Consistency key as Van Avermaet tops UCI One Day Race World Ranking

Greg van Avermaet New Giant TCR
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Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team) has won the UCI’s inaugural One Day Race World Ranking having beat Alex Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) and Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) to the top spot. Van Avermaet finished with 2,350 points, while Kristoff and Alaphilippe ended their campaigns with 2,074 and 1,847 points, respectively.

The lead in the ranking changed several times during the season with Oliver Naesen (AG2R La Mondiale), Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Van Avermaet all taking the lead at various points in the year. However, with a consistently strong end to his season, Van Avermaet pushed clear of his rivals thanks to a win in the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal and third in the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec. The Olympic Games road champion also finished second in Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian and sixth in the Bretagne Classic  - Ouest France.

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