Which Team has the best Palmares?

A slightly deceiving title maybe, as this is about which teams riders hold the best palmares. Thus, all those Cavendish wins for Sky are promoted to OPQS, and so on. It’s all in visual form, so here we go:

Please note you can greatly expand the images by clicking on them!

Grand Tours, World Championships and Monuments


Notes: Denis Menchov is only down as having won the 2007 Vuelta as the 2005 edition has been reawarded to Roberto Heras by the Spanish courts. If a rider has won a race more than once, then they receive credit for each occasion.

Grand Tours: Wins, podiums, other classifications

team palmares

Notes: If i rider has won a race, they do not appear as having podiumed even if they have, eg Evans has won the Tour, so isn’t represented as a podium candidate, and Valverde, who has been on the podium of the Vuelta 3 times aside from his win, only features for his victory. If a jersey winner is not present, it is likely as they are not on one of the teams listed on the left. For instance, David Arroyo, 2nd in the 2010 Giro, now rides for the Caja Rujal team.

Tour de France Stage Wins


This shows the men on a team who have won stages of the Tour, though they do not have to have been on the team at the time. Hence, Cavendish comes under Quick-Step, Hushovd under BMC, etc. Some stages have been reassigned, hence extra wins for Juan Jose Cobo, Fabian Cancellara, Sandy Casar and Cadel Evans. Sorry to Astana, who apparently have no stage winning talent.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s