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Nibali moves to second on WorldTour rankings after Giro victory

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Cycling News
Published:
May 28, 2013, 21:40 BST,
Updated:
May 28, 2013, 22:44 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) is crowned the 2013 Giro d'Italia winner

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) is crowned the 2013 Giro d'Italia winner

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Colombia new nations leader, Sky remains top team

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Pro Team) secured the most important victory of his career on Sunday, as the 28-year-old Italian triumphed in the Giro d’Italia ahead of Colombian Rigoberto Urán (Sky ProCycling) and Australian Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team). And in the WorldTour classification, Nibali has made huge gains as well.

Only Classics star Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack Leopard) remains ahead of Nibali in the WorldTour after the Italian’s Giro d’Italia win, in which he also took two stages. Now second overall in the rankings, Nibali’s second Grand Tour win after the 2010 Vuelta a España is not the only factor behind his improvement in the WorldTour standings. This year Nibali has also taken the overall victory in the Tirreno-Adriatico for a second year running, where he claimed 106 points. Now, after the Giro d’Italia, he has increased his total to 322 points, while Cancellara, who did not race the Italian Grand Tour, remains on top with 351.

Apart from Nibali, who gained 18 places thanks to the Giro, the other new arrival in the top four of the WorldTour is Colombian Carlos Alberto Betancur (AG2R La Mondiale), winner of the Best Young Rider’s classification in the Giro and fifth overall. After placing well in the Vuelta al País Vasco and in the Ardennes Classics, Betancur is now fourth behind Cancellara, Nibali, and Peter Sagan (Cannondale Pro Cycling), trailing the Slovakian by 57 points and pushing Liege-Bastogne-Liege winner Dan Martin (Garmin Sharp) down to fifth place.

The final new entry in the top-10 of the WorldTour is Michele Scarponi (Lampre-Merida), fourth in the Giro d’Italia and now in eighth place on the individual classification with 213 points.

While Urán’s podium placing in the Giro d’Italia is the first ever for Colombia in the Italian race, one other major knock-on effect - together with Betancur’s fifth place - is to help propel the South American nation to its first ever lead in the UCI WorldTour. Previously second, Colombia has now moved into the top spot on the nations standings ahead of Italy with 766 points to Italy’s 720, while Spain - previously leaders - have dropped to third overall with 707. Great Britain, previously third, now slides to fourth, while Australia, in large part thanks to Evans, moves up from tenth to fifth.

The teams classification, meanwhile, is relatively stable, with no changes in the top four spots overall as Team Sky, with 865 points, still leads with a solid advantage. The British squad has, in fact, considerably improved its margin over Russia's Katusha from 86 points to 184, although Katusha’s lead on Spanish outfit Movistar - the winners of four stages in the Giro - has shrunk by over a third, from 129 points to 79.

The most significant advance, unsurprisingly, is for Nibali’s Astana team up five places to sixth overall, while Lampre-Merida has gained two spots to move into the top ten.

The next event on the WorldTour calendar is the French stage race Critérium du Dauphiné, taking place June 2-9.

WorldTour rankings - Individuals
1 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard 351 pts
2 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 322  
3 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 312  
4 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale 255  
5 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp 247  
6 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha 246  
7 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 221  
8 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 213  
9 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 198  
10 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha 189  
11 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 182  
12 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 176  
13 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 161  
14 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 153  
15 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 142  
16 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 140  
17 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 131  
18 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 124  
19 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 118  
20 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 117  
21 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 111  
22 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 111  
23 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 111  
24 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 100  
25 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp 96  
26 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 95  
27 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha 90  
28 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 90  
29 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team 86  
30 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 83  
31 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 80  
32 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha 80  
33 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 80  
34 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha 76  
35 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 72  
36 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ 72  
37 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 70  
38 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol 70  
39 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 66  
40 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp 64  
41 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge 64  
42 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 63  
43 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 62  
44 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 61  
45 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 61  
46 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 59  
47 Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team 58  
48 Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 52  
49 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge 51  
50 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team 51  
51 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 50  
52 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard 42  
53 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 42  
54 Robert Gesink (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 41  
55 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol 41  
56 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 40  
57 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling 40  
58 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 38  
59 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team 37  
60 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 33  
61 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 32  
62 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp 32  
63 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 30  
64 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 30  
65 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 30  
66 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 27  
67 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 26  
68 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team 24  
69 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp 24  
70 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 23  
71 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha 22  
72 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 21  
73 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 20  
74 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ 20  
75 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol 20  
76 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 18  
77 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard 18  
78 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack Leopard 18  
79 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 18  
80 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 17  
81 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol 16  
82 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano 16  
83 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team 16  
84 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha 16  
85 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 14  
86 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 14  
87 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 14  
88 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 12  
89 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha 12  
90 Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack Leopard 11  
91 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 10  
92 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 10  
93 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 10  
94 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 10  
95 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 10  
96 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 9  
97 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 9  
98 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 8  
99 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge 8  
100 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 8  
101 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida 7  
102 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 7  
103 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard 6  
104 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 6  
105 Francois Parisien (Can) Team Argos-Shimano 6  
106 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge 6  
107 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 6  
108 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 6  
109 Paul Martens (Ger) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 5  
110 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 5  
111 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling 5  
112 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 4  
113 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ 4  
114 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team 4  
115 Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 4  
116 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 4  
117 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ 4  
118 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha 4  
119 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 3  
120 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
121 Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ 2  
122 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha 2  
123 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling 2  
124 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano 2  
125 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida 2  
126 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 2  
127 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 2  
128 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 2  
129 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 1  
130 Stef Clement (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 1  
131 Danilo Hondo (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 1  
132 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1  
133 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ 1  
134 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team 1  
135 Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol 1  
136 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1  
137 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard 1  
138 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 1  
139 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ 1  
140 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 1  
141 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol 1  
142 Robert Wagner (Ger) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 1  
143 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp 1  
144 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol 1  
145 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team 1  
146 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1  
147 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 1  
148 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1  
WorldTour rankings - Nations
1 Colombia 766 pts
2 Italy 720  
3 Spain 707  
4 Great Britain 509  
5 Australia 437  
6 Belgium 408  
7 Netherlands 396  
8 France 366  
9 Switzerland 362  
10 Slovakia 322  
11 Poland 312  
12 United States 294  
13 Slovenia 266  
14 Ireland 247  
15 Czech Republic 120  
16 Norway 98  
17 Portugal 94  
18 Germany 80  
19 Russia 42  
20 Lithuania 32  
21 Estonia 30  
22 Canada 30  
23 Costa Rica 24  
24 Austria 18  
25 Croatia 18  
26 Ukraine 6  
27 South Africa 6  
28 Finland 4  
29 Kazakhstan 4  
30 Sweden 2  
31 Denmark 1  
WorldTour rankings - Teams
1 Sky Procycling 865 pts
2 Katusha 681  
3 Movistar Team 602  
4 RadioShack Leopard 481  
5 Omega Pharma-Quick Step 478  
6 Astana Pro Team 473  
7 Garmin-Sharp 463  
8 BMC Racing Team 437  
9 Ag2R La Mondiale 418  
10 Lampre-Merida 392  
11 Cannondale Pro Cycling 355  
12 Blanco Pro Cycling Team 344  
13 Team Saxo-Tinkoff 269  
14 Orica-GreenEdge 212  
15 Lotto Belisol 148  
16 Euskaltel-Euskadi 146  
17 FDJ 121  
18 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 107  
19 Team Argos-Shimano 56  

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