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2019 race calendar

The 2019 programme for domestic teams

This is an overview of the key races in 2019 for British Continental teams.* The calendar will be updated as race calendars and team programmes are finalised [last update: 21 January 2019].

Race programmes for British Continental teams typically include a mix of UCI-classified races (British and international) and top-tier British Cycling-classified races (click here for a race classification explainer).

*WorldTour races are not included as Continental teams are excluded from participating in them.

Domestic calendar

Domestic races that all of the British Continental teams will race (or want to race*). Races below National A category not included.

*The Tour de Yorkshire and Tour of Britain are invitation-only and in recent years have given invitations to some but not all British Continental teams, plus a Great Britain national squad.

DateRaceCat
14 AprEast Cleveland Klondike Grand Prix
(Round 1, National Road Series)
Nat A
28 AprRutland – Melton Cicle Classic1.2
2-5 MayTour de Yorkshire2.HC
12 MayChestnut Homes Lincoln Grand Prix
(Round 2, National Road Series)
Nat A
16 JunBristol Grand Prix
(Round 3, National Road Series)
Nat A
22-23 JunTour of the Reservoir
(Round 4, National Road Series)
Nat A
27 JunBritish national road championships –
Time Trial
NC
30 JunBritish national road championships –
Road Race
NC
7 JulBeaumont Trophy
(Round 5, National Road Series)
Nat A
14 JulStockton Grand Prix 
(Round 6, National Road Series)
Nat A
28 JulSouth Coast Classic
(Round 7, National Road Series)
Nat A
2-4 AugIsle of Man
(Round 8, National Road Series)
Nat A
18 AugThe Ryedale Grasscrete Grand Prix
(Round 9, National Road Series)
Nat A
25 AugLeicester Cycle Classic
(Round 10, National Road Series)
Nat A
1 SepBourne Cicle ClassicNat A
8-15 SepOVO Energy Tour of Britain2.HC

International UCI race calendar

International UCI races known to be featuring British Continental or Elite teams.

  • DHB = Canyon dhb p/b Bloor Homes
  • MGT = Madison Genesis
  • RPC = Ribble Pro Cycling
  • SCB = SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling
  • WGN = Team Wiggins Le Col
  • VIT = Vitus Pro Cycling p/b Brother
  • ZAP = Holdsworth Zappi

Italics indicate the team’s participation is provisional.

DateRaceCouCatTeam(s)
31 JanTrofeo Ses SalinesESP1.1DHB
1 FebTrofeo Andratx LlosetaESP1.1DHB
2 FebTrofeo de TramuntanaESP1.1DHB
3 FebTrofeo PalmaESP1.1DHB
21-24 FebTour of AntalyaTUR2.2WIG
5 MarLe SamynBEL1.1DHB
25-31 MarTour de NormandieFRA2.2MGT
7 AprTrofeo PIVAITA1.2UDHB
22 AprTro-Bro LeonFRA1.1MGT
13-23 JunGiro d’Italia Under 23ITA2.2UZAP

Featured image credit: Andrew Peat / Cicle Classic

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