Teams target up to four races a day in relegation points scramble

For Lotto-Soudal and Cofidis, the racing is only just beginning

Riders corner at GP de Québec.
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By the end of this season, Israel-Premier Tech and Lotto Soudal will have competed in over 100 events, 20% more than in a typical season. 

This program-stacking is highly unusual, but in 2022 it's not a total surprise. Both teams currently occupy the WorldTour’s two relegation places, and unless they pick up UCI points, they’ll lose their licences for the next three-year cycle. 

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