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Favorite500. Biggest climbers and who was voted highest by voters under age 25?
30 December 2021, by Bert Lip
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This year he won two classics, a final GC, bunchsprints, mountains stages, time trials, all cyclo cross races he started and now also winner of the 2nd edition of the Favorite 500. Besides the now published ranking are here some related statistics which you might find interesting.
Biggest Climbers and droppers
Damiano Caruso noted the biggest rise in position of all riders that had also a notation in the Favorite500 last year. Jai Hindley was ranked 191st last year, but didn't make it to the ranking this season.
Table 1. Biggest climbers in ranking
#RiderPosition 2021Position 2020Positions gained
1 CARUSO Damiano103485▲382
2 MÄDER Gino126453▲327
3 COLBRELLI Sonny26343▲317
4 VAN BAARLE Dylan186489▲303
5 ARANBURU Alex172469▲297
6 POWLESS Neilson232494▲262
7 SAGAN Juraj56317▲261
8 CAMPENAERTS Victor136386▲250
9 PHILIPSEN Jasper85333▲248
10 GHIRMAY HAILU Biniam164379▲215
11 CORT Magnus72267▲195
12 SÉNÉCHAL Florian197387▲190
13 KONRAD Patrick300488▲188
14 TIETEMA Bas310492▲182
15 MØRKØV Michael123304▲181
16 OLIVEIRA Rui263440▲177
17 KOPECKY Lotte214388▲174
18 ASGREEN Kasper40213▲173
19 BODNAR Maciej106263▲157
20 BETTIOL Alberto182332▲150
21 RODRIGUES João342491▲149
22 PÖSTLBERGER Lukas233371▲138
23 NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna76212▲136
24 MOHORIČ Matej53187▲134
25 POLITT Nils156290▲134
26 LONGO BORGHINI Elisa111244▲133
27 OSS Daniel68198▲130
28 BURGHARDT Marcus254375▲121
29 PIDCOCK Thomas31151▲120
30 MAS Enric157269▲112
31 CICCONE Giulio143249▲106
32 ANIOŁKOWSKI Stanisław336441▲105
33 PELLAUD Simon334437▲103
34 JAKOBSEN Fabio65168▲103
35 NIZZOLO Giacomo209309▲100
36 PEÁK Barnabás343442▲99
37 BILBAO Pello149247▲98
38 OLIVEIRA Ivo330426▲96
39 STUYVEN Jasper62157▲95
40 GIGANTE Sarah249344▲95
41 KREUZIGER Roman124218▲94
42 VIVIANI Elia145236▲91
43 CAVAGNA Rémi192283▲91
44 VALTER Attila147234▲87
45 LUTSENKO Alexey171258▲87
46 COSNEFROY Benoît105190▲85
47 TEUNS Dylan386464▲78
48 MARTÍNEZ Daniel Felipe220298▲78
49 MOOLMAN Ashleigh317394▲77
50 HAIG Jack319395▲76
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Table 2. Biggest drop in position
#RiderPosition 2021Position 2020Drop
1 HINDLEY Jai-191▼309
2 KAZMIERCZAK Tadeusz-210▼290
3 JANSSEN Jan397143▼254
4 LANDIS Floyd-253▼247
5 BOOM Lars471243▼228
6 KÜBLER Ferdinand-284▼216
7 CASAGRANDE Francesco-285▼215
8 BOL Jetse-296▼204
9 GIRARDENGO Costante480277▼203
10 SASAK Oskar-299▼201
11 TANKINK Bram316116▼200
12 EISEL Bernhard452255▼197
13 ROLL Bob-307▼193
14 COQUARD Bryan500310▼190
15 NOWOMIEJSKI Jakub-313▼187
16 LEIPHEIMER Levi486302▼184
17 GARZELLI Stefano-316▼184
18 SIVAKOV Pavel-319▼181
19 THÉVENET Bernard-320▼180
20 HAYMAN Mathew340161▼179
21 BOARDMAN Chris365188▼177
22 ROOKS Steven399222▼177
23 RENSHAW Mark422245▼177
24 IMPEY Daryl394217▼177
25 BENNATI Daniele-326▼174
26 DEKKER Thomas367193▼174
27 STANNARD Ian353181▼172
28 HOOGERLAND Johnny378211▼167
29 MAGNI Fiorenzo-334▼166
30 KOBLET Hugo-335▼165
31 BINDA Alfredo344179▼165
32 VAN DER VELDE Johan463300▼163
33 LEBLANC Luc-337▼163
34 YATES Sean483321▼162
35 RAAS Jan258102▼156
36 VANDE VELDE Christian-346▼154
37 KNETEMANN Gerrie275121▼154
38 POPOVYCH Yaroslav-347▼153
39 BRAJKOVIČ Janez-348▼152
40 PEREZ CUAPIO Julio Alberto488339▼149
41 DI LUCA Danilo345196▼149
42 VAN SPRINGEL Herman-352▼148
43 BAKELANTS Jan493350▼143
44 VAN STEENBERGEN Rik-357▼143
45 GERRANS Simon468325▼143
46 WEENING Pieter469327▼142
47 KIRCHEN Kim433292▼141
48 VAN HUMMEL Kenny-359▼141
49 DEVOLDER Stijn401260▼141
50 FOLIFOROV Alexander-360▼140
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New in Favorite500
What riders made it into the ranking that didn't last year? Exactly 100 riders were new into the ranking this year, of which Jonas Vingegaard was ranked highest on 43rd position.
