Actually, the UCI WorldTour wanted to start the season as in recent years in January in Australia. But for the second time in a row, nothing will be: both the tour down under and also the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race were canceled because of the Corona Pandemic.

Thus, the curtain will fall in February: From 20 to 26 February, the UAE tour takes place on the Gulf. Early, Europe is also in the series again: For February 26, the semi-classic Omloop Het Nieuwsblad was terminated. The race in Belgium is the prelude to the spring classics, whose season will take until the end of April. Paris-Roubaix, held last year in autumn, is scheduled again for mid-April.

With the Tour de Romandie (26 April to 1 May), the first preparatory race is on the Giro d’Italia, which stands on the program from 6 to 29 May. June belongs to the two tour hardtesses Dauphiné (5 to 12 June) and Tour de Suisse (12 to 19 June).

On July 1, the Tour France starts, on the 24th of July the winner is crowned in Paris. The France tour begins like the Vuelta (19 August to 11th September) on a Friday, as the starts take place abroad: The tour should begin in Denmark, the Vuelta in the Netherlands. With the Lombardy tour in Italy as well as the Tour of Guangxi in China, the WorldTour, which with Eschborn-Frankfurt (May 1) and the Cyclassics in Hamburg (21 August), is also rounded back to two German events.

The cycling calendar 2022 in the overview:

18. January to January 23: Tour Down Under (Australia) – canceled

30. January: Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (Australia) – canceled

20. Until February 26th: UAE Tour (UAE): Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia)

26. February: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (Belgium): Wout Van Aert (Belgium)

5. March: Strade Bianche (Italy): Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia)

6. March to March 13: Paris-Nice (France)

7. March to March 13: Tirreno-Adriatico (Italy)

19. March: Milan-Sanremo (Italy)

21. Until March 27: Catalonia Tour (Spain)

23. March: Three days from De Panne (Belgium)

25. March: E3 Harelbeke (Belgium)

26. March: Gent-Wevelgem (Belgium)

30. March: Cross by Flanders (Belgium)

3. April: Flanders Tour (Belgium)

4. Until 9th ​​of April: Basque Country Tour (Spain)

10. April: Amstel Gold Race (Netherlands)

17. April: Paris-Roubaix (France)

20. April: Walloon arrow (Belgium)

24. April: Liège-Bastogne-Liège (Belgium)

26. April to May 1: Tour de Romandie (Switzerland)

1. May: Eschborn-Frankfurt (Germany)

6. Until May 29th: Giro d’Italia (Italy)

5. Until 12th June: Criterium du Dauphine (France)

12. Until 19th of June: Tour de Suisse (Switzerland)

1. Until 24th of July: Tour de France (France)

30. July: Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian (Spain)

30. July to 5 August: Poland Tour (Poland)

Stephen Harris’ ITV racing tips for Saturday 5th March
19. August to 11th September: Vuelta (Spain)

21. August: Cyclassics Hamburg (Germany)

28. August: Brittany Classic (France)

29. August to 4 September: Benelux tour

9. September: Grand Prix Cyclist de Quebec (Canada)

11. September: Grand Prix Cyclist De Montreal (Canada)

8th. October: Lombardy tour (Italy)

13. Until 18th October: Tour of Guangxi (China)

Between the 18th and 25th September, the UCI Street World Cup increases in the Australian Wollongong. In addition, the Germany tour leads to Schiltach (Baden-Württemberg) between the 24th stages of Weimar (Thuringia). The Deutschland Tour is not part of the UCI WorldTour, but was already prominent in the last year.