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Teams with the highest transfer surplus in PCS points
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02 January 2022, by Bert Lip
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At the start of each year a lot of points shift from team to team. Which teams landed high scoring riders and what teams have seen points leave their team? We have listed the WorldTour teams by the sum of PCS points per rider, compared to the riders on the 2021 roster for that team. For example, Team UAE contracted 8 riders, amongs who João Almeida (1664 points) and Pascal Ackermann (748 points) of in total 3389 points. They saw 9 riders leaving the team, worth in total 1717 points. The surplus is 1672 points, making them also the team with the highest surplus.

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Table 1. Transfer surplus overview for WorldTour teams
#TeamSurplusPoints previous yearPoints this year
1 UAE-Team Emirates▲16721133513007
2 EF Education - Nippo▲153154206951
3 Team Jumbo-Visma▲14901192413414
4 BORA - hansgrohe▲142079679387
5 Groupama - FDJ▲72663057031
6 Cofidis▲62158496470
7 Trek - Segafredo▲41769957412
8 Movistar Team▼1666466630
9 Bahrain - Victorious▼5396519598
10 AG2R Citroën Team▼13568186683
11 INEOS Grenadiers▼2301285912629
12 Israel Start-Up Nation▼28268496567
13 Team BikeExchange Jayco ▼34352484905
14 Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux▼50956995190
15 Lotto Soudal▼74945923843
16 Team DSM▼112750513924
17 Astana Qazaqstan Team▼139362984905
18 Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team▼23241563313309

We see UAE-Team Emirates at the top of the list where Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team is at the bottom. This also happens to be the teams where top rider João Almeida made a transfer this year. We list the teams with a positive or negative surplus above 1000 in more detail.
Top surplus transfer teams
Four teams have done transfers with a surplus over 1000 points. Besides UAE these are EF-Education Nippo, Jumbo-Visma and Bora-Hansgrohe.
Table 2. Transfer points surplus UAE Team Emirates
#RiderIn/outPoints
1 ALMEIDA Joãoin1664
2 ACKERMANN Pascalin748
3 BENNETT Georgein326
4 SOLER Marcin286
5 HODEG Álvaro Joséin284
6 SUTER Joelin47
7 BRUNEL Alexysin34
8 GROß Felixin0
9 MUÑOZ Cristian Camiloout-13
10 MARCATO Marcoout-14
11 RIABUSHENKO Alexandrout-63
12 RICHEZE Maximilianoout-67
13 CONTI Valerioout-130
14 DOMBROWSKI Joeout-177
15 BYSTRØM Sven Erikout-242
16 DE LA CRUZ Davidout-420
17 KRISTOFF Alexanderout-591
1672
Table 3. Transfer surplus EF-Education Nippo
#RiderIn/outPoints
1 CHAVES Estebanin701
2 EIKING Odd Christianin443
3 PADUN Markin279
4 KUDUS Merhawiin258
5 SHAW Jamesin186
6 VAN DEN BERG Marijnin113
7 QUINN Seanin91
8 DOULL Owainin68
9 WIŚNIOWSKI Łukaszin58
10 STEINHAUSER Georgin53
11 HEALY Benin8
12 HOFLAND Morenoout-0
13 WHELAN Jamesout-4
14 DOCKER Mitchellout-6
15 MORTON Lachlanout-10
16 BEPPU Fumiyukiout-10
17 BARTA Willout-15
