Monday, July 23, 2012

Updated UCI rankings + prize money

Seven Euskaltel riders have now scored WorldTour points this season - already one more than what was the case at the end of last season.

The UCI today published their post-Tour updated rankings and, despite losing their captain and three key lieutenants early on in France, Euskaltel are still healthy placed as a team. Sky naturally top the rankings by quite a margin, while Euskaltel maintain their 12th place with 424 points. Movistar occupy the place above, while Lampre is 24 points adrift in 13th.

Samu naturally remains the team's top rider on the individual rankings in seventh place on 252 points. Nieve is 38th (98 points), Ion Izagirre 64th (46 points), Egoi Martínez debuts at 95th (20 points), Gorka Izagirre comes in at 130th (eight points), Rubén Pérez is 161st (four points), while Gorka Verdugo is 197th with a single point.

Check out the full rankings here.

The big prize money on offer in France didn't go Euskaltel's way as high overall placings, stage-wins and jerseys went missing for the team. Still though, they amassed a healthy 19 830 euro during the three weeks, more than seven of the other teams.

Click here for the full overview. 

1 comment:

Stephen said...

Thats a pretty good result realy given that the tdf looked quite gloomy for a while. We do need a really good Vuelta though, not just for points but for moral. Be great to see the younger lads like Landa,Ion Izagirre Peio Bilbao all start and be given the freedom to go for stage wins while Anton amd maybe Nieve concentrate on a high GC placing. It would be a very tough race to win (Contador, Froom, Andy Schleck, Hijedal...god knows who else)but as Sky have shown, you have to have huge ambition to get great results.


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