All-Time CQ Ranking (1999 - Present)

Cycling Quotient have rankings for each year going back to 1999.

But (as far as I can tell) they don't have is a cumulative ranking, of career points earned. So for fun, I'm going to add up the career points of the most prominent cyclists of the last 11 seasons. Who do people think will be on top?

The names that I think I should be counting are:

Armstrong, Bettini, Boonen, Cancellara, Contador, Cunego, Evans, Freire, Hushovd, McEwen, Menchov, Petacchi, Rebellin, Sanchez (Samu), Sastre, Ullrich, Valverde, Vinokourov, Zabel

If I am missing some names, add them and I will count them too... and don't say TGBM!

Who do people think will have the most points? I'm guessing that it will be a sprinter as even when they have bad seasons they still seem to get points, probably Boonen.
 
I think it's really close between Zabel and Rebellin who should be 1st and 2nd and Bettini should be a clear 3rd.

Valverde, Petacchi, Freire and McEwen to all finish above Armstrong!

Official top 10 prediction:

1. Zabel
2. Rebellin
3. Bettini
4. Valverde
5. Petacchi
6. Freire
7. McEwen
8. Armstrong
9. Cunego
10. Vinokourov
 
Oct 6, 2010
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theyoungest said:
From that list, the top-10 would be:

1. Zabel
2. Armstrong
3. Rebellin
4. Ullrich
5. Valverde
6. Bettini
7. McEwen
8. Boogerd
9. Evans
10. Vinokourov

I don't know what it will be if it's based solely on the last 11 years, though.
Yea that wont be the last 11 years as some of those riders have been riding longer than that, but that is the all time rankings
 
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Ferminal said:
The names that I think I should be counting are:

Armstrong, Bettini, Boonen, Cancellara, Contador, Cunego, Evans, Freire, Hushovd, McEwen, Menchov, Petacchi, Rebellin, Sanchez (Samu), Sastre, Ullrich, Valverde, Vinokourov, Zabel

If I am missing some names, add them and I will count them too... and don't say TGBM!
You should probably include Basso and Di Luca.
 
Oct 8, 2010
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Ferminal said:
Yeh I will, I kind of thought that Keeeeler would have lost too many points through bans :p

Might look at Gibo too.
Definately Simoni. Bet he is a top ten. Heras, Voigt, Garzelli, Boogerd, Dekker, Leipheimer, Klöden and Casagrande could also be interesting.
 
1. Zabel - 16713
2. Rebellin - 16361
3. Bettini - 15229
4. Valverde - 14260
5. Armstrong - 12908
6. Freire - 12599
7. Petacchi - 12190
8. Boonen - 12119
9. McEwen - 11715
10. Evans - 11378
11. Di Luca - 10753
12. Vinokourov - 10732
13. Voigt - 10538
14. Cunego - 10388
15. Contador - 10139
16. Cancellara - 9881
17. Simoni - 9812
18. Hushovd - 9797
19. Boogerd - 9680
20. S.Sanchez - 9386
21. Basso - 8987
22. Leipheimer - 8964
23. Ullrich - 8937
24. Garzelli - 8872
25. Gilbert 8428
26. Menchov - 8425
27. O'Grady - 8245
28. Casagrande - 8137
29. Heras - 8075
30. Sastre - 7809
31. F.Schleck - 7633
32. Mancebo - 7620
33. Hincapie - 7586
34. Moreau - 7317
35. Pozzato - 6999
36. E.Dekker - 6920
37. Klöden - 6631
38. Rodriguez - 6592
39. Sy.Chavanel - 6541
40. Kirchen - 6107
41. Bennati - 5964
42. Nibali - 5730
43. Savoldelli - 5555
44. Van Petegem - 5530
45. Flecha - 5468
46. Bartoli - 5369
47. Ballan - 5209
48. Cavendish - 4997
49. Gesink - 4638
50. A.Schleck - 4360
51. Devolder - 4066
52. Horner - 4062
 
luckyboy said:
1. Zabel - 16713
2. Rebellin - 16361
3. Bettini - 15229
4. Valverde - 14260
5. Armstrong - 12908
6. Freire - 12599
7. Petacchi - 12190
8. Boonen - 12119
9. McEwen - 11715
10. Evans - 11378
11. Di Luca - 10753
12. Vinokourov - 10732
13. Voigt - 10538
14. Cunego - 10388
15. Contador - 10139
16. Cancellara - 9881
17. Simoni - 9812
18. Hushovd - 9797
19. Boogerd - 9680
20. S.Sanchez - 9386
21. Basso - 8987
22. Leipheimer - 8964
23. Ullrich - 8937
24. Garzelli - 8872
25. Menchov - 8425
26. O'Grady - 8245
27. Sastre - 7809
28. F.Schleck - 7633
29. Hincapie - 7586
30. Moreau - 7317
31. E.Dekker - 6920
32. Casagrande - 6894
33. Klöden - 6631
34. Rodriguez - 6592
35. Gilbert - 6586
36. Sy.Chavanel - 6541
37. Kirchen - 6107
38. Pozzato - 6033
39. Bennati - 5964
40. Nibali - 5730
41. Savoldelli - 5555
42. Van Petegem - 5530
43. Flecha - 5468
44. Bartoli - 5369
45. Ballan - 5209
46. Cavendish - 4997
47. Gesink - 4638
48. A.Schleck - 4360
49. Devolder - 4066
50. Horner - 4062


List inc. points for each rider from each year - http://rapidshare.com/files/427645753/best_riders_1999-2010.txt
Pozzatos score is too low, you forgot to add the 2007 points when you added. ;)

Nice work though.
 
