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Dutch move ahead of Germans in women's world rankings

By:
Richard Tyler
Published:
August 07, 2009, 15:51 BST,
Updated:
August 07, 2009, 17:47 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Saturday, August 8, 2009
Marianne Vos celebrates

Marianne Vos celebrates

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Sweden leapfrogs Italy to move into third

The Netherlands have replaced Germany at the top of the International Cycling Union's (UCI) women's national world rankings, released this week.

Germany dropped back into second spot in the ranking as a result of the strong performances of Dutch riders and a roll over of UCI points from results older than 12 months.

Dutchwomen Marianne Vos (DSB Bank – LTO) and Kirsten Wild (Cervélo TestTeam) completed a one-two finish for their nation in Sunday's Swedish round of the women's World Cup at the Open de Suède Vargarda.

The Netherlands now have 2942 points, 40 points ahead of Germany (2902).

Sweden replaced Italy in third place on the ranking following the consistent performances of current World Cup leader Emma Johansson. The Red Sun Cycling Team rider hasn't finished outside the top five in any of this year's eight World Cup rounds.

Below is the complete list of the UCI's latest national world rankings for women:
 

UCI Womens Nation Rankings
1 Netherlands 2942 pts
2 Germany 2902  
3 Sweden 1633  
4 Italy 1553  
5 Great Britain 1377  
6 Australia 1258  
7 United States 1134  
8 Russia 727  
9 Lithuania 577  
10 Belgium 534  
11 France 534  
12 Denmark 527  
13 Switzerland 497  
14 Austria 451  
15 Canada 324  
16 New Zealand 253  
17 South Africa 199  
18 China 184  
19 Ukraine 163  
20 Spain 143  
21 Poland 136  
22 Brazil 120  
23 Kazakhstan 96  
24 El Salvador 93  
25 Mexico 91  
26 Morocco 81  
27 Costa Rica 70  
28 Estonia 65  
29 Czech Republic 59  
30 Chile 56  
31 Belarus 40  
32 Luxembourg 40  
33 Mauritius 38  
34 Finland 33  
35 Greece 30  
36 Hungary 30  
37 Serbia 30  
38 Slovakia 30  
39 Norway 30  
40 North Korea 27  

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