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Roglic ends year as cycling's world No.1

News24
23 Oct 2019, 04:13 GMT+10

Paris - 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.

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 wins on World Tour 2019 races

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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