Gilbert takes over WorldTour rankings lead from Evans

Omega Pharma-Lotto new team leader, Spain remains top nation

Belgian champion Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) is the new leader of the UCI WorldTour rankings following his performance in Canada's two single-day WorldTour events: Friday's Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec and Sunday's Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal. Gilbert won in Quebec on Friday to bump previous WorldTour leader and future 2012 teammate Cadel Evans (BMC) from the top spot and then extended his lead on Sunday with a third place finish in Montreal.

Gilbert's 130 points earned in Canada bring his season total to 698. Evans now holds second overall with 574 points while Alberto Contador remains in third with 471 points.

In addition to the one-day races in Canada, the season's final Grand Tour, the Vuelta a España, wrapped up on Sunday and provided a rankings boost to the top performers. Joaquim Rodriguez moved from 5th to 4th place, leapfrogging Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD), but the biggest move in the top-20 was made by Bradley Wiggins (Sky) who jumped from 18th to 7th following his 3rd place finish.

Defending Vuelta champion Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) was not able to add another Vuelta title to his palmares, finishing 7th in the 2011 edition, but nonetheless the Italian moved from 15th to 9th on the WorldTour standings.

Vuelta revelation and runner-up Chris Froome (Sky) made his first appearance of the season in the WorldTour rankings, entering in 25th place.

Gilbert's continued success this season has also affected the team rankings as his Omega Pharma-Lotto squad now occupies the top position, formerly held by Leopard Trek which drops to second. The Belgian ProTour team now leads Leopard Trek by 61 points while Sky moves up into third overall, 93 points behind Omega Pharma-Lotto.

Spain remains atop the nation rankings with 1,357 points, but Belgium has closed the gap and moved into second place with 1,163 points. Italy moves into third with 1,112 points while Australia dropped from 2nd to 4th with 1,082 points.

Only two events remain on the WorldTour calendar for 2011, the Tour of Beijing, October 5-9, and the Giro di Lombardia, October 15.

UCI WorldTour rankings - Individuals
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto698pts
2Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team574 
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard471 
4Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team366 
5Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD357 
6Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi307 
7Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling289 
8Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek284 
9Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale272 
10Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling260 
11Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek252 
12Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek252 
13Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad243 
14Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana230 
15Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team222 
16Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad217 
17Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack207 
18Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo206 
19Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD203 
20Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale194 
21Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team184 
22Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale170 
23Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling169 
24Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack158 
25Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling157 
26Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad152 
27Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack143 
28Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team140 
29Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek136 
30Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana135 
31André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto132 
32Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto125 
33Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo123 
34Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale121 
35Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team120 
36Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team118 
37John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale116 
38Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling111 
39Marco Pinotti (Ita) HTC-Highroad110 
40Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo108 
41Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo106 
42Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team102 
43Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team101 
44David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo101 
45Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo100 
46Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard100 
47Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team100 
48Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team95 
49Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek94 
50Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team94 
51Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD91 
52Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling91 
53Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team90 
54Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team90 
55Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team90 
56Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi86 
57Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD81 
58Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard80 
59Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team80 
60Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek78 
61Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team76 
62Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team74 
63Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team73 
64Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team71 
65Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack71 
66Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo71 
67Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team70 
68Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi70 
69Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team70 
70Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team67 
71Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto66 
72Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team60 
73Grégory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack60 
74Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto58 
75Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad58 
76Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team57 
77Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team56 
78Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale54 
79Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad54 
80Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling51 
81Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team50 
82Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team50 
83Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team50 
84Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team50 
85Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale46 
86Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad44 
87Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Leopard Trek43 
88Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team42 
89George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team40 
90Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team40 
91Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team38 
92Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team36 
93Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Leopard Trek35 
94Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack33 
95David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team32 
96Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale31 
97Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard Trek30 
99Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack28 
100Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale28 
101Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard28 
102Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Team RadioShack27 
103Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team26 
104Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo26 
105Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team26 
106Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team26 
107Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team26 
108Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale25 
109Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team24 
110Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team24 
111John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad24 
112Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo23 
113Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD22 
114Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShack22 
115Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team22 
116Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD22 
117Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team22 
118Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale21 
119Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana21 
120Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale20 
121Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team20 
122Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD20 
123David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team18 
124Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling17 
125Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana16 
126Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto16 
127Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo16 
128Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad16 
129Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team14 
130Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team14 
131Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad14 
132Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale13 
133Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad13 
134Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team12 
135Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team12 
136Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo11 
137Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo11 
138Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling11 
139Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team RadioShack10 
140Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale10 
141Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling10 
142Allan Davis (Aus) Pro Team Astana10 
143Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Procycling10 
144Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team10 
145Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team10 
146Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto10 
147Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard10 
148Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling10 
149Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana9 
150Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team8 
151Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling7 
152David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo7 
153Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team RadioShack7 
154Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana7 
155Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana6 
156Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
157Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad6 
158Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD6 
159Jesse Sergent (NZl) Team RadioShack6 
160Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team6 
161Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi6 
162Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale6 
163Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez (Col) Movistar Team6 
164Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek5 
165Mikaël Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5 
166Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team5 
167Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad5 
168Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale5 
169Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad5 
170Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling4 
171Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek4 
172Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling4 
173Sergey Renev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana4 
174Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale4 
175Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack4 
176Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale4 
177Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek4 
178Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team4 
179Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD4 
180Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard3 
181Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
182Michel Kreder (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo2 
183Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team2 
184Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team2 
185Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD2 
186Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
187Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
188Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard2 
189Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo2 
190Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad2 
191Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD2 
192Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
193Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team2 
194Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
195Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana2 
196Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team2 
197Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team2 
198Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
199Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha Team2 
200Gustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank Sungard1 
201Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo1 
202Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team1 
203Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale1 
204Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack1 
205Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack1 
206Nelson Oliveira (Por) Team RadioShack1 
207Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad1 
208Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team1 
209Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
210Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
211Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
212Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack1 
213Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
214Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
215Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo1 
216Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
217Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team1 
218Frantisek Rabon (Cze) HTC-Highroad1 
219Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
220Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
221Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team1 
222Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
UCI WorldTour rankings - Teams
1Omega Pharma-Lotto1079pts
2Leopard Trek1018 
3Sky Procycling986 
4BMC Racing Team877 
6Lampre - ISD754 
8Saxo Bank Sungard689 
9Rabobank Cycling Team673 
10Team Garmin-Cervelo644 
11Team Radioshack639 
12Katusha Team552 
13Movistar Team474 
15Pro Team Astana412 
16Quickstep Cycling Team371 
17Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team369 
18Ag2R La Mondiale342 
UCI WorldTour rankings - Nations
5Great Britain790 
8United States551 
20Czech Republic136 
23Russian Federation72 
26New Zealand17 
35Costa Rica1 

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