VDS Highest Value Riders 2011


Wow are years short or what. It seems like just yesterday that I was putting together a VDS Team. Narrowly avoiding putting Ricco, Breschel, Pozzato, and GHH together on the same team.

VDS Rider Values are Calculated using This System.

So the Season is over and we have winners and losers. Producers and Doughnuts. So who was what and how did everyone do. Answers after the Jump.

We have one rider who absolutely dominated the Table. So lets see who rounds out our top 20 and the top Category producers as well as bottom feeders.

1 Phillipe Gilbert 2446

2 Alberto Contador  1114

3 Juan Jose Cobo 1035

4 Joaquim Rodriguez 1014

5 Bradely Wiggins 936

6 Bauke Mollema 920

7 Marcel Kittel 868

8 Daniel Moreno 855

9 Thomas Voeckler 840

10 Peter Sagan 832

11 Greg Van Avermaet 790

12 Fabian Cancellara 771

13 Bjorn Leukemans 670

14 Jurgen Roelandts 635

15 Chris Froome 615

16 Cadel Evans 613

17 Michele Scarponi 610

18 Levi Leipheimer 605

19 Rigoberto Uran 557

20 Jose Joaquin Rojas 545


1 Riccardo Ricco  -880

2 Ezequiel Mosquera -770

3 Luis Leon Sanchez -665

4 Michael Rogers -660

5 Danilo Di Luca -640

6 Matti Breschel -570

7 Richie Porte -555

8 Franco Pelizotti -550

9 Maxim Iglinskiy -550

10 Tom Boonen -520

11 Fillipo Pozzato -425

12 Vladimir Gusev -420

13 Peter Velits -476

14 Daniel Navarro -440

15 Stijn Devolder -440

16 Allan Davis -440

17 Roger Hammond -435

18 Heinrich Haussler -410

19 Tyler Farrar -406

20 Thomas Lofkvist -385

21 Thor Hushovd -384


28 POINTS: Phillipe Gilbert 2446

24 POINTS: Jouaquin Rogriguez 1014

22 POINTS: Cadel Evans 613

20 POINTS: Samuel Sanchez 395

18 POINTS: Robert Gesink -151

16 POINTS: Michele Scarponi 610

14 POINTS: Roma Kreuziger 5

12 POINTS: Giovanni Visconti 255

10 POINTS: Bradley Wiggins 936

8 POINTS:  Thomas Voeckler 840

6 POINTS: Bauke Mollema 920

4 POINTS: Jurgen Roelandts 635

2 POINTS: Juan Jose Cobo 1035

1 POINTS: Marcel Kittel 868


24 POINTS: Mark Cavendish 308

26 POINTS: Vincenzo Nibali -88

24 POINTS: Andy Schleck -211

6 of the 14 riders in the restricted category failed to produce positive Value.

254 of 1054 riders produced positive Value.

only 84 of 800 riders with negative Value cost more than 2 points.

7 riders collected exactly enough points to break even.

Robbie McEwen, Gianluca Brambilla, Alexandre Pliuschin, Fabrice Jeandesboz, Mikhail Ignatiev, Andey Mizourov, and Kevin Seeldrayers.

Final words about Value for the Season. Thanks to the UCI and its Glacial pace Alberto Contador keeps his points even if later found guilty. I never thought wiggo would end up in the top 5. Kittel was the best Value sprinter of the year and Rojas outperformed Cav.

Andy Schleck and Tom Boonen will continue to be risky and overpriced if they don't perform exceptionally in the races they target. Their target windows are narrow and their popularity is high. They can win the races they target but if they don't they can't produce Value.

Phil Gil will likely cost 32-36 points next if expectations are %80-%90 of this years total.

Thanks for reading and have a great off season planning next years VDS Teams.

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