Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Men With the Most Kilometers

A few days ago Silence Lotto team manager Marc Sergeant complained that riders are riding too much in a season. Now the numbers have been confirmed by Cycling Quotient. Cycling Quotient's methodology for counting kilometers is: Only races of .1 or above category and finished races are counted.

The highest ranked English is Placed 5th Filippo Pozzato who raced for 15.320 kilometers, followed by Matteo Tosatto in 7th with 15.220 Kms. Outside the top 10: Cunego 11th, Ivan Basso 25th. Also of interest: the 41st place by World Champion Cadel Evans, Andy Schleck at 249th and Alberto Contador at 372nd place with "only" 9.865 kilometers.

Here are the standings:
1. [BEL] BRANDT Christophe SIL 16,641.20
2. [BEL] Olivier Kaisen SIL 16,348.50
3. [NED] HOOGERLAND Johnny VAC 16,105.30
4. [BEL] GILBERT Philippe SIL 15,987.80
5. [ITA] POZZATO Philip KAT 15,320.00
6. [SWE] Fredrik KESSIAKOFF Fuj 15,299.10
7. [ITA] TOSATTO Matthew QST 15,220.10
8. [RUS] KLIMOVA Serguei KAT 14,920.70
9. [RUS] ESKOV Nikita KAT 14,903.30
10. [GER] KNEES Christian MRM 14,869.70
11. [ITA] Damiano Cunego LAM 14,865.20
12. [USA] FARRA Tyler GRM 14,860.60
13. [BEL] Devenyns Dries QST 14,755.50
14. [NED] Martijn Maaskant GRM 14,748.50
15. [BEL] VAN AVERMAET Greg SIL 14,681.30
16. [BEL] de Greef Francis SIL 14,636.90
17. [FRA] VAUGRENARD Benoît FDJ 14,622.00
18. [FRA] SPRICK Mathieu BBO 14,599.30
19. [BLR] HUTAROVICH Yauheni FDJ 14,495.30
20. [RUS] KAT UGLY Pavel 14,491.10

The entire list can be seen here.

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