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UCI .HC road races

The UCI 1.HC and UCI 2.HC were the second tier classification of road cycling races by the UCI, after the UCI World Tour (or its predecessor, the UCI ProTour). They are now replaced by the UCI ProSeries. The races were part of the various UCI Continental Circuits. The 1.HC events were one-day races, whereas the 2.HC events were stage races. 'HC' stands for the French phrase hors catégorie, which means beyond categorization. In 2020, the .HC races were replaced by the UCI ProSeries[1]

Team participation

In .HC events, UCI WorldTeams may participate, up to a maximum of 70%. The rest of the teams participating may be UCI Professional Continental teams, UCI continental teams and National teams.[2]

List of 1.HC events

Race Country UCI Tour Years
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race  Australia UCI Oceania Tour 2016
Brabantse Pijl  Belgium UCI Europe Tour 2011–2019
Bredene Koksijde Classic  Belgium UCI Europe Tour 2018–2019
Brussels Cycling Classic  Belgium UCI Europe Tour 2005–2019
Dwars door Vlaanderen  Belgium UCI Europe Tour 2013–2016
E3 Harelbeke  Belgium UCI Europe Tour 2005–2011
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne  Belgium UCI Europe Tour 2016–2019
Nokere Koerse  Belgium UCI Europe Tour 2016–2019
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad  Belgium UCI Europe Tour 2005–2016
Primus Classic  Belgium UCI Europe Tour 2015–2019
Scheldeprijs  Belgium UCI Europe Tour 2005–2019
Tour de l'Eurométropole  Belgium UCI Europe Tour 2017–2019
GP de Denain  France UCI Europe Tour 2016–2019
GP de Fourmies  France UCI Europe Tour 2005–2019
Paris–Tours  France UCI Europe Tour 2008–2019
Tour de Vendée  France UCI Europe Tour 2010–2013
Eschborn–Frankfurt  Germany UCI Europe Tour 2005–2014, 2016
Rund um Köln  Germany UCI Europe Tour 2007
Sparkassen Münsterland Giro  Germany UCI Europe Tour 2015–2019
London–Surrey Classic  Great Britain UCI Europe Tour 2014–2016
Coppa Placci  Italy UCI Europe Tour 2005–2008
Giro del Lazio  Italy UCI Europe Tour 2005–2008
Giro del Veneto  Italy UCI Europe Tour 2005–2009
Giro dell'Emilia  Italy UCI Europe Tour 2005–2019
GP Bruno Beghelli  Italy UCI Europe Tour 2014–2019
GP Industria & Artigianato  Italy UCI Europe Tour 2017–2019
GP Nobili Rubinetterie  Italy UCI Europe Tour 2015
Gran Piemonte  Italy UCI Europe Tour 2005–2006, 2008–2012, 2015–2016, 2018–2019
Milano–Torino  Italy UCI Europe Tour 2005–2007, 2012–2019
Strade Bianche  Italy UCI Europe Tour 2015–2016
Tre Valli Varesine  Italy UCI Europe Tour 2005–2019
Trofeo Laigueglia  Italy UCI Europe Tour 2015–2019
Japan Cup  Japan UCI Asia Tour 2008–2019
Ronde van Drenthe  Netherlands UCI Europe Tour 2018–2019
Veenendaal–Veenendaal Classic  Netherlands UCI Europe Tour 2005–2010
Clásica de Almería  Spain UCI Europe Tour 2012–2013, 2018–2019
GP Miguel Induráin  Spain UCI Europe Tour 2007–2012
GP di Lugano   Switzerland UCI Europe Tour 2015–2017
GP du canton d'Argovie   Switzerland UCI Europe Tour 2005–2010, 2014–2019
Philadelphia International Cycling Classic  United States UCI America Tour 2005–2012
San Francisco Grand Prix  United States UCI America Tour 2005
Race was promoted to the UCI World Tour.

