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The 2007 UCI ProTour is the third year of the UCI ProTour system. Following a dispute and power struggle between the UCI and the organisers of the Grand Tours, ASO, RCS and Unipublic, a number of events were run as ProTour events, although without ProTour licences. This meant the races counted towards the ProTour standings, although the organisers were not obliged to invite all 20 UCI ProTeams, notably not inviting Unibet.com.

After numerous doping scandals in previous years, culminating with Floyd Landis' doping scandal in the 2006 Tour de France, the Phonak team was disbanded when the new title sponsor, iShares, decided to cease sponsoring and pull out of cycling. As of December, 2006, the ProTour license abandoned by Phonak has been granted to the Unibet.com, and the Active Bay group of Manolo Saiz has lost its license, which was given to the Astana. The links between the ProTour and the organisers of the three Grand Tours (ASO, RCS MediaGroup and Unipublic) remain strained.

The 2007 Paris-Nice race was the focus of a dispute between (ASO) and the UCI. ASO have requested that the 2007 edition be downgraded from ProTour status to NE (national calendar status), therefore lacking UCI world-ranking points and threatening the participation of the ProTeams.[1] This was resolved to an extent though and Paris-Nice took place as the first ProTour race of the season, although without Unibet.com.

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2007 ProTour races

Dates Race Winner ProTour leader
March 11–18 FranceParis-Nice  Alberto Contador (ESP)
(Discovery Channel)
 Alberto Contador (ESP)
(Discovery Channel)
March 14–20 ItalyTirreno-Adriatico  Andreas Klöden (GER)
(Astana)
March 24 ItalyMilan-Sanremo  Óscar Freire (ESP)
(Rabobank)
April 8 BelgiumRonde van Vlaanderen  Alessandro Ballan (ITA)
(Lampre-Fondital)
April 11 BelgiumGent-Wevelgem  Marcus Burghardt (GER)
(T-Mobile Team)
 Óscar Freire (ESP)
(Rabobank)
April 9–14 SpainVuelta al País Vasco  Juan José Cobo (ESP)
(Saunier Duval-Prodir)
April 15 FranceParis-Roubaix  Stuart O'Grady (AUS)
(Team CSC)
 Stuart O'Grady (AUS)
(Team CSC)
April 22 NetherlandsAmstel Gold Race  Stefan Schumacher (GER)
(Gerolsteiner)
 Davide Rebellin (ITA)
(Gerolsteiner)
April 25 BelgiumLa Flèche Wallonne  Davide Rebellin (ITA)
(Gerolsteiner)
April 29 BelgiumLiège-Bastogne-Liège  Danilo Di Luca (ITA)
(Liquigas)
May 1–6 SwitzerlandTour de Romandie  Thomas Dekker (NED)
(Rabobank)
May 21–27 SpainVolta a Catalunya  Vladimir Karpets (RUS)
(Caisse d'Epargne)
May 12–June 3 ItalyGiro d'Italia  Danilo Di Luca (ITA)
(Liquigas)
 Danilo Di Luca (ITA)
(Liquigas)
June 10–17 FranceDauphiné Libéré  Christophe Moreau (FRA)
(Agritubel)
June 16–24 SwitzerlandTour de Suisse  Vladimir Karpets (RUS)
(Caisse d'Epargne)
June 24 NetherlandsTTT Eindhoven Team CSC
July 7–29 FranceTour de France  Alberto Contador (ESP)
(Discovery Channel)
August 4 SpainClásica de San Sebastián  Leonardo Bertagnolli (ITA)
(Liquigas)
August 10–18 GermanyDeutschland Tour  Jens Voigt (GER)
(Team CSC)
August 19 GermanyVattenfall Cyclassics  Alessandro Ballan (ITA)
(Lampre-Fondital)
August 22–29 Belgium/NetherlandsEneco Tour of Benelux  Iván Gutiérrez (ESP)
(Caisse d'Epargne)
September 2 FranceGP Ouest-France  Thomas Voeckler (FRA)
(Bouygues Télécom)
September 1–23 SpainVuelta a España  Denis Menchov (RUS)
(Rabobank)
September 9–15 PolandTour de Pologne  Johan Van Summeren (BEL)
(Predictor-Lotto)
October 14 FranceParis-Tours  Alessandro Petacchi (ITA)
(Team Milram)
October 20 ItalyGiro di Lombardia  Damiano Cunego (ITA)
(Lampre-Fondital)
 Cadel Evans (AUS)
(Predictor-Lotto)

Züri-Metzgete race was scheduled in Switzerland for October 7, but the race was cancelled.

