No change but things are getting close at the relegation threshold.
Given Alpecin-Fenix and Arkéa-Samsic have said they want promotion and sit high on the three year rankings, the story looks set to be all about relegation from here until the end of the season.
What’s Changed Since Last Week?
- No change to the standings, except Cofidis move above Movistar
- Israel won 404 points last week, ahead of Lotto-Soudal with 316 and 245 for Cofidis
- Astana, Bahrain, EF Education, Ineos, Jumbo-Visma and Trek-Segafredo didn’t score
- Lotto-Soudal are now 434 points away from EF in 18th place
Little change in the positions, but things are getting very close in terms of points. Israel had their best week thanks in part to Jakob Fuglsang’s win in the Mercan’Tour Classic Alpes-Maritimes with Mike Woods in second place. Interestingly they’re a surprise late entry for the Sibiu Tour in Romania next month as if they’ve clocked they need the points and to win these they’ll need a high GC finish so how much do they balance sending their best riders to the Tour de France with the need to get points.
The chart above shows how six teams have fared this season and look at the convergence, it shows just how close things are getting around the drop zone.
Animated bar chart race
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