|2015 in road cycling|
|List of men's road bicycle races|
|List of women's road bicycle races|
2015 in men's road cycling is about the 2015 men's bicycle races governed by the UCI.
The Union Cycliste Internationale is the world governing body for sports cycling and oversees international competitive cycling events. The UCI is based in Aigle, Switzerland.
The World Road Championships is set to be held in Richmond, Virginia, United States, from 19 to 27 September 2015.
The 2015 UCI Road World Championships took place in Richmond, Virginia, United States from September 19–27, 2015. It was the 88th Road World Championships. Peter Sagan won the men's road race and Lizzie Armitstead won the women's road race.
Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. It is the center of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and the Greater Richmond Region. Richmond was incorporated in 1742 and has been an independent city since 1871.
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|World Championship Team Time Trial||September 20|
|World Championship Time Trial||September 23|
|World Championship Road Race||September 27|
|May 9 – 31|
|July 4 – 26|
|August 22 –|
|January 20 – 25|
|March 8 – 15|
|March 11 – 17|
|March 23 – 29|
|April 6 – 11|
|April 28 – May 3|
|May 9 – 31|
|June 7 – 14|
|June 13 – 21|
|July 4 – 26|
|August 2 – 8|
|August 10 – 16|
|August 22 – September 13|
|February 4 – 7|
|February 8 – 13|
|February 17 – 22|
|March 8 – 15|
|March 28 – 29|
|March 31 – April 2|
|April 21 – 24|
|April 26 – May 3|
|May 6 – 10|
|May 10 – 17|
|May 13 – 17|
|May 20 – 24|
|May 27 – 31|
|June 3 – 7|
|July 5 – 12|
|July 5 – 18|
|July 25 – 29|
|August 3 – 9|
|August 4 – 8|
|August 4 – 8|
|August 13 – 16|
|August 17 – 23|
|September 6 – 13|
|October 20 – 28|
|Tour||Individual champion||Individual champion's team||Team champion||Nations champion|
|World Tour||Movistar Team||Movistar Team|
|UCI Africa Tour||Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling|
|UCI America Tour||Hincapie Racing||Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies|
|UCI Asia Tour||Tabriz Petrochemical Team||Pishgaman-Giant Team|
|UCI Europe Tour||Cofidis||Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise|
|UCI Oceania Tour||Avanti Racing Team||Avanti Racing Team|
|Road race team|
|Time trial team|
|Town centre criterium|
Three disciplines of cycling will be contested at the 2015 European Games; road cycling, mountain biking and bicycle motocross (BMX). A total of eight medal events will be held.
Cycling competitions at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto were held July 10 to 25, 2015 at four different venues. The BMX competitions took place at the Centennial Park Pan Am BMX Centre in Toronto, the mountain biking competitions happened at the Hardwood Ski and Bike in Oro-Medonte, due to naming rights the venue was known as the latter for the duration of the games. The road races happened in the streets of Downtown Toronto with the start and finish being adjacent to the Ontario Place West Channel. Finally the track cycling events occurred at the Milton Velodrome in Milton. The road cycling time trials happened in the streets surrounding the velodrome.
Cycling at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games will be held in Marina Barrage Route, Singapore from 11 to 14 June 2015.
|Code||Official team name||Licence holder||Country||Groupset||Bicycles|
|ALM||AG2R La Mondiale (2015 season)||EUSRL France Cyclisme||SRAM||Focus|
|AST||Astana (2015 season)||Abacanto SA||Campagnolo||Specialized|
|BMC||BMC Racing Team (2015 season)||Continuum Sports LLC||Shimano||BMC|
|TCG||Cannondale–Garmin (2015 season)||Slipstream Sports, LLC||Shimano||Cannondale|
|EQS||Etixx–Quick-Step (2015 season)||Esperanza bvba||Shimano||Specialized|
|FDJ||FDJ (2015 season)||Société de Gestion de L'Echappée||Shimano||Lapierre|
|TGA||Team Giant–Alpecin (2015 season)||SMS Cycling B.V.||Shimano||Giant|
|IAM||IAM Cycling (2015 season)||Shimano||Scott|
|KAT||Team Katusha (2015 season)||Katusha Management SA||Shimano||Canyon|
|LAM||Lampre–Merida (2015 season)||CGS Cycling Team AG||Shimano||Merida|
|LTS||Lotto–Soudal (2015 season)||Belgian Cycling Company sa||Campagnolo||Ridley|
|TLJ||LottoNL–Jumbo (2015 season)||Rabo Wielerploegen||Shimano||Bianchi|
|MOV||Movistar Team (2015 season)||Abarca Sports S.L.||Campagnolo||Canyon|
|OGE||Orica–GreenEDGE (2015 season)||GreenEdge Cycling||Shimano||Scott|
|SKY||Team Sky (2015 season)||Tour Racing Limited||Shimano||Pinarello|
|TCS||Tinkoff–Saxo (2015 season)||Tinkoff Sport||Shimano||Specialized|
|TFR||Trek Factory Racing (2015 season)||Trek Bicycle Corporation||Shimano||Trek|
Sir Bradley Marc Wiggins, CBE is a British former professional road and track racing cyclist, who competed professionally between 2001 and 2016. Nicknamed "Wiggo", he began his cycling career on the track, but made the transition to road cycling and is one of the few cyclists in the modern era to gain significant elite level success in both those forms of professional cycling. He is the only rider to have combined winning both World and Olympic championships on both the track and the road, as well as winning the Tour de France, and holding the iconic track hour record. In addition, he has worn the leader's jersey in each of the three Grand Tours of cycling and held the world record in team pursuit on multiple occasions.
