What You Need To Know About The 2020 Women's WorldTour

Women Will Finally Race Paris-Roubaix In 2020

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Season Relaunch In Tuscany

The 2020 WorldTour season resumes on August 1st for both the men and the women in Siena, Italy. Strade Bianche is traditionally held in March, but in 2020 it will be contested in the Tuscan summer heat. This year's edition will be one of the most anticipated bike races in recent memory, and the conditions should be dusty, dry and oh so picturesque.


Strade Bianche is an opportunity for Kasia Niewiadoma to finally conquer her white whale. Niewiadoma finished in second place in 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2019, Niewiadoma was once again on the podium with a third place finish. 

The women are set to race their usual 136 kilometer course and all the stars should be in attendance for the season reopener. 

La Course Kicks Off Le Tour de France

La Course by le Tour de France will be held on August 29th, the opening day of the Tour de France. The women will complete two laps of a circuit beginning and ending in Nice for a grand total of 96 kilometers. 

The route’s main feature is the ascent of the Category 3 Cote de Rimiez. The climb is 5.8 kilometers long at a 5.1 percent gradient. The ascent begins essentially at kilometer zero on the circuit and continues to climb well beyond the KOM line, so it should prove to be a significant obstacle.


Just like the women, the men will tackle the same circuit in Nice two times before heading out for a slightly longer third and final lap to complete the opening stage of the Tour de France. 

Giro Rosa Will Ready Italy For Their Grand Tour

The biggest race in women’s cycling will be held from September 11th-19th. The Giro Rosa remains the longest race on the Women's WorldTour, but in 2020 it has been reduced by one stage. While the men complete the second half of Tour de France, the women will race their Giro d’Italia. 

The women's Giro should serve as a testing ground for the Italian race organizers to hone their health and safety protocols ahead of the men’s Giro d’Italia the following month.


Paris-Roubaix, A Historic First

The biggest news of the 2020 Women’s WorldTour calendar is the inclusion of Paris-Roubaix. For the first time in history, the women will race on the cobbles of the Hell of the North. The women will race the monument on October 25, the same day as the men. 

Details about the course have not yet been made available. 


La Vuelta Builds On The Madrid Challenge

The 2020 Women’s WorldTour concludes with the Cerazit Madrid Challenge, a race that has been slowly gaining momentum since its inception in 2015. The race is organized by, and run alongside the Vuelta a España. 

Will The American Women Be Able To Race?

In total, the women are slated to compete in 16 remaining WWT races in 2020, four of which are stage races. Before the racing resumes, American women have been faced with the added challenge of travel bans, which have recently barred Americans from traveling to Europe. 


Unlike the American men who spend the vast majority of the year in Europe, women from the states do not generally need to apply for European residency to complete their season. In 2020, without an established residency, many American women may not be able to join their European teammates on the start line this year.

Lauren Stephens of Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank flew to the UK this week, and with the hope of entering Italy after a two-week quarantine period in time for Strade Bianche. If her plan works, other riders may follow suit.

Binckbank Tour Sees Dutch Stages Scrapped Over Virus Rules

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Organizers of the 2020 BinckBank Tour have called off all Dutch stages of the international road cycling race following new measures taken by the Dutch government to fight Covid-19.

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Every Key Stage Of The 2020 Giro d'Italia

Courses And Contenders For The Giro d'Italia

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The 2020 Giro d’Italia was originally intended to be an appealing parcours for riders who were targeting the Tokyo Olympics at the end of the season. A lot changed since the route was originally penned out, but the stages have remained largely the same.

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Four Dark Horses Who Might Upset The Giro d'Italia Favorites

Tirreno Report: Can Yates Win The Giro?

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The 2020 Giro d’Italia is days away from beginning the second half of this jam-packed, exceptional racing season. Riders are facing the unknown, with very little recovery time, and isolation from family and friends in order to race. Limited access to the riders, empty finish lines, and scarce fans on roadsides have already made this season a historic one.

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Five Big Favorites for the 2020 Giro d'Italia

Tirreno Report: Can Yates Win The Giro?

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The 103rd Giro d’Italia is set to launch this Saturday, October 3rd from its new departure location in Sicily. Organizer RCS Sport announced the revised route in July, a couple of months after the race was forced to postpone from its traditional dates in May due to Covid-19.

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Men's Worlds: Nail-biting Ride For Victory In Imola

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France's Julian Alaphilippe claimed his first world title in the men's road race on Sunday to fulfil his "career dream" of wearing the rainbow jersey.

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Favorites And Underdogs - Men's 2020 World Championships Road Race

Worlds: Steep Climbs, Slick Tricky Descents

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The men’s 2020 World Championship road race will close the four days of elite competition in Imola, Italy. For some, it will be their first major competition since lockdown, while others will be arriving straight from France after a dramatic finish to the Tour de France. Who will have the advantage in Imola?

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Favorites And Underdogs - Women's 2020 World Championships Road Race

Worlds: Steep Climbs, Slick Tricky Descents

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The women’s 2020 racing season had only just begun before Covid-19 hit. Many of the riders had yet to race before being forced into quarantine with the rest of the pro peloton and the world. Now, after racing a short schedule -- Strade Bianche, La Course at the Tour de France and the Giro Rosa -- they face the Worlds road race.

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Van der Breggen Wins World Time-Trial Gold As Dygert Crashes

Chloe Dygert 2020 World Championships

Dutch rider Anna van der Breggen finally struck gold after four consecutive silver medals in the women's individual time-trial as defending champion Chloe Dygert crashed out at the Road World Championships in Imola on Thursday.

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'Nothing To Hide': Tour de France Team Leader Quintana Denies Doping

Chasing The Pros: Roglic/Bernal?

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The lead rider of a Tour de France team caught up in a doping investigation said he had "nothing to hide" after two unnamed members of the French outfit were briefly detained before being released.

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How To Watch The 2020 Giro d'Italia Live

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Kicking off with a 15.1 km time trial in Monreale on October 3rd, the 2020 Giro d'Italia is finally set to begin after a delay due to COVID-19. Notable riders that will participate in the race include Peter Sagan, 2018 Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas, Simon Yates, 2-time Giro d'Italia winner Vincenzo Nibali, and many more. The 21-stage race will begin in Sicily before moving to the mainland and concluding in Milan on October 25th, 2020.