It was Jan Bakelants who in January on the performance of Team Sunweb, Berlin, be: in the year 2019, has the UCI WorldTourpeloton only 482 riders. That there are less than twenty less than three years ago, and almost the same as in 2015, when the highest class of the international championships from seventeen (instead of the current eighteen) teams existed. Striking downward trend can mainly be attributed to the UCI skim startkernen in large rounds (8 instead of 9 riders per team) and other races (7 instead of 8 riders), so teams are, by definition, with a smaller effective harvesting. Although this is relatively. Deceuninck-Quick.Step (-3), Bahrain-Merida (-3), Pull-Segafredo (-3), Team Sky (-2), team Katusha Alpecin (-2) and Astana (-2) reduced their number of riders, Lotto-Soudal (+3), Team Sunweb (+3), UAE Team Emirates (+3), EF Education First (+2) and Movistar (+1) came there.
Evolution in the last five years (trainees not included):
2015: 478 (17 WT teams)