2015 UCI World Tour

2015 UCI World Tour
Seventh edition of the UCI World Tour
Details
Dates20 January – 4 October
LocationEurope, Canada, and Australia
Rounds28
Champions
Individual championAlejandro Valverde (Spain) (Movistar Team)
Teams' championMovistar Team
Nations' championSpain
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The 2015 UCI World Tour was the seventh edition of the ranking system launched by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) in 2009. The series started with the opening stage of the Tour Down Under on 20 January, and concluded with Il Lombardia on 4 October.

For the second successive year, Spain's Alejandro Valverde won the World Tour individual points title, amassing 675 points over the course of the season. The Movistar Team rider finished 201 points clear of his closest rival and compatriot Joaquim Rodríguez of Team Katusha, while Colombian rider Nairo Quintana was third – also for the Movistar Team – 17 points behind Rodríguez and 218 points in arrears of Valverde. In the teams' rankings, Movistar Team finished top for the third year running, with a total of 1619 points. Second place went to Team Katusha, 13 points behind, while Team Sky finished in third position. The nations' rankings was comfortably headed by Spain, with a points advantage of 839 over Italy, who moved into second at the final race – due to Vincenzo Nibali's victory at Il Lombardia.

Teams

The UCI WorldTeams competed in the World Tour, with UCI Professional Continental teams, or national squads, able to enter at the discretion of the organisers of each event.

2015 UCI World Teams and equipment[1]

Code Official team name Licence holder Country Groupset Bicycles
ALM AG2R La Mondiale (2015 season) EUSRL France Cyclisme  France SRAM Focus
AST Astana (2015 season) Abacanto SA  Kazakhstan Campagnolo Specialized
BMC BMC Racing Team (2015 season) Continuum Sports LLC  United States Shimano BMC
TCG Cannondale–Garmin (2015 season) Slipstream Sports, LLC  United States Shimano Cannondale
EQS Etixx–Quick-Step (2015 season) Esperanza bvba  Belgium Shimano Specialized
FDJ FDJ (2015 season) Société de Gestion de L'Echappée  France Shimano Lapierre
TGA Team Giant–Alpecin (2015 season) SMS Cycling B.V.  Germany Shimano Giant
IAM IAM Cycling (2015 season)   Switzerland Shimano Scott
KAT Team Katusha (2015 season) Katusha Management SA  Russia Shimano Canyon
LAM Lampre–Merida (2015 season) CGS Cycling Team AG  Italy Shimano Merida
LTS Lotto–Soudal (2015 season) Belgian Cycling Company sa  Belgium Campagnolo Ridley
TLJ LottoNL–Jumbo (2015 season) Rabo Wielerploegen  Netherlands Shimano Bianchi
MOV Movistar Team (2015 season) Abarca Sports S.L.  Spain Campagnolo Canyon
OGE Orica–GreenEDGE (2015 season) GreenEdge Cycling  Australia Shimano Scott
SKY Team Sky (2015 season) Tour Racing Limited  Great Britain Shimano Pinarello
TCS Tinkoff–Saxo (2015 season) Tinkoff Sport  Russia Shimano Specialized
TFR Trek Factory Racing (2015 season) Trek Bicycle Corporation  United States Shimano Trek