WorldTour relegation pulse: Five teams battling to remain

Teams earn points at minor races like Tour of Turkey
Teams earn points at minor races like Tour of Turkey (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The month of May saw several changes in the 2020-2022 UCI Team Rankings that will determine which 18 teams make next year's WorldTour, with BikeExchange-Jayco overtaking EF Education-EasyPost and pushing the American team to 18th the most notable change. Cyclingnews examines the trends in the rankings and looks ahead to the upcoming WorldTour races to see which teams can fight back.

In the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, it was Intermarché-Wanty Gobert Matériaux (then Circus-Wanty) and Israel Premier-Tech (then Israel Start-Up Nation) who were in the 'relegation zone' - the 19th and 20th places in the three-year rankings where teams will miss out on the WorldTour's 'sporting criteria'. In 2021, it was Cofidis and Lotto Soudal.

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Laura Weislo
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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.