This is how the dreaded UCI ranking remains: Movistar revives and Lotto and Israel fall

The last stage of the Tour of Langkawi, whose general was won by Colombian Movistar cyclist Iván Sosa, brought the curtain down on the 2022 road cycling season and it also put an end to the dreaded 2020-2022 triennial ranking in the new relegation system proposed by the UCI that leaves us winners and losers.

Among the winners of this triennium stands out the Jumbo-Visma, which, thanks to the successes of Jonas Vingegaard, Primoz Roglic and Wout Van Aert, among others, has established itself as the best team in these three years with a total sum of 37,837.17 points, according to data published by the journalist Raúl Banqueri on the Lanterne Rouge portal.

Jumbo-Visma outperformed teams like Julian Alaphilippe’s Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl or Remco Evenepoel, second with 35,619.37, in this fierce battle; the Ineos Grenadiers by Egan Bernal or Richard Carapaz, third with 35,195.99; or Tadej Poagacar’s UAE Emirates, fourth with 34,206.66 points.

Although if there is a story that stands out above all the others in this triennial ranking during this last season, that has been the dMovistar team. After a hesitant start, the Spanish team was flirting with relegation for much of the season and even more so after Enric Mas left the Tour after contracting coronavirus. However, the great performance of Mas in La Vuelta and of runners such as Iván García Cortina or Alex Aranburu in other races parallel to the Spanish round made the Movistar go up and away the ghosts of the descent to such an extent that, finally, they have finished in eleventh position in this triennial ranking with 17:615 points and more than 2,700 points above the relegation places.

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Like Movistar, We must also highlight the capacity for suffering of teams such as EF Education Easypost or Team BikeExchange Jayco, who were also touching the abyss and that they will finally remain on the World Tour after their good results in this final stretch of the season.

This new triennial ranking relegation system allows us to Two great winners and two great losers. The winners are Alpecin-Fenix ​​and Arkéa-Samsic, who will become World Tour teams after leading the UCI Pro Team rankings and shine in the UCI World Tour races alongside the great teams in the peloton.

For their part, the big losers in this battle were Lotto-Soudal and Israel Premier Tech. The historic Belgian team dreamed of salvation for several moments during the season, but the effort of Arnaud de Lie, the team’s great supporter, it has been in vain, and Lotto-Soudal will leave the UCI World Tour next year. Israel Premier Tech is also relegated, that despite having Chris Froome in his ranks and the great performance of Dan Martin in the Vuelta a España 2020, he did not know how to react and was finally doomed to a relegation that Sylvain Adams, team manager, has already announced that he will resort. Meanwhile, the teams are already looking at the next triennium 2023-2025 in which the UCI is expected to make changes to a relegation system that could get on the nerves of more than one team in the peloton.

UCI triennial ranking 2020-2022 after the 2022 season

PositionEquipmentPoints
1.Jumbo-Visma (NED)37.837.17
two.Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl (BEL)35,619.37
3.Ineos Grenadiers (GBR)35,195.99
Four.UAE Team Emirates (UAE)34,206.66
5.Bora-Hansgrohe (ALE)25,291.5
6.Bahrain Victorious (BHR)24,321
7.Groupama-FDJ (FRA)21,794
8.Alpecin-Deceuninck (BEL)21,544.67
9.Trek-Segafredo (USA)20,532.33
10.Intermarche Wanty-Gobert (BEL)19,323
eleven.Movistar (ESP)17,615
12.AG2R Citroen (FRA)17,564.33
13.Astana-Qazaqstan (KAZ)17,025
14.EF Education Easypost (USA)16,715.65
fifteen.Cofidis (FRA)16,366
16.Team DSM (NED)16,180.21
17.Team Bike Exchange – Jayco (AUS)16,068.5
18.Team Arkéa-Samsic (FRA)15,864
They descend from the World Tour
19.Lotto-Soudal (BEL)14,869
twenty.Israel Premier Tech (ISR)13,868.66
Source: Lanterne Rouge

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