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2016 Race Calendar

Here's a calendar of the key professional men and women's road races for 2016. Races highlighted in bold are the races I intend to write previews for in 2016! This may of course change during the season, depending on time constraints, but I plan to continue writing as many previews as possible during 2016! 


2016 Tour de France Route 

tdf logoThe route for the 2016 Tour de France was announced on the 20th October at the Palais des Congrès. It's a varied route with lots of climbing, two TTs, including a 17km uphill TT to Megève on Stage 18 and a stage to Mont Ventoux on Bastille day. It starts in Mont-Saint-Michel and spends two stages in Mache before heading south to Angers.


Il Lombardia 2015

Sunday October 4th, 245kms

lombardia logoThe Race of the Falling Leaves once again travels between Bergamo and Como, but this year does it in the opposite direction to the 2015 route. In 2014 they travelled from Como to Bergamo and as a result had to crest the Madonna del Ghisallo after only 50kms of the race. This year it goes in reverse and the Ghisallo comes at a more crucial point of the race with just 65kms to go.


2015 World's Road Race

Sunday 27th September, 259.2kms

Richmond logoThe climax of the 2015 World Championships is on Sunday afternoon, starting at 2pm UK time - I'm liking these World Championships from the States, as the times are perfect for evening viewing! The Men's Elite Road Race is always a fascinating affair with many riders in contention for the win, and this year is no exception. Strap yourself in, grab a cup pf tea, there's plenty to discuss.. 


2015 World ITT Championships

Mon 21st and Wed 23rd Sept

wiggo world championSo after an enthralling Team Time Trial on Sunday afternoon, we move on to the Individual Time trials this week. First up are the Women's Junior Time Trial and the Mens U23 Time Trial on Monday, followed by the Men's Junior Time Trial and Women's Elite Time Trial on Tuesday and the Elite Men's Time Trial on Wednesday.


2015 World TTT Championship

Sunday 20th September, 38.8kms

BMC-TTT-TrentinoThe 2015 World Championships kick off in Richmond, Virginia in the US this Sunday, and over eight days will bring us a feast of cycling, culminating in the Elite Men’s Road Race next Sunday afternoon. It’s only the second time that the US has hosted the World Championships, the last time was in Colorado Springs in 1986, when Moreno Argentin took home the gold medal.


Clasica San Sebastian  2015

San Sebastian, Spain
Sat 1st August, 219.2kms

valverde SSDonostia-Donostia Klasikoa as it's known to the locals takes place on Saturday the 1st August, less than one week since the end of the Tour de France. It is the 35th running of the race, so it's not exactly the oldest classic in the world, but has built a reputation as a tough and challenging race, favoured by climbers and puncheurs.


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