Teams

Code Official Team Name Country Website
ALM AG2R Prévoyance  France [1]
AST Astana  Switzerland [2]
BTL Bouygues Télécom  France [3]
GCE Caisse d'Epargne  Spain [4]
COF Cofidis  France [5]
C.A Crédit Agricole  France [6]
CSC Team CSC  Denmark [7]
DSC Discovery Channel  United States [8]
PRL Predictor-Lotto  Belgium [9]
EUS Euskaltel-Euskadi  Spain [10]
FDJ Française des Jeux  France [11]
GST Gerolsteiner  Germany [12]
LAM Lampre-Fondital  Italy [13]
LIQ Liquigas  Italy [14]
MRM Team Milram  Italy [15]
QSI Quick Step-Innergetic  Belgium [16]
RAB Rabobank  Netherlands [17] (Dutch)
SDV Saunier Duval-Prodir  Spain [18]
TMO T-Mobile Team  Germany --
UNI Unibet.com  Sweden [19]

Individual standings

Final classification[2]
Rank Name Team Points
1  Cadel Evans (AUS) Predictor-Lotto 247
2  Davide Rebellin (ITA) Gerolsteiner 197
3  Alberto Contador (ESP) Discovery Channel 191
4  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne 190
5  Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank 182
6  Denis Menchov (RUS) Rabobank 172
7  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre-Fondital 165
8  Kim Kirchen (LUX) T-Mobile Team 165
9  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel-Euskadi 159
10  Vladimir Karpets (RUS) Caisse d'Epargne 145
11  Alessandro Ballan (ITA) Lampre-Fondital 135
12  Carlos Sastre (ESP) Team CSC 127
  • 241 riders have scored at least one (1) point on the 2007 UCI ProTour.

Team standings

Final classification[3]
Rank Team Nationality Points
1 Team CSC  Denmark 392
2 Liquigas  Italy 354
3 Caisse d'Epargne  Spain 337
4 AG2R Prévoyance  France 324
5 Quick Step-Innergetic  Belgium 310
6 Saunier Duval-Prodir  Spain 306
7 Discovery Channel  United States 300
8 Rabobank  Netherlands 300
9 Predictor-Lotto  Belgium 293
10 Lampre-Fondital  Italy 258
11 Euskaltel-Euskadi  Spain 227
12 Astana  Switzerland 218
13 T-Mobile Team  Germany 212
14 Gerolsteiner  Germany 207
15 Crédit Agricole  France 182
16 Bouygues Télécom  France 178
17 Cofidis  France 177
18 Team Milram  Italy 148
19 Française des Jeux  France 137
20 Unibet.com  Sweden 127

Nation standings

Final standings[4]
Rank Nation Points
1  Spain 849
2  Italy 728
3  Australia 520
4  Russia 437
5  Luxembourg 377
6  Germany 337
7  Netherlands 293
8  Belgium 281
9  United States 215
10  France 180
  • Riders from 30 nations scored at least one UCI ProTour point

2007 ProTour Points System

Place Tour de France Giro d'Italia
Vuelta a España
Milano-Sanremo
Ronde van Vlaanderen
Paris-Roubaix
Liège-Bastogne-Liège
Giro di Lombardia
Lesser stage races
Lesser one-day races Eindhoven Time Trial
Overall Classification
1st 100 85 50 40 10
2nd 75 65 40 30 9
3rd 60 50 35 25 8
4th 55 45 30 20 7
5th 50 40 25 15 6
6th 45 35 20 11 5
7th 40 30 15 7 4
8th 35 26 10 5 3
9th 30 22 5 3 2
10th 25 19 2 1 1
11th 20 16
12th 15 13
13th 12 11
14th 10 9
15th 8 7
16th 6 5
17th 5 4
18th 4 3
19th 3 2
20th 2 1
Stage wins (if applicable)
1st 10 8 3
2nd 5 4 2
3rd 3 2 1
  • If a rider is not part of UCI ProTour, no points are given. The points corresponding to the place are not awarded
  • Top 20 teams get points in scale 20-19-18...1.
  • Team time trials in stage races doesn't give points for riders.
  • In Eindhoven time trial rider has to finish to earn points.
  • In country ranking, top 5 riders of each country count towards the ranking.

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