The top amateur riders of the 2011 season will meet up in Stavelot, Belgium, from September 9th to 11th, to race the final of the UCI World Cycling Tour (UWCT).
Riders from some 30 nations will have the right to race in this world final after qualifying in their respective age categories during the qualifying events of the UWCT series. In Stavelot, they will try to win one of the 16 World Champion titles at stake.
Riders in the Masters category will be after the coveted new rainbow jersey, while amateur riders aged from 16 to 29 will race in a specific ranking in the “challenger” category.
The UWCT qualifying events are part of the Cycling for All Calendar and must meet strict sporting and organisational criteria and be of touristic interest. Five events have already taken place: Perth (Australia), New York (United States), Evora (Portugal), Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Huy (Belgium). The remaining two events will take place in August: Fort-Collins in the United States (19th – 21st) and Bulle, in Switzerland (28th).
The final in Stavelot (a charming historical town in the Haute-Ardenne) will be raced on a contrasting course: fairly flat at the beginning but then toughening up with three legendary mountain passes from the spring classic, Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
Photo: Women’s podium at the Evora (POR) qualifying event
UCI Communication Services
To read the whole story, visit here: http://www.uci.ch/Modules/ENews/ENewsDetails.asp?id=NzQ2Nw&MenuId=MTI2Mjc
MOST POPULARAlberto Contador Amgen Tour of California Andy Schleck BMX Bradley Wiggins Cadel Evans Cervélo Chris Froome Cyclo-cross Doping Euskaltel-Euskadi Fabian Cancellara Garmin Giro d'Italia HTC Lance Armstrong Levi Leipheimer Liquigas Lotto Mark Cavendish Mountain Biking Movistar Olympics Omega Pharma Paris-Roubaix Pat McQuaid Peter Sagan QuickStep Rabobank RadioShack Road Cycling Ryder Hesjedal Saxo Bank Shimano Taylor Phinney Team Sky Thor Hushovd Tom Boonen Tour de France Track Cycling Trek Tyler Farrar UCI Vincenzo Nibali WorldTour
- Kenny Butler’s Leadville bike equipped for his prosthetic
- Jim Penseyres Ride to Recovery Rider at the Leadville Trail 100
- Rodgers on Stage 20
- Sean Yates on Sky’s success at the 2012 TdF
- Wiggins jumps on team car after winning the 2012 Tour De France
- Cadel Evans on his 2012 Tour de France
- Dave Brailsford on Cav after Stage 18
- Wilfried Peeters on Quick Steps 2012 Tour De France
- Rusch after the Rush: Silver Rush 50 was really heads up
- Roche on Stage 17 and his own GC standing