Launched in 2009, the UCI WorldTour comprises 38 events that range from one-day and week-long races through to the jewels in the crown of men's professional racing: the three-week grand tours.
The season gets under way in Australia in January with the Tour Down Under and goes through to October when China hosts its only top-tier race of the year, the Tour of Guangxi.
All 18 WorldTeams are contracted to compete at all but 10 races, those added to the calendar in 2017 – Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, UAE Tour, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Strade Bianche, Dwars door Vlaanderens, Tour of Turkey, Eschborn-Frankfurt, Tour of California, London-Surrey Classic and Tour of Guangxi – though all races must...
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