TOP CYCLING EVENTS
TOUR DE FRANCE: Usually held in the month of June/July the current 107th year edition that was slated to start on June 27 from Nice France featuring 22 professional teams has now been postponed. The “Grande Boucle”, as the Tour is known in France, The Tour rakes in upwards of Euro 250 million in sponsorship and TV rights for the sponsors.
GIRO D'ITALIA: The Italian cycling mega event also known as Giro, is slated for October 3-25 , 2020. It is planned to be held in 18 stages. .
VUELTA A ESPANA : Vuelta a España (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbwelta a esˈpaɲa]; English: Tour of Spain) is an annual multi-stage bicycle race. Its 75th edition is slated for between 3 October and 25 October 2020.
UCI ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: The 1921 vintage annual world championships of the Union Cycliste Internationale is planned to be held between September 20 to 27, 2020.
PARIS-ROUBAIX: The 2020 Paris–Roubaix cycling event was postponed to 25 October 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be the 118th edition of Paris–Roubaix and it will be the 23rd event of the 2020 UCI World Tour
Like most top sports cycling also has its own top shot events which are worth millions of dollars in business for the sponsors, event managers and also the champion cyclists. Listed below are the top events in the world of cycling even though like Formula one racing for cars, cycling sporting events are scattered around the world. Our attempts would be to bring together some of these events and also update with reviews and photos of some of these. We will also be talking of top rally circuits and also profiling some cycling champions in this section.
Tour de France
The launch of the 1903 vintage Tour de France Cycle City" label triggered a wave of interest from first-rate applicants. All 80 towns and cities in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and even Ireland that submitted applications met the assessment criteria and were granted labels of the ranks corresponding to the applications. The 2021 ranking is being unveiled in the early days of "Mai à Vélo", a campaign in which the municipalities of France redouble their efforts to popularise cycling.. For more details follow the official Tour de France website
Giro d'Italia 2021
Slovakia's Peter Sagan wins stage 10, Egan Bernal retains leader's jersey gb .Sagan's Bora-Hansgrohe team dominated the final 50km of the 140km race setting a pace to out rival teams before the finale, where the 31-year-old went ahead for the win. According to AFP The peloton's highest paid rider Peter Sagan, who reportedly earns 5.5 million euros ($6.68 million) a year, won a stage of the Giro on his first appearance here in 2020 and said he will target the sprint points jersey after his second win.
UCI Road World Championships
Vuelta a Espana
ASIAN TOP CYCLING EVENTS
The Dubai UAE based Asian Cycling Confederation (ACC), a non-profit-making organization founded in 1962, is the association of the national cycling federations (NFs) for Asia. The Association has listed the following events even though the current Pandemic has hit almost all the events till date. These have been either postponed or cancelled.
(April, Uzbakistan)Asian Road Cycling Championships
Japan Cup Cycle Road Race (October, Tokyo)
Japan Cup Criterium
Tour of Guangxi Women's WorldTour (October, China)
Oita Ikoinomachi Criterium (october, Japan)
Tour of Taihou Lake (october, China)
Jelajah Malaysia (Malaysia, October)
Japan Cup Criteriam (October, Japan)
Gree-Tour Guanxi (October, China)
Oita Urban Classic (October, Japan)
Tour of Almaty (Kazahastan September)
INDIAN TOP CYCLING EVENTS
Cycling Federation of India (CFI) has listed the following events for 2020
Track Asia Cup, International event at IG Sports Complex, New Delhi from 30th Oct. to 1st Nov. 2020
72nd Senior, 49th Junior & 35th Sub-Junior National Track Cycling Championship – Nov./Dec. 2020 (date to be announced)
25th Senior, Junior & Sub-Junior National Road Cycling Championships – Nov./ Dec. 2020 (Date to be announced)
17th Senior, Junior & Sub-Junior National Mountain Bike Cycling Championships – March 2021 (Date to be announced)