Boasson Hagen makes a move in UCI WorldTour rankings

Team Sky continue to dominate

Edvald Boasson Hagen's victory at the GP Ouest-France-Plouay gave his UCI WorldTour individual rankings a boost on Sunday.

The Team Sky rider moved from 30th to 11 place in the points race with 211 with teammate Bradley Wiggins still leading on 601 following his awesome performance throughout the season. The Norwegian champion sacrificed his own chances to help Wiggins win the Tour de France but he has recovered well from his effort in July. He showed his form by finishing fifth in the recent Vattenfalls Cyclassics in Germany and looks set for a great final part of the season - just in time for the UCI Road World Championships in the Netherlands.

"I'm really happy. It was nice to get the win," Boasson Hagen told TeamSky.com. "The team did a really good job to keep me up there all day and heading into the finish. I felt good when I jumped clear and I felt confident that I could take the win. It has been quite a while since my last victory so it was nice to see the form is good. Hopefully it can continue."

Wiggins has not raced since the Olympic Games in London and with second-placed Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha Team) on 414 points currently racing, and leading, the Vuelta a España the gap to the Brit should be closed.

Belgian national champion Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) is third in the individual ranking with 410 points and Italy's Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) is fourth with 400 points. Slovakia's Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) is fifth with 351 points.

Rui Costa, who finished in second behind Boasson Hagen in Plouay, scored 60 points and climbed to ninth place with 243 points. The talented Portuguese rider had shown his all-round ability earlier in the season by winning a stage and the overall classification of the Tour de Suisse.

Two riders in the top 10 - Matt Goss, 4th and Simon Gerrans, 8th - also proved useful for Orica-GreenEdge with the two former winners of the event showing that they were up for a repeat.

"It was a good result to have two boys in the top 10," said Sports Director Matt White. "The team rode well. It was a solid race for us. Simon gave Gossy a hand in the sprint and still hung on for eighth. It's quite handy for us in terms of WorldTour points."

Boasson Hagen's victory in Plouay further boosted Team Sky's lead in the team ranking of the UCI WorldTour. The British squad now has a massive total of 1401 points, 400 more than second placed Liquigas-Cannondale, that has 988 points. Omega Pharma-QuickStep is still third with 866 points.

The UCI WorldTour nations ranking remains unchanged, with Spain leading with 1191 points. Italy is second with 1090 points and Great Britain is third with 1041 points.

The UCI WorldTour heads to Canada next for the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec on September 7 and the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal on September 9. The Vuelta a España also ends on Sunday September 9, setting up for some major changes in the season-long rankings.
 

