03/2023||E3 Saxo Bank Classic||1.UWT|
|26/03/2023||Gante - Wevelgem||1.UWT|
|29/03/2023||Dwars door Vlaanderen||1.UWT|
|02/04/2023||Tour of Flanders||1.UWT|
|03/04/2023 to 08/04/2023||Itzulia Basque Country||2.UWT|
|09/04/2023||Paris - Roubaix||1.UWT|
|16/04/2023||Amstel Gold Race||1.UWT|
|25/04/2023 to 30/04/2023||Tour de Romandie||2.UWT|
|06/05/2023 to 28/05/2023||Giro d'Italia||2.UWT|
|04/06/2023 to 11/06/2023||Critérium du Dauphiné||2.UWT|
|11/06/2023 to 18/06/2023||Tour de Suisse||2.UWT|
|01/07/2023 to 23/07/2023||Tour de France||2.UWT|
|29/07/2023||Clásica de San Sebastián||1.UWT|
|29/07/2023 to 04/08/2023||Tour de Pologne||2.UWT|
|23/08/2023 to 29/08/2023||The Benelux Tour||2.UWT|
|26/08/2023 to 17/09/2023||La Vuelta a España||2.UWT|
|03/09/2023||Bretagne Classic – Ouest-France||1.UWT|
|08/09/2023||Grand Prix de Québec||1.UWT|
|10/09/2023||Grand Prix de Montréal||1.UWT|
|12/10/2023 to 17/10/2023||Gree-Tour of Guangxi|
When the 5 monuments of cycling will be held in 2023
Within the UCI World Tour calendar, the five classics historically known as the Monuments deserve a special mention, constituting some of the most anticipated moments of the season. The first of these is Milan-San Remo, also known as La Primavera in mid-March; it is followed by the climax of the cobbled season with the succession of the Tour of Flanders and the Hell of the North, Paris-Roubaix, the wildest classics.
Without leaving Belgium, Wallonia becomes the epicentre of the Ardennes classics, which culminate in the celebration of The Dean, the Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
Finally, we move on to the month of October when, with the arrival of autumn, the Classic of the Dead Leaves, Il Lombardia, is held. This is the last big race of the season and is usually a tribute to the recently crowned World Champion. This will not be the case in the 2023 season, as the World Championship will be disputed in August.
- Milan – San Remo. March 18th, 2023
- Tour of Flanders. April 2nd, 2023
- Paris – Roubaix. April 9th, 2023
- Liège-Bastogne-Liège. April 23rd, 2023
- Il Lombardia. October 7th, 2023
The Three Grand Tours in 2023
In addition to the five monuments, the three Grand Tours are also one of the highlights of the UCI World Tour calendar. Not only for the regular cycling fan, but they also attract the attention of many others.
The month of May is the month of the fight for the maglia rosa that recognises the winner of the Giro d'Italia, which in 2023 will have a spectacular route full of mountains and long-distance stages that will surely provide us with a race not to forget.
From there we jump to the month of July when the Tour de France, one of the most important sporting events in the world, brings everything to a standstill. This season, the grande boucle presents a route that is committed to distributing the hardness throughout the three weeks and very few kilometres against the clock, a design that has not been without its critics but that, as always, will be the race that brings together the best riders in the world in their best form.
Finally, in September, La Vuelta a España will arrive. The last chance of the season to shine and which in 2023 could be affected by the change of dates of the World Championships to August, as many riders used the Spanish round as preparation for the World Championships.
- Giro d'Italia. From May 6th, 2023 to May 28th, 2023
- Tour de France. From July 1st/2023 to July 23rd/2023
- La Vuelta a España. From August 26th, 2023 to September 17th, 2023
2023 UCI World Championship
Although it is not a UCI World Tour race per se, the Cycling World Championships is another of the most eagerly awaited events of each season. This time with the novelty of the first Super-Championship that will bring together the Road, Track, Mountain Bike and BMX events on Scottish soil, in the outskirts of Glasgow.
An event that will take place between August 3rd and 13th and that poses a problem for riders like Tom Pidcock who combine mountain biking and road racing, as the two races are held just a few days apart. The same problem will be faced by some time trial specialists such as Filippo Ganna as the World Time Trial will be held just a few days after the track races.
- Road. August 6th, 2023
- Mixed team time trial. August 8th, 2023
- Individual time trial. August 11th, 2023
2023 UCI Women's World Tour Calendar
In recent seasons, women's cycling has undergone an unprecedented growth associated with the increase in the number of races and the resources that teams allocate to the women, which has led to their professionalisation and, in turn, a significant increase in the average level of the competitions.
A rise in the women's category that this past season has reached its climax with the creation of the women's Tour de France, which together with the Giro Rosa and the Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta will be the highlights of the season, along with the great classics such as Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders.
|15/01/2023 to 17/01/2023||Santos Tour Down Under||2.WWT|
|28/01/2023||Cadel Evans Road Race||1.WWT|
|09/02/2023 to 12/02/2023||UAE Tour||2.WWT|
|25/02/2023||Omloop Het Nieuwsblad||1.WWT|
|11/03/2023||Ronde Van Drenthe||1.WWT|
|19/03/2023||Trofeo Alfredo Binda||1.WWT|
|23/03/2023||Classic Brugge-De Panne||1.WWT|
|26/03/2023||Gante - Wevelgem||1.WWT|
|02/04/2023||Tour of Flanders||1.WWT|
|08/04/2023||Paris - Roubaix||1.WWT|
|16/04/2023||Amstel Gold Race||1.WWT|
|01/05/2023 to 07/05/2023||Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta||2.WWT|
|12/05/2023 to 14/05/2023||Itzulia Femenina||2.WWT|
|18/05/2023 to 21/05/2023||Vuelta a Burgos Féminas||2.WWT|
|05/06/2023 to 10/06/2023||Women's Tour (UK)||2.WWT|
|17/06/2023 to 20/06/2023||Tour de Suisse||2.WWT|
|30/06/2023 to 09/07/2023||Giro d'Italia Donne||2.WWT|
|23/07/2023 to 30/07/2023||Tour de France Femmes||2.WWT|
|19/08/2023||Postnord Vårgårda TTT (Team Time Trial)||1.WWT|
|20/08/2023||Postnord Vårgårda Road Race||1.WWT|
|22/08/2023 to 27/08/2023||Tour of Scandinavia||2.WWT|
|02/09/2023||GP Lorient Agglomération Tropgée Ceratizit||1.WWT|
|05/09/2023 to 10/09/2023||Simac Ladies Tour||2.WWT|
|15/09/2023 to 17/09/2023||Tour de Romandie||2.WWT|
|12/10/2023 to 14/09/2023||Tour of Chongming Island||2.WWT|
|17/09/2023||Tour of Guangxi||1.WWT|