Katusha top WorldTour standings after Špilak's Tour de Suisse victory

Valverde remains ahead of Contador in individual standings

Katusha have moved to the top of the UCI WorldTour team rankings on the back of Simon Špilak’s overall victory at the Tour de Suisse, while Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) remains at the head of the individual standings.

Špilak claimed the Tour de Suisse thanks to a strong showing in the final time trial, and his win is the latest in a long run of WorldTour-level success for the Katusha this season. Ilnur Zakarin already took overall victory at the Tour de Romandie (ahead of Spilak), Joaquim Rodríguez won the Tour of the Basque Country and Luca Paolini triumphed at Gent-Wevelgem, while Alexander Kristoff’s 18 victories so far in 2015 include the Tour of Flanders and stages of Paris-Nice and the Tour de Suisse.

Team Sky drop to second place in the standings, though Geraint Thomas’ second place finish at the Tour de Suisse means that they lie just 25 points behind Katusha. Etixx-QuickStep remain in third place, ahead of Movistar. IAM Cycling remain rooted to the bottom of the standings as the team failed to pick any WorldTour points in its home race.

The Tour de Suisse had no impact on the top of the individual standings as the first four riders in the rankings did not participate. Valverde is still top on 350 points, while Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) remains in second place on 307 as there were no WorldTour points on offer at the Route du Sud, which he won on Sunday. Richie Porte (Sky) lies in third place ahead of Rui Costa (Lampre-Merida).

The biggest mover of the week was Špilak, whose haul of points from the Tour de Suisse sees him climb from 16th to 5th in the WorldTour standings. Thomas jumps from 12th to 6th, while a stage win was not enough to prevent Kristoff from dropping two places to 8th.

Thanks largely to Valverde, Contador and Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) – 7th on 252 points – Spain holds a seemingly insurmountable lead at the head of the country standings. Spain’s total of 1138 points is almost double the haul of second-placed Australia, while Great Britain lies in third place on 629 points.

The top ten nations in the WorldTour rankings on August 15 will qualify to field up to nine riders at the World Championships road race in Richmond. The final berth is currently occupied by Germany, with Poland (14th) and host nation the United States (18th) among those currently shy of qualifying a full complement of riders.

