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World rankings

1 Alberto Contador (ESP) Team Tinkoff-Saxo 620 pts
2 Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team 606
3 Simon Gerrans (AUS) Orica-GreenEdge 478
4 Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana 392
5 Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team 346

Now Gerrans is having a great year, but how in the name of god does LBL, the Aussie championship, a win in TdU and two in Canada smash Nibali's Italian championship and 4 TdF wins?  Bizarre!!  No offence to SG intended.
Slapshot 3

I've wondered how they get these rankings as well, I know there is a list of what you can win for specific races but it always skews to the one day jobs.... really doesn't match up... Wiki says

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_UCI_World_Tour
Nolte

i always prefer the cq rankings Smile

Quote:
1. (4) ESP VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro MOV 25/04/1980 2772
2. (1Cool ESP CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto TCS 06/12/1982 2490
3. (2) ITA NIBALI Vincenzo AST 14/11/1984 1987
4. (19) NOR KRISTOFF Alexander KAT 05/07/1987 1852
5. (20) GER DEGENKOLB John GIA 07/01/1989 1630
6. (3) SVK SAGAN Peter CAN 26/01/1990 1559
7. (Cool COL QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander MOV 04/02/1990 1551
8. (30) POL KWIATKOWSKI Michal OPQ 02/06/1990 1511
9. (92) AUS GERRANS Simon OGE 16/05/1980 1496
10. (1) GBR FROOME Chris SKY 20/05/1985 1437
Boogerd_Fan

did Gerrans also get some placings in other 1.HC races?

apart from the Tour and the Nationals, Nibs was (intentionally?) anonymous in his prep races.
Nolte

looking at point scoring, nibs scored 200 points for tour victory, 20 points for each stage win so 80, and other placings on stages being one 2nd for 10 points, three 3rds 6 points each and a 4th for 4 points being 312 points, 5th in romandy scored 50 and 7th in dauphine give the balance of 30

gerrans scored 100 points each got tour down under and liege bastogne
liege, 80 points each for canadian races and 50 points each for third
place in amstel gold and vattenfalls, a total of 460 points, i think 2
wins in stages in tdu gave 12 and other stage places is balance of 6
points

only on mobile so don't have full functionality to view stuff
HuwB

With a score 200 points for winning the Tour and 50 points for finishing 3rd in Vattenfalls, it's evident that the system is heavily weighted towards one day races.
mazda

To be fair Nibs got 312 from the Tdf, as Nolte details.
If you share out the 200 points for winning over his good stages then that makes a TdF stage win worth roughly 50 to 60 points for him.
Is that a reasonable number ?
Of course if you are well down the GC you only get the 20 points for the stage win

Aren't we back to the LA argument ?
Winning one GT a year does not make you the #1 ranked cyclist
Wink
gerry12ie

I think the weightings reflect the attempt to globalise the sport and to actually counter the media mindset of the TDF winner as World No. 1.  Bartali probably needs to be more concerned with Contador accruing 60% more points than Vincenzo... Wink
Bartali

HuwB wrote:
With a score 200 points for winning the Tour and 50 points for finishing 3rd in Vattenfalls, it's evident that the system is heavily weighted towards one day races.


Or 20 points for winning the queens stage v 50 for third in Vattenfalls.  Ludicrous IMO

Now, joking apart, I'm not suggesting for one moment Nibali should be leading the competition  - he shouldn't - just that the retrospective points awarded to Gerrans and Nibali is stupid.
Mrs John Murphy

gerry12ie wrote:
I think the weightings reflect the attempt to globalise the sport and to actually counter the media mindset of the TDF winner as World No. 1.  Bartali probably needs to be more concerned with Contador accruing 60% more points than Vincenzo... Wink


Who knew that the Tour of the Basque Country and the Volta Algarve were so prestigious

UCI rankings - never mind the quality, feel the width.

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