Gilbert, Izaguirre, Spilak climb WorldTour ranking after Tour de Suisse

Van Avermaet holds firm atop the standings

Philippe Gilbert has moved into the top five of the UCI WorldTour rankings and Ion Izaguirre into the top 10 as Greg Van Avermaet stays well out in front after the Tour de Suisse.

The race was Van Avermaet’s first WorldTour outing since Liege-Bastogne-Liege in late April and, despite finishing no higher than 15th on stage 3, he makes it three months at top spot thanks to the lead he built up over the spring.

Gilbert moves from sixth to fifth at the expense of Team Sky’s Michal Kwiatkowski thanks to his stage 2 victory. He earned 60 points for that win and added another 20 by finishing in the top 30 overall.

Peter Sagan’s two stage wins weren’t enough to propel him up the standings, and he remains locked in ninth.

Izaguirre flopped on stage 4 but fought back to finish third on stage 6, second on stage 7, and fourth overall. Previously 13th, he jumps into 10th, pushing down Alberto Contador, Sergio Henao, and Thibaut Pinot.

The rest of the top 10 is made up of riders who didn’t add to their tallies in the past week. Tom Dumoulin, fourth, abandoned the race, while most others had instead raced the Critérium du Dauphiné the previous week.

The big mover of the week is Simon Spilak, winner of a stage and the overall of the Tour de Suisse. Previously 103rd in the WorldTour rankings, with just 161 points, the Slovenian has jumped all the way up to 28th, on 741 points.

In the team ranking, Quick-Step Floors hold on to top spot, picking up 100 points at Suisse. BMC picked up almost 700, meanwhile, and close the gap to just over 1000 points.

There is no WorldTour racing this week, so the rankings will remain the same until the Tour de France, which gets underway a week on Saturday in Dusseldoorf.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamPoints
1Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team2538  
2Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team2105 
3Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team1867 
4Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb1851 
5Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors1750 
6Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky1711 
7Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors1565 
8Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team1536 
9Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe1450 
10Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida1276 
11Alberto Contador (Spa) Trek-Segafredo1213 
12Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky1152 
13Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ1068 
14Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin979 
15Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors961 
16Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale960 
17Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team LottoNl-Jumbo955 
18John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo910 
19Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha-Alpecin876 
20Faria Da Costa Rui Alberto828 
21Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-Scott800 
22Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team790 
23Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors785 
24Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team764 
25Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb754 
26Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo749 
27Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida744 
28Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-Alpecin741 
29Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott696 
30Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data695 
Team standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamPoints
1Quick-Step Floors8990  
2BMC Racing Team7828 
3Movistar Team5952 
4Team Sky5521 
5Orica-Scott5396 
6Trek-Segafredo4862 
7Team Sunweb4117 
8Bora-Hansgrohe4052 
9Katusha-Alpecin3704 
10Team LottoNL-Jumbo3370 
11AG2R La Mondiale3067 
12Bahrain-Merida3050 
13UAE Team Emirates2878 
14Cannondale-Drapac2843 
15Astana Pro Team2576 
16FDJ2462 
17Lotto Soudal2354 
18Dimension Data1585 

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