The UCI has published its 2024 international road season calendar.
The calendar includes four British UCI road races, the same number planned last season, but far fewer than the eight UCI races planned in the Covid-affected 2020 season.
The good news is that the Women’s Tour, postponed in 2023, is on the calendar, meaning the organisers Sweetspot have applied to run the race again. Indications are that Sweetspot has some, but not yet all, the funding in place to make the race happen.
The RideLondon Classique also returns, meaning the UK will have eight days of Women’s WorldTour action in 2024 – all packed into the end of May and the beginning of June – if all goes to plan.
The long-running men’s Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic is Britain’s only UCI one-day race and, as a .2 race, the only British UCI race that elite teams are eligible to ride. It will have its usual end-of-April slot.
The Tour of Britain continues as a .Pro race at the beginning of September.
The UCI calendar also includes the dates for the National Road Championships. The elite and under-23 time trials for men and women will take place on 20 June, with combined elite and under-23 road races being held on 23 June.
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