TechPowered By

More tech

Cancellara, RadioShack and Italy top UCI WorldTour rankings

By:
Cycling News
Published:
April 11, 2011, 13:36 BST,
Updated:
April 11, 2011, 15:16 BST
Edition:
Second Edition Cycling News, Monday, April 11, 2011
Defending Paris-Roubaix champion Fabian Cancellara (Leopard Trek) recons key sections of the route.

Defending Paris-Roubaix champion Fabian Cancellara (Leopard Trek) recons key sections of the route.

view thumbnail gallery

Swiss rider uses consistent Classics performance to move to number one

Fabian Cancellara was unable to claim his desired victories in the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, but used his podium positions to claim the top of the International Cycling Union's WorldTour rankings. All three of the UCI rankings changed leaders, with Italy and Team RadioShack moving to the top of the nation and team rankings.

Cancellara (Leopard Trek) knocked previous leader Matthew Goss (HTC-Highroad), who did not finish Paris-Roubaix, down to second place, and now leads with 236 points ahead of Goss' 203 points. While Cancellara has won only one stage of a WorldTour race (the Tirreno-Adriatico time trial), his consistent performance of second and third places in Milan-San Remo, Flanders and Roubaix was enough to give him the lead.

Andreas Klöden (RadioShack), who won the Vuelta al Pais Vasco, jumped from twelfth to third place. He is tied in points with Michele Scarponi of Lampre, who is now fourth.

Klöden and teammate Christopher Horner finished one-two in Pais Vasco, which moved RadioShack to the top of the team rankings, moving up from sixth place. Former leader HTC-Highroad is now seconds, only 12 points down. Rabobank dropped from second to third.

Even the national ranking changed this week. Australia had led the rankings all year, but gained no points this week, while Italy gained enough to hopscotch over them from second place. Australia is still second, and Belgium continues in third place.

The next WorldTour points will be awarded on Sunday, April 17, after the Amstel Gold Race, to be followed by the Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, as the peloton moves to the Ardennes Classics.

UCI WorldTour rankings
1 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek 236 pts
2 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad 203  
3 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack 202  
4 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 202  
5 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 150  
6 Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack 143  
7 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 140  
8 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 128  
9 Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad 114  
10 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 109  
11 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 106  
12 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 106  
13 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo 100  
14 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard 100  
15 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 100  
16 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 96  
17 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 92  
18 Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team 90  
19 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling 82  
20 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 80  
21 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 78  
22 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 74  
23 Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo 72  
24 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 71  
25 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 70  
26 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 70  
27 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek 60  
28 Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 60  
29 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack 60  
30 Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 60  
31 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 57  
32 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 52  
33 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad 50  
34 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 50  
35 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team 50  
36 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team 46  
37 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad 44  
38 Marco Pinotti (Ita) HTC-Highroad 42  
39 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 41  
40 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 40  
41 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 31  
42 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 30  
43 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 30  
44 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack 30  
45 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack 30  
46 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 28  
47 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 26  
48 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 22  
49 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 21  
50 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo 20  
51 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 20  
52 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 15  
53 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 14  
54 Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Team RadioShack 13  
55 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo 12  
56 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 12  
57 Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling 11  
58 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale 10  
59 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling 10  
60 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 10  
61 Allan Davis (Aus) Pro Team Astana 10  
62 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 10  
63 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 10  
64 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team 10  
65 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard 9  
66 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 8  
67 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team RadioShack 7  
68 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 7  
69 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana 7  
70 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad 6  
71 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 6  
72 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 5  
73 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling 4  
74 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek 4  
75 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek 4  
76 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling 4  
77 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Leopard Trek 4  
78 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 4  
79 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 4  
80 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 4  
81 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 4  
82 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 4  
83 Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard 2  
84 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 2  
85 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 2  
86 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 2  
87 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 2  
88 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
89 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 2  
90 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
91 Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard 2  
92 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team 2  
93 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 2  
94 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad 2  
95 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2  
96 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 2  
97 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
98 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1  
99 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1  
100 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team 1  
101 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 1  
102 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 1  
103 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek 1  
104 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
105 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling 1  
106 Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 1  
107 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1  
108 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 1  
109 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 1  
110 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling 1  
111 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1  
112 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1  
113 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) HTC-Highroad 1  
114 Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad 1  
Teams
1 Team RadioShack 465 pts
2 HTC-Highroad 453  
3 Rabobank Cycling Team 392  
4 Team Garmin-Cervelo 358  
5 Leopard Trek 308  
6 BMC Racing Team 278  
7 Lampre - ISD 253  
8 Movistar Team 248  
9 Quickstep Cycling Team 234  
10 Sky Procycling 234  
11 Saxo Bank Sungard 219  
12 Omega Pharma-Lotto 178  
13 Liquigas-Cannondale 168  
14 Euskaltel-Euskadi 111  
15 AG2R La Mondiale 103  
16 Katusha Team 63  
17 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 50  
18 Pro Team Astana 45  
Nations
1 Italy 525 pts
2 Australia 517  
3 Belgium 466  
4 Spain 411  
5 Germany 397  
6 Netherlands 336  
7 Switzerland 296  
8 United States 266  
9 France 178  
10 Great Britain 161  
11 Ireland 72  
12 Colombia 57  
13 Denmark 52  
14 Austria 44  
15 Portugal 43  
16 Slovenia 30  
17 Kazakhstan 28  
18 Norway 20  
19 Canada 12  
20 New Zealand 11  
21 Belarus 10  
22 Argentina 9  
23 Latvia 6  
24 Sweden 4  
25 Russia 4  
26 Slovakia 2  
27 Luxembourg 2  
28 Costa Rica 1  
29 Poland 1  
30 Czech Republic 1  

Back to top