Chris Froome: The points of the UCI ranking are not evenly divided
Nov 06 2017 12:34 pm CET

Chris Froome: The points of the UCI ranking are not evenly divided
Chris Froome: The points of the UCI ranking are not evenly divided
Photo of Chris Froome © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

After finishing second in the 2017 WorldTour Individual ranking, Chris Froome (Team Sky) has stated that he thinks one-day riders have a clear advantage over the rest of the riders in that standing.

The number one of the ranking was Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) and the four-time Tour de France winner took the second position. "He was the only deserved winner," said the Briton to Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad. "I was second, but that ranking has never been a goal.

"If it was I'd have had to ride Il Lombardia or the Tour of Guangxi and I had no energy for that."

Despite thinking that the Belgian rider was a deserved winner, Froome thinks the ranking is unfair. "The points are not evenly divided," he explained. "Someone who wins two classics gets more points than the Vuelta a España winner. While for the Vuelta, you have to be the best rider for three weeks."

Van Avermaet got five hundred points for each of his victories at Gent-Wevelgem and Paris-Roubaix, while Froome got 850 for his Vuelta win.
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