Which professional sports other than professional road cycling have such an incredibly diverse number of nationalities competing at the ‘pinnacle’….

Which professional sports other than professional road cycling have such an incredibly diverse number of nationalities competing at the ‘pinnacle’….

…….of one particular professional sport? Answer – NONE……which is more reason for NGOs, businesses and organisations to utilise professional road cycling as an ideal worldwide lifestyle platform to magnify activities and commercial business activities to a mass global audience.

TBProcycling carried out the survey from male and female teams in 2016 season and the information is true and correct to the best of my knowledge at 5th January 2017 and would actually be very similar at the time of the publishing of this article with regard to the current 2017 season. The survey consisted of all the riders from the two highest levels of the UCI male professional road cycling teams (18 World Tour Teams and 23 Pro-Continental Teams) and all the riders from the 41 UCI registered women’s professional road cycling teams.

With enormous ‘due respect’ to athletes and some of the nationalities on the list below, you would not necessarily associate some of the countries with elite athletes competing at the highest level of a particular sport which is why professional road cycling has so many potential benefits, politically, socioeconomically and commercially.

Key : 

(M) = Male Riders

(F) = Female Riders

Survey : 

1294 Male and Female Riders : 784 (M) 510 (F)

57 Different Nationalities, Five/Six Continents

Albania  1 (M)
Algeria 1 (M)
Antigua 1 (F)
Argentina 4 (M)  13 (F)
Australia 39 (M)  24 (F)
Austria 12 (M)   8 (F)
Belarus 3 (M)  2 (F)
Belgium 83 (M)  35 (F)
Brazil 2 (M)  2 (F)
Canada 6 (M)  18 (F)
Chile 1 (F)
China 1 (M)  14 (F)
Colombia 18 (M)  5 (F)
Costa Rica 1(M)
Croatia 1 (F)
Cyprus 1 (F)
Czech Republic 7 (M)
Denmark 14 (M)  12 (F)
Eritrea 4 (M)
Estonia 2 (M)
Ethiopia 1 (M)  1 (M)
Finland 1 (M)  2 (F)
France 110 (M)  18 (F)
Germany 34 (M)  14 (F)
Guam 1 (F)
China - Hong Kong 1 (M)  1 (F)
Hungary 2 (F)
Ireland 5 (M)  1 (F)
Italy 111 (M)  71 (F)
Japan 5 (M)  1 (F)
Kazakhstan 3 (M)  8 (F)
Latvia 1 (M)  1 (F)
Lithuania 2 (M)  1 (F)
Luxembourg 5 (M)  3 (F)
Mexico 3 (F)
Moldavia 1 (M)
Netherlands 67 (M)  41 (F)
New Zealand 10 (M)  7 (F)
Norway 11 (M)  9 (F)
Poland 25 (M)  6 (F)
Portugal 8 (M)
Romania 1 (M)
Russia 16 (M)  7 (F)
Rwanda 1 (M)
Serbia 1 (F)
Slovakia 7 (M)  2 (F)
Slovenia 8 (M)  7 (F)
South Africa 8 (M)  5 (F)
Spain 53 (M)  27 (F)
Sweden 6 (M)  7 (F)
Switzerland 23 (M)  5 (F)
Taiwan 1 (M)  1 (F)
UK 27 (M)  49 (F)
Ukraine 1 (M)  5 (F)
USA 31 (M)  63 (F)
Uzbekistan 1 (M)
Venezuela 2 (M)  1 (F)

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