UCI WorldTour Rankings

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling601 pts
2Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team414 
3Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep410 
4Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale400 
5Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale351 
6Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica Greenedge270 
7Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling266 
8Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi252 
9Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team249 
10Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team237 
11Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling211 
12Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team201 
13Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Sharp197 
14Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling194 
15Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team189 
16Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD184 
17Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD184 
18Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica Greenedge183 
19Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team182 
20Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha Team181 
21Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team172 
22Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team164 
23André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team162 
24Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep160 
25Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team160 
26Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team150 
27Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team148 
28Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team143 
29Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Radioshack-Nissan134 
30Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp132 
31Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling129 
32Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling128 
33Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team126 
34Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling122 
35Christopher Horner (USA) Radioshack-Nissan120 
36Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale115 
37Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica Greenedge114 
38Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep113 
39Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale113 
40Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep108 
41Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team106 
42Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team104 
43Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana Pro Team100 
44Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi98 
45Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team97 
46Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan94 
47Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack-Nissan92 
48Frank Schleck (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan89 
49Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale88 
50Arnaud Demare (Fra) Fdj-Big Mat87 
51Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team86 
52Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp85 
53Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Fdj-Big Mat85 
54Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team80 
55Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan80 
56Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team77 
57Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep75 
58Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling74 
59Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Sharp70 
60Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team63 
61Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team62 
62Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team61 
63Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team60 
64Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team60 
65Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank60 
66Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling60 
67Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep57 
68Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica Greenedge56 
69Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team51 
70Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling50 
71Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan50 
72Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan46 
73Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi46 
74Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan44 
75Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling42 
76Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale42 
77Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep42 
78Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team41 
79Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Sharp40 
80Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Fdj-Big Mat40 
81Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team40 
82Andreas Klöden (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan40 
83Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team38 
84Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan38 
85Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team37 
86Svein Tuft (Can) Orica Greenedge37 
87Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R La Mondiale36 
88Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale34 
89John Gadret (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale33 
90Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team32 
91Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team32 
92Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Sharp31 
93Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank30 
94Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp30 
95Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank30 
96Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team24 
97Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling24 
98Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling24 
99Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team22 
100Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling22 
101Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team22 
102Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team22 
103Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team21 
104Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team21 
105Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team21 
106Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank21 
107Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team20 
108Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team20 
109Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi20 
110Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Fdj-Big Mat20 
111David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Sharp20 
112Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (Crc) Movistar Team20 
113Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team18 
114Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team18 
115Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD18 
116Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team17 
117Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team17 
118Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team16 
119Ytting Bak Lars (Den) Lotto Belisol Team16 
120Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team16 
121Manuel Belletti (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale15 
122Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Fdj-Big Mat14 
123Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank14 
124Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team14 
125Sandy Casar (Fra) Fdj-Big Mat14 
126Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Sharp13 
127Allan Davis (Aus) Orica Greenedge11 
128Steve Chainel (Fra) Fdj-Big Mat10 
129Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale10 
130Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale10 
131Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica Greenedge10 
132Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp10 
133Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Movistar Team10 
134Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team10 
135Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale10 
136Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team10 
137Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep10 
138Jens Voigt (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan10 
139Christian Vandevelde (USA) Garmin - Sharp10 
140Tony Gallopin (Fra) Radioshack-Nissan9 
141Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team9 
142Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale9 
143Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD9 
144Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Sharp9 
145Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD8 
146Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team8 
147Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team8 
148Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep8 
149Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi8 
150Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team8 
151Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica Greenedge8 
152Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep8 
153Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team8 
154Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep8 
155Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team7 
156Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team7 
157Arthur Vichot (Fra) Fdj-Big Mat7 
158Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team7 
159Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Fdj-Big Mat7 
160Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica Greenedge6 
161Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team6 
162Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep6 
163Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team6 
164Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team6 
165Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica Greenedge6 
166Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD5 
167Jérémy Roy (Fra) Fdj-Big Mat5 
168Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team5 
169Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team4 
170Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team4 
171Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team4 
172Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale4 
173Jesse Sergent (NZl) Radioshack-Nissan4 
174Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica Greenedge4 
175Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep4 
176Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Fdj-Big Mat4 
177Alexandr Vinokurov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team4 
178Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team4 
179Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank4 
180Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team4 
181Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi4 
182Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Sharp4 
183Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Orica Greenedge4 
184Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank3 
185Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling2 
186Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team2 
187Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
188Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team2 
189Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2 
190Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling2 
191Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2 
192Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
193Matteo Montaguti (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale2 
194Mikael Cherel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale2 
195Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2 
196Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team2 
197Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team2 
198Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2 
199Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD1 
200Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale1 
201Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team1 
202Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank1 
203Nick Nuyens (Bel) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank1 
204Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team1 
205Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank1 
206Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
207Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team1 
208Martin Elmiger (Swi) Ag2R La Mondiale1 
209Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team1 
210Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Sharp1 
211Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team1 
212Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
213Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
214Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD1 
215Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
216Ben Gastauer (Lux) Ag2R La Mondiale1 
217Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica Greenedge1 
218Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
219Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team1 
220Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
221Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Fdj-Big Mat1 
222Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Radioshack-Nissan1 
223José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team1 
224Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team1 
225Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1 
Nation
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Spain1191 pts
2Italy1090 
3Great Britain1041 
4Belgium957 
5Australia834 
6Netherlands631 
7United States470 
8France367 
9Slovakia361 
10Portugal341 
11Switzerland338 
12Germany322 
13Norway263 
14Colombia258 
15Canada234 
16Slovenia211 
17Czech Republic195 
18Ireland168 
19Poland152 
20Denmark124 
21Kazakhstan110 
22Russia97 
23Luxembourg90 
24Croatia77 
25Austria51 
26Belarus50 
27Argentina22 
28Costa Rica20 
29Sweden14 
30South Africa12 
31Lithuania10 
32Estonia6 
33New Zealand5 
34Ukraine2 
35Brazil1 
Team
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sky Procycling1401 pts
2Liquigas-Cannondale988 
3Omega Pharma-Quickstep866 
4Katusha Team773 
5Orica Greenedge660 
6BMC Racing Team655 
7Astana Pro Team622 
8Lotto Belisol Team604 
9Rabobank Cycling Team577 
10Movistar Team551 
11Radioshack-Nissan529 
12Garmin - Sharp524 
13Euskaltel - Euskadi424 
14Lampre - ISD403 
15Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team335 
16Fdj-Big Mat246 
17Ag2R La Mondiale239 
18Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank155 
Author: Cycling News

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