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The Young Rider Classification

tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,674
edited July 2017 in Pro race
An interesting list of riders.

Striking how few go on to win the overall

Unless I'm missing anyone it's Pantani, Ulrich, Contador and Schleck
Ulrich and Schleck taking their only TDF while still in the Young Rider Classification

List from rules established the classification as under 26

Year Rider Nat Team GC
1987 Raúl Alcalá (MEX) 7-Eleven 9
1988 Erik Breukink (NED) Panasonic–Isostar–Colnago–Agu 12
1989 Fabrice Philipot (FRA)[6] Toshiba 24
1990 Gilles Delion (FRA) Helvetia–La Suisse 15
1991 Álvaro Mejía (COL) Postobón–Manzana–Ryalcao 19
1992 Eddy Bouwmans (NED) Panasonic–Sportlife 14
1993 Antonio Martín (ESP) Amaya Seguros 12
1994 Marco Pantani (ITA) Carrera Jeans–Tassoni 3
1995 Marco Pantani (ITA) Carrera Jeans–Tassoni 13
1996 Jan Ullrich (GER) Team Telekom 2
1997 Jan Ullrich (GER) Team Telekom 1
1998 Jan Ullrich (GER) Team Telekom 2
1999 Benoît Salmon (FRA) Casino–Ag2r Prévoyance 16
2000 Francisco Mancebo (ESP) Banesto 9
2001 Óscar Sevilla (ESP) Kelme–Costa Blanca 7
2002 Ivan Basso (ITA) Fassa Bortolo 11
2003 Denis Menchov (RUS) iBanesto.com 11
2004 Vladimir Karpets (RUS) Illes Balears–Banesto 13
2005 Yaroslav Popovych (UKR) Discovery Channel 12
2006 Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre–Fondital 12
2007 Alberto Contador (ESP) Discovery Channel 1
2008 Andy Schleck (LUX) CSC–Saxo Bank 12
2009 Andy Schleck (LUX) Team Saxo Bank 2
2010 Andy Schleck (LUX) Team Saxo Bank 1
2011 Pierre Rolland (FRA) Team Europcar 10
2012 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 5
2013 Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team 2
2014 Thibaut Pinot (FRA) FDJ.fr 3
2015 Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team 2
2016 Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–BikeExchange 4
2017 SIMON YATES ?
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  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,718
    I have to say, I find the whole young rider classification a bit meh.
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,619
    There's usually only one or two at the sharp end and the others are a long way down. The age limit is an odd one too given that everything else in cycling is U23.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,497
    Pross wrote:
    There's usually only one or two at the sharp end and the others are a long way down. The age limit is an odd one too given that everything else in cycling is U23.
    I've thought in past that it should be for debutants regardless of age. I'm not convinced by this idea though.
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  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,718
    They should ditch the young rider classification and bring back the combined jersey. Just for the jersey.
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,497
    Salsiccia1 wrote:
    They should ditch the young rider classification and bring back the combined jersey. Just for the jersey.
    For old times' sake here's this year's current standing (unlikely to change much)

    1. Froome 13
    2. Barguil 19
    3. Bardet 20
    4. Martin 25
    5. Uran 26
    6. Landa 32
    7. Aru 35

    All others over 50 points.

    (To answer people's next question, it is the sum of a rider's positions in yellow, green and polka dot competitions)
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  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    Wow Teejay van Ladygarden has been with BMC for a long time not bringing in the results. I hadn't realised it was THAT long of I'm honest. I remember when he was with HTC before that.

    The young rider classification has to be his best ever result for BMC surely?
    Correlation is not causation.
  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    Know what you mean, but those wins in the US (Pro Challenge and ToC) would've been good for the sponsors.
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,709
    Wow Teejay van Ladygarden has been with BMC for a long time not bringing in the results. I hadn't realised it was THAT long of I'm honest. I remember when he was with HTC before that.

    The young rider classification has to be his best ever result for BMC surely?

    He was 5th in 2012, when he won the young rider classification, and again in 2014. He was third on GC at the start of stage 17 in 2015 when he had to abandon due to illness.

    I know everyone likes to hate on TVG, but he's a decent GC rider.
  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 7,312
    Trouble with the young rider jersey is it gives another outside GC rider a reason to ride conservatively and protect their jersey rather than go for a stage win.
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  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    The one reason I liked it has gone this race. It used to be that just four riders stood out from the peleton and you could pick them out quickly - but now half the front of the race are wearing white plus ads and poor Yates doesn't stand out at all.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    imatfaal wrote:
    The one reason I liked it has gone this race. It used to be that just four riders stood out from the peloton and you could pick them out quickly - but now half the front of the race are wearing white plus ads and poor Yates doesn't stand out at all.
    This is true. I felt that yesterday was the first time id seen the Orica Scott jersey when they had a couple of guys in the break.
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    inseine wrote:
    imatfaal wrote:
    The one reason I liked it has gone this race. It used to be that just four riders stood out from the peloton and you could pick them out quickly - but now half the front of the race are wearing white plus ads and poor Yates doesn't stand out at all.
    This is true. I felt that yesterday was the first time id seen the Orica Scott jersey when they had a couple of guys in the break.

    They were pretty anonymous for a team with one of the jerseys for much of the race. This is another reason I liked the Team Classification - TeamSky were obvious with those horrible yellow helmets.

    I know sponsorship would not allow this but I would love to see no yellow, white, light-green team kits and no two teams wearing basically the same apart from sponsorship logos
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