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2012 WorldTour race calendar confirmed

By:
Cycling News
Published:
September 27, 2011, 21:00 BST,
Updated:
September 27, 2011, 21:57 BST
Edition:
Second Edition Cycling News, Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Race:
2012 Olympic Games, Olympic Men's Road Race
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Summer races moved to avoid a clash with the London Olympics

The International Cycling Union (UCI) has tweaked the 2012 WorldTour calendar to avoid a clash with the road events at the London Olympic Games.

Next season, the Tour de France will be held between June 30-July 22 - a week earlier than usual. The men’s Olympic road race is on Saturday July 28, with the men’s time trial on the following Wednesday, August 1.

To avoid overlapping with the Olympics, the Tour of Poland has been moved forward to July 10-16, and so will be held during the Tour de France. The Eneco Tour will be held between August 6-12, with the Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian on Tuesday August 14. The Vuelta a Espana begins just a few days later on August 18.

The 2012 WorldTour begins with the Tour Down Under in Australia between January 17-22. It ends with the Giro di Lombardia in Italy on October 20.

The 2012 WorldTour calendar:

1/17/2012 - 1/22/2012 Tour Down Under    
3/4/2012 - 3/11/2012 Paris - Nice    
3/7/2012 - 3/13/2012 Tirreno-Adriatico    
3/17/2012 Milano-Sanremo    
3/19/2012 - 3/25/2012 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya    
3/23/2012 E3 Prijs Vlaanderen - Harelbeke    
3/25/2012 Gent - Wevelgem    
4/1/2012 Ronde van Vlaanderen / Tour des Flandres    
4/2/2012 - 4/7/2012 Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco    
4/8/2012 Paris - Roubaix    
4/15/2012 Amstel Gold Race    
4/18/2012 La Flèche Wallonne    
4/22/2012 Liège - Bastogne - Liège    
4/24/2012 - 4/29/2012 Tour de Romandie    
5/5/2012 - 5/27/2012 Giro d'Italia    
6/3/2012 - 6/10/2012 Critérium du Dauphiné    
6/9/2012 - 6/17/2012 Tour de Suisse    
6/30/2012 - 7/22/2012 Tour de France    
7/10/2012 - 7/16/2012 Tour de Pologne    
8/6/2012 - 8/12/2012 Eneco Tour    
8/14/2012 Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian    
8/18/2012 - 9/9/2012 Vuelta a España    
8/19/2012 Vattenfall Cyclassics    
8/26/2012 GP Ouest France - Plouay    
9/7/2012 Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec    
9/9/2012 Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal    
10/10/2012 - 10/14/2012 Tour of Beijing    
10/20/2012 Il Lombardia    

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