Table 3. Highest new placed riders in Favorite500
#PositionRider#Picks
143 VINGEGAARD Jonas341
295 MERLIER Tim169
3122 BAŠKA Erik128
4125 VAN DER HOORN Taco125
5128 HAYTER Ethan121
6131 VOLLERING Demi116
7153 SCHELLING Ide95
8158 VAS Kata Blanka93
9174 VANSEVENANT Mauri84
10177 KIESENHOFER Anna79
11185 O'CONNOR Ben76
12187 MOSCON Gianni75
13188 VERMEERSCH Florian75
14198 TURGIS Anthony68
15217 NORSGAARD Emma59
16224 MUHA Luka57
17231 PADUN Mark53
18239 CASTROVIEJO Jonathan50
19240 BISSEGGER Stefan50
20242 VELITS Peter49
21243 VAN DIJK Ellen49
22246 SVRČEK Martin49
23256 UHLIG Henri46
24257 AYUSO Juan46
25271 BALSAMO Elisa43
26274 LAPORTE Christophe42
27278 FORTUNATO Lorenzo41
28279 FETTER Erik41
29286 VAN MOER Brent39
30291 VAKOČ Petr38
31312 CHAMPOUSSIN Clément35
32318 CORDON-RAGOT Audrey34
33321 BANASZEK Alan34
34322 HORVAT Žiga34
35323 KUBIŠ Lukáš34
36327 AERTS Toon33
37331 GARCÍA Mavi32
38332 FRAILE Omar32
39333 REUSSER Marlen32
40335 DINA Márton32
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Ranking by Age
We have a very diverse set of visitors, with voters from over 100 countries over the world. But what if we look at the ranking by only voters from age under 25? It turns out also Wout van Aert would have won, while Peter Sagan would drop one position at the costs of Matthieu van der Poel. Considering only voters above age 35, Peter Sagan would have won again this years edition. Miguel Indurain would have gained 7 positions and ended up in the top-10.
Table 4. Ranking by only age under 25 voters
#Original rnk+/-RiderVotes
11- VAN AERT Wout820
23▲1 VAN DER POEL Mathieu742
32▼1 SAGAN Peter672
46▲2 POGAČAR Tadej663
54▼1 ROGLIČ Primož636
65▼1 ALAPHILIPPE Julian620
78▲1 CONTADOR Alberto441
87▼1 VALVERDE Alejandro440
99- CAVENDISH Mark419
1011▲1 NIBALI Vincenzo322
1110▼1 CANCELLARA Fabian316
1213▲1 FROOME Chris306
1319▲6 BERNAL Egan273
1421▲7 EVENEPOEL Remco259
1512▼3 BOONEN Tom238
1616- GILBERT Philippe217
1727▲10 KWIATKOWSKI Michał215
1824▲6 GANNA Filippo205
1928▲9 PINOT Thibaut203
2026▲6 COLBRELLI Sonny202
2132▲11 ALMEIDA João194
2215▼7 MERCKX Eddy181
2329▲6 CARAPAZ Richard174
2420▼4 DUMOULIN Tom174
2531▲6 PIDCOCK Thomas169
2633▲7 SCHLECK Andy162
2743▲16 VINGEGAARD Jonas153
2840▲12 ASGREEN Kasper152
2918▼11 VOS Marianne135
3037▲7 QUINTANA Nairo133
3153▲22 MOHORIČ Matej131
3247▲15 LANDA Mikel129
3334▲1 DE GENDT Thomas123
3423▼11 VAN VLEUTEN Annemiek122
3550▲15 BARDET Romain117
3666▲30 GAUDU David117
3745▲8 GREIPEL André116
3844▲6 MARTIN Tony115
3936▼3 VAN AVERMAET Greg114
4062▲22 STUYVEN Jasper111
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Table 5. Ranking by only age above 35 voters
#Original rnk+/-RiderVotes
12▲1 SAGAN Peter1203
21▼1 VAN AERT Wout1044
33- VAN DER POEL Mathieu1018
45▲1 ALAPHILIPPE Julian846
54▼1 ROGLIČ Primož845
66- POGAČAR Tadej796
77- VALVERDE Alejandro753
88- CONTADOR Alberto581
914▲5 PANTANI Marco571
1017▲7 INDURAIN Miguel532
1110▼1 CANCELLARA Fabian518
1215▲3 MERCKX Eddy511
139▼4 CAVENDISH Mark508
1411▼3 NIBALI Vincenzo496
1512▼3 BOONEN Tom479
1618▲2 VOS Marianne436
1713▼4 FROOME Chris381
1816▼2 GILBERT Philippe353
1922▲3 ULLRICH Jan336
2030▲10 HINAULT Bernard318
2123▲2 VAN VLEUTEN Annemiek302
2225▲3 ARMSTRONG Lance278
2320▼3 DUMOULIN Tom270
2448▲24 LEMOND Greg265
2519▼6 BERNAL Egan263
2639▲13 COPPI Fausto228
2757▲30 KELLY Sean228
2842▲14 CIPOLLINI Mario227
2924▼5 GANNA Filippo216
3052▲22 JALABERT Laurent211
3138▲7 VAN DER BREGGEN Anna203
3226▼6 COLBRELLI Sonny197
3327▼6 KWIATKOWSKI Michał191
3436▲2 VAN AVERMAET Greg189
3535- FREIRE Óscar186
3670▲34 FIGNON Laurent183
3734▼3 DE GENDT Thomas180
3821▼17 EVENEPOEL Remco173
3956▲17 SAGAN Juraj171
4067▲27 MUSEEUW Johan169
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Women voters
Out of the 540 female voters, 57% picked Peter Sagan into their list, which is a landslide ahead of Primoz Roglic with 37%. When we look at the women riders, Marianne Vos is ranked highest at position 18.
