Following the Vuelta al Pais Vasco, the sixth round of the UCI ProTour, Alessandro Petacchi (Fassa Bortolo) remains on top of the rankings with 93 points. The winner of Milan-San Remo has kept his buffer over Oscar Freire (Rabobank, 78 pts) and Bobby Julich (CSC, 75 pts), although the latter moved up the rankings thanks to his fifth place overall in Pais Vasco. Ronde van Vlaanderen winner Tom Boonen (Quick.Step) is in fifth place on 62 points, and he has a chance to score enough points in Paris-Roubaix to move him into the lead.
In the teams rankings, Fassa Bortolo is the top team on 92 points, ahead of consistent performers Davitamon-Lotto and Rabobank on 87 points. Italy is back to its usual number one spot on the nations rankings with 245 points, ahead of Spain (222 pts), Germany (201 pts) and Belgium (164 pts).