Following Milan-San Remo, the third round of the ProTour, the UCI has updated its ProTour rankings....
Following Milan-San Remo, the third round of the ProTour, the UCI has updated its ProTour rankings. Sprinters continue to hold sway at the top, with seven of the top 10 riders all fast men. After placing second overall in Tirreno-Adriatico and winning Milan-San Remo, Alessandro Petacchi (Fassa Bortolo) is the new ProTour leader with 93 points, ahead of World Champion Oscar Freire (Rabobank) on 78 points and Danilo Hondo (Gerolsteiner) on 70 points. All three riders performed well in both T-A and M-SR, again reinforcing the notion that Tirreno-Adriatico is the best preparation for Milan-San Remo.
In the teams rankings, Fassa Bortolo is on top with 47 points, ahead of Liberty Seguros on 41 and Rabobank on 39. Spain leads the nations rankings with 174 points, but Italy is catching up on 155, while Germany is another 28 points back.
Rankings as of March 20, 2005