UCI WorldTour rankings - June 21

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team350 pts
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff - Saxo307 
3Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky304 
4Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida274 
5Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha269 
6Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky267 
7Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha252 
8Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha245 
9John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant - Alpecin233 
10Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team212 
11Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Ag2r La Mondiale210 
12Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Etixx - Quick Step209 
13Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ199 
14Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick Step195 
15Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team189 
16Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky184 
17Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team181 
18Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick Step165 
19Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica Greenedge161 
20Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff - Saxo157 
21Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant - Alpecin153 
22Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Etixx - Quick Step152 
23Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team148 
24Simon Yates (GBr) Orica Greenedge148 
25Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick Step140 
26Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha134 
27Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky130 
28Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team115 
29Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team101 
30Romain Bardet (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale98 
31Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team96 
32Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Cannondale - Garmin96 
33Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team91 
34Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek Factory Racing88 
35Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal83 
36Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team81 
37Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha80 
38Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Lotto NL - Jumbo80 
39Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team76 
40Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team73 
41Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky70 
42Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica Greenedge62 
43Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling56 
44Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff - Saxo54 
45Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team54 
46Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team Lotto NL - Jumbo52 
47Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team52 
48Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Soudal52 
49Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team52 
50Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre - Merida51 
51Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal51 
52Matteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx - Quick Step50 
53Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal48 
54Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha48 
55Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing47 
56Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica Greenedge46 
57Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ44 
58Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha42 
59Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre - Merida42 
60Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Lampre - Merida41 
61Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick Step40 
62Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing40 
63Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team40 
64Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team40 
65Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica Greenedge39 
66Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team39 
67Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Cannondale - Garmin37 
68Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky36 
69Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff - Saxo35 
70Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team32 
71Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - Merida32 
72Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal32 
73Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno (Col) Astana Pro Team31 
74Yves Lampaert (Bel) Etixx - Quick Step30 
75Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Soudal27 
76André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal26 
77Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team24 
78Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale23 
79Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team23 
80Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff - Saxo22 
81Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing22 
82Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJ21 
83Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky20 
84Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - Merida20 
85Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky20 
86Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky18 
87Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team17 
88Davide Formolo (Ita) Team Cannondale - Garmin16 
89Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre - Merida16 
90Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick Step16 
91Jarlinson Pantano (Col) IAM Cycling15 
92Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Lotto NL - Jumbo14 
93Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing14 
94Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Movistar Team14 
95Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team12 
96Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling12 
97Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team11 
98Jack Bauer (NZl) Team Cannondale - Garmin10 
99Robert Gesink (Ned) Team Lotto NL - Jumbo10 
100Adam Yates (GBr) Orica Greenedge10 
101Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Ag2r La Mondiale10 
102Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick Step10 
103Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica Greenedge10 
104Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Astana Pro Team9 
105Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team8 
106Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal8 
107Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky8 
108Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team8 
109Jan Bakelants (Bel) Ag2r La Mondiale8 
110Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica Greenedge8 
111Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant - Alpecin8 
112Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling8 
113Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha8 
114Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team Lotto NL - Jumbo8 
115Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling8 
116Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team7 
117Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Team Cannondale - Garmin6 
118Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre - Merida6 
119Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team6 
120Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica Greenedge6 
121Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky6 
122Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant - Alpecin6 
123Stefan Kueng (Swi) BMC Racing Team6 
124Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ5 
125Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale5 
126Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha5 
127Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Cannondale - Garmin4 
128George Bennett (NZl) Team Lotto NL - Jumbo4 
129Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling4 
130Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team4 
131Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling4 
132Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM Cycling4 
133Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory Racing3 
134Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling3 
135Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant - Alpecin2 
136Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Cannondale - Garmin2 
137Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team Lotto NL - Jumbo2 
138Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha2 
139Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff - Saxo2 
140Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal2 
141Aleksei Tcatevich (Rus) Team Katusha2 
142Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Ag2r La Mondiale2 
143Alan Marangoni (Ita) Team Cannondale - Garmin2 
144Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Tinkoff - Saxo2 
145Boris Vallee (Bel) Lotto Soudal2 
146Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica Greenedge1 
147Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha1 
148Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team1 
149Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff - Saxo1 
150Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing1 
151Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team1 
152Rein Taaramae (Est) Astana Pro Team1 
153Nathan Haas (Aus) Team Cannondale - Garmin1 
154Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal1 
155Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica Greenedge1 
156Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick Step1 
157Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ1 
158Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre - Merida1 
159Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team1 
160Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff - Saxo1 
161Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2r La Mondiale1 
162Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team1 
163Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha1 
164Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre - Merida1 
165Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx - Quick Step1 
166Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team1 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Katusha980 pts
2Team Sky955 
3Etixx - Quick Step861 
4Movistar Team784 
5Tinkoff - Saxo575 
6Astana Pro Team553 
7BMC Racing Team522 
8Orica Greenedge456 
9Lampre - Merida440 
10Team Giant - Alpecin402 
11Ag2r La Mondiale349 
12FDJ270 
13Lotto Soudal266 
14Trek Factory Racing211 
15Team Cannondale - Garmin165 
16Team Lotto NL - Jumbo164 
17IAM Cycling99 
Nations
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Spain1138 pts
2Australia666 
3Great Britain629 
4Italy607 
5Colombia599 
6France589 
7Netherlands562 
8Belgium384 
9Slovenia293 
10Germany279 
11Czech Republic276 
12Portugal274 
13Norway245 
14Poland232 
15Russia197 
16Switzerland192 
17Slovakia157 
18United States102 
19Canada96 
20Costa Rica91 
21Denmark75 
22Luxembourg41 
23South Africa39 
24Ireland37 
25Estonia25 
26Belarus18 
27New Zealand14 
28Croatia6 
29Kazakhstan6 
30Austria4 
31Argentina1 

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