Echelons during Tour de France 2019

All-Time Cycling Ranking Countdown: 100 to 85

Time to reveal the final top-100 of the King of the Echelon All-Time Ranking. Find out which legends of professional cycling took spots 100 to 85. More to follow in the next weeks as we continue our countdown!


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If you prefer to skip the details behind the rider's points total, you can jump right into the ranking here. But what good is counting down without actually counting points? Don't worry, I did the counting already, but I let you take a look at the rider's achievements below. Only the races on which the King of the Echelon ranking is built, are listed. If you're curious about what these are and what the points schema is, you can find out in this blog post.


Please note this is the status on 31 December 2021.


100. Jean ALAVOINE (FRA) - 2069pts

Tour de France

2nd (1919, 1922)

3rd (1909, 1914)

5th (1912)

Giro d'Italia

3rd (1920)

Paris-Tours

2nd (1909)

Bordeaux-Paris

2nd(1921)

3rd (1924)

Tour de France stage wins

2x (1909)

3x (1912)

1x (1914)

5x (1919)

3x (1922)

3x (1923)

Giro d'Italia stage wins

2x (1920)


99. Alexander KRISTOFF (NOR) - 2072pts

Alexander Kristoff holds the record of most GP Frankfurt ("Rund um den Henninger Turm") victories (4).

World Championship Road Race

2nd (2017)

4th (2015)

Olympic Games Road Race

​3rd (2012)

Milano-Sanremo

​1st (2014)

2nd (2015)

Ronde van Vlaanderen

​1st (2015)

3rd (2019, 2020)

Gent-Wevelgem

1st (2019)

Cyclassics Hamburg

​1st (2014)

2nd (2015)

3rd (2013, 2018)

GP Frankfurt

​1st (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)

3rd (2019, 2021)

GP Quebec

​3rd (2015)

Scheldeprijs

​1st (2015)

Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde

​​​1st (2015)

2nd (2013, 2016)

3rd (2017)

Tour de France Points classif.

​2nd (2014, 2018)

Tour de France stage wins

​2x (2014)

1x (2018)

1x (2020)

2015 is the year of Alexander Kristoff, winning the Driedaagse De Panne, the Ronde van Vlaanderen and the Scheldeprijs in 1 week. Relive Kristof's powerful masterpiece:


98. Louis TROUSSELIER (FRA) - 2073pts

Tour de France

1st (1905)

3rd (1906)

Il Lombardia

3rd (1909)

Milano-Sanremo

2nd (2011)

Liège-Bastogne-Liège

1st (1908)

Paris-Roubaix

​1st (1905)

2nd (1909)

3rd (1903, 1907)

Paris-Tours

2nd (1906, 1910)

​Bordeaux-Paris

1st (1908)

2nd (1909, 1910)

3rd (1906)

Paris-Bruxelles

3rd (1908)

Tour de France stage wins

5x (1905)

4x (1906)

1x (1907)

1x (1909)

1x (1910)


97. Eric VANDERAERDEN (BEL) - 2074pts

Eric Vanderaerden holds the record of most Driedaagse De Panne victories (5)

Milano-Sanremo

2nd (1987)

3rd (1984, 1991)

Paris-Roubaix

1st (1987)

Ronde van Vlaanderen

1st (1985)

3rd (1987)

Gent-Wevelgem

1st (1985)

2nd (1984, 1993)

Paris-Tours

2nd (1989)

E3 Harelbeke

1st (1986)

3rd (1992)

GP Frankfurt

2nd (1984)

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

3rd (1992, 1993)

Paris-Bruxelles

1st (1984)

3rd (1987)

Scheldeprijs

2nd (1990)

3rd (1986, 1996)

4 Jours de Dunkerque

3rd (1988)

​Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde

1st (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993)

2nd (1984)

Tour de France Points classif.

