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Inside Cycling with John Wilcockson: Why 2011 was the year of the underdog

  • By John Wilcockson
  • Published Oct. 25, 2011


Total 2011 wins for UCI ProTeams
In the final race of its final season, HTC-Highroad put an exclamation point on being the most successful ProTeam in 2011 with Tony Martin’s victory at the Chrono des Nations in France. Coincidentally, Leopard-Trek also won the final race of its one and only season with Oliver Zaugg at the Tour of Lombardy. And the only teams to have more than 10 riders among their final list of winners were the equal-opportunity “Anglo” squads of HTC, Team RadioShack, Team Sky and Garmin-Cervélo.

1. HTC-Highroad 49 (14 riders)
2. Team RadioShack 30 (12 riders)
3. Liquigas-Cannondale 30 (six riders)
4. Team Sky 28 (11 riders)
5. Omega Pharma-Lotto 28 (five riders)
6. Garmin-Cervélo 24 (11 riders)
7. Rabobank 24 (nine riders)
8. Lampre-ISD 23 (nine riders)
9. Vacansoleil-DCM 22 (nine riders)
10. Leopard-Trek 21 (eight riders)
11. Movistar 20 (nine riders)
12. Katusha 19 (four riders)
13. Saxo Bank-SunGard 17 (six riders)
14. BMC Racing 11 (four riders)
15. Euskaltel-Euskadi 10 (five riders)
16. Astana 7 (five riders)
17. Quick Step 6 (four riders)
AG2R-La Mondiale 6 (four riders)

Individual wins in UCI .1 races and higher, including world RR and TT championships and national RR championships of major countries, through October 23.

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