Peter Sagan into first place on WorldTour rankings after Tour of Flanders

World champion moves ahead of Alejandro Valverde

With sixth place at the Tour of Flanders, world champion Peter Sagan of Bora-Hansgrohe has moved top of the WorldTour rankings for the first time in season 2018.

Sagan now has 1126 points to his name and overtakes Alejandro Valverde who remains on 1079 points after skipping Tour of Flanders. Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal) has jumped into third place with 986 points while Tour of Flanders winner Niki Terpstra is fourth with 972 points.

In the team rankings, QuickStep-Floors continues to lead with an increased tally of 4588 points. Mitchelton-Scott are second on 3154.99 points with BMC third on 2765.99 points. At the bottom end of the 18 teams are Katusha-Alpecin on 667 points.

A number of riders made a big leap up the standings after De Ronde, including Mads Pedersen who improved 51 places to 19th. Terpstra improved by 12 places with Phillipe Gilbert moving up eight places into seventh place. Michael Andersen moved up 11 places and is now 13th overall.

With 13 WorldTour events now raced and won in 2018, 311 riders have scored points. QuickStep-Floors has 20 riders with WorldTour points thus far in the season while Team Sky has 22 riders to have scored points. At UAE Team Emirates, only 12 riders have scored WorldTour points in the 2018 season.

The WorldTour rankings will next be updated after the Vuelta al Pais Vasco and Paris-Roubaix with 400 and 500 points respectively for the winners.

WorldTour rankings - April 1

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe1126 pts
2Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team1079 
3Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal986 
4Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quick-Step Floors972 
5Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton-Scott861.57 
6Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ827 
7Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors820 
8Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors817 
9Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott760 
10Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team745 
11Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo710 
12Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team678.57 
13Michael Valgren (Den) Astana Pro Team657 
14Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky633.43 
15Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale625 
16Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida590 
17Caleb Ewan (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott549.57 
18Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quick-Step Floors530 
19Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo520 
20Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Bahrain-Merida500 
21Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale497 
22Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team460 
23Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team453.57 
24Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors400 
25Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates395 
26Yves Lampaert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors389 
27Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates379 
28Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale368 
29Ion Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Bahrain-Merida365 
30Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe356 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Quick-Step Floors4588 pts
2Mitchelton-Scott3154.99 
3BMC Racing Team2765.99 
4Movistar Team2728 
5Bora-Hansgrohe2547 
6Team Sky2244.01 
7Bahrain-Merida2159 
8Lotto Soudal1942 
9Astana Pro Team1769 
10Trek-Segafredo1707 
11AG2R La Mondiale1698 
12Team Sunweb1396 
13EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale1258 
14Groupama - FDJ1171 
15LottoNL-Jumbo1144 
16UAE Team Emirates1097 
17Dimension Data928 
18Katusha-Alpecin667 

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