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The 10 Longest One-Day Cycling Races

Cycling fan, Bernard Lu shares the 10 longest (by distance) one-day bike races on the calendar.

Founder, Mr. Mamil

This article lists the longest, one-day road bike races on the UCI calendar. The races below have ALL these characteristics;

  • Sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the world governing body of cycling
  • Part of the UCI race calendar
  • Raced by professional teams and cyclists
  • Road races
  • One-day races

The Road World Championships are excluded as it’s raced based on national rather than professional cycling teams.

Things to note :

  • Milan-San Remo, the first among the five Monuments in cycling, is the longest bike race.
  • Four of the five Monuments make up the top 5.
  • Nine of the 10 longest races are all held in Europe except for Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal in Canada.
  • Belgium hosts four of the 10 longest races.
RaceCountryDateDistance (km)
Milan-San RemoItaly18 March 2023299
Ronde van VlaanderenBelgium2 April 2023273
Liège-Bastogne-LiègeBelgium23 April 2023257
Paris-RoubaixFrance9 April 2023257
Amstel Gold RaceNetherlands16 April 2023254
Giro di LombardiaItaly7 October 2023253
Ghent-WevelgemBelgium26 March 2023249
Clásica de San SebastiánSpain29 July 2023225
Grand Prix Cycliste de MontréalCanada10 September 2023220
Brabantse PijlBelgium12 April 2023205
Top 10 longest professional, one-day bike races
Alex Lee at Mr.Mamil

Alex Lee is the founder and editor-at-large of Mr. Mamil. Coming from a professional engineering background, he breaks down technical cycling nuances into an easy-to-understand and digestible format here.

He has been riding road bikes actively for the past 12 years and started racing competitively in the senior category during the summer recently.