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Gerrans remains in lead of UCI WorldTour rankings

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Cycling News
Published:
March 26, 2012, 20:09 BST,
Updated:
March 26, 2012, 21:11 BST
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Third Edition Cycling News, Monday, March 26, 2012
Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) wins the 2012 Gent-Wevelgem

Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) wins the 2012 Gent-Wevelgem

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Boonen moves into fourth after Gent-Wevelgem, E3 Harelbeke wins

Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) continued his run of success in the Spring Classics and moved up to fourth in the UCI WorldTour rankings thanks to another powerful sprint victory at Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday. Boonen beat Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) and Matti Breschel (Rabobank) in the dash to the line, timing his effort perfectly to beat the young Slovakian champion. Boonen joins Rik Van Looy, Eddy Merckx and Mario Cipollini as three-time winners of Gent-Wevelgem.

Boonen won the E3 Prijs Vlaanderen Harelbeke race for a record fifth time on Friday to kick off an impressive weekend performance. Boonen had been tied with Rik Van Looy with four victories.

The Omega Pharma-QuickStep team leader now has a total of 166 points in the individual UCI WorldTour ranking, moving him up from seventh to fourth. Simon Gerrans (GreenEdge Cycling Team) still leads the ranking with 210 points after his victories at the Tour Down Under and Milan-San Remo. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) is second with 182 points and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) remains in third with 167 points.

The GreenEdge team also had another successful week of racing; with Michael Albasini winning the opening two stages and then successfully defending the overall race lead at the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya.

They key mountain stage in the foothills of the Pyrenees was shortened due to snow and Albasini went onto finish 1:30 ahead of Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) and 1:32 in front of third-placed Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto Belisol) on general classification. Albasini picked up 112 points in the UCI WorldTour ranking, and entered the individual rankings in seventh place.

Sky Procycling is back at the top of the UCI WorldTour team ranking after consistent results in both Gent-Wevelgem and Volta Ciclista a Catalunya. The British team tops the ranking with a total of 356 points. GreenEdge Cycling Team is up to second with 333 points and Liquigas-Cannondale is third with 326 points.

Spain remains the leader of the nations ranking with 461 points. Italy is second with 351 points and Belgium is third with 337 points.

UCI WorldTour - Individual ranking
1 Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 210 pts
2 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 182  
3 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 167  
4 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 166  
5 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha Team 140  
6 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 129  
7 Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team 112  
8 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 112  
9 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 92  
10 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 88  
11 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan 86  
12 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 84  
13 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team 78  
14 Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan 72  
15 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 70  
16 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 70  
17 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 63  
18 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team 62  
19 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 61  
20 Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling 61  
21 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Barracuda 60  
22 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 51  
23 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 51  
24 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team 50  
25 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 50  
26 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 46  
27 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 44  
28 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team 41  
29 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 40  
30 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 40  
31 Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan 33  
32 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda 31  
33 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 31  
34 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 30  
35 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 26  
36 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team 22  
37 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 21  
38 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team 20  
39 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 20  
40 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 20  
41 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 15  
42 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 15  
43 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 14  
44 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 14  
45 Steve Chainel (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 10  
46 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 10  
47 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 10  
48 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 8  
49 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Big Mat 7  
50 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 7  
51 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 7  
52 Cameron Meyer (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 6  
53 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 6  
54 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling 6  
55 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 6  
56 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 6  
57 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 5  
58 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD 5  
59 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 5  
60 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 5  
61 Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Movistar Team 4  
62 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team 4  
63 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team 4  
64 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 4  
65 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team 4  
66 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 4  
67 Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 4  
68 Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 4  
69 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 4  
70 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 3  
71 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 3  
72 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team 2  
73 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team 2  
74 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
75 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda 2  
76 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
77 Svein Tuft (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team 1  
78 Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
79 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team 1  
80 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team 1  
81 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) RadioShack-Nissan 1  
82 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
83 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda 1  
84 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 1  
85 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 1  
86 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1  
87 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank 1  
88 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 1  
89 Robbie McEwen (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 1  
UCI WorldTour - Nation ranking
1 Spain 461 pts
2 Italy 351  
3 Belgium 337  
4 Australia 297  
5 Switzerland 198  
6 Netherlands 164  
7 United States 141  
8 Slovakia 129  
9 Great Britain 118  
10 France 94  
11 Czech Republic 78  
12 Slovenia 73  
13 Portugal 72  
14 Norway 71  
15 Colombia 63  
16 Ireland 60  
17 Austria 51  
18 Denmark 50  
19 Croatia 41  
20 Germany 30  
21 Russia 8  
22 Poland 8  
23 Belarus 7  
24 Sweden 6  
25 Canada 2  
26 New Zealand 1  
27 Luxembourg 1  
28 Argentina 1  
UCI World Tour - Team ranking
1 Sky Procycling 356 pts
2 GreenEdge Cycling Team 333  
3 Liquigas-Cannondale 326  
4 RadioShack-Nissan 315  
5 Katusha Team 256  
6 Omega Pharma-Quickstep 209  
7 Movistar Team 198  
8 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 198  
9 Astana Pro Team 130  
10 Lotto Belisol Team 101  
11 Garmin - Barracuda 97  
12 Euskaltel - Euskadi 88  
13 Lampre - ISD 86  
14 BMC Racing Team 78  
15 Rabobank Cycling Team 77  
16 AG2R La Mondiale 76  
17 FDJ-Big Mat 71  
18 Team Saxo Bank 2  

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