• Simon Yates in the breakaway on Stage 12 of the 2019 Tour de France (Getty)Source: Getty
With 18 teams represented in the 40-rider escape on Stage 12, the Power Rankings experienced a slight shake-up.
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Cycling Central

19 Jul 2019 - 2:29 PM  UPDATED 20 Jul 2019 - 6:59 AM

It's often a tough task to tell at a glance which teams are doing well at the Tour de France, there are 22 of them going around France, each with their own objectives and strengths. 

To keep an eye on how each team is progressing, Cycling Central is running the Zwift Power Rankings during this Tour de France. It's a quick guide from stage to stage of which teams are excelling and which are unlucky or faring poorly. 

Rankings are done according to a matrix of stage results, jersey standings and a team's ability to race with panache and flair.

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Simon Yates made the most of his opportunity in the breakaway on Stage 12, attacking on the final climb before outsprinting his fellow escapees for the win.

1. Jumbo-Visma (same)

Four stage wins, Steven Kruijswijk still fourth overall - these guys are here for a while yet.

Still, Dylan Groenewegen and Mike Teunissen went away today with the 40 riders.  

Best Results:
Stage  1 - 1st (Mike Teunissen)
Stage  2 - 1st (TTT)
Stage  7 - 1st (Dylan Groenewegen)
Stage 10- 1st (Wout van Aert)

Yellow jersey - 2 stages
4th overall - Steven Kruijswijk

2. Deceuninck-Quickstep (same)

The Belgian squad just had their Dane Michael Morkov in the break, but until Julian Alaphilippe surrenders the yellow jersey, the Wolfpack doesn't budge. The Frenchman has donned the golden fleece on the podium eight times, and will wear it on Stage 13, the actual 100th anniversary date of the maillot jaune. 

Best Results:

Stage  2 - 3rd (TTT)
Stage  3 - 1st (Julian Alaphilippe)
Stage  4 - 1st (Elia Viviani)
Stage  8 - 3rd (Julian Alaphilippe)
Stage 10 - 2nd (Elia Viviani)

Yellow jersey - 8 trips to the podium (Julian Alaphilippe)
1st overall - Julian Alaphilippe
6th overall - Enric Mas

3. Soudal Lotto (same)

Active in the break with team mates Tiesj Benoot (who finished 4th) and Roger Kluge and gaining another 11 points in the KOM classification, Tim Wellens has had the hots for the dots 10 times. 

Best Results:

Stage 1 - 3rd (Caleb Ewan)
Stage 4 - 3rd (Caleb Ewan)
Stage 7 - 2nd (Caleb Ewan)
Stage 8 - 1st (Thomas de Gendt)
Stage 9 - 2nd (Tiesj Benoot)
Stage 11 - 1st (Caleb Ewan)

Polka dot jersey - 10 trips to the podium (Tim Wellens)

4. BORA-hansgrohe (same)

Represented in the break by Peter Sagan, Daniel Oss, Max Schachmann and Gregor Muhlberger with Austrian Muhlberger finishing third behind stage winner Simon Yates and Pello Bilbao (Astana). 

Best Results:

Stage  1 - 2nd (Peter Sagan) 
Stage  5 - 1st (Peter Sagan)
Stage  7 - 3rd (Peter Sagan)

Green jersey - 10 trips to the podium (Peter Sagan)
5th overall - Emanuel Buchman

5. Mitchelton-Scott (up three positions)

WATCH the final kilometres of Stage 12

Matteo Trentin (who finished 6th) and Simon Yates combined for a two pronged tactical assault to earn the team their second stage win and Yates a stage at each grand tour. Mitchelton-Scott want a podium in Paris but the two stage wins are a bonus, their team owner says so:

WATCH: Gerry Ryan talks about Paris
 

Best Results:

Stage  5 - 3rd (Matteo Trentin) 
Stage  9 - 1st (Daryl Impey)
Stage  12 - 1st (Simon Yates)

7th overall - Adam Yates

6. Bahrain Merida (same) 

A funny old day for Bahrain Merida with reports of Vincenzo Nibali sick overnight and the mid-stage AWOL of Rohan Dennis. 

WATCH: Rohan Dennis abandons the 2019 Tour de France

But they had three riders in the break (Sonny Colbrelli, Dylan Teuns, and Ivan Garcia Cortina), Teuns adding a 12th place on the stage with his win on Stage 6 and Tratnik in the break on Stage 11. 

Best Results:

Stage 5 - 4th (Sonny Colbrelli) 
Stage 6 - 1st (Dylan Teuns)
Stage 7 - 4th (Sonny Colbrelli) 
Stage 9 - 3rd (Jan Tratnik)

7. Team Ineos (down two)

Like Geraint Thomas, we're waiting, waiting, waiting for Ineos to do something other than metronome us to melancholy. Sure, they had their day in the crosswinds and that WAS exciting plus awarded the white jersey three times. But the only thing keeping them here is their high place overall for Bernal and Thomas, which is probably good enough. Alaphilippe is unlikely to lose the yellow jersey in the Stage 13 ITT but Thomas might win the stage.

