Relegation watch: Lotto Soudal, Israel-Premier Tech lose ground after Tour de France

Caleb Ewan finishes the Tour de France stage with his Lotto Soudal teammates just in front of the broom wagon
Caleb Ewan finishes the Tour de France stage with his Lotto Soudal teammates just in front of the broom wagon (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

In the hunt to remain in the WorldTour in 2023 when the UCI debuts its promotion/relegation system, the Tour de France offered the biggest opportunities for teams to turn their fortunes around. However, Lotto Soudal and Israel-Premier Tech fell even further behind in their efforts to climb out of the relegation zone.

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2020-2022 Team Rankings after the 2022 Tour de France
Ranking (change)Team2020-2022 TotalJuly total
1 (+1)Jumbo-Visma33861.672860
2 (+1)Ineos Grenadiers31517.991175
3 (-3)QuickStep-AlphaVinyl31294.37284
4UAE Team Emirates29880.661705
5 (+1)Bora-Hansgrohe22933.5555
6 (-1)Bahrain Victorious2249555
10 (+1)Astana Qazaqstan Team15475305
11 (-1)AG2R Citroen Team15455245
12Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux15182417
14Team DSM14312.71405
16 (-1)EF Education-EasyPost13668.32375
17 (+1)Movistar Team13525170
19Lotto Soudal1273215
20Israel-Premier Tech12645.66333
22Uno-X Pro Cycling Team6263.460

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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.