1st (1986)

3rd (1984)

Tour de France stage wins

1x (1983)

2x (1984)

2x (1985)

Eric Vanderaerden was one of 3 riders (post WW2) to not win Paris-Roubaix on the velodrome of Roubaix but in front of the offices of La Redoute. The finish looks very weird, to say the least:


96. Francesco CASAGRANDE (ITA) - 2080pts

Giro d'Italia

2nd (2000)

World Championship Road Race

4th (1999)

Il Lombardia

2nd (2000)

3rd (1997)

Tirreno-Adriatico

1st (1996)

Tour de Romandie

2nd (1995)

3rd (1998)

Tour de Suisse

1st (1999)

Vuelta al País Vasco

1st (1996)

Clasica San Sebastian

1st (1998, 1999)

2nd (2001)

Cyclassics Hamburg

2nd (2000)

Flèche Wallonne

1st (2000)

Züri Metzgete

3rd (2000)

Giro dell'Emilia

1st (1994)

2nd (2001, 2004)

Giro del Lazio

2nd (1999)

3rd (1997)

Giro del Veneto

2nd (1999, 2000)

Milano-Torino

1st (1994)

3rd (1995, 2004)

Semana Catalana

3rd (1996)

Tour de France Mountains classif.

3rd (1997)

Giro d'Italia stage wins

1x (1995)

1x (2000)


95. Marco PANTANI (ITA) - 2083pts

No rider managed to win Tour and Giro in the same year since Marco Pantani in 1998.

Tour de France

1st (1998)

3rd (1994, 1997)

Giro d'Italia

1st (1998)

2nd (1994)

World Championship Road Race

3rd (1995)

Vuelta al País Vasco

3rd (1997)

Tour de France Mountains classif.

2nd (1994, 1998)

Tour de France stage wins

2x (1995)

2x (1997)

2x (1998)

2x (2000)

Giro d'Italia stage wins

2x (1994)

2x (1998)

4x (1999)

Marco Pantani won the 1998 Tour de France after a legendary attack on the Col de Galibier, putting 9 minutes into Jan Ullrich!


94. Federico BAHAMONTES (ESP) - 2084pts

Tour de France

1st (1959)

2nd (1963)

3rd (1964)

4th (1956)

Vuelta a España

2nd (1957)

4th (1956)

Tour de Romandie

2nd (1962)

Tour de Suisse

3rd (1959)

Tour de France Points classif.

2nd (1956)

Tour de France Mountains classif.

1st (1954, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1964)

2nd (1956)

Tour de France stage wins

2x (1958)

1x (1959)

1x (1962)

1x (1963)

2x (1964)

Giro d'Italia stage wins

1x (1958)


93. Julian ALAPHILIPPE (FRA) - 2135pts

Julian Alaphilippe was the 13th rider in history to win more than 1 road World Championship, joining the club of double world champions together with all-time greats Rik Van Looy, Paolo Bettini, Georges Ronsse, Briek Schotte, Greg LeMond, Freddy Maertens and Gianni Bugno.

Tour de France

5th (2019)

World Championship Road Race

1st (2020, 2021)

Il Lombardia

2nd (2017)

Milano-Sanremo

1st (2019)

2nd (2020)

3rd (2017)

Liège-Bastogne-Liège

2nd (2015, 2021)

Clasica San Sebastian

1st (2018)

Flèche Wallonne

1st (2018, 2019, 2021)

2nd (2015, 2016)

Strade Bianche

1st (2019)

2nd (2021)

Tour de France Mountains classif.

1st (2018)

Tour de France stage wins

2x (2018)

2x (2019)

1x (2020)

1x (2021)


92. Philippe THYS (BEL) - 2151pts

Tour de France

1st (1913, 1914, 1920)

Il Lombardia

1st (1917)

Paris-Roubaix

2nd (1919)

Paris-Tours

1st (1917)

3rd (1914)

Bordeaux-Paris

3rd (1921)

Tour de France stage wins

1x (1913)

1x (1914)

4x (1920)

5x (1922)

1x (1924)


91. Gianni MOTTA (ITA) - 2154pts

Tour de France

3rd (1965)

Giro d'Italia

1st (1966)

5th (1964)

World Championship Road Race

4th (1966, 1967)

Il Lombardia

1st (1964)

3rd (1970)

Milano-Sanremo

2nd (1967, 1972)

Tour de Romandie

1st (1966, 1971)

Tour de Suisse

1st (1967)

Milano-Torino

1st (1967)

3rd (1972)

Giro dell'Emilia

1st (1968, 1969, 1971)

Giro del Piemonte

2d (1971)

3rd (1966)

Giro del Veneto

3rd (1964, 1965)

Giro d'Italia stage wins

1x (1964)

2x (1966)

1x (1972)

1x (1973)

1x (1974)


90. Frans VERBEECK (BEL) - 2180pts