Dutch move ahead of Germans in women's world rankings

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
1Netherlands2942pts
2Germany2902 
3Sweden1633 
4Italy1553 
5Great Britain1377 
6Australia1258 
7United States1134 
8Russia727 
9Lithuania577 
10Belgium534 
11France534 
12Denmark527 
13Switzerland497 
14Austria451 
15Canada324 
16New Zealand253 
17South Africa199 
18China184 
19Ukraine163 
20Spain143 
21Poland136 
22Brazil120 
23Kazakhstan96 
24El Salvador93 
25Mexico91 
26Morocco81 
27Costa Rica70 
28Estonia65 
29Czech Republic59 
30Chile56 
31Belarus40 
32Luxembourg40 
33Mauritius38 
34Finland33 
35Greece30 
36Hungary30 
37Serbia30 
38Slovakia30 
39Norway30 
40North Korea27 

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