• Egan Bernal is poised to become the first Colombian to ever win a Tour de France in its 106th edition. (Getty)Source: Getty
Drinking champagne out of plastic glasses with no bottoms while staying upright on a bike is all that stands between Egan Bernal and his Tour de France coronation. But who else finished Stage 20 feeling successful and who is feeling a bit meh?
Cycling Central

28 Jul 2019 - 10:45 AM  UPDATED 29 Jul 2019 - 12:29 PM

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

Nibali triumphs as Bernal secures yellow
Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida) outlasted the favourites on the shortened Stage 20 of the Tour de France, jumping clear of the breakaway and surviving all the way to the finish. Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) wasn't placed in trouble as he and his team defended his yellow jersey.

1. Deceuninck-Quickstep (same)

Sure, a 22-year-old is poised to become the first Colombian to ever win the Tour de France in its 116 year history and its 106th edition, but it's this guy we talked about nearly the entire race, and for much of the cycling season.

Gave it his all out there today. Non, je ne regrette rien.

Stage 2 - 3rd (TTT) 
Stage 3 - 1st (Julian Alaphilippe)
Stage 4 - 1st (Elia Viviani)
Stage 8 - 3rd (Julian Alaphilippe)
Stage 10 - 2nd (Elia Viviani)
Stage 11 - 3rd (Elia Viviani)
Stage 13 - 1st (Julian Alaphilippe)
Stage 14 - 2nd (Julian Alaphilippe)
Stage 16 - 2nd (Elia Viviani)
Stage 17 - 2nd (Kasper Asgreen)

Current overall and other results:

Yellow jersey - 14 trips to the podium (Julian Alaphilippe)
White jersey - 1 trip to the podium (Enric Mas - Stage 13)

5th overall - Julian Alaphilippe
22nd overall - Enric Mas

2. Team Ineos (same)

Jumbo-Visma applied the screws on the climb to Val Thorens crushing Julian Alaphilippe's spirit into fifth and earning Steven Kruijswijk a seat at the podium table in Paris. But it's more like one of the non-matching chairs you pull out at Christmas lunch for all the relos, as Geraint Thomas easily parked his butt in the luxurious SkIneos branded seat beside Bernal's throne, reminding everyone while they didn't look stereotypically bot strong this year, the Tour is their party and their man in yellow will cry if he wants to. 


Best Results:

Stage 13 - 2nd (Geraint Thomas)
Stage 14 - 5th (Egan Bernal)
Stage 2 - (4th, 5th - Bernal, Thomas)

Current overall and other results:

Yellow - 2 trips to the podium (Egan Bernal)
White - 10 trips to the podium (Egan Bernal)
1st overall - Egan Bernal
2nd overall - Geraint Thomas

3. Jumbo-Visma (same)

These guys worked hard today to get Kruijswijk on the podium, espeically De Plus. Chapeau. Combined with the four stage wins and fourth overall, and depending on our whim tomorrow, may earn a jump over Ineos.

For now, Jumbo-Visma loses points for how the last 24 hours unfolded including moaning the loudest (understandable depending who you ask) about the decision to neuter yesterday's stage but not the GC standings. The team argued Kruijswijk was saving himself for the final climb and if he knew only the ascent of Col de l'Iseran counted he would've....done what exactly? Rode into third? Awesome, but is it all the team and their GC leader were capable of against a man who could become the rider of his generation, if not the last one too?

Best Results:

Stage 1 - 1st (Mike Teunissen)
Stage 2 - 1st (TTT)
Stage 7 - 1st (Dylan Groenewegen)
Stage 10 - 1st (Wout van Aert)
Stage 14 - 3rd (Steven Kruijswijk)
Stage 16 - 3rd (Dylan Groenewegen)

Current overall and other results:

Yellow jersey - 2 stages (Mike Teunissen)
3rd overall - Steven Kruijswijk

4. Mitchelton-Scott (same)

Simon Yates gave it another good crack today. Didn't pull it off, but it's all good. 

Best Results:

Stage 5 - 3rd (Matteo Trentin) 
Stage 9 - 1st (Daryl Impey)
Stage 12 - 1st (Simon Yates)
Stage 15 - 1st (Simon Yates)
Stage 17 - 1st (Matteo Trentin)

Current overall and other results:

Combativity - 1 trip to the podium (Matteo Trentin - Stage 17) 

5. Soudal-Lotto (same)

Cheer him on the Champs de Elysees tomorrow!


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)
Stage 13- 3rd (Thomas de Gendt)
Stage 16- 1st (Caleb Ewan)
Stage 18- 6th (Tiesj Benoot)

Current overall and other results:

Polka dot jersey - 15 trips to the podium (Tim Wellens - KOM reign ended Stage 18) 

6. BORA-hansgrohe (same)

Emanuel Buchmann moved up to 4th on GC.  A fantastic result for the German on a German registered team.

Best Results:

Stage 1 - 2nd (Peter Sagan)
Stage 5 - 1st (Peter Sagan)
Stage 7 - 3rd (Peter Sagan)
Stage 14 - 4th (Emanuel Buchmann)
Stage 15 - 4th (Emanuel Buchmann)
Stage 16 - 4th (Peter Sagan)

Current overall and other results:

Green jersey - 16 trips to the podium (Peter Sagan)
5th overall - Emanuel Buchmann

7. Bahrain Merida (up two) 

Funky cold Shark of Messina. 

