The stars of men’s elite professional road cycling battle it out every year on the UCI WorldTour. In total there are 38 World Tour events taking place in 2018 in 16 different countries worldwide.
You can’t beat the excitement of a bike race, either as a cyclist or as a spectator. We offer a fantastic selection of exclusive hospitality access and VIP experiences on the 3 Grand Tours, the 5 Monuments of Cycling and some of the other big races on the 2018 UCI WorldTour cycling calendar.
After making its debut on the UCI World Tour calendar in 2017 the Strade Bianche takes place again in Tuscany, Italy (March 3). After this two big stage races take place in the run up to the first big Spring Classic which is Milan San Remo. In March the 2 big stage races are; Paris – Nice, also called the race to the sun and the Tirreno-Adriatico, also called the race between 2 seas. The one-day clash between the end of Paris-Nice and start of Tirreno-Adriatico continues in 2018. The Milan San Remo (March 17) is the longest one day race on the calendar and traditionally kicks off the classics season in Europe.
In April the cycling classics season follows the same date order traditionally with the Tour of Flanders (April 1) which will start in Antwerp and also the Muur van Geraardsbergen will feature on the course again. The Muur will also feature on the 2019 Grand Depart of the Tour de France in Brussels. Next up is the Hell of the North, also called the Queen of the Classics; Paris – Roubaix (April 8) – Our fully supported 10 day Spring Classics tour lets you ride and watch Flanders, Scheldeprijs and Paris – Roubaix. On this tour you will also spend the day with cycling legend Johan Museeuw and visit the Tour of Flanders museum before cycling with Johan in the afternoon.
On Paris – Roubaix we offer a Paris – Roubaix Start to Finish Experience with VIP access at the start in Compiegne followed by a viewing point en-route plus hospitality at the Roubaix Velodrome
Next up are the Ardennes Classics; Amstel Gold race with the Fleche Wallone mid-week on the Wednesday before Liege Bastogne Liege (April 22). Our 10 day fully supported Ardennes Classics tour lets you ride and watch all these events.
The first Grand Tour of the year is the Giro d’Italia which will have its 101st edition and it takes place between May 5 and 27. The Giro is the first Grand Tour to ever have its start outside of Europe in Israel.
The Tour de France takes place between July 8 and 30 this year and it features a start in Le Vendee and a visit to Brittany, the Roubaix cobbles, the Alps, the Pyrenees and finally Paris. On the Tour de France we offer daily VIP experiences at the stage starts and finishes as well as a day in an official car on the course and even helicopter trips. The first British World Tour event, the Ride London-Surrey Classic is taking place on July 29.
The season comes to a close with the final Grand Tour of the year, the Vuelta a España (August 25 to September 16). The 2018 Vuelta a Espana starts in Malaga before moving into Granada and Murcia. The race will have a very tough final 11 days with a visit of Asturias and the Basque Country followed by a finale in Andorra. The final Monument of Cycling; the Giro Lombardia takes place on Saturday 13 October.
Our favourite season end is the yearly odyssey to Ghent to watch the Ghent 6 days track cycling event in November. The 2016 edition was fantastic with the win of Wiggins and Cavendish. We offer standard tickets for every night as well as hospitality on the weekend nights. The VIP Cafe is particularly good value for money as the open bar is open from 18.00 until 01.30 on Saturday. Hotel stays are also available or even a coach trip from the UK – More information here
We are very pleased to present our best ever selection of cycling events and VIP hospitality access options for the 2018 cycling season. From fully organised tours with VIP access included to doing your own thing, we have it all covered.
The ultimate experience is to spend the whole day on the course during an actual stage. Your day starts with hospitality and access to the start village where you will meet your guide at the welcome desk. After the start village experience you will get in your official race car and spend the day out on the course. You will have lunch en-route and drive through all the crowds for a unique insider experience. At the finish you will enjoy finish line hospitality.
The above car experience with a bird’s eye view from a helicopter as well. What a day.
A fantastic selection of exclusive hospitality options to enjoy the grand finale of the 3 Grand Tours of cycling in style in Rome, the Champs Elysees in Paris and the Paseo del Prado in Madrid. Excellent opportunity to make a nice city break out of it.
The 2018 UCI World Tour teams, event organisers and entourage travel around with the riders. The team buses park within an enclosed and restricted area. An expo type village is created at the start of each one of the stages. It is usually here that everyone who is linked in any way to the events like TV, sponsors and celebrities from the cycling world will show themselves. Also local companies will be keen to show off their wares. Your VIP passes will give you access to the village and the rider’s paddock. If you are into collecting autographs, this is the best place for it.
All UCI World Tour events set up a limited number of areas located on course within the final portion of the stage. Access to these areas is usually reserved and by invitation only. You will see famous ex-cyclists, sponsors and team guests. Typically these areas are within 200 metres or so of the finish line. There is also a spectator friendly elevated viewing area. You will be served with drinks and snacks and there is a big screen to watch the LIVE action as it unfolds. After watching the finish, you will celebrate the victory with Champagne before watching the daily podium ceremony.
As part of selected tours on the Giro d’Italia, the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana we have accreditation to do a ‘cross the finish line’ VIP experience. We will take our tour vehicle to a designated area where the cyclists will start their ride and the the non-cyclists will be taken directly to the finish. The riders will ride the final 50km section of the stage to cross the official finish line of the day’s stage. Both cyclists and spectators will then all get together for photos on the official podium followed by a back stage tour and watching the arrival of the riders.
The Relais Etape is a hospitality area which takes the form of a small village in a prime position along the route, just a few kilometres from the finish line of each stage. This inspiring package mirrors the excitement of the race and includes:
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