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The 2010 UCI ProTour is the sixth series of the UCI ProTour: a series of 16 races in which the ProTour teams, considered the elite teams of the sport, participate alongside a number of invited "wildcard" teams. As in 2009, there is no competitive element to the ProTour of itself, but all its events contribute towards the 2010 UCI World Ranking. The first race is to be the 2010 Tour Down Under on 19-24 January, and the series will end with two new events, bringing the tour to North America for the first time, the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec and the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal on 10 September and 12 September respectively.

Two newly formed teams, the American Team RadioShack and British based Team Sky, joined the ProTour, while the licenses of Bbox Bouygues Telecom and Cofidis were not renewed. The Lampre-Farnese Vini team, although it has a ProTour Licence from the UCI valid until 2013, had its annual registration refused. A number of teams have had name changes: Fuji-Servetto became Footon-Servetto-Fuji, a second name sponsor saw Garmin-Slipstream rename as Garmin-Transitions, and the name of the company, rather than one of its products, is featured in the change from Silence-Lotto to Omega Pharma-Lotto.

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2010 UCI ProTour races

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Dates Race Winner UCI World Ranking leader
19–24 January Australia Tour Down Under
22–28 March Spain Volta a Catalunya
28 March Belgium Gent-Wevelgem
4 April Belgium Ronde van Vlaanderen
5–10 April Spain Vuelta al País Vasco
18 April Netherlands Amstel Gold Race
27 April–2 May Switzerland Tour de Romandie
6–13 June France Dauphiné Libéré
12–20 June Switzerland Tour de Suisse
31 July Spain Clásica de San Sebastián
1–7 August Poland Tour de Pologne
15 August Germany Vattenfall Cyclassics
17–24 August Belgium / Netherlands Tour of Benelux
22 August France GP Ouest-France
10 September Canada Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
12 September Canada Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal

Teams

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Code Official Team Name
ALM Ag2r-La Mondiale
AST Astana
GCE Caisse d'Epargne
EUS Euskaltel-Euskadi
FOT Fuji-Servetto
FDJ Française des Jeux
GRM Garmin-Transitions
LIQ Liquigas-Doimo
SIL Omega Pharma-Lotto
QST Quick Step
RAB Rabobank
SKY Team Sky
THR Team HTC-Columbia
KAT Team Katusha
MRM Team Milram
RSH Team RadioShack
SAX Team Saxo Bank

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