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Five ways the UCI points system will change how the Tour de France is raced

Breakaways like this one from Ben Healy, Derek Gee, Valentin Paret-Peintre and Carlos Verona have been given incentives from the new UCI rankings system

The Giro d’Italia has given the first clues as to how the UCI’s overhaul of the World Rankings points scheme will impact WorldTour teams in the next three seasons as they battle for places in the top division in 2026.

Following criticisms that the points were too heavily weighted toward one-day races, the UCI overhauled how points were allocated for the World Rankings. The biggest changes came at WorldTour level, most significantly at the Grand Tours and Monuments.

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