Meyer takes lead in UCI WorldTour Rankings

Rabobank, Australia top team and nations categories

Cameron Meyer of Garmin-Cervelo is the first leader of the International Cycling Union's 2011 WorldTour rankings after his victory in the Santos Tour Down Under. Rabobank took the lead in the team rankings, while Australia dominates the nations ranking.

Meyer, 23, won the fourth stage of the Tour Down Under and then he and his team defended a final stage assault from HTC-Highroad's Matthew Goss, who was also second in the UCI rankings. Ben Swift of Team Sky finished third in the race and takes third in the rankings. Meyer scored a total of 106 UCI World Tour points for his stage victory and overall success. Goss has 93 points and Swift has a total of 82 points.

Thanks to Michael Matthews' stage win and consistent team results, Rabobank  took the top spot in the team ranking with a total of 124 points. Garmin-Cervelo is second with 107 points and HTC-Highroad is third with 93.

Australia took the lead in the nations ranking thanks to Meyer and Goss finishing one-two in the rider rankings. Australia has an overwhelming lead with 286 points, ahead of Great Britain with 82 points and the Netherlands with 52.

The next races which will give WorldTour points are Paris-Nice (March 6-13) and Tirreno-Adriatico (March 9-15).

UCI World Tour Individual Rankings

Individuals
1Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo106pts
2Matthew Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad93 
3Ben Swift (Gbr) Sky Procycling82 
4Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team70 
5Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team52 
6Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team46 
7André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto38 
8Biel Kadri (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale20 
9Allan Davis (Aus) Pro Team Astana10 
10Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Radioshack7 
11Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team4 
12Greg Henderson (Nzl) Sky Procycling4 
13Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team2 
14Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team1 
15Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
16Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
17Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
18Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo1 
19Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard1 
20Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling1 
20Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling1 
Teams
1Rabobank Cycling Team124pts
2Team Garmin-Cervelo107 
3HTC-Highroad93 
4Sky Procycling88 
5Movistar Team47 
6Omega Pharma-Lotto39 
7Ag2r La Mondiale20 
8Pro Team Astana10 
9Team Radioshack7 
10Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team5 
11Liquigas-Cannondale1 
12Saxo Bank-Sungard1 
Nations
1Australia286pts
2Great Britain82 
3Netherlands52 
4Spain47 
5Germany38 
6France21 
7Belgium5 
8New Zealand4 
9Italy1 
10Argentina1 

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