Alejandro Valverde Belmonte is a Spanish road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Movistar Team. Valverde's biggest wins have been the 2009 Vuelta a España, Liège–Bastogne–Liège in 2006, 2008, 2015 and 2017, La Flèche Wallonne, the Clásica de San Sebastián, the 2006 and 2008 UCI ProTours, the 2014 and 2015 UCI World Tours, and the road race in the 2018 World Championships. Overall, Valverde has 122 professional wins. Prior to this, he twice collected the silver medal in the World Championships, in 2003 and 2005, as well as the bronze four times in 2006, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Valverde is rare in combining different specialities in road bicycle racing, being a strong climbing specialist, sprinter and a good time-trialist. After a lengthy court battle, he was suspended for two years as part of the Operación Puerto blood doping investigation, but he returned to competition in 2012 upon completion of the ban. Valverde has placed in the Top 10 of a Grand Tour seventeen times.
Johan Vansummeren is a Belgian former professional road racing cyclist who last rode for AG2R La Mondiale in the UCI World Tour.
Vincenzo Nibali is an Italian professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Bahrain–Merida.
Geraint Howell Thomas, is a Welsh professional racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Sky, Wales and Great Britain. Competing on both track and road, he has won three World Championships, two Olympic gold medals and one Tour de France.
Greg Van Avermaet is a Belgian professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam CCC Team. Considered one of the most versatile riders of modern cycling, Van Avermaet is a specialist of the classic cycle races, but has also won stages and the general classification in stage races, particularly when run on a hilly terrain, such as the 2016 Tirreno–Adriatico, and the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire. His strong sprint finish enables him to win sprints of small lead groups, but he has also won races after solo breakaways.
Christopher Clive Froome, is a British road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Sky. Considered by many as one of the greatest stage racing cyclists of all time, he is one of the most successful riders in the history of the Tour de France, having won it four times – in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017, with a further two podium appearances in 2012 and 2018. He has also been successful in time trials, including two Olympic and one World Championship bronze medals.
Daniel Martin is an Irish professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam UAE Team Emirates.
Rui Alberto Faria da Costa, ComIH is a Portuguese professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam UAE Team Emirates. He is best known for winning the 2013 UCI Road World Championships in Tuscany, Italy – the first Portuguese rider to do so –, three stages of the Tour de France in 2011 and 2013, and the 2012, 2013 and 2014 editions of the Tour de Suisse, becoming the first cyclist to win the event for three consecutive years.
Team Sky is a British professional cycling team that competes at UCI WorldTeam level. The team is based at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester, England, with a logistics base in Deinze, Belgium. The team is managed by British Cycling's former performance director Sir Dave Brailsford.
Richard Julian Porte is an Australian professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Trek–Segafredo. He is a two-time winner of Paris–Nice.
John Degenkolb is a German professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Trek–Segafredo. His biggest wins to date are the 2015 Milan–San Remo and the 2015 Paris–Roubaix, two of cycling's five monuments. He is a winner of stages in all three Grand Tours, with ten stages and the points classification at the Vuelta a España, one stage of the Giro d'Italia, and one stage in the Tour de France.
Tom DumoulinOON is a Dutch professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Sunweb.
Simon Philip Yates is a British road and track racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Mitchelton–Scott. His twin brother is Adam Yates, who is also a cyclist for the same team. He won the gold medal in the points race at the 2013 Track Cycling World Championships. Following a doping ban in 2016, he won the young rider classification in the 2017 Tour de France and the general classification in the 2018 Vuelta a España.
The 2015 season for Team Sky began in January at the Tour Down Under.
The 2016 UCI World Tour was a competition that included 27 road cycling events throughout the 2016 men's cycling season. It was the eighth edition of the ranking system launched by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) in 2009. The competition started with the opening stage of the Tour Down Under on 19 January, and concluded with Il Lombardia on 1 October. Spain's Alejandro Valverde was the two-times defending champion.
The 2017 UCI World Tour was a competition that included thirty-seven road cycling events throughout the 2017 men's cycling season. It was the ninth edition of the ranking system launched by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) in 2009. The competition started with the opening stage of the Tour Down Under on 17 January and concluded with the final stage of the Tour of Guangxi on 24 October. Slovakia's Peter Sagan was the defending champion. The 2017 edition featured ten new events.
2017 in men's road cycling is about the 2017 men's bicycle races governed by the UCI.
The 2018 UCI World Tour was a competition that included thirty-seven road cycling events throughout the 2018 men's cycling season. It was the tenth and final edition of the ranking system launched by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) in 2009. The competition began with the opening stage of the Tour Down Under on 16 January and concluded with the final stage of the Tour of Guangxi on 21 October. Belgium's Greg Van Avermaet was the defending champion.