Peter Sagan holds firm atop WorldTour rankings

Tour de Romandie winner Roglic climbs into top 10

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) remains the clear leader at the top of the WorldTour rankings after the Tour de Romandie and Tuesday's Eschborn-Frankfurt one-day race, with Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Niki Terpstra (Quick-Step Floors) rounding out the top three. Quick-Step Floors is still rooted to the top of the team standings thanks to a dominant start to the 2018 season.

Below that there has been plenty of change with Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) surging 18 places to fourth in the WorldTour standings, thanks to his overall win at the Tour de Romandie. Roglic assumed control of the race on stage 1 after a strong performance in the prologue. Egan Bernal (Team Sky) closed the gap to six seconds after taking victory in the mountain time trial. However, Roglic withstood a barrage of attacks from the Colombian on the queen stage to win the overall classification by eight seconds.

Bernal jumped 49 places to 25th, a position that could have been much higher had he not been caught in a crash on the final stage of the Volta a Catalunya in March. Richie Porte, who finished third place overall in Romandie, moved into 16th place, due to his haul of points. Thanks, in part, to the movement of these three, most riders in the top 100 have moved down at least one place in the standings.

In the team classification, all of the movement has happened between fifth and 13th places in the rankings. The top four of Quick-Step Floors, Mitchelton-Scott, Bora-Hansgrohe and Movistar remain the same with BMC Racing jumping ahead of Bahrain-Merida to round out the top five. Astana and Team Sky have moved up one and two positions respectively to slot in behind those two. Roglic’s win has pushed LottoNL-Jumbo into 11th place, two places higher than they were at the end of the Ardennes Week.

At the bottom of the rankings, Team Katusha-Alpecin languish in last place more than 100 points behind Dimension Data in 17th place. Katusha has had just two WorldTour wins this season with both coming from Marcel Kittel in the sprints at Tirreno-Adriatico.

WorldTour rankings

#Rider Name (Country) TeamPoints
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe1901  
2Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team1682 
3Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quick-Step Floors1297 
4Primoz Roglic (Slo) LotoNL-Jumbo1211 
5Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors1198 
6Michael Valgren (Den) Astana Pro Team1195 
7Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal1010 
8Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team993 
9Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton-Scott941 
10Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo935 
11Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors931 
12Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ827 
13Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors817 
14Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Mitchelton-Scott800 
15Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale800 
16Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team795 
17Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale772 
18Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott760 
19Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb760 
20Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team745 
Team Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Quick-Step Floors7040 pts
4Movistar Team4002 
5BMC Racing Team3815 
7Astana Pro Team3254 
8Team Sky3148 
9AG2R La Mondiale3128 
10Lotto Soudal3041 
13EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale2275 
14Team Sunweb2136 
15UAE Team Emirates2130 
17Dimension Data1207 

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