UCI reveal WorldTour calendar for 2019

The final podium of the 2018 Giro d'Italia: winner Chris Froome (Team Sky) is flanked by Sunweb's To

The UCI has revealed the dates of the 2019 WorldTour races, with 37 races in 18 countries spread between the Tour Down Under in January and the Tour of Turkey in late October. The full race calendar for 2019 that includes the different continental calendars will be released in September. The biggest change to the calendar for next season is the merger of the Dubai Tour and the Abu Dhabi Tour in February to create the six-day UAE Tour (February 25-March 2). The Giro d’Italia has moved back a week and will be held between May 11 and June 2, with the Tour de France staying in the same slot as 2018 and held between July 6-28. These dates give riders targeting the Giro-Tour double five weeks of recovery. New races were added to the UCI WorldTour calendar under the presidency of Brian Cookson. However, the development compounded an already ...

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