Cancellara, RadioShack and Italy top UCI WorldTour rankings

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
1Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek236pts
2Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad203 
3Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack202 
4Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD202 
5Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team150 
6Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack143 
7Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team140 
8Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team128 
9Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad114 
10Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi109 
11Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard106 
12Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo106 
13Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo100 
14Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard100 
15Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team100 
16Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto96 
17Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale92 
18Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team90 
19Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling82 
20Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team80 
21André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto78 
22Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling74 
23Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo72 
24Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale71 
25Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team70 
26Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team70 
27Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek60 
28Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo60 
29Grégory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack60 
30Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team60 
31Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling57 
32Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team52 
33Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad50 
34Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team50 
35Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team50 
36Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team46 
37Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad44 
38Marco Pinotti (Ita) HTC-Highroad42 
39Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale41 
40George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team40 
41David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team31 
42Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale30 
43Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team30 
44Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack30 
45Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack30 
46Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana28 
47Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD26 
48Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack22 
49Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team21 
50Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo20 
51Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale20 
52Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD15 
53Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team14 
54Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Team RadioShack13 
55Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo12 
56Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team12 
57Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling11 
58Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale10 
59Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling10 
60Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team10 
61Allan Davis (Aus) Pro Team Astana10 
62Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team10 
63Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team10 
64Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team10 
65Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard9 
66Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo8 
67Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team RadioShack7 
68Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team7 
69Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana7 
70Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad6 
71Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD6 
72Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling5 
73Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling4 
74Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek4 
75Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek4 
76Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling4 
77Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Leopard Trek4 
78Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team4 
79Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team4 
80Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team4 
81Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team4 
82Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD4 
83Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard2 
84Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2 
85Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale2 
86Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD2 
87Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek2 
88Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
89Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team2 
90John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
91Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard2 
92Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team2 
93Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team2 
94Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad2 
95Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
96Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
97Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
98Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
99Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
100Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team1 
101Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
102Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard1 
103Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek1 
104Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
105Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling1 
106Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo1 
107Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
108Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo1 
109Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
110Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling1 
111Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
112Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
113Frantisek Rabon (Cze) HTC-Highroad1 
114Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad1 
Teams
1Team RadioShack465pts
2HTC-Highroad453 
3Rabobank Cycling Team392 
4Team Garmin-Cervelo358 
5Leopard Trek308 
6BMC Racing Team278 
7Lampre - ISD253 
8Movistar Team248 
9Quickstep Cycling Team234 
10Sky Procycling234 
11Saxo Bank Sungard219 
12Omega Pharma-Lotto178 
13Liquigas-Cannondale168 
14Euskaltel-Euskadi111 
15AG2R La Mondiale103 
16Katusha Team63 
17Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team50 
18Pro Team Astana45 
Nations
1Italy525pts
2Australia517 
3Belgium466 
4Spain411 
5Germany397 
6Netherlands336 
7Switzerland296 
8United States266 
9France178 
10Great Britain161 
11Ireland72 
12Colombia57 
13Denmark52 
14Austria44 
15Portugal43 
16Slovenia30 
17Kazakhstan28 
18Norway20 
19Canada12 
20New Zealand11 
21Belarus10 
22Argentina9 
23Latvia6 
24Sweden4 
25Russia4 
26Slovakia2 
27Luxembourg2 
28Costa Rica1 
29Poland1 
30Czech Republic1 

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