Boonen extends WorldTour rankings lead

Omega Pharma-QuickStep top team, Spain best nation

Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) confirmed his superiority in the Spring Classics with a record-equaling fourth Paris-Roubaix victory that extended his lead in the individual UCI WorldTour rankings.

Boonen also became the first rider to ever win the E3 Harelbeke, Gent-Wevelgem, Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix in the same season and joined Roger De Vlaeminck as the only four-time Paris-Roubaix winners.

"My legs were good and after the great things I've done in the last two weeks, I was confident of pulling it off," said Boonen. "I wanted to do something extraordinary to mark my fourth Paris-Roubaix victory. I think I did it."

Boonen scored 100 UCI WorldTour points which increased his total to 366. Milan-San Remo winner Simon Gerrans (GreenEdge) is a distant second with 210 points, and Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco winner Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) is third with 208 points.

Boonen's Omega Pharma-QuickStep squad extended its lead in the UCI WorldTour team ranking and now has a total of 547 points. Katusha is second with 382 points and Liquigas-Cannondale is third with 376 points.

Spain still leads the nation ranking with 717 points but Boonen's success has lifted Belgium to second place with 567 points. Italy is a close third with 566 points.

The next race in the UCI WorldTour is the Amstel Gold Race in the Netherlands on Sunday, April 15.

WorldTour Individual Rankings
1Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep366pts
2Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team210 
3Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi208 
4Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale182 
5Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale179 
6Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team167 
7Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team166 
8Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team142 
9Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha Team140 
10Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team112 
11Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling112 
12Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD106 
13Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan96 
14Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team92 
15Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep90 
16Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan86 
17Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team78 
18Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team75 
19Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan72 
20Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team70 
21Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling70 
22Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team66 
23Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling63 
24Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling61 
25Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale61 
26Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team60 
27Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling60 
28Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Barracuda60 
29Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team60 
30Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep52 
31Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team51 
32Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team51 
33Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD51 
34Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling50 
35Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team44 
36Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling42 
37Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team40 
38Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat40 
39Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan40 
40Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan33 
41Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale32 
42Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda31 
43Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo Bank30 
44Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team30 
45Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan30 
46Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep24 
47Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team24 
48André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team22 
49Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team21 
50Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling20 
51Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team20 
52Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team16 
53Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep15 
54Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat14 
55Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team14 
56Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team12 
57Steve Chainel (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat10 
58Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda10 
59Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale10 
60Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10 
61Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team8 
62Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team8 
63Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Big Mat7 
64Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team7 
65Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team7 
66Cameron Meyer (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team6 
67Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team6 
68Daryl Impey (RSA) GreenEdge Cycling Team6 
69Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team6 
70Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling6 
71Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD6 
72Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team5 
73Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team5 
74Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD5 
75Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team4 
76Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team4 
77Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team4 
78Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Movistar Team4 
79Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep4 
80Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan4 
81Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep4 
82Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team4 
83Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale4 
84Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Barracuda3 
85Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep3 
86Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team2 
87Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda2 
88Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling2 
89Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling2 
90Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda2 
91Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team2 
92Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
93Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team1 
94Svein Tuft (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team1 
95Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team1 
96Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team1 
97Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda1 
98Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team1 
99Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat1 
100Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
101Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale1 
102Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
103Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale1 
104Thomas Rohregger (Aut) RadioShack-Nissan1 
105Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank1 
106Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
107Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank1 
108Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
109Robbie McEwen (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team1 
WorldTour Team Rankings
1Omega Pharma-Quickstep547pts
2Katusha Team382 
3Liquigas-Cannondale376 
4Sky Procycling366 
5GreenEdge Cycling Team342 
6RadioShack-Nissan327 
7BMC Racing Team279 
8Euskaltel - Euskadi208 
9Movistar Team205 
10Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team202 
11Rabobank Cycling Team198 
12Lampre - ISD168 
13Astana Pro Team133 
14AG2R La Mondiale106 
15Garmin - Barracuda106 
16Lotto Belisol Team101 
17FDJ-Big Mat72 
18Team Saxo Bank32 
WorldTour Nation Rankings
1Spain717pts
2Belgium567 
3Italy566 
4Netherlands348 
5Australia315 
6Switzerland198 
7Slovakia179 
8United States153 
9France120 
10Great Britain118 
11Norway113 
12Germany84 
13Czech Republic78 
14Slovenia77 
15Portugal72 
16Colombia65 
17Denmark60 
18Ireland60 
19Austria51 
20Croatia44 
21Belarus8 
22Russia8 
23Poland8 
24Sweden6 
25South Africa6 
26Canada2 
27New Zealand1 
28Luxembourg1 
29Argentina1 
Author: Cycling News

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