Transfer Mechanics: Top 12 climbers on the market

Majka, Uran, and Aru are three of the highest-profile climbers on the transfer market (Image credit: Getty Images)

After pooling together the best GC riders and the top under-25 riders out of contract at the end of the year, we’ve turned out attention to the elite climbers. With the aid of data from Fuoriclasse, we’ve selected some of the best uphill specialists. 

The selection excludes the GC specialists – in this case riders who had finished inside the top-five in a Grand Tour in the last two seasons – but features those who had collected a tally of top-10 results in mountain profile races during the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.