Niewiadoma rides high in Women's WorldTour rankings

Boels Dolmans continues dominance of team classification

After a dream week at the Women's Tour, Katarzyna Niewiadoma (WM3 Pro Cycling) has scaled the Women's WorldTour rankings to first place. The Polish champion jumped clear of Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans) after taking the opening stage and leading the race from start to finish.

Niewiadoma now leads the Women's WorldTour by 42 points over Van der Breggen. Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb), who was not at the race, has held her third place with Annemiek van Vleuten (Orica-Scott) remaining in fourth. In fact, aside from Niewiadoma's surge to the top, there have been no changes in the top 10.

A little further back, riders such as Ellen van Dijk (Team Sunweb) and Hannah Barnes (Canyon-SRAM) have made some good progress. Van Dijk is now knocking on the door of the top 10 after starting the week in 18th, while Barnes has ascended 31 spots to 14th. Her sister Alice enjoyed a strong week and has moved into second place in the youth standings, bumping Drops' Anna Christian into third. She trails classification leader Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig by 16 points. Uttrup Ludwig has led the competition right from the off following her top-10 finish at the opening round of Strade Bianche.

With Amy Pieter's stage win at the Women's Tour and second place overall with Christine Majerus, Boels Dolmans maintained their spot atop the team competition leaderboard. The Dutch outfit increased their lead by seven points, giving them an advantage of 613 points going into the next round of racing. With Niewiadoma's haul and a few from Marianne Vos before she crashed out of the race, WM3 Pro Cycling moved themselves up to fifth place. 

The Women's WorldTour will resume in just a few weeks' time with the Giro Rosa. The one and only Grand Tour on the women's calendar, the race will have 10 stages and will begin on June 30 with a team time trial in Aquileia and finish on July 9 in Torre del Greco.

Women's WorldTour rankings

#Rider Name (Country) TeamScore
1Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) WM3 Pro Cycling612 pts
2Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam570 
3Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women528 
4Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Orica Scott Women469 
5Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam393 
6Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5372 
7Jolien D'hoore (Bel) Wiggle High5355 
8Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon SRAM Racing271 
9Arlenis Sierra (Cub) Astana Women's Team255 
10Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam240 
11Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women237 
12Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team233 
13Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team201 
14Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon SRAM Racing199 
15Chloe Hosking (Aus) AlŽ Cipollini195 
16Kirsten Wild (Ned) Cylance Pro Cycling185 
17Shara Gillow (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope174 
18Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam170 
19Alice Barnes (GBr) Drops Cycling Team163 
20Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women161 
Youth Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team32 pts
2Alice Barnes (GBr) Drops Cycling Team16 
3Anna Christian (GBr) Drops Cycling Team10 
4Lotte Kopecky (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies10 
5Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam8 
6Sofia Beggin (Ita) Astana Women's Team8 
7Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) BePink Cogeas6 
8Lisa Klein (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team6 
9Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Astana Women's Team6 
10Anastasiia Iakovenko (Rus)4 
Team Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
2Team Sunweb Women  
3Wiggle High5  
4Orica Scott Women  
5WM3 Pro Cycling  
6Canyon SRAM Racing  
7Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
8Alé Cipollini  
9Cylance Pro Cycling  
10Astana Women's Team  
11UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
12FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope  
13Drops Cycling Team  
14BTC City Ljubljana  
15Lensworld-Kuota  
16Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
17BePink Cogeas  
18Hitec Products  
19Team Veloconcept Women  
20Lotto Soudal Ladies  

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