Impey still top of WorldTour rankings after Paris-Nice

Mitchelton-Scott disposes QuickStep-Floors as top team

South African Daryl Impey remains top of the individual WorldTour rankings following the conclusion of Paris-Nice. Impey is currently racing in Italy at Tirreno-Adriatico until Tuesday when the rankings will again be updated.

Paris-Nice winner Marc Soler has rocketed into second place on the standings from his previous ranking of 127. He knocks Movistar teammate Alejandro Valverde into third place but his tally of 545 points is well below Impey's 800. With third place at Paris-Nice, Gorka Izagirre jumps into third on the rankings with 500 points while Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) enters the rankings for 2018 int fourth place. The Briton accumulated 470 points while racing in France and helped Mitchelton-Scott take back the lead from Quick-Step Floors in the team rankings.

Ion Izagirre was another rider to move up the rankings following Paris-Nice, the Spaniard improving 31 places to tenth. Belgians Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal), 18th, and Dylan Teuns (BMC) 23rd, also made their mark with strong GC results in Paris-Nice. Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) likewise in 22nd place makes his first impact on the rankings.

With 1691 points, Mitchelton-Scott leads QuickStep-Floors at the top of the team rankings. The Belgian team has scored 1426 points after the opening six events on the WorldTour calendar. Bora-Hansgrohe (1263 points), Movistar Team (1223 points), and Bahrain-Merida (1207 points) are all in touching distance. BMC Racing is the only other team to score more than 1000 points at this point of the season. At the other end of the table, Groupama-FDJ is bottom with 276 points while Katusha-Alpecin is second place on 291 points.

With 500 points on offer for the winner of Tirreno-Adriatico, the rankings are set for a further shake-up. There will be further change this month with 500 points for the winner of Milan–San Remo (17 March), Volta a Catalunya (19-25 March), and Gent–Wevelgem (25 March).

WorldTour rankings - March 12

#Rider Name (Country) Team 
1Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton-Scott800 pts
2Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team545 
3Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team515 
4Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida500 
5Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott470 
6Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team460 
7Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors400 
8Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors387 
9Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates375 
10Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida365 
11Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe340 
12Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned) Dimension Data340 
13Michael Valgren (Den) Astana Pro Team330 
14Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal301 
15Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale250 
16Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb250 
17Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Team Sky250 
18Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal250 
19Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors231 
20Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team230 
21Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale220 
22Luis León Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team220 
23Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team200 
24Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo175 
25Egan Bernal (Col) Team Sky175 
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
1Mitchelton-Scott1691 pts
2Quick-Step Floors1426 
4Movistar Team1223 
6BMC Racing Team1037 
7Astana Pro Team946 
8Team Sky926 
9Lotto Soudal858 
10AG2R La Mondiale758 
11Team Sunweb751 
12UAE Team Emirates568 
14Dimension Data493 
16EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale376 
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