List of 2.HC events

Race Country UCI Tour Years
Tour Down Under  Australia UCI Oceania Tour 2005–2007
Tour of Austria  Austria UCI Europe Tour 2006–2015
Belgium Tour  Belgium UCI Europe Tour 2009–2019
Three Days of De Panne  Belgium UCI Europe Tour 2005–2018[n 1]
Tour de Wallonie  Belgium UCI Europe Tour 2005–2019
Tour of Hainan  China UCI Asia Tour 2009–2018
Tour of Qinghai Lake  China UCI Asia Tour 2005–2019
Tour of Croatia  Croatia UCI Europe Tour 2018
Peace Race  Czech Republic UCI Europe Tour 2006
Danmark Rundt  Denmark UCI Europe Tour 2005–2019
Critérium International  France UCI Europe Tour 2005–2016
Four Days of Dunkirk  France UCI Europe Tour 2005–2019
Tour du Limousin  France UCI Europe Tour 2011–2012
Bayern Rundfahrt  Germany UCI Europe Tour 2005–2015
Deutschland Tour  Germany UCI Europe Tour 2019
Tour of Britain  Great Britain UCI Europe Tour 2014–2019
Tour de Yorkshire  Great Britain UCI Europe Tour 2019
Tour of the Alps  Italy UCI Europe Tour 2011–2019
Tour de Luxembourg  Luxembourg UCI Europe Tour 2005–2019
Tour de Langkawi  Malaysia UCI Asia Tour 2012–2019
Arctic Race of Norway  Norway UCI Europe Tour 2015–2019
Tour des Fjords  Norway UCI Europe Tour 2018
Tour of Norway  Norway UCI Europe Tour 2014–2019
Tour of Oman  Oman UCI Asia Tour 2005–2019
Volta ao Algarve  Portugal UCI Europe Tour 2017–2019
Volta a Portugal  Portugal UCI Europe Tour 2005–2009
Tour of Qatar  Qatar UCI Asia Tour 2012–2016
Tour of Slovenia  Slovenia UCI Europe Tour 2019
Euskal Bizikleta  Spain UCI Europe Tour 2005–2008
Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme  Spain UCI Europe Tour 2005
Vuelta a Andalucía  Spain UCI Europe Tour 2017–2019
Vuelta a Burgos  Spain UCI Europe Tour 2005–2019
Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey  Turkey UCI Europe Tour 2010–2016
Abu Dhabi Tour  United Arab Emirates UCI Asia Tour 2016
Dubai Tour  United Arab Emirates UCI Asia Tour 2015–2018
Colorado Classic  United States UCI America Tour 2017–2018
Tour of California  United States UCI America Tour 2007–2016
Tour de Georgia  United States UCI America Tour 2006–2008
Tour of Missouri  United States UCI America Tour 2009
Tour of Utah  United States UCI America Tour 2015–2019
USA Pro Cycling Challenge  United States UCI America Tour 2012–2015
Race was promoted to the UCI World Tour.

Winners by race

The following lists show the winners of .HC races since the introduction of the UCI Continental Circuits in 2005 until the disappearance of the class in 2020.

  • A dark grey cell indicates the race was not held in that year.
  • A light blue cell indicates the race was held in a lower category (2.1/1.1 or lower) in that year.
  • A gold cell indicates the race was part of the UCI ProTour or UCI World Tour in that year.

