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The WT Teams and the Pro teams are in effect in separate pools for the COUNTING of UCI points for promotion/relegation - WT teams will still ride .pro. 1.1 and 2.1 and Pro teams will still ride WT races when they receive invitations.
Yes, But it would be ridicilous to not have them online complete separate pools also in the competitions.
By the last sentence in your post, it seems you didn’t read or didn’t understand what I wrote.
 
The New WorldTour Points System Explained

 
Revolution in the cycling calendar: from 2026 no more overlapping races like Paris-Nice and Tirreno

In four years, the calendar of the top races, the World Tour competitions, will look completely different. From 2026 there will be no more overlapping WorldTour races, UCI CEO Peter Van den Abeele has announced in the CROSS podcast from Play Sports. At the moment, numerous top races are being ridden at the same time, such as the UAE Tour and Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico, the Tour of Catalonia and Bruges-De Panne, the E3 and Gent-Wevelgem and so on.
 
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Revolution in the cycling calendar: from 2026 no more overlapping races like Paris-Nice and Tirreno

In four years, the calendar of the top races, the World Tour competitions, will look completely different. From 2026 there will be no more overlapping WorldTour races, UCI CEO Peter Van den Abeele has announced in the CROSS podcast from Play Sports. At the moment, numerous top races are being ridden at the same time, such as the UAE Tour and Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico, the Tour of Catalonia and Bruges-De Panne, the E3 and Gent-Wevelgem and so on.
Hmm. I really don't see the problem that Catalonia overlaps with three Flemish classics (okay, two classics and the Brugge-De Panne race) for instance - they are races who would attract two completely different fields anyway. How is this even going to work? Will the season be longer? Fewer WorldTour races?
 
They've tried to stop the overlapping races before and it didn't work and never made it past this kind of planning stage. Largely because cycling can accommodate multiple different goals simultaneously and is harder to F1-ise because strangely enough the riders who are targeting Roubaix and the riders who are targeting País Vasco are not the same. It would only really be necessary in the event of them reducing down the team sizes so that they cannot accommodate doing two WT races simultaneously. I know they've wanted to trim down the WT teams a bit lately but we're a long way away from being in a position where they can't do two simultaneous WT races with completely differing skillset requirements, and the sooner UCI recognise that the likes of Wout van Aert are an exception, not the rule, and just because you don't have Gent-Wevelgem clash with Catalunya anymore does not mean that the big name Flemish classics men are going to race Catalunya, or that the big name Spanish and Latin American climbers are going to miraculously all want to do Gent-Wevelgem then fly back to Spain to start a stage race the next day.

Also am I seriously seeing that on the Continental circuit, a stage race GC and a one day race are worth the exact same amount? That's absolutely imbecilic. That discrepancy between the value of stage races and one day races needed to be INCREASED at the lower level, not the opposite. I guess there are a lot of French and Belgian one-day races that can guarantee Lappartient's buddies WT licences off the Coupe de France though.
 
The New WorldTour Points System Explained

On what planet is Montreal worth more points than Fleche?
 
I am a bit scared riders like Matthews are getting a too big of a bump because of the system. Riders that are extremely consistent but almost never win. Cycling should still be about winning. Instead of making the system more topheavy (what I would've liked) they made it less by doing the same in GTs as what they were doing in .1 and .Pro races. I would've preferred less points for minor placements in smaller races instead to balance it out (and more points for top 5 in GT of big WT stages, but not top 15 or top 10 for example).
 

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