Reduced Ruta del Sol earns Maxim Van Gils just 20 UCI points for week in Spain

GRAND COLOMBIER FRANCE JULY 14 Maxim Van Gils of Belgium and LottoDstny crosses the finish line of stage thirteen of the 110th Tour de France 2023 a 1378km stage from ChatillonsurChalaronne to Grand Colombier 1501m UCIWT on July 14 2023 in Grand Colombier France Photo by Jean CatuffeGetty Images
Maxim Van Gils in action at the 2023 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)

Maxim Van Gils' hopes of scoring a large haul of ranking points for racing just 4.9km at the Ruta del Sol have been scuppered by the UCI, who have updated the allocation for the disrupted Spanish race and awarded the Lotto Dstny-rider just 20 points. 

The Vuelta a Andalucia-Ruta Ciclista Del Sol was scheduled to last five days, with hilly stages in the south of Spain. 

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.