1.HC Winners


Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Belgium Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Belgium Nuyens Belgium Gilbert Italy Pozzato Belgium Gilbert Norway Hushovd Spain Flecha Netherlands Langeveld Belgium Vanmarcke Italy Paolini
Spain Clásica de Almería Australia Matthews Australia Renshaw
Italy Milano–Torino Italy Sacchi Spain Astarloa Italy Di Luca Spain Contador Italy Ulissi
Belgium Dwars door Vlaanderen Italy Gatto
Belgium E3 Harelbeke Belgium Boonen Belgium Boonen Belgium Boonen Norway Arvesen Italy Pozzato Switzerland Cancellara Switzerland Cancellara
Spain GP Miguel Induráin Italy Nocentini Germany Wegmann Spain de la Fuente Spain Rodríguez Spain S Sánchez Spain Moreno
Germany Rund um Köln Argentina Haedo
Belgium Scheldeprijs Netherlands Veneberg Belgium Boonen United Kingdom Cavendish United Kingdom Cavendish Italy Petacchi United States Farrar United Kingdom Cavendish Germany Kittel Germany Kittel
Netherlands Veenendaal–Veenendaal Netherlands van Schalen Belgium Boonen Germany Radochla Germany Förster Netherlands van Hummel Norway Boasson Hagen
Belgium Brabantse Pijl Belgium Gilbert France Voeckler Slovakia Sagan
Germany Rund um den Henniger Turm Germany Zabel Italy Garzelli Germany Sinkewitz Netherlands Kroon Germany Wegmann Germany Wegmann Germany Degenkolb Italy Moser Slovenia Špilak
Switzerland Grand Prix of Aargau Canton Switzerland Moos Switzerland Zberg France Gadret France Mondory Slovakia Velits Belgium Vandewalle
United States Philadelphia International Cycling Classic United States Wherry New Zealand Henderson Argentina Haedo Denmark Breschel Germany Greipel Australia Goss Denmark Rasmussen Russia Serebryakov
Italy Giro del Lazio Italy Pozzato Italy Figueras Italy Bosisio Italy Masciarelli
Italy Tre Valli Varesine Italy Garzelli Italy Garzelli Italy Murro Italy Ginanni Italy Santambrogio Republic of Ireland D Martin Italy Rebellin Canada Veilleux Croatia Đurasek
Italy Giro del Veneto Italy Mazzoleni Italy Nocentini Italy Bertolini Italy Ginanni Italy Pozzato
Italy Coppa Placci Italy Valoti Italy Nocentini Italy Bertolini Italy Paolini
United States San Francisco Grand Prix Germany Wegmann
Belgium Paris-Brussels Australia McEwen Australia McEwen Australia McEwen Australia McEwen Australia Goss Spain Ventoso Russia Galimzyanov Belgium Boonen Germany Greipel
France Grand Prix de Fourmies Australia McEwen Belgium Gilbert Slovakia Velits Italy Visconti France Feillu France Feillu France Blot Denmark Bak France Bouhanni
France Tour de Vendée Spain Fernández Italy Marcato Netherlands Kreder France Bouhanni
Italy Giro dell'Emilia Italy Simoni Italy Rebellin Luxembourg Schleck Italy Di Luca Netherlands Gesink Netherlands Gesink Colombia Betancur Colombia Quintana Italy Ulissi
France Paris–Tours Belgium Gilbert Belgium Gilbert Spain Freire Belgium Van Avermaet Italy Marcato Germany Degenkolb
Italy Giro del Piemonte Brazil Fischer Italy Bennati Italy Bennati Belgium Gilbert Belgium Gilbert Spain Moreno Colombia Urán
Japan Japan Cup Italy Cunego Denmark Sørensen Republic of Ireland D Martin Australia Haas Italy Basso Australia Rogers


Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Italy Trofeo Laigueglia Italy Cimolai Italy Fedi Italy Felline Italy Moser Italy Velasco
Spain Clásica de Almería Australia Ewan Germany Ackermann
Belgium Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne Belgium Stuyven Slovakia Sagan Netherlands Groenewegen Luxembourg Jungels
Italy GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano United Kingdom Yates Slovenia Mohorič Germany Schachmann
Netherlands Ronde van Drenthe Czech Republic Sisr Netherlands Ligthart
Belgium Nokere Koerse Belgium Dupont France Bouhanni Netherlands Jakobsen Netherlands Bol
Belgium Bredene Koksijde Classic Colombia Hodeg Germany Ackermann
France Grand Prix de Denain United Kingdom McLay France Démare Belgium Dehaes Netherlands van der Poel
Belgium Scheldeprijs Germany Kittel Norway Kristoff Germany Kittel Germany Kittel Netherlands Jakobsen Netherlands Jakobsen
Belgium Brabantse Pijl Belgium Gilbert Belgium Hermans Czech Republic Vakoč Italy Colbrelli Belgium Wellens Netherlands van der Poel
Switzerland Grand Prix of Aargau Canton Germany Geschke Norway Kristoff Italy Nizzolo Italy Modolo Norway Kristoff Norway Kristoff
Belgium Brussels Cycling Classic Germany Greipel Netherlands Groenewegen Belgium Boonen France Démare Germany Ackermann Australia Ewan
France Grand Prix de Fourmies Belgium Vangenechten Italy Felline Germany Kittel France Bouhanni Germany Ackermann Germany Ackermann
Belgium Primus Classic Belgium De Bie Colombia Gaviria Italy Trentin Netherlands van der Hoorn Belgium Theuns
Germany Münsterland Giro Belgium Boonen Germany Degenkolb Republic of Ireland Bennett Germany Walscheid Colombia Hodeg
Belgium Tour de l'Eurométropole United Kingdom McLay Denmark Pedersen Belgium Allegaert
Italy Giro dell'Emilia Italy Rebellin Belgium Bakelants Colombia Chaves Italy Visconti Italy De Marchi Slovenia Roglič
Italy Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli Italy Conti Italy Colbrelli Italy Ruffoni Spain LL Sánchez Netherlands Mollema Italy Colbrelli
Italy Tre Valli Varesine Switzerland Albasini Italy Nibali Italy Colbrelli France Geniez Latvia Skujiņš Slovenia Roglič
Italy Milano–Torino Italy Caruso Italy Rosa Colombia López Colombia Urán France Pinot Canada Woods
Italy Gran Piemonte Belgium Bakelants Italy Nizzolo Italy Colbrelli Colombia Bernal
France Paris–Tours Belgium Wallays Italy Trentin Colombia Gaviria Italy Trentin Denmark Kragh Andersen Belgium Wallays
Japan Japan Cup Australia Haas Netherlands Mollema Italy Villella Italy Canola Australia Power Netherlands Mollema
Switzerland Gran Premio di Lugano Italy Bonifazio Italy Colbrelli Italy Filosi
Australia Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race United Kingdom Kennaugh
Belgium Omloop Het Nieuwsblad United Kingdom Stannard United Kingdom Stannard Belgium Van Avermaet
Italy Strade Bianche Czech Republic Štybar Switzerland Cancellara
Belgium Dwars door Vlaanderen Netherlands Terpstra Belgium Wallays Belgium Debusschere
Germany Eschborn–Frankfurt Norway Kristoff Norway Kristoff
United Kingdom London–Surrey Classic United Kingdom Blythe Luxembourg Drucker Belgium Boonen
Italy Gran Premio Nobili Rubinetterie Italy Nizzolo

