WorldTour Relegation Battle: This yr the struggle for UCI factors is extra necessary than earlier than, solely the highest eighteen groups will get WorldTour licenses. Lotto Soudal is on the incorrect facet of that divide and the general win within the Baloise Belgium Tour might have made a distinction. We take a look at the UCI WorldTour ‘league’ and the place the groups are in the mean time.
Tim Wellens and Campenaerts did what they may – These 50 factors would have been useful
Within the Baloise Belgium Tour final weekend, Yves Lampaert was disqualified after he intentionally hindered Tim Wellens in the course of the Golden Kilometre, stopping the Lotto Soudal rider from accumulating bonus seconds. Wellens completed on the identical time as Lampaert’s teammate Mauro Schmid, however the Swiss rider was higher within the time trial by hundredths of a second and so a beat Wellens within the remaining total end result. This end result additionally impacts the UCI WorldTour promotion and relegation place as Lotto would have scored an additional 50 factors for the win.
Lampaert getting in the best way of Wellens
On the finish of this yr there will probably be promotion and relegation within the WorldTour primarily based on the overall variety of factors that WorldTour groups and ProTeams have collected within the final three seasons – 2020, 2021 and 2022. The highest eighteen groups will obtain a WorldTour license for the 2023, 2024 and 2025 seasons, if they need and go the opposite standards.
Mauro Schmid thanks his teammates
Good work by Lotto Soudal, however not sufficient
Andreas Kron took 40 UCI factors and Sylvain Moniquet 20, which was a contribution to Lotto Soudal’s factors whole. However on the Baloise Belgium Tour Victor Campenaerts took 85 factors and Wellens gained 165 factors in whole. Lotto Soudal is now the nineteenth group within the UCI standings at 0.33 factors bellow BikeExchange-Jayco who’ve 12629,33 factors, however they’re within the high 18.
Aleksandr Vlasov and Sergio Higuita accumulating the factors for BORA-hansgrohe
BORA-hansgrohe doing nicely
The very best scoring group of final week was BORA-hansgrohe. Danny van Poppel added 10 factors with a second place on the second stage of the Tour of Belgium. Probably the most factors got here from the Tour de Suisse. Aleksandr Vlasov gained a stage and held the chief’s jersey, taking 70 factors. Nonetheless, Vlasov needed to abandon after a optimistic covid check. However Higuita was second within the basic classification and had sooner or later within the chief’s jersey, this was value 410 factors, Felix Großschartner was sixth, 150 factors and Maximilian Schachmann was tenth and second within the opening stage, 110 factors.
Ruben Guerreiro serving to EF Schooling-EasyPost keep within the WorldTour together with his win within the Mont Ventoux Dénivilé Problem
EF additionally scored factors as did Israel-Premier Tech
EF Schooling-EasyPost additionally had an excellent week. The American group has been the identical variety of factors a lot of the season, however final week it confirmed some motion. After an excellent Critérium du Dauphiné, Ruben Guerreiro and Esteban Chaves have been first and second within the Mont Ventoux Dénivilé Problem, good for 210 UCI factors. Simon Carr completed sixteenth, including 3 factors. Michael Valgren then took 5 factors with a second place in a stage of La Route d’Occitanie, however then crashed out. They took extra factors within the Tour de Suisse. Alberto Bettiol completed second on one stage, which was good for 25 factors. Neilson Powless was second on the stage gained by Vlasov in Novazzano and climbed to fourth place total, collected a complete of 300 factors.
Matthews and Fuglsang doing their bit for BikeExchange-Jayco and Israel Premier Tech
The relegation struggle
On the backside the struggle goes on and it’s shut. Lotto Soudal, Israel-Premier Tech, EF Schooling-EasyPost, BikeExchange-Jayco, Movistar and Cofidis are very shut, with 1200 factors separating Cofidis and Israel-Premier Tech. The Israeli group are the worst positioned of the WorldTour groups, however had an excellent week. Jakob Fuglsang was third within the Tour de Suisse and took 345 factors and Michael Woods gained La Route d’Occitanie, gaining 142 factors. Additionally Sep Vanmarcke was fifteenth in Baloise Belgium Tour, Daryl Impey had a stage win in Switzerland, Hugo Houle was fifteenth in Switzerland and Carl Frederik Hagen was fourteenth in Occitanie, this all helped, however they want much more good weeks to avoid wasting their WorldTour standing.
Israel-Premier Tech want extra wins like Daryl Impey’s stage victory in Switzerland
Nationwide championships factors
This weeks factors may be gained within the nationwide championships. Winners within the larger biking counties obtain 100 UCI factors for a highway title and 50 factors for the time trial.
Workforce factors totals for 2020, 2021 & 2022:
1. Jumbo-Visma 31000.67
2. Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl 30679,37
3. INEOS Grenadiers 30121.99
4. UAE Emirates 28122.66
5. Bahrain Victorious 22371
6. BORA-hansgrohe 22005,5
7. Alpecin-Fenix 18596 (ProTeam)
8. Groupama-FDJ 17339
9. Trek-Segafredo 16668.66
10. Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 15180
11. AG2R Citroën 15157
12. Astana Qazaqstan 14926
13. Arkéa Samsic 14017 (ProTeam)
14. Workforce DSM 13826.71
15. Cofidis 13351
16. Movistar 13272
17. EF Schooling-EasyPost 13193.32
18. BikeExchange-Jayco 12629,33
19. Lotto Soudal 12629
20. Israel-Premier Tech 12142.66
21. TotalEnergies 8409 (ProTeam)
22. Uno-X 6103.46 (ProTeam)
23. B&B Resorts-KTM 5248 (ProTeam)
The highest 18 are assured a spot within the WorldTour in 2023.
No downside for Jumbo-Visma
# A giant due to Youri Ijnsen of WielerFlits for the details and figures. #