18 HOWES Alexout-25
19 VAN GARDEREN Tejayout-32
20 OWEN Loganout-55
21 CRADDOCK Lawsonout-130
22 HIGUITA Sergioout-472
1499
Table 4. Transfer surplus Team Jumbo-Visma
#RiderIn/outPoints
1 LAPORTE Christophein964
2 BENOOT Tiesjin550
3 VAN DER SANDE Toshin497
4 DENNIS Rohanin402
5 VAN DIJKE Timin44
6 HESSMANN Michelin22
7 WYNANTS Maartenout-24
8 MARTENS Paulout-35
9 PFINGSTEN Christophout-42
10 TOLHOEK Antwanout-162
11 MARTIN Tonyout-164
12 GROENEWEGEN Dylanout-295
13 BENNETT Georgeout-326
1431
Table 5. Transfer surplus Bora-Hansgrohe
#RiderIn/outPoints
1 VAN POPPEL Dannyin942
2 VLASOV Aleksandrin845
3 BENNETT Samin563
4 HIGUITA Sergioin472
5 HALLER Marcoin205
6 HINDLEY Jaiin161
7 KOCH Jonasin98
8 MULLEN Ryanin61
9 ARCHBOLD Shanein49
10 BAŠKA Erikout-4
11 SCHILLINGER Andreasout-8
12 SAGAN Jurajout-18
13 SCHWARZMANN Michaelout-19
14 SELIG Rüdigerout-28
15 BURGHARDT Marcusout-77
16 OSS Danielout-79
17 BODNAR Maciejout-114
18 ACKERMANN Pascalout-748
19 SAGAN Peterout-881
1420
Highest negative surplus teams
The winner of the PCS teams season ranking Quickstep Alpha Vinyl was likely to have a negative transfer surplus, as top riders spread out. Team DSM, much debated already, also sees more points leave than coming. Team Astana contracted 14 new riders worth almost 3000 points, but sees 17 riders leave the team worth 4415 points, resulting in a negative surplus.
Table 6. Transfer surplus Quickstep Alpha Vinyl
#RiderIn/outPoints
1 SCHMID Mauroin118
2 VERVAEKE Louisin110
3 VAN TRICHT Stanin77
4 GARRISON Ianout-16
5 ARCHBOLD Shaneout-49
6 HODEG Álvaro Joséout-284
7 BENNETT Samout-563
8 ALMEIDA Joãoout-1664
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Table 7. Transfer surplus Team DSM
#RiderIn/outPoints
1 DEGENKOLB Johnin381
2 HVIDEBERG Jonas Iversbyin57
3 MAYRHOFER Mariusin39
4 HEINSCHKE Leonin37
5 VANDENABEELE Henriin15
6 RODENBERG Frederikin1
7 NABERMAN Timin0
8 WELSFORD Samin0
9 SÜTTERLIN Jashaout-19
10 SALMON Martinout-20
11 GALL Felixout-36
12 HAGA Chadout-64
13 KANTER Maxout-86
14 VAN WILDER Ilanout-110
15 ROCHE Nicolasout-147
16 HINDLEY Jaiout-161
17 STORER Michaelout-464
18 BENOOT Tiesjout-550
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Table 8. Transfer surplus Team Astana
#RiderIn/outPoints
1 LÓPEZ Miguel Ángelin609
2 MOSCON Gianniin519
3 NIBALI Vincenzoin445
4 DE LA CRUZ Davidin420
5 VELASCO Simonein339
6 DOMBROWSKI Joein177
7 CONTI Valerioin130
8 ZEITS Andreyin97
9 HENAO Sebastiánin71
10 RIABUSHENKO Alexandrin63
11 GAZZOLI Michelein47
12 NIBALI Antonioin41
13 BASSO Leonardoin21
14 NURLYKHASSYM Nurbergenin0
15 STALNOV Nikitaout-13
16 PERRY Benjaminout-26
17 PICCOLO Andreaout-43
18 CONTRERAS Rodrigoout-45
19 GREGAARD Jonasout-67
20 FRAILE Omarout-161
21 HOULE Hugoout-174
22 IZAGIRRE Gorkaout-205
23 SOBRERO Matteoout-227
24 RODRÍGUEZ Óscarout-236
25 KUDUS Merhawiout-258
26 SÁNCHEZ Luis Leónout-276
27 FUGLSANG Jakobout-447
28 ARANBURU Alexout-600
29 IZAGIRRE Ionout-792
30 VLASOV Aleksandrout-845
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