Another week, another look at the promotion and relegation standings. The chart above now says plenty in one glance, Israel and Lotto-Soudal are almost tied for 19th place but well below the relegation line while a four-way scrap for 18th place.
What’s Changed Since Last Week?
- Israel-PremierTech and Lotto-Soudal remain in the relegation zone
- Ineos, Ag2r Citroën and Intermarché were the week’s top scorers
- Bora-Hansgrohe, Movistar and UAE were the three lowest scorers of the teams featured here
- As things stand TotalEnergies and Lotto-Soudal would get wildcard invites to the grand tours next year
- Arkéa-Samsic continue their romp up the charts, now overtaking DSM
- Cofidis are just 169 points behind Movistar now, having started the year 1,332 points back
Israel scored big thanks to Paddy Bevin’s win in the Tour of Turkey, 200 points for the GC alone but this progress was relative as they were still beaten by Lotto-Soudal and Cofidis who scored more points in the same week.
Movistar took only got 30 points in the week and Cofidis are closing in on them, and EF and Bike Exchange too. This sets up a tighter four-way battle for 18th place. Now 18th place is the safe place but only at the end of the season. Sitting 18th now is to be constantly looking over the shoulder in case Lotto or Israel pick up speed. The Giro looms and it’s going to be a big deal for Movistar, EF and Bike Exchange because a high GC finish means molti punti.
Animated bar chart race
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