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Various criteria, such as number of wins, UCI points, are good for comparing GC contenders and sprinters. Climbing times and wattage can say a lot about quality of a climber.

But quality of domestiques is a very important factor in order to achieve team's objectives in any race, too. I am not able to think of some (at least partially) objective criteria to evaluate domestiques.

  • Are there some criteria by which performance of domestiques can be rated?
  • Are there some websites which give rankings/ratings of cycling domestiques?
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A domestique's number one aim is to help their team leader win, so you can just count the number of wins a rider has been on the same team as. Cycle Sport magazine used to publish a list every year - I think it was usually one of Mark Cavendish's team mates at the top of the list.

Edit: Check the image posted with Martin's comment. It shows that in 2010 the "award" went to Bert Grabsch of HTC-Columbia. In fact 8 of the top 10 were HTC-Columbia riders - the team that Cavendish and Andre Greipel rode for that year.

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I was able to get 2010 December issue of Cycle Sport magazine into my hands. And I can confirm that it contains a ranking called Domestique of the Year. See these pictures: i.stack.imgur.com/fdD6O.png and i.stack.imgur.com/amJz1.png (I hope that this can be considered fair use.) –  Martin Oct 20 '13 at 13:09

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