With two weeks of the season to go there’s a wide gap for Lotto-Soudal and Israel-PremierTech to close, but now feel like stragglers far behind the peloton.
What’s Changed Since Last Week?
- Movistar (553 points) top the table ahead of Cofidis (426) and Alpecin-Deceuninck (403) in a week that includes yesterday’s Coppa Bernocchi and the Sparkassen Münsterland Giro
- Movistar are having a late season run and climb past DSM to 13th
- Low scorers were Ineos (10 points), then Lotto-Soudal (13), and DSM (26)
- Alpecin-Deceuninck and Arkéa-Samsic meet the promotion criteria being 8th and 18th on the rankings
- 19th place Lotto-Soudal and 20th place Israel-PremierTech face relegation
- Automatic grand tour invites in 2023 would go to Lotto-Soudal and TotalEnergies, with the latter 853 points ahead of Israel
Looking more closely at the relegation battle we can see the clear gap between Lotto-Soudal and Israel and the rest, with Arkéa, BikeExchange, Cofidis and EF all grouped together in the chart above and now surely safe. We should note how Arkéa have slid down the rankings in the final part of the season and with the news of Connor Swift and Nairo Quintana leaving, their 2023 team for the World Tour looks weaker than the current one, although there’s still time to sign riders.
Zooming in on the relegation candidates this chart shows the gap to 18th place in points and how Lotto-Soudal and Israel have slipped away since September when they needed to close the gap, Lotto are now 1,130 points adrift, Israel 1,182
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