The UCI has released its monthly rankings for the five continental tours. With the season just about finished, it's likely that the current leaders will end up winning the various continental jerseys once everything is wrapped up. In Africa, Rabaki Jeremie Ouedraogo (Burkina Faso) holds just a seven point lead over South Africa's Rupert Rheeder. The American situation is clear cut, however, with Jose Serpa (Selle Italia-Serramenti Diquigiovanni) over 100 points clear of Gregorio Ladino (Tecos De La Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara). In the Asia tour, there are three Iranians in the top positions: Ghader Mizbani Iranagh (434 pts), Hossein Askari (386 pts) and Ahad Kazemi Sarai (259 pts).
Niko Eeckhout (Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen) will take out the European tour, especially as he keeps winning races. He has a 102 point buffer over Italian Rinaldo Nocentini (Acqua e Sapone). Finally, Gordon McCauley (Successfulliving.com) has more than double the points of Dominique Perras (Kodakgallery.Com-Sierra Nevada) and Australian champion Russell Van Hout (Savings & Loans Cycling Team).
Rankings as of September 26, 2006