01 October 2007

2008 UCI Road Schedule

Pluck straight from the annals of bikeradar and UCI, the 2008 Road Schedule is out! This years Tour de France will start on Saturday 5 July 2008. Don't forget this year we will also get a chance to see road racing in the 2008 Summer Olympics. I will be working with a Vegas casino, yet to be named, to allow readers to bet on who will be the first to get accused of doping, who will be the first to get caught actually doping, and who will be the first to insist that even though it really looks like they were doping and the tests were positive they were not, in fact doping(breathe).
Please note: The last part was not true, yet. On second thought, I may run with that.

Major road races 2008


22nd-27th: Tour Down Under (Aus)
9-16th: Paris-Nice (Fra) HC ∆
12th-18th: Tirreno-Adriatico (Ita) HC ∆
22nd: Milano-Sanremo (Ita) *∆
6th: Ronde van Vlaanderen (Bel)
7th-April 12th: Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco (Spa)
9th: Gent-Wevelgem (Bel)
13th: Paris-Roubaix (Fra) *∆
20th: Amstel Gold Race (Ned)
23rd: La Flèche Wallonne (Bel) HC ∆
27th: Liège-Bastogne-Liège (Bel) *∆
29th-May 4th: Tour de Romandie (Swi)
10th-June 1st: Giro d'Italia (Ita) *∆
19th-25th: Volta a Catalunya (Spa)
8-15th: Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (Fra)
14th-June 22nd: Tour de Suisse (Swi)
22nd: Team Time Trial (Ned)
5th-27th: Tour de France (Fra) *†
2nd: Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian (Spa)
9th: Olympic Games Time Trial (Chi) †
13th: Olympic Games Road Race (Chi) †
20th-27th: Eneco Tour (Bel, Ned, Lux)
25th: GP Ouest France-Plouay (Fra)
29th-September 6th: Deutschland Tour (Ger)
30th-September 21st: Vuelta a España (Spa) *∆
7th: Vattenfall Cyclassics (Ger)
15-21th: Tour de Pologne (Pol)
25th: World Championships Time Trial (Ita) †
28th: World Championships Road Race (Ita) †
5th: Finale (TBC)
12th: Paris-Tours (Fra) HC ∆
18th: Giro di Lombardia (Ita) *∆

* = New class at the top of the hierarchy
† = World Calendar
∆ = UCI Europe Tour

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