Following the Vuelta a Espana, Canadian classics and European Championships the scale has almost tilted back into Jumbo-Visma's favour in the lead.
UAE had built a big buffer following the Tour de France and seemed sure to be winning this yearly ranking, one of their ultimate goals, but the most recent update shows the battle is far from finished. Jumbo-Visma closed the gap once again and sits now less than 400 points behind in the standings, mostly following unprecedented success at the Vuelta a Espana where they completed the entire podium and now also their respective riders filled the whole podium of the European Championships.
What grows is the gap from Jumbo - second placed - to INEOS Grenadiers who sit in third place, which is now of almost 11.000 points, virtually the same point difference from 3rd place to Uno-X Pro Cycling Team, Astana Qazaqstan Team and TotalEnergies who sit 20th, 21st and 22nd according to Raúl Banqueri's report.
Towards the bottom Astana has closed in slightly on Arkéa Samsic, now separated by less than 900 points, but the French team still sits 2200 behind AG2R Citroën Team, the 18th spot and first safe team. Minor splits do occur in that key part of the standings, some differences have been built over the past few weeks, Team DSM-Firmenich is now 17th whilst Israel - Premier Tech holds onto 16th place in their bid to return to World Tour level. Both Uno-X and TotalEnergies also find themselves in the fight for promotion, having a similar amount of points to those of the Kazakh team.