Nibali surges up WorldTour rankings following Giro d'Italia victory

Tinkoff remain top team, Spain tops nation rankings

Vincenzo Nibali's second Giro d'Italia victory, and fourth career Grand Tour win, has elevated the Astana rider from 46th place to fourth  in the WorldTour standings with 231 points. Peter Sagan continues to lead the individual rankings on 329 points, with his Tinkoff team also retaining top stop on 819 points, ahead of Movistar in second on 730 points, while Spain is the new top nation.

Nibali's haul of 185 points from the Giro sees the Italian enter the top-ten standings for the first time and moves Astana up the team standings from 17th to tenth. Second place overall at the Giro for Esteban Chaves (Orica-GreenEdge) earned the Colombian 150 points, his first of the season, and places him 15th in the rankings. 159 riders in total have now earned WorldTour points.

Steven Kruijswijk was also a beneficiary of a good Giro with the Dutchman collecting 100 points and entering the rankings in 23rd place. Alejandro Valverde added to his early season haul of WorldTour points with third at the Giro and moves from 27th to seventh on 205 points. Nairo Quintana (285 points) and Alberto Contador (280 points) remain in second and third despite not racing any WorldTour events this month.

With Tinkoff remaining top team, Sky and Movistar swapped second and third on the rankings with the Spanish squad now up to 730 points. Dimension Data are bottom of the 18 teams with 114 points.

Of the 33 nations to have accumulated points thus far in the WorldTour season, it's Spain who is on top with 817 points, ahead of Colombia on 792 points. With 579 points, Australia slips from second to third with Italy a big mover from 14th to seventh on 399 points. Lithuania is in last place with a solitary point.

The Critérium du Dauphiné (5–12 June) and Tour de Suisse (11-19 June) are the next two WorldTour events on the calendar, followed by the Tour de France (2-24 July). 

UCI WorldTour Rankings - 30 May

Individual
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff329 pts
2Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team285 
3Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff280 
4Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana231 
5Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team222 
6lnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha219 
7Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team205 
8Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky204 
9Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) LottoNL–Jumbo201 
10Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ200 
11Fabian Cancellara (Sui) Trek–Segafredo168 
12Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team162 
13Arnaud Démare (Fra) FDJ153 
14Rui Costa (Por) Lampre–Merida152 
15Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica–GreenEdge150 
16Bob Jungels (Lux) Etixx–Quick-Step149 
17Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky147 
18Jon Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team131 
19Samuel Sánchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team130 
20Dan Martin (Irl) Etixx–Quick-Step126 
21an Stannard (Gbr) Team Sky120 
22Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica–GreenEdge119 
23Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL–Jumbo118 
24Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha106 
25Geraint Thomas (Gbr) Team Sky105 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
1Tinkoff819 pts
2Movistar Team730 
3Team Sky680 
4BMC Racing Team628 
5Orica–GreenEdge517 
6Team Katusha496 
7Etixx–Quick-Step494 
8FDJ428 
9LottoNL–Jumbo361 
10Astana308 
11Trek–Segafredo267 
12Lampre–Merida243 
13Lotto–Soudal211 
14Cannondale189 
15Giant–Alpecin167 
16IAM Cycling134 
17AG2R La Mondiale129 
18Team Dimension Data114 
Nations
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
1Spain817 pts
2Colombia762 
3Australia579 
4Belgium557 
5France535 
6Netherlands423 
7Italy399 
8Great Britain398 
9Switzerland361 
10Slovakia329 
11Russia290 
12Poland187 
13Portugal170 
14Norway162 
15Germany162 

 

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