Echelons during Tour de France 2019

All-Time Cycling Ranking Countdown: 24 to 11

The start of the 2022 Tour de France is the perfect time to release another batch of cycling legends as we continue to reveal the King of the Echelon Cycling Ranking. Check out who finished outside the top 10 of best cyclists ever.


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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.


24. Vincenzo NIBALI (ITA) - 4133pts

Tour de France

1st (2014)

3rd (2012)

4th (2015)

Giro d'Italia

1st (2013, 2016)

2nd (2011, 2019)

3rd (2010, 2017)

Vuelta a España

1st (2010)

2nd (2013, 2017)

World Championship Road Race

4th (2013)

Il Lombardia

1st (2015, 2017)

2nd (2018)

Liège-Bastogne-Liège

2nd (2012)

Milano-Sanremo

1st (2018)

3rd (2012)

Tirreno-Adriatico

1st (2012, 2013)

Giro dell'Emilia

2nd (2017)

BeNeLux Tour

3rd (2006)

Tour de France Mountains classif.

2nd (2014)

Tour de France stage wins

4x (2014)

1x (2015)

1x (2019)

Giro d'Italia stage wins

1x (2010)

1x (2011)

2x (2013)


23. Freddy MAERTENS (BEL) - 4320pts

Vuelta a España

1st (1977)

World Championship Road Race

1st (1976, 1981)

2nd (1973)

Liège-Bastogne-Liège

2nd (1976)

Paris-Roubaix

3rd (1977)

Ronde van Vlaanderen

2nd (1973)

Paris-Nice

1st (1977)

Volta a Catalunya

1st (1977)

Amstel Gold Race

1st (1976)

2nd (1975)

Gent-Wevelgem

1st (1975, 1976)

Paris-Tours

1st (1975)

Züri Metzgete

1st (1976)

E3 Harelbeke

1st (1978)

2nd (1974, 1975)

GP Frankfurt

1st (1976)

3rd (1973)

GP des Nations

1st (1976)

Paris-Bruxelles

1st (1975)

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

1st (1977, 1978)

Scheldeprijs

1st (1973)

3rd (1975)

Flèche Wallonne

3rd (1976)

Semana Catalana

1st (1977)

4 Jours de Dunkerque

1st (1973, 1975, 1976, 1978)

3rd (1974)

Tour de France Points classif.

1st (1976, 1978, 1981)

Tour de France stage wins

8x (1976)

2x (1978)

6x (1981)

Giro d'Italia stage wins

7x (1977)


22. Laurent JALABERT (FRA) - 4573pts

Tour de France

4th (1995)

Giro d'Italia

4th (1999)

Vuelta a España

1st (1995)

5th (1998)

World Championship Road Race

2nd (1992)

Milano-Sanremo

1st (1995)

Il Lombardia

1st (1997)

Liège-Bastogne-Liège

2nd (1997, 1998)

Paris-Nice

1st (1995, 1996, 1997)

2nd (1991, 1998)

3rd (2002)

Volta a Catalunya

1st (1995)

Vuelta al País Vasco

1st (1999)

2nd (1995, 1997, 1998)

3rd (2000)

Tour de Romandie

1st (1999)

Tour de Suisse

2nd (1999)

World Championship Time Trial

1st (1997)

Clasica San Sebastian

1st (2001, 2002)

2nd (1990)

Flèche Wallonne

1st (1995, 1997)

3rd (2000)

Züri Metzgete

2nd (1991)

Milano-Torino

1st (1997)

3rd (1996)

4 Jours de Dunkerque

2nd (1991, 2001)

Critérium International

1st (1995)

2nd (1997)

Midi Libre

1st (1996)

Semana Catalana

1st (1999, 2000)

2nd (1998)

Tour de France Points classif.

1st (1992, 1995)

2nd (1991)

Tour de France Mountains classif.

1st (2001, 2002)

Tour de France stage wins

1x (1992)

1x (1995)

2x (2001)

Giro d'Italia stage wins

3x (1999)


21. Chris FROOME (GBR) - 4628pts

Tour de France

1st (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)

2nd (2012)

3rd (2018)

Giro d'Italia

1st (2018)

Vuelta a España

1st (2017)

2nd (2011, 2014, 2016)

4th (2012)

World Championship Time Trial

3rd (2017)

Critérium du Dauphiné

1st (2013, 2015, 2016)

Tirreno-Adriatico

2nd (2013)

Tour de Romandie

1st (2013, 2014)

3rd (2015)

Olympic Games Time Trial

3rd (2012, 2016)

Critérium International

1st (2013)

Tour de France Mountains classif.

1st (2015)

2nd (2013)

Tour de France stage wins

1x (2012)

3x (2013)

1x (2015)

2x (2016)


20. Giuseppe SARONNI (ITA) - 4652pts

Giro d'Italia

1st (1979, 1983)

2nd (1986)

3rd (1981)

5th (1978)

World Championship Road Race

1st (1982)

2nd (1981)

3rd (1986)

4th (1978)

Il Lombardia

1st (1982)

Milano-Sanremo

1st (1983)

2nd (1978, 1979, 1980)

Liège-Bastogne-Liège

2nd (1983)

Tirrno-Adriatico

1st (1978, 1982)

2nd (1979)

3rd (1977)

Tour de Romandie

1st (1979)

2nd (1981)

3rd (1980)

Tour de Suisse

1st (1982)

Flèche Wallonne

1st (1980)

2nd (1977, 1979)

Paris-Tours

2nd (1979)

Züri-Metzgete

1st (1979)

Giro del Lazio

3rd (1977, 1980)

Giro del Piemonte

2nd (1977)

Giro del Veneto

1st (1977)

Milano-Torino

1st (1982)

Midi Libre

1st (1979)

Giro d'Italia stage wins

3x (1978)

3x (1979)

7x (1980)

3x (1981)

3x (1982)

3x (1983)

2x (1985)


19. Louison BOBET (FRA) - 4771pts

Tour de France

1st (1953, 1954, 1955)

3rd (1950)

4th (1948)

Giro d'Italia

2nd (1957)

4th (1958)

World Championship Road Race

1st (1954)

2nd (1957, 1958)

5th (1950)

Il Lombardia

1st (1951)

Milano-Sanremo

1st (1951)

Paris-Roubaix

1st (1956)

2nd (1951)

3rd (1955)

Ronde van Vlaanderen

1st (1955)

Critérium du Dauphiné

1st (1955)

Paris-Nice

1st (1952)

Tour de Romandie

3rd (1953)

Bordeaux-Paris

1st (1959)

2nd (1961)

Paris-Tours

2nd (1954, 1957)

3rd (1956)

GP des Nations

1st (1952)

Critérium International

1st (1951, 1952)

2nd (1957)

Midi Libre

2nd (1952)

Tour de France Mountains classif.

1st (1950)

2nd (1953, 1954, 1955)

Tour de France stage wins

2x (1948)

1x (1950)

1x (1951)

2x (1953)

3x (1954)

2x (1955)

Giro d'Italia stage wins

1x (1951)

1x (1957)


18. Alberto CONTADOR (ESP) - 4883pts

Tour de France

1st (2007, 2009)

4th (2013)

5th (2015)

Giro d'Italia

1st (2008, 2015)

Vuelta a España

1st (2008, 2012, 2014)

4th (2016)

5th (2017)

Critérium du Dauphiné

2nd (2010, 2014)

3rd (2009)

Paris-Nice

1st (2007, 2010)

2nd (2016, 2017)