Primoz Roglic beats out Alaphilippe for UCI’s Best Rider Ranking

Strong stage race performances add up

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Slovenia’s Primoz Roglic ends 2019 top of the rankings as cycling’s world No.1, winning the World Tour ahead of Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe and Denmark’s Jakob Fuglsang. Riding for the Dutch outfit Jumbo-Visma, Roglic won the Tour of Spain and came close to winning the Giro d’Italia this year after also winning the Tirreno-Adriatico and the Tour de Romandie.

Alaphilippe racked up 12 wins and led the Tour de France for 14 stages. Fuglsang did well in the spring classics, winning Liege-Bastogne-Liege. The revelation of the year, Tour de France winner Egan Bernal of Colombia, was fourth and the only Ineos rider in the top 10.

Julian Alaphilippe (FRA – Deceuninck – Quick Step)

Final standings

1. Primoz Roglic (SLO/JUM) 4635 points
2. Julian Alaphilippe (FRA/DEC) 3569
3. Jakob Fuglsang (DEN/AST) 3472
4. Egan Bernal (COL/INE) 3346
5. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 3297
6. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/CCC) 2497
7. Pascal Ackermann (GER/BOR) 2487
8. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/UAE) 2484
9. Elia Viviani (ITA/DEC) 2392
10. Peter Sagan (SVK/BOR) 2232
11. Mathieu van der Poel (NED/COR) 2205
12. Tadej Pogacar (SLO/UAE) 2095

Team Standings

1. Deceuninck 14.692 points
2. Bora 14.621
3. Jumbo 13.042
4. UAE Emirates 11.719
5. Astana 11.526
6. Ineos 10.941
7. Movistar 10.423
8. Mitchelton 9.121
9. Lotto 8.639
10. Trek 8.066
11. Education First 7.868
12. Groupama-FDJ 7.324

Number of 2019 World Tour Wins

1. Deceuninck 68
2. Jumbo 51
3. Bora 47
4. Astana 37
5. Mitchelton 35
6. UAE Emirates 29
7. Ineos 26
8. Groupama-FDJ 24
9. Lotto 23
10. Movistar 21

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