BikeExchange safe from WorldTour relegation, no more 'scrapping over points to the death'

"The points system is clearly broken" says Matt White, team's head directeur sportif

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Fans of BikeExchange-Jayco can breathe a sigh of relief. With just a few races to go for this season, the Australian team has all but guaranteed its future in the WorldTour for three more years, with its haul from the World Championships among other races meaning it is 1243 points above the danger zone.

It is looking increasingly likely that Israel Premier-Tech and Lotto Soudal will be the teams left out of the WorldTour next season, with Arkéa-Samsic and Alpecin-Deceuninck taking their places at the top table. It means teams like BikeExchange, Movistar, EF Education-EasyPost and Cofidis are practically safe from the drop.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.