Pro Cycling – April 2017 Review

April was a busy month for the peloton with no fewer than 145 men’s race days and 36 women’s

 

Men – April

  • Races
    • 38 one-day (5 World Tour)
    • 18 stage races that started in month (2 World Tour)
    • 107 stages (12 World Tour)
  • Winners
    • Most one-day
      • Rider – multiple riders on 2 wins each (inc. Gilbert)
      • Team – Movister with 4
      • Country – Italy and France with 6
    • Most stages
      • Rider – multiple riders on 3 wins each
      • Team – Rally Cycling with 5
      • Country – France with 10
    • Combined
      • Rider – multiple riders on 3 wins each (inc. Valverde)
      • Team – Movistar with 7
      • Country – France with 16
  • Days in lead
    • Rider – Nazaret and Ait El Abida with 6
    • Team – Funvic/Brasil Pro Cycling with 7
    • Country – France with 10
  • Kilometers ‘won’
    • Rider – Valverde with 602.3km
    • Team – Movistar with 1108.1km
    • Country – France with 2790.3km

My rider of the month – It has to be Valverde with his Fleche Wallone, Liege-Bastogne-Liege and Pais Vasco wins

Men – Overall

  • Winners
    • Most one-day
      • Rider – Van Avermaet with 4
      • Team – BMC with 6
      • Country – Italy and France with 13 each
    • Most stages
      • Rider – multiple riders on 5 (inc. Valverde, Kittel, Kristoff and Ewan)
      • Team – Quick-Step Floors with 17
      • Country – France with 34
    • Combined (one-day and stages)
      • Rider – Valverde with 8
      • Team – Quick-Step Floors with 22
      • Country – France with 47
    • Most stage races
      • Rider – Valverde and Calmejane with 3 each
      • Team – Movistar with 6
      • Country – France and Australia with 7
  • Days in lead
    • Rider – multiple riders with 6
    • Team – BMC Racing with 18
    • Country – France with 31
  • Kilometers ‘won’
    • Rider – Valverde with 1449.4km
    • Team – Quick-Step Floors with 3478.3km
    • Country – France with 7347.7km
  • Time Trials
    • ITTs – Dennis with 2
    • TTTs – BMC Racing with 2
  • Classifications
    • Points
      • Rider – Kristoff with 3
      • Team – Movistar and Katusha with 2 each
      • Country – Spain with 6
    • Climber
      • Rider – multiple riders with 2
      • Team – multiple teams with 3
      • Country – multiple countries with 4
    • Young Rider
      • Rider – Benal with 3
      • Team – multiple teams with 3
      • Country – Colombia with 7
    • Team Classification – Movistar with 5

Rider of the season so far – Undoubtedly Valverde

Women – April

  • Races
    • 12 one-day (4 World Tour)
    • 5 stage races that started in month
    • 24 stages
  • Winners
    • Most one-day
      • Rider- Van Der Breggen with 3
      • Team – Boels-Dolemans with 4
      • Country – Netherlands with 4
    • Most stages
      • Rider – multiple riders with 2
      • Team – Boels-Dolemans with 4
      • Country – Multiple countries with 6
    • Combined
      • Rider – Van Der Breggen with 3
      • Team – Boels-Dolemans with 8
      • Country – Netherlands with 10
  • Days in lead
    • Rider – Van Dijk with 5
    • Team – Multiple teams with 5
    • Country –  – Netherlands with 9
  • Kilometers ‘won’
    • Rider – Van Der Breggen with 376.5km
    • Team –  – Boels-Dolemans with 820.2km
    • Country – Netherlands with 960.9km

My rider of the month – Van Der Breggen with her Ardennes ‘Triple’

Women – Overall

  • Winners
    • Most one-day
      • Rider – Van Der Breggen with 3
      • Team – Boels-Dolemans with 5
      • Country – Multiple countries with 6
    • Most stages
      • Rider – Winder with 3
      • Team – United Healthcare with 5
      • Country –  – Netherlands with 8
    • Combined (one-day and stages)
      • Rider – Van Der Breggen and Winder with 3
      • Team – Boels-Dolemans with 9
      • Country – Netherlands with 12
    • Most stage races
      • Rider – multiple riders on 1
      • Team – United Healthcare with 2
      • Country – multiple countries with 2
  • Days in lead
    • Rider – Van Dijk with 5
    • Team – United Healthcare with 7
    • Country – Netherlands with 9
  • Kilometers ‘won’
    • Rider – Van Der Breggen with 376.5km
    • Team – Boels-Dolemans with 972.4km
    • Country – Netherlands with 1195.9km
  • Time Trials
    • ITTs – Moolman with 2
    • TTTs – Multiple teams on 1
  • Classifications
    • Points
      • Rider – Multiple riders on 1
      • Team – Multiple teams with 1
      • Country – Canada with 2
    • Climber
      • Rider – Multiple riders on 1
      • Team – Multiple teams with 1
      • Country – Multiple countries with 1
    • Young Rider
      • Rider – Klein with 2
      • Team – Cervelo-Bigla with 2
      • Country – USA with 3
    • Team Classification – multiple teams with1

Rider of the season so far – Van Der Breggen again

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