The Australian team Mitchelton-Scott delivers this year with Annemiek van Vleuten and Simon Yates among the women and men the winner of the WorldTour.

The men and women rode the final race of the year in the World Tour on Sunday with the Tour of Guangxi.

Van Vleuten, recovering from a knee fracture in the road race of the World Cup, did not participate in the one-day race in China, but that was true for almost all toppers.

The 36-year-old Dutch won thirteen victories in 2018, including the victory in the Giro Rosa and the Boels Ladies Tour and a win in La Course. The world champion time trial ended 32 times in the top ten in 45 race days.

"I am very proud of my results this year", says Van Vleuten on the site of Mitchelton-Scott. "Winning the WorldTour is great, because it indicates that you have been driving very well all year round."

Marianne Vos, who finished her road season at the end of August to focus on cyclo-cross, finishes second in the regularity classification of 2018, with a draw of almost 17 points on Van Vleuten. Anna van der Breggen is the number three. Amy Pieters (seventh) and Ellen van Dijk (tenth) are also in the top ten of the World Tour.

Final ranking WorldTour women

  • 1. Annemiek van Vleuten - 1411.86 points
  • 2. Marianne Vos - 1394.88
  • 3. Anna van der Breggen - 1323.33
  • 4. Amanda Spratt (Aus) - 1218.86
  • 5. Coryn Rivera (USA) - 1036.33
  • 7. Amy Pieters - 922.9
  • 10. Ellen van Dijk - 671.57

'This is a reward for a beautiful year'

In the men, the Brit Yates the Slovak Peter Sagan in the final ranking for the WorldTour (3072 points to 2992 points).

The Spanish world champion Alejandro Valverde, the British Tour winner Geraint Thomas and the Belgian Greg Van Avermaet complete the top five. Tom Dumoulin is the best Dutchman in tenth place.

Yates won the final victory this year in the Tour of Spain. He also won stages in the Vuelta, the Tour of Italy (3), Paris-Nice, the Tour of Catalonia and the Tour of Poland.

"This is a reward for a great year," Yates reacted to the final win in the WorldTour on Sunday. "The Vuelta was obviously the highlight of my season, but despite my relapse I look back with pride on my performance in the Tour of Italy."

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