Latest ProTour standings - top three unchanged

Giro d'Italia champion Danilo Di Luca retained his healthy lead in the latest round of ProTour...

Giro d'Italia champion Danilo Di Luca retained his healthy lead in the latest round of ProTour standings, released after Sunday's final stage of the Tour de Suisse. The Italian still has a 50 point advantage over compatriot and Flèche Wallonne winner Davide Rebellin with neither of the top two competing in either the Tour de Suisse or the ProTour Team Time Trial in Eindhoven this weekend.

Alejandro Valverde formed part of Caisse d'Epargne's team time trial squad in Holland, netting himself four additional ProTour points and staying in third position overall.

Not surprisingly, the big mover was Vladimir Karpets who leapfrogged up from 25th to fifth courtesy of his second ProTour stage race win this season at the Tour de Suisse. T-Mobile's Kim Kirchen also broke into the top ten, rising from 34th to eighth after finishing second to Karpets.

Team CSC continue to top the team standings, a fact underlined by their Eindhoven TTT victory while in the nations ranking Italy leads with a massive 613 points to Spain's 382.

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