world tour relegation
The Giro d'Italia is over with its big share of UCI points in the general classification, but the alternative continental calendar has also been very rich in the last three weeks, and some teams in the relegation battle have been able to make the most of it. In this article, we will look at the different approaches of the teams at risk for UCI points.
The spring classics season has ended with Liège-Bastogne-Liège along with its abundance of points on offer, so it is time to take stock of the WorldTour relegation battle. Although the standings are still wide open, Israel and Lotto are clearly the two teams that will be fighting for months to try and rise out of the relegation zone. On the other hand, DSM, Arkéa and Intermarché are in such a strong position all with incredible momentum, that the prospect of them entering the relegation zone is increasingly far-fetched.
The last two weeks have not led to any changes in the ranking of the teams at risk of relegation, but they have served to consolidate trends. While Cofidis, Arkéa and Intermarché remain on a positive streak, Israel cannot find a way to score points and the prospects of renewal of its WorldTeam licence are worsening by the week.