The Women’s WorldTour made its debut on the UCI calendar in 2016 with 17 races across a seven-month season.
The new tour signified a major step up for elite women’s cycling and it was Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) who proved up to the challenge, taking out the Series with a convincing 322point victory from Leah Kirchmann (Liv-Plantur).
Comprising of four stage races and 12 one-day race, the Women’s WorldTour saw 20 individual winners but it was Boels-Dolmans who finished with 15 wins from five different riders who dominated the competition.
The Tour kicked off with Strade Bianchi in March, with world champion Elizabeth Deignan (Boels-Dolmans) claiming the first victory before going on to be the most crowned rider with five wins across the Series.
On an Australian front, Wiggle High5’s Chloe Hosking claimed three stage wins, the Tour of Chongming Island and the popular La Course by Le Tour de France.
Teammate Jolien D’Hoore concluded the Series with a win at Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta.
2016 Women’s WorldTour Results
|5 March||Strade Bianche||Elizabeth Deignan (Boels-Dolmans)|
|12 March||Ronde van Drenthe||Chantal Blaak (Boels-Dolmans)|
|20 March||Trofeo Alfredo Binda – Comune di Cittiglio||Elizabeth Deignan (Boels-Dolmans)|
|27 March||Gent-Wevelgem in Flanders Field||Chantal Blaak (Boels-Dolmans)|
|3 April||Ronde van Vleenderen / Tour of Flanders||Elizabeth Deignan (Boels-Dolmans)|
|20 April||Le Fleche Wallonna Feminine||Anna Van der Breggen (Rabobank-Liv)|
|6-8 May||Tour of Chongming Island||Chloe Hosking (Wiggle High5)|
|19-22 May||Tour of California||Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans)|
|5 June||Philadelphia International Cycling Classic||Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans)|
|15-19 June||Aviva Women’s Tour||Elizabeth Deignan (Boels-Dolmans)|
|1-10 July||Giro d’Italia International Femminile||Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans)|
|24 July||La Course by Le Tour de France||Chloe Hosking (Wiggle High5)|
|30 July||Prudential Ride London Grand Prix||Kirsten Wild (Hitec Products)|
|19 August||Crescent Women’s World Cup Vargarda TTT||Boels-Dolmans|
|21 August||Crescent Women’s World Cup Vargarda||Emelia Fahlin (Ale Cipollini)|
|27 August||GP de Plouay-Bretagne||Eugenia Bujak (BTC City Ljubjana)|
|11 September||Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta||Jolien D’Hoore (Wiggle High5)|