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Last WT Team to get a WT Win, 2021 Edition

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Intermarche are currently leading this, and because it took them so damn long to get a win, only three other teams are still in the running.
Will Nizzolo or Viviani get a win during the Giro? Will anyone from Ag2R? Will anyone of those teams get a WT win at a later point? Remember that last year, Cofidis went the entire year without winning on the WT.

There shall be no vote-changing!
 
Was there actually an expected guy, though? We all knew it wasn't going to be Nizzolo, so it could have been any of the rest apart from Aru.

Well... I was kinda expecting Nizzolo.

Anyway. Please note that Ag2R has significantly more time to take this than Cofidis had last year, after Cerny grapped the first - and only - WT win of the season for CCC on October 23rd.
 
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Ag2R wins this most prestigious of competitions!
 
Also, considering that 10 days ago, there were still 4 teams in the running (5 if you consider the last team to take a win before Intermarché, Cofidis, Qhubeka and AG2R), and then they all proceed to take a stage win in the first half-ish of the Giro.

That's what I was thinking...

It's actually a result from the many, but rather weak break-aways in this Giro.
Except for time trial and sprints the winners of the stages have been van der Hoorn, Dombrowski, Mäder, Lafay, Bernal, Schmid, Vendrame. Hm.
 
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That's what I was thinking...

It's actually a result from the many, but rather weak break-aways in this Giro.
Except for time trial and sprints the winners of the stages have been van der Hoorn, Dombrowski, Mäder, Lafay, Bernal, Schmid, Vendrame. Hm.
Possibly unfair to group Bernal in with a collection of journeymen and riders that raise an underwhelmed 'hm'.

Yeah, I know it was for the sake of completeness.
 
Right, time for some statistics. I'm gonna make a run-down of each team's first win(s) - WT and general - who, and when.

AG2R Citroën Team
First WT win: Giro d'Italia, stage 12. Andrea Vendrame. 20/5
First win: Grand Prix Cycliste la Marseillaise. Aurélien Paret-Peintre. 31/1

Astana - Premier Tech
First WT win: Itzulia Basque Country, stage 2. Alex Aranburu. 6/4
First win: Same as above

Bahrain - Victorious
First WT win: Tour de Romandie, stage 2. Sonny Colbrelli. 29/4
First win: Tour de la Provence, stage 4. Phil Bauhaus. 14/2

BORA - hansgrohe
First WT win: Paris-Nice, GC. Maximilian Schachmann. 14/3
First win: Same as above

Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
First WT win: Giro d'Italia, stage 8. Victor Lafay. 15/5
First win: Etoile de Bessèges - Tour du Gard, stage 1. 3/2

Deceuninck - Quick Step
First WT win: UAE Tour, stage 4. Sam Bennett. 24/2
First win: Tour de la Provence, stage 1. Davide Ballerini. 11/2

EF Education - Nippo
First WT win: Paris-Nice, stage 3. Stefan Bissegger. 9/3
First win: Same as above

Groupama - FDJ
First WT win: Itzulia Basque Country, stage 6. David Gaudu. 10/4
First win: Faun-Ardèche Classic. David Gaudu. 27/2

INEOS Grenadiers
First WT win: UAE Tour, stage 2. Filippo Ganna. 22/2
First win: Etoile de Bessèges Tour du Gard, stage 4. Filippo Ganna. 6/2

Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
First WT win: Giro d'Italia, stage 3. Taco van der Hoorn. 10/5
First win: same as above

Israel Start-Up Nation
First WT win: Tirreno-Adriatico, stage 6. Mads Würtz Schmidt. 15/3
First win: Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var, stage 2. Michael Woods. 20/2

Lotto Soudal
First WT win: UAE Tour, stage 7. Caleb Ewan. 27/2
First win: Etoile de Bessèges - Tour du Gard, stage 3. Tim Wellens. 5/2

Movistar Team
First WT win: Tour de Romandie, stage 3. Marc Soler. 30/4
First win: Gran Premio Miguel Indurain. Alejandro Valverde. 3/4

Team BikeExchange
First WT win: Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, stage 4. Esteban Chaves. 25/3
First win: National Championships Australia - Road Race. Cameron Meyer. 7/2

Team DSM
First WT win: Paris-Nice, stage 2. Cees Bol. 8/3
First win: same as above

Team Jumbo-Visma
First WT win: UAE Tour, stage 5. Jonas Vingegaard. 25/2
First win: National Championships New Zealand - Road Race. George Bennett. 14/2

Team Qhubeka ASSOS
First WT win: Giro d'Italia, stage 11. Mauro Schmid. 19/5
First win: Clasica de Almeria. Giacomo Nizzolo. 14/2

Trek - Segafredo
First WT win: Milano-San Remo. Jasper Stuyven. 20/3
First win: Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var, stage 1. Bauke Mollema. 19/2

UAE-Team Emirates
First WT win: UAE Tour, stage 3. Tadej Pogacar. 23/3
First win: same as above.

In conclusion:

Six teams whose first win in general was also their first WT win. On the other end of the scale, AG2R was the team that had to wait the longest before their first win, and their first WT win, being in fact the first to get the former, and the last to get the latter.
 

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