Table 6. Ranking by female voters
#Original rnk+/-RiderVotes
12▲1 SAGAN Peter309
24▲2 ROGLIČ Primož198
31▼2 VAN AERT Wout181
45▲1 ALAPHILIPPE Julian173
56▲1 POGAČAR Tadej157
63▼3 VAN DER POEL Mathieu148
718▲11 VOS Marianne123
87▼1 VALVERDE Alejandro122
99- CAVENDISH Mark113
1056▲46 SAGAN Juraj113
1168▲57 OSS Daniel106
1213▲1 FROOME Chris104
1311▼2 NIBALI Vincenzo98
1423▲9 VAN VLEUTEN Annemiek84
1524▲9 GANNA Filippo82
1620▲4 DUMOULIN Tom80
1710▼7 CANCELLARA Fabian73
188▼10 CONTADOR Alberto68
1927▲8 KWIATKOWSKI Michał62
2038▲18 VAN DER BREGGEN Anna62
21106▲85 BODNAR Maciej60
2249▲27 THOMAS Geraint56
2316▼7 GILBERT Philippe53
2419▼5 BERNAL Egan48
2544▲19 MARTIN Tony47
2628▲2 PINOT Thibaut44
2775▲48 DEIGNAN Elizabeth44
2845▲17 GREIPEL André44
2960▲31 MAJKA Rafał43
3037▲7 QUINTANA Nairo43
3136▲5 VAN AVERMAET Greg43
3261▲29 KUSS Sepp42
33122▲89 BAŠKA Erik40
3415▼19 MERCKX Eddy40
3512▼23 BOONEN Tom40
36111▲75 LONGO BORGHINI Elisa40
3759▲22 ŠTYBAR Zdeněk37
3826▼12 COLBRELLI Sonny36
3921▼18 EVENEPOEL Remco34
4089▲49 KRISTOFF Alexander32
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Table 7. Highest ranked women riders
#PositionRiderPicks
118 VOS Marianne772
223 VAN VLEUTEN Annemiek605
338 VAN DER BREGGEN Anna400
463 LUDWIG Cecilie Uttrup257
575 DEIGNAN Elizabeth205
676 NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna198
7111 LONGO BORGHINI Elisa136
8131 VOLLERING Demi116
9158 VAS Kata Blanka93
10177 KIESENHOFER Anna79
11213 BRAND Lucinda60
12214 KOPECKY Lotte60
13217 NORSGAARD Emma59
14234 LONGO Jeannie51
15243 VAN DIJK Ellen49
16248 FERRAND-PRÉVOT Pauline48
17249 GIGANTE Sarah48
18271 BALSAMO Elisa43
19283 ALVARADO Ceylin del Carmen40
20305 ZIJLAARD-VAN MOORSEL Leontien35
21306 SOMARRIBA Joane35
22317 MOOLMAN Ashleigh34
23318 CORDON-RAGOT Audrey34
24331 GARCÍA Mavi32
25333 REUSSER Marlen32
26346 BRENNAUER Lisa30
27352 COOKE Nicole29
28355 WIEBES Lorena29
29361 NEFF Jolanda28
30363 LIPPERT Liane28
31381 BROWN Grace26
32405 BURTON Beryl22
33414 JOHANSSON Emma21
34415 VAN DEN BROEK-BLAAK Chantal21
35417 KLEIN Lisa21
36427 CONSONNI Chiara20
37429 BÄCKSTEDT Zoe20
38435 POOLEY Emma19
39441 KRÖGER Mieke19
40442 MOONEN Puck19
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