Peter Sagan extends WorldTour ranking lead with Paris-Roubaix victory

Quick-Step Floors remain top team

World Champion Peter Sagan has extended his lead atop the individual WorldTour rankings with his first Paris-Roubaix victory. Sagan replaced Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) at the head of the rankings following the Tour of Flanders and now has 1626 points to his name. Third place for Niki Terpstra at Paris-Roubaix, a week after the QuickStep-Floors rider won Tour of Flanders, has elevated the Dutchman into second place on 1297 points. Valverde sits third on the rankings with 1079 points.

Vuelta a Pais Vasco winner Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) sits 18th on the standings with 611 points after the first one-week WorldTour stage race victory of his career.

Of the riders to have raced Paris-Roubaix and finish top ten, Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) has subsequently risen seventh positions into fifth place, Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) has improved five places to sit sixth while Sep Vanmarcke (EF Education-Drapac) jumps from 16th to 11th. The biggest improver though was Silvan Dillier (AG2R-La Mondiale) with the Swiss national champion up 156 places to sit in 28th place on 420 points.

329 riders have now scored WorldTour points in the 2018 season.

Following Paris-Roubaix, QuickStep-Floors continue to dominate the team rankings. The Belgian team has amassed 5366 points with Sagan's Bora-Hansgrohe team a distant second on 3426 points. Of the 18 teams, Katusha-Alpecin are bottom with just 885 points and are joined by Dimension Data as the only squads to have scored less than 1000 points.

The next race on the WorldTour calendar is the Amstel Gold Race (15 April) with 500 points to be awarded to the winner. La Flèche Wallonne follows three days later with 400 points to the victor. The Ardennes week then concludes 22 April with Liège–Bastogne–Liège where 500 points are also awarded to the winner. The next WorldTour stage race on the calendar is the Tour de Romandie in late-April.

WorldTour rankings - 9 April

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe1626 pts
2Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quick-Step Floors1297 
3Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team1079 
4Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal986 
5Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team953 
6Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo935 
7Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton-Scott861 
8Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors855 
9Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ827 
10Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors817 
11Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale800 
12Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott760 
13Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team745 
14Michael Valgren (Den) Astana Pro Team657 
15Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky641 
16Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida633 
17Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quick-Step Floors630 
18Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-Jumbo611 
19Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida590 
20Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale557 
21Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar Team555 
22Caleb Ewan (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott549 
23Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo520 
24Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida516 
25Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team509 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Quick-Step Floors5366 pts
3Movistar Team78528:00:00 
5BMC Racing Team75503:45:36 
7Team Sky57408:14:24 
8AG2R La Mondiale2247 
9Lotto Soudal2159 
11Astana Pro Team1981 
13EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale1592 
14Team Sunweb1493 
15UAE Team Emirates1234 
17Dimension Data963 

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