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Relegation watch: Movistar reverse fortunes at Vuelta a España



The most recent UCI rankings add up factors from the Vuelta a España, Grand Prix de Québec and Montréal, GP de Fourmies and the truncated Tour of Britain and the most important winner of the week has been the Movistar Workforce, who vaulted out of 18th place within the 2020-2022 UCI Workforce Rankings into 14th and much out of attain of the dreaded relegation zone.

The week additionally noticed some rumours that the promotion/relegation scheme may not go ahead for 2023 as deliberate, with each EF Training-EasyPost boss Jonathan Vaughters and Israel-Premier Tech proprietor Sylvan Adams calling the system “promotion or dying”. A number of others have questioned why the UCI would wish to restrict the variety of WorldTour groups at a time when there are 20 groups with budgets to subject top-tier squads.

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