Wow. Valverde is on his way to be an all time CQ great, and by far the top of this generation. He is the top active rider (bar Armstrong whos not racing europe anymore) and all the active guys near him are older - Evans, Vino, Mcewan.

Even with the year ban remaining, i can see him continue his great streak. How far can he go? top 10? top 5?
 
He'll be nearly 32 when he gets back. Might have a few years left after that, but there's gonna be new guys coming through to challenge. Looking through his seasons, he went from getting some ok results in his first year to 3rd at the Vuelta, 2nd at the Worlds, 5 in Pais Vasco in his second pro year.

I can see Gilbert, Cunego, Boonen, Cancellara and Contador being right up there in a few years.
 
Jul 16, 2010
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I'm surprised Rebelin and Zabel are so high on the list. Guess they rate quantity over quality.

Strange to see Contador so "low" on the list as well.
 
luckyboy said:
Think the points might be weighted a tad much towards classics.

Though they did win/place high a lot of big races.
It also favors high placings in races as well whereas the UCI ranking drops off quicker and thus gives higher value for winning but not much else. Most of the top guys have a good sprint so they get lots of extra top 10 placings even if they don't win.
 
Heras 8075
Gilbert 8428
Casagrande 8137
Mancebo 7620
Rogers 6893
Sevilla 6293
Jalabert 6166
Kirsipuu 6092
Moncoutie 5891
Honchar 5876
Hondo 5823

There are some pretty surprising names on my top 100 list like Celestino, Wegmann, Ivanov, Ballan, Vainsteins, Millar, Mazzanti, Eeckhout, de Jongh, Arvesen, van Dijk, Voeckler, Fedrigo, Elmiger
 
the "full" top 100 quick and dirty list

Zabel 16713
Rebellin 16361
Bettini 15229
Valverde 14260
Armstrong 12908
Freire 12599
Petacchi 12190
Boonen 12119
McEwen 11715
Evans 11378
Di Luca 10753
Vinokourov 10732
Voigt 10529
Cunego 10388
Contador 10139
Cancellara 9881
Simoni 9812
Hushovd 9797
Boogerd 9680
S.Sanchez 9386
Basso 8987
Leipheimer 8964
Garzelli 8872
Ullrich 8827
Gilbert 8428
Menchov 8425
O'Grady 8245
Casagrande 8137
Heras 8075
Sastre 7809
F. Schleck 7652
Mancebo 7620
Hincapie 7586
Moreau 7317
Pozzato 6999
E. Dekker 6920
Rogers 6893
Klöden 6651
Rodriguez 6592
Sy. Chavanel 6541
Sevilla 6293
Jalabert 6166
Kirchen 6112
Kirsipuu 6092
Bennati 5944
Pellizotti 5935
Moncoutie 5891
Honchar 5876
Hondo 5823
Nibali 5730
Paolini 5715
Brochard 5670
Frigo 5648
Piepoli 5632
Davis 5587
Savoldelli 5555
Celestino 5555
M. Zberg 5545
van Petegem 5530
Flecha 5468
Wegmann 5451
Bartoli 5369
Cooke 5237
Ballan 5209
Ivanov 5141
Vainsteins 5130
Millar 5087
Zubeldia 5072
Cavendish 4997
J.-I. Gutierrez 4986
Mazzanti 4966
L.L. Sanchez 4949
Eeckhout 4875
de Jongh 4875
Arvesen 4808
Nardello 4734
Hamilton 4730
Greipel 4720
van Dijk 4711
Voeckler 4698
Karpets 4655
Gesink 4638
Kolobnev 4606
Visconti 4501
Fedrigo 4400
Botero 4372
A.Schleck 4360
Elmiger 4327
Bertagnolli 4313
Nocentini 4263
Casar 4262
Scarponi 4192
Beltran 4155
Nuyens 4137
D. Etxebarria 4128
Beloki 4101
Camenzind 4101
Perdiguero 4088
Devolder 4066
I. Gonzalez de Galdeano 4064
 
roundabout said:
the "full" top 100 quick and dirty list

Z
A.Schleck 4360
Nocentini 4263
Scarponi 4192


Nocentini is between those 2??

thats strange.

I know Nocentini is quite good, and has had some results, and a longer career, but am still surprised that that almost = - 3 gt 2nd places including 2 tours, 2 GT stage wins, days in yellow AND a monument.
 
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