We've never really thought of a tie breaker, have we? Most 11th placings would be 100% coherent with the spirit of the game, although one might argue that the quality of those top10s will tell you more about the consistency of the rider.Capiot has no less (fewer, says Stannis) than 6 11th placings of the season - Majka only 3. Should that be the tie-breaker?
I don't agree. Someone with ten second places and no wins is more baffling than someone who only collects places in the lower part of the top 10. The more second places, the better.I think a tie-breaker could be the lesser number of 2nd places followed by the lesser number of 3rd places etc. A true top10 without win should be as anonymus as possible.
In the same spirit, there should be a list with most top 10 after first win, which would clearly be won by Jasper Philipsen. Or simply "longest streak of top 10 without a win".most top 10 before first win
25 - T. Van Asbroeck
20 - A. Vlasov
19 - Y. Reguigui, B. Mollema
17 - V. Nibali, S. Higuita
16 - R. Gibbons, J. Stuyven
15 - P. Konrad, O. Naesen, T. Benoot, R. du Plooy
13 - W. Poels, J. De Buyst, P. Bauhaus, M. Walscheid
12 - A. Demare, M. Tizza, T. Dupont, A. Pasqualon, E. Mas
11 - T. Boudat, E. Grosu, L. Mezgec, G. Visconti, Y. Lampaert, E, Theuns
10 - A. Valverde, G. Martin, S. Aniołkowski
It sort of depends.I don't agree. Someone with ten second places and no wins is more baffling than someone who only collects places in the lower part of the top 10. The more second places, the better.