Froome moves to fourth in WorldTour standings after Dauphiné win

Spain regains nations lead, Sky remains top team

Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack Leopard) remains in top spot in the individual rankings of the UCI WorldTour, but Sunday’s victory for Chris Froome (Sky) in the Critérium du Dauphiné has seen the Briton move up from ninth to fourth overall.

Froome’s teammate Richie Porte’s second place overall in the Dauphiné, meanwhile, has gained the 2013 Paris-Nice winner two spots in the WorldTour rankings, moving the Australian into fifth. Thus while the top three spots remain completely unchanged, with Cancellara at 351 points, Giro d’Italia winner Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) at 322 and Peter Sagan (Cannondale) with 312, Froome is now just one point behind Sagan, with 311, while Porte's total is 305.

Froome’s resurgence in the WorldTour standings is a just reflection of the 28-year-old Briton’s impressive domination in the Critérium du Dauphiné, where he took third in the mid-week time trial, moved into the lead 24 hours later at Valmorel, the race’s first major summit finish, and then concluded Sunday’s final mountain test, at Risoul, in second place on the stage.

Overall, Froome completes what is both a hugely prestigious win in itself and a key dress rehearsal for the Briton’s bid for victory in the Tour de France in July with a 58-second advantage over teammate Porte, while Spain’s Dani Moreno (Katusha) is third, at 2:12.

It is Froome’s ninth win this season, following outright victories in the Tour of Oman, Critérium International and the Tour de Romandie, as well as a second place and a stage win in Tirreno-Adriatico. Should he meet with further success in the Tour de France, the overall top spot in the WorldTour rankings looks well within his reach at the end of July.

In the nations classification, Spain regained control of the lead from Colombia, briefly heading the rankings after their strong collective performance in the Giro d’Italia. With five riders in the top 10 overall, Spain jumped from third to first and now leads by 49 points on Colombia. Neither Colombia nor Italy, with 766 and 720 points respectively, scored any points in the Dauphiné.

The other major mover in the nations classification is Great Britain. Even though the country remains in fourth place, thanks to the Critérium du Dauphiné it has now added 112 points for a total of 622 points, solidifying their advantage over Australia, who remains in fifth spot.

Unsurprisingly, given Porte’s and Froome’s performances, Sky remains in the top spot of the WorldTour team rankings, but considerably reinforced that position. Already 184 points ahead of Katusha after the Giro d’Italia, Sky now has an advantage of 310 points on the Russian squad, while Movistar Team remains in third at 633 points.

WorldTour standings - Individuals
1Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard351pts
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team322 
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling312 
4Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling311 
5Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling305 
6Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale255 
7Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp247 
8Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha246 
9Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida213 
10Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team192 
11Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha189 
12Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team182 
13Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling176 
14Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling153 
15Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha151 
16Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step142 
17Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team140 
18Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff132 
19Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step132 
20Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida118 
21Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling117 
22Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team113 
23Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale111 
24Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team111 
25Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team100 
26Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp98 
27Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step95 
28Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha90 
29Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team90 
30Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team86 
31Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team83 
32Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff80 
33Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling Team80 
34Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha76 
35Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge72 
36Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ72 
37Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step70 
38Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol70 
39Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team66 
40Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team66 
41Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp64 
42Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge64 
43Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff63 
44Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team62 
45Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team61 
46Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi61 
47Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling59 
48Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team58 
49Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi58 
50Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack Leopard52 
51Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge51 
52Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team51 
53Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team50 
54Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard42 
55Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff41 
56Robert Gesink (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team41 
57Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol41 
58Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling40 
59Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step40 
60Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step40 
61Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale38 
62Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team37 
63Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling34 
64Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida33 
65Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi32 
66Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp32 
67Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team30 
68Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team30 
69John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano26 
70Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team24 
71Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp24 
72Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp24 
73Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step24 
74Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team23 
75Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha22 
76Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ21 
77Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida20 
78Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ20 
79André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol20 
80Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling18 
81Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard18 
82Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack Leopard18 
83Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge17 
84Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol16 
85Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano16 
86Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team16 
87Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha16 
88Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling15 
89Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team14 
90Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step14 
91Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team14 
92Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team12 
93Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha12 
94Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack Leopard11 
95Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10 
96Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step10 
97Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard10 
98Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step10 
99Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10 
100Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling9 
101Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team9 
102Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge8 
103Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida8 
104Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida7 
105Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling7 
106Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard6 
107Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling6 
108Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team6 
109Francois Parisien (Can) Team Argos-Shimano6 
110Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge6 
111Mark Renshaw (Aus) Blanco Pro Cycling Team6 
112Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano6 
113David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling5 
114Paul Martens (Ger) Blanco Pro Cycling Team5 
115Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge5 
116John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
117Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ4 
118Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge4 
119José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team4 
120Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team4 
121Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale4 
122Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team4 
123Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ4 
124Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha4 
125Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard3 
126Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team3 
127Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale2 
128Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ2 
129Stef Clement (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team2 
130Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard2 
131Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team2 
132Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team2 
133Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha2 
134Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling2 
135Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano2 
136Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida2 
137Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge2 
138Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team2 
139Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff2 
140Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team1 
141Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team1 
142Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol1 
143Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ1 
144Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol1 
145Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano1 
146Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ1 
147Robert Wagner (Ger) Blanco Pro Cycling Team1 
148Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team1 
149Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team1 
150Danilo Hondo (Ger) RadioShack Leopard1 
151Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1 
152Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ1 
153Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
154Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team1 
155Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp1 
156Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol1 
157Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1 
158Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin-Sharp1 
159Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
WorldTour standings - Nations
1Spain811pts
2Colombia766 
3Italy720 
4Great Britain622 
5Australia553 
6Belgium408 
7Netherlands398 
8France366 
9Switzerland362 
10Slovakia322 
11Poland313 
12United States296 
13Slovenia266 
14Ireland247 
15Czech Republic120 
16Norway106 
17Portugal94 
18Germany86 
19Denmark66 
20Russia43 
21Lithuania32 
22Estonia30 
23Canada30 
24Costa Rica24 
25Austria18 
26Croatia18 
27South Africa7 
28Ukraine6 
29Finland4 
30Kazakhstan4 
31Sweden2 
WorldTour standings - Teams
1Sky Procycling1062pts
2Katusha752 
3Movistar Team633 
4Astana Pro Team530 
5RadioShack Leopard481 
6Omega Pharma-Quick Step479 
7Garmin-Sharp465 
8BMC Racing Team437 
9Ag2R La Mondiale418 
10Lampre-Merida392 
11Cannondale Pro Cycling368 
12Blanco Pro Cycling Team346 
13Team Saxo-Tinkoff318 
14Orica-GreenEdge212 
15Euskaltel-Euskadi162 
16Lotto Belisol148 
17FDJ121 
18Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team107 
19Team Argos-Shimano56 
Author: Cycling News

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