UCI announces complete overhaul of WorldTour points system

From the start of 2017, the men's WorldTour will use the same points system as the World Ranking - Mountains and points classification winners recognised for first time

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The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announced on Thursday that it has made major changes to the men's WorldTour road race ranking points system for the 2017 season.

Confusingly, the UCI WorldTour ranking used a completely different points scale to the similarly-named UCI World Ranking, which was introduced for the 2016 season.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.