Best Results:

Stage 5 - 4th (Sonny Colbrelli)
Stage 6 - 1st (Dylan Teuns)
Stage 7 - 4th (Sonny Colbrelli)
Stage 9 - 3rd (Jan Tratnik)
Stage 17 - 5th (Dylan Teuns)
Stage 20 - 1st (Vincenzo Nibali)

Current overall and other results:

Combativity - 1 trip to the podium (Vincenzo Nibalit - Stage 20)

8. Movistar (down one)

Alejandro Valverde and Mikel Landa finished second and third today. Why? Neither improved their position on GC. 

Best Results:

Stage 14 - 6th (Mikel Landa)
Stage 15 - 3rd (Mikel Landa)
Stage 18 - 1st (Nairo Quintana)
Stage 20 - 2nd, 3rd (Valverde, Landa)

Current overall and other results:

Mikel Landa - 6th overall
Nairo Quintana - 8th overall
Alejandro Valverde - 9th overall

9. Groupama-FDJ (down one)

David Gaudu preserved his 13th place overall while Sebastien Reichenbach moved up a spot to 17th. 

Best Results:

Stage 8 - 2nd (Thibaut Pinot) 
Stage 14 - 1st (Thibaut Pinot)
Stage 15 - 2nd (Thibaut Pinot)

Current overall and other results: 

13th overall - David Gaudu
17th overall -  Sebastien Reichenbach 
33rd overall - Rudy Molard  

10. Team Arkea-Samsic (up two)

Who'd a thunk Warren Barguil would sneak in the top 10? Maybe a couple of years ago. The Frenchman went for it in the final Alpine stages including today in the break and finished 11th. Rewarded with a top 10 placing in the top half of the rankings. 

Current overall and other results:

Combative prize - 1 trip to the podium (Elie Gesbert - Stage 14)

10th overall - Warren Barguil  

Without stage wins and/or stronger placings on GC, the remaining teams will be ranked based on any podium prizes, breakaways and/or best stage placings:

11. EF Education First (same)

Without a stage win, they don't go any higher despite Rigoberto Uran's 7th overall. Michael Woods has animated the breakaways in the final stages while Uran was off the front in a break yesterday before the stage was cancelled. Deserves to go ahead of Trek despite that team's brief yellow stint. 

Current overall and other results:

Rigoberto Uran - 7th overall 

12. Trek-Segafredo (down one)

Porte slipped to 11th.

Best Results:

Stage 3 - 3rd (Jasper Stuyven) 
Stage 6 - 2nd (Giulio Ciccone)
Stage 13 -5th (Richie Porte)
Stage 17 - 4th (Bauke Mollema)

Current overall and other results:

Yellow jersey - 2 trips to the podium (Giulio Ciccone)
11th overall - Richie Porte

13. Wanty Groupe Gobert (same)

Wanty-Gobert on a Tour blinder with Martin and Meurisse
With just three stages left in the 2019 Tour de France Team Wanty Gobert continues to surprise with consistent performances by climber Guillaume Martin and all-rounder Xandro Meurisse.

Guillame Martin and Xandro Meurisse retained their positions on GC and take them all the way to Paris. 

Best Results:

Stage 6 - 3rd (Xandro Meurisse)
Stage 8 - 7th (Xandro Meurisse)

Current overall and other results:

Combativity - 1 trip to the podium (Aime de Gendt - Stage 11) 

12th overall - Guillame Martin 
21st overall - Xandro Meurisse 

14. AG2R-La Mondiale (same)

Bardet: 'I dreamt of polka-dot jersey'
French GC contender Romain Bardet claims that winning the Tour de France mountains jersey is a special career dream come true.

Bardet improved his overall position a spot (15th). The polka dot jersey in Paris is more than a consolation for Romain Bardet.

Current overall and other results:

Polka dot jersey - 3 trips to the podium (Romain Bardet - Stage 18,19,20) 
Combativity - 1 trip to the podium (Alexis Gougeard - Stage 16) 
15th overall - Romain Bardet

15. UAE Team Emirates (same)

Aru kept his place, Martin improved one.

Best Results:

Stage  4 - 2nd (Alexander Kristoff) 

Current overall and other results:

14th overall - Fabio Aru 
18th overall - Dan Martin

16. Dimension Data (same)

Roman Kreuziger dropped a spot.  

Current overall and other results:

16th overall - Roman Kreuziger  

17. Astana (same)

Alexey Lutsenko slipped to 19th overall. 

Best Results:

Stage 6 - 9th (Jakob Fuglsang) 
Stage 12 - 2nd (Pello Bilbao)
Stage 17 - 3rd (Gorka Izagirre)
Stage 18 - 3rd (Alexey Lutsenko)

Current overall and other results:

19th overall - Alexey Lutsenko 

18. Cofidis (up two)

Jesús Herrada moved up to 20th overall.

Best Results:

Stage 4 - 2nd (Alexander Kristoff) 
Stage 17 - 8th, 10th (Pierre-Luc Périchon, Jesús Herrada)

Current overall and other results:

Combativity - 1 trip to the podium (Natnael Berhane - Stage 10)  

20th overall - Jesús Herrada

19. CCC (down one)

Joey Rosskopf went in the early break. 

Best Results:

Stage 17 - 3rd (Greg van Avermaet) 

Current overall and other results:

Polka dots jersey - 2 trips to the podium for GvA to get the KOM jersey
Combativity prize - 1 trip to the podium for GvA (Stage 18)

20. Team Sunweb (down one)

Nico Roche again in the break. 

Best Results:

Stage 2 - 4th (TTT) 
Stage 3 - 2nd (Michael Matthews)
Stage 15 - 6th (Lennard Kamna)
Stage 16 - 6th (Michael Matthews)
Stage 18 - 4th (Lennard Kamna)

= 21 . Katusha-Alpecin / Total Direct Energie - both had riders in the break