Best Results:

Stage  2 - 2nd (TTT) 
Stage  6 - 4th (Geraint Thomas)

White - 3 trips to the podium (Egan Bernal)
2nd overall - Geraint Thomas
3rd overall - Egan Bernal

8. Wanty Groupe Gobert (down one)

Another man in the break, yesterday's 11th place getter Andrea Pasqualon. Combined with a number of escapes this Tour and a trip to the podium yesterday for most combative, and they belong here only dropping a spot because Ineos slid. 

Best Results:

Stage  6 - 3rd (Xandro Meurisse) 
Combativity - 1 trip to the podium (Aime de Gendt)

9. UAE Team Emirates (same)

Rui Costa (who finished 8th today) and Alexander Kristoff in the break today, Dan Martin still 9th overall.  

Best Results:

Stage  4 - 2nd (Alexander Kristoff) 

9th overall - Dan Martin 

10. Trek-Segafredo (up five positions)

Putting two riders in the break (Jasper Stuyven, Fabio Felline) and Felline finishing 5th plus a stint in yellow for Ciccone and Trek deserve this place more than others who follow. 

WATCH: Richie Porte survives another stage

Best Results:

Stage  3 - 3rd (Jasper Stuyven) 
Stage  6 - 2nd (Giulio Ciccone)

Yellow jersey - 2 trips to the podium (Giulio Ciccone)
19th overall - Richie Porte

11. Team Sunweb (down one)

Four riders in the break but what was the point? This team is in the long Power Rankings grass but for Matthews' consistent placing. 

Best Results:

Stage  2 - 4th (TTT) 
Stage  3 - 2nd (Michael Matthews)

12. AG2R-La Mondiale (up six)

Three riders in the break (Oliver Naesen, Tony Gallopin and Matthias Frank) with Naesen finishing with flair crossing the line 7th, backing up his Stage 9, fourth place. While they're not exactly happy with Romain Bardet's 14th, that placing and the team trying to get in escapes is rewarded with this position. 

Best Results:

Stage  9 - 4th (Oliver Naesen) 
Stage  12 - 7th (Oliver Naesen)

14th overall - Romain Bardet

13. Cofidis (same)

Another stage, another break with Pierre-Luc Périchon and Julien Simon. Anthony Perez and Stéphane Rossetto were active in the Stage 11 break, plus Natnael Berhane has racked up the kilometres off the front rewarded with the combativity award on Stage 10. 

14. Astana (up six)

Pello Bilbao in the break AND finishing second? Plus, Jakob Fuglsang is still 9th overall. The smurfs are awake! 

Best Results:

Stage  6 - 9th (Jakob Fuglsang) 
Stage  12 - 2nd (Pello Bilbao)

9th overall - Jakob Fuglsang

15. CCC (down four)

Sure, they had Serge Pauwels and Greg van Avermaet in the break, sure GvA finished just outside the top 10 today, and yes, a high placing on Stage 3 (fourth with GvA) and two trips to the podium for the dots (GvA), but not much is doing without a stage win. 

16. EF Education First (same)

Like Sunweb, they can't finish off a fight or a break they start, repeating this today with three in the break (Alberto Bettiol, Simon Clarke and Tom Scully) and Clarke's attacks coming to naught, but damn, do we like to watch him try. What a dig. What a way to animate the race. We wish we could move them up. 

Best Results:

Rigoberto Uran 12th overall

17. Movistar (down five)

Like Geraint Thomas, we think we're waiting, waiting, waiting for Nairo Quintana who did look good in the crosswinds and still 8th overall. They did have Imanol Erviti in the break, but the big M did nothing today to deserve a higher Power Ranking rewarding but others did.

Best Results:

Nairo Quintana 8th overall

18. Dimension Data (down one)

On Stages 4 and 7, now abandoned Giacomo Nizzolo finished seventh, backing up his 4th on Stage 1. Today the struggling team did a bit more with Edvald Boasson Hagen and Michael Valgren in the break. But again there were better teams today.

19. Total Direct Energie (same)

Lilian Calmejane in today's break again! Second breakaway box ticked. 

20. Groupama-FDJ (down six)

Thibaut Pinot's second place on Stage 8 and still holding 10th overall is not enough anymore. We need to see signs of life.  

Best Results:

Stage  8 - 2nd (Thibaut Pinot) 

10th overall - Jakob Fuglsang

21. Team Arkea-Samsic (same)

Kévin Lédanois made the break today so that was good, but so has many teams else multiple times.

Best Results:

16th overall - Warren Barguil 

22. Katusha-Alpecin (same)

No one in the break. Jens Debusschere's fifth place on Stage 11 and 5th in the Stage 2 TTT becoming a distant memory.