The biggest races of the year may have come and gone, despite the coronavirus pandemic, but cycling is not done for the calendar year, as the next season starts with a flurry of National Road Championships for both the men and women elite.
The big names are well into their deserved short offseason now but the adrenaline keeps pumping as the UCI road cycling season moves on to the 2021 calendar. The new season kicks off in December with a series of National Road Championships all around the world. Following the Vuelta Ciclista al Ecuador in the month of November, December brings the UCI road ride to Africa and the roads of Algeria for the Championnat Nationaux Route. While these races may not be the big bucks, there is still some action to be had and bet-michigan.com has anyone looking to give it a go, all they need to know and the right place to put some skin in the action.
The African ride in Algeria is followed by the women’s elite taking to Brazil at the same time as the men, for the Brazil National Road Championship. This is a two-day elite event running from the 5th to the 6th of December. The races will comprise of an individual road race and then individual time trials. The Men’s Elite will have a lot more variety to it, starting with the Men and Women’s U23 individual time trials, before moving to the men and women junior category for individual time trials. This will be followed by the individual road races for both the men and women junior category before the men elite take center stage for their individual road race and time trial.
Brazil will be followed by a return to North Africa, this time to the kingdom of Morrocco for a three-day Championnat Nationaux Route, from the 11th to the 13th of December. The three-day event comprises of individual time trials and road races for the junior and elite categories for both women and men, while the U23 categories run an individual time trial. The races open with the men’s elite time trial, and then the men’s U23, and is rounded off by the women’s elite and junior road races. The month of December is knotted by the Paraguay National Road Championships, which follows the same format as the Moroccan championships, safe for the absence of the women’s elite.
The new year starts out down in New Zealand with the new Zealand Cycle classic, before rolling to the Gravel and Tar Classic. The event has both men’s and women’s races and runs simultaneously with the Venezuelan Vuelta al Tachira en Bicicleta (17-24 January). The races then move to Spain for four events, including the Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana, Trofeo ses Salines, and Trofeo Andratx. The UCI event tour then moves to the Americas, to Argentina and Colombia, before rounding out the month in Spain with the Trofeo Playa de Palma.