2.HC Winners


Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Australia Tour Down Under Spain LL Sánchez Australia Gerrans Switzerland Elmiger
Qatar Tour of Qatar Belgium Boonen United Kingdom Cavendish
Oman Tour of Oman Slovakia Velits United Kingdom Froome
Malaysia Tour de Langkawi South Africa Cox South Africa George France Charteau Moldova R Ivanov Colombia Serpa Venezuela Rujano Venezuela Monsalve Colombia Serpa Colombia Arredondo
United States Tour of California United States Leipheimer United States Leipheimer United States Leipheimer Australia Rogers United States Horner Netherlands Gesink United States Van Garderen
Spain Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme Spain Contador
France Critérium International United States Julich Italy Basso Germany Voigt Germany Voigt Germany Voigt France Fédrigo Luxembourg Schleck Australia Evans United Kingdom Froome
Belgium Three Days of De Panne Belgium Devolder Belgium Hoste Italy Ballan Netherlands Posthuma Belgium Willems United Kingdom Millar Belgium Rosseler France Chavanel France Chavanel
Italy Giro del Trentino Italy Scarponi Italy Pozzovivo Italy Nibali
Turkey Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey Italy Visconti Russia Efimkin Kazakhstan Dyachenko Eritrea Berhane
United States Tour de Georgia United States Landis Slovenia Brajkovič Belarus Siutsou
France Four Days of Dunkirk France Fédrigo Italy Petito France Ladagnous France Augé Portugal Costa Switzerland Elmiger France Voeckler France Engoulvent France Démare
Czech Republic Peace Race Italy Cheula
Belgium Tour of Belgium Netherlands Boom Belgium Devolder Belgium Gilbert Germany T Martin Germany T Martin
Germany Bayern Rundfahrt Germany Rich Spain Martínez Germany Schumacher Germany Knees Germany Gerdemann Belgium Monfort United Kingdom Thomas Australia Rogers Italy Malori
Spain Euskal Bizikleta Spain Jiménez Spain Gil Spain Zaballa Italy Capecchi
Luxembourg Tour de Luxembourg Hungary Bodrogi United States Vande Velde Switzerland Rast Netherlands Posthuma Luxembourg Schleck Italy Carrara Germany Gerdemann Denmark Fuglsang Germany Martens
Austria Tour of Austria United States Danielson Belgium Devolder Austria Rohregger Switzerland Albasini Italy Riccò Sweden Kessiakoff Denmark Fuglsang Austria Zoidl
China Tour of Qinghai Lake Czech Republic Mareš Netherlands Tjallingii Italy Missaglia United States Hamilton Kazakhstan Mizurov Iran Askari Slovenia Gazvoda Iran Alizadeh Iran Pourseyedi
Belgium Tour de Wallonie Italy Celli Italy Guidi Slovenia Božič Russia S Ivanov France El Fares United Kingdom Downing Belgium Van Avermaet Italy Nizzolo Belgium Van Avermaet
Denmark Danmark Rundt Italy Basso Switzerland Cancellara Norway Arvesen Denmark Fuglsang Denmark Fuglsang Denmark Fuglsang Australia Gerrans Netherlands Westra Netherlands Kelderman
Portugal Volta a Portugal Russia Efimkin Spain Blanco Spain Tondo Spain Blanco Spain Blanco
Spain Vuelta a Burgos Spain Domínguez Spain Mayo Colombia Soler Spain Zandio Spain Valverde Spain S Sánchez Spain Rodríguez Spain Moreno Colombia Quintana
France Tour du Limousin Belgium Leukemans Japan Arashiro
United States USA Pro Cycling Challenge United States Vande Velde United States Van Garderen
United States Tour of Missouri United States Zabriskie
China Tour of Hainan Spain Ventoso Kazakhstan Iglinsky Kazakhstan Iglinsky Kazakhstan Gruzdev Netherlands Hofland


Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Oman Tour of Oman United Kingdom Froome Spain Valls Italy Nibali Belgium Hermans Kazakhstan Lutsenko Kazakhstan Lutsenko
Portugal Volta ao Algarve Slovenia Roglič Poland Kwiatkowski Slovenia Pogačar
Spain Vuelta a Andalucía Spain Valverde Belgium Wellens Denmark Fuglsang
Malaysia Tour de Langkawi Iran Pourseyedi Algeria Reguigui South Africa Janse van Rensburg South Africa Gibbons Russia Ovechkin Australia Dyball
Italy Tour of the Alps Australia Evans Australia Porte Spain Landa United Kingdom Thomas France Pinot Russia Sivakov
United Kingdom Tour de Yorkshire United Kingdom Lawless
France Four Days of Dunkirk France Démare Lithuania Konovalovas France Coquard France Venturini Belgium Claeys Netherlands Teunissen
Norway Tour of Norway Poland Paterski Denmark Hansen Netherlands Weening Norway Boasson Hagen Spain Prades Norway Kristoff
Luxembourg Tour de Luxembourg Denmark Breschel Germany Gerdemann Netherlands Lammertink Belgium Van Avermaet Italy Pasqualon Spain Herrada
Belgium Tour of Belgium Germany T Martin Belgium Van Avermaet Belgium Devenyns Belgium Keukeleire Belgium Keukeleire Belgium Evenepoel
Slovenia Tour of Slovenia Italy Ulissi
China Tour of Qinghai Lake Ukraine Kononenko Croatia Rogina Ukraine Lagkuti Venezuela Monsalve Colombia Aguirre Colombia Chalapud
Belgium Tour de Wallonie Belgium Meersman Netherlands Terpstra Belgium Devenyns Belgium Teuns Belgium Wellens Belgium Vliegen
Spain Vuelta a Burgos Colombia Quintana Estonia Taaramäe Spain Contador Spain Landa Colombia Sosa Colombia Sosa
United States Tour of Utah United States Dombrowski Australia Morton Canada Britton United States Kuss Belgium Hermans
Norway Arctic Race of Norway Estonia Taaramäe Italy Moscon Belgium Teuns Russia Chernetskiy Kazakhstan Lutsenko
Denmark Danmark Rundt Denmark Valgren Denmark Juul-Jensen Denmark Valgren Denmark Pedersen Belgium van Aert Denmark Larsen
Germany Deutschland Tour Belgium Stuyven
United Kingdom Tour of Britain Netherlands van Baarle Norway Boasson Hagen United Kingdom Cummings Netherlands Boom France Alaphilippe Netherlands van der Poel
Belgium Three Days of De Panne Belgium Van Keirsbulck Norway Kristoff Netherlands Westra Belgium Gilbert Italy Viviani [n 1]
Croatia Tour of Croatia Belarus Siutsou
United Arab Emirates Dubai Tour United Kingdom Cavendish Germany Kittel Germany Kittel Italy Viviani
Norway Tour des Fjords Switzerland Albasini
United States Colorado Classic Italy Senni United States Mannion
China Tour of Hainan France Antomarchi Italy Modolo Kazakhstan Lutsenko Italy Mosca Italy Masnada
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Tour Estonia Kangert
United States Tour of California United Kingdom Wiggins Slovakia Sagan France Alaphilippe
Turkey Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey United Kingdom Yates Croatia Đurasek Portugal Gonçalves
Qatar Tour of Qatar Netherlands Terpstra Netherlands Terpstra United Kingdom Cavendish
France Critérium International France Péraud France Péraud France Pinot
Austria Tour of Austria United Kingdom Kennaugh Spain de la Parte
Germany Bayern Rundfahrt United Kingdom Thomas United Kingdom Dowsett
United States USA Pro Cycling Challenge United States Van Garderen Australia Dennis

Most race wins

Rank Cyclist 1.HC 2.HC Total
1. Belgium Philippe Gilbert 9 2 11
2. Belgium Tom Boonen 9 1 10
3. Germany Marcel Kittel 6 2 8
Norway Alexander Kristoff 6 2 8
5. United Kingdom Mark Cavendish 3 3 6
Italy Sonny Colbrelli 6 0 6
Denmark Jakob Fuglsang 0 6 6
Belgium Greg Van Avermaet 2 4 6
9. Germany Pascal Ackermann 5 0 5
Australia Robbie McEwen 5 0 5


  1. ^ "Men's professional road cycling: Changes for 2020". Archived from the original on 2019-10-11.
  2. ^ UCI Cycling Regulations, Part 2 Road Races, 2.1.005
  1. ^ a b In 2018, the Three Days of De Panne was categorized as a 1.HC one-day race.
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