Leipheimer and Cunego climb UCI rankings after Tour de Suisse

Gilbert retains individual lead, RadioShack up to third in team ranking

Success at the Tour de Suisse has lifted Levi Leipheimer (RadioShack) and Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD) into the top 20 of the latest UCI ranking.

Leipheimer snatched victory from the Italian in the final time trial stage on Sunday and scored 100 points for his success. That lifted the veteran American from 73rd to 18th in the individual ranking, with a total of 128 points. Cunego scored 80 points for second place and also scored four points for each of his six days in the leader's yellow jersey. He climbed from 60th to 20th in the ranking, with a total of 123 points. Stage winner and third overall Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank) also shot up the ranking, moving from 56th to 21st with a new total of 120 points.

Despite not riding the Tour de Suisse, Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) still tops the individual ranking thanks to his incredible run of success in the spring Classics.

Gilbert has a total of 356 points, just seven points ahead of Giro d'Italia winner Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank-SunGard). Italy's Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD) is a close third with 348 points. Cadel Evans (BMC) is fourth with 314 points, Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) is fifth with 288 points and Fabian Cancellara (Leopard Trek), winner of the final time trial stage at the Tour de Suisse, stays in sixth place with a total of 248 points. A total of 173 riders have so far scored points in this year’s ranking.

Spain leads the nations ranking, RadioShack climb to third in teams

Leipheimer's success helped lift RadioShack from fourth to third in the team ranking. The US-registered squad now has a total of 609 points and closed the gap on leaders HTC-Highroad, that has 628 points, and Leopard Trek, that has 613 points. The Saxo Bank-SunGard team slipped to seventh, while Cunego's Lampre-ISD moved up to fourth place. Omega Pharma-Lotto is fifth and BMC is sixth.

Spain still tops the nations ranking with 1000 points. Italy is second with 891 points, Belgium is third with 765 points and Australia is fourth with 748 points.
 

Rankings as of June 20, 2011
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto356pts
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard349 
3Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD348 
4Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team314 
5Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team288 
6Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek248 
7Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana224 
8Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale210 
9Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack207 
10Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad207 
11Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad203 
12Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling181 
13Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi163 
14Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team162 
15Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack143 
16Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team140 
17Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana135 
18Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack128 
19Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek126 
20Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD123 
21Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team120 
22John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale116 
23Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team110 
24Marco Pinotti (Ita) HTC-Highroad110 
25Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling107 
26Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo106 
27Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek103 
28Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard100 
29Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo100 
30Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team100 
31Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale92 
32Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling91 
33Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team90 
34Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team80 
35André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto78 
36Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek76 
37Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team73 
38Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo72 
39Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale71 
40Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack71 
41Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team70 
42Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team70 
43Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team70 
44Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto69 
45Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team66 
46Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek60 
47Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo60 
48Grégory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack60 
49Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad58 
50Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team56 
51Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team54 
52Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi53 
53Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling51 
54Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD51 
55Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad50 
56Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team50 
57Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team50 
58Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi48 
59Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard45 
60Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad44 
61Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team40 
62George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team40 
63Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team40 
64Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad40 
65Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team34 
66Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack32 
67David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team32 
68Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale30 
69Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team30 
70David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo29 
71Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale28 
72Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo27 
73Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team26 
74Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team26 
75Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team25 
76Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo23 
77Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto22 
78Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team22 
79Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale22 
80Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale21 
81Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana21 
82Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD20 
83David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team18 
84Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team18 
85Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team16 
86Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale16 
87Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto16 
88Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team14 
89John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad13 
90Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Team RadioShack13 
91Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team12 
92Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo12 
93Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team12 
94Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo11 
95Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo11 
96Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling11 
97Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard11 
98Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShack10 
99Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale10 
100Allan Davis (Aus) Pro Team Astana10 
101Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling10 
102Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team10 
103Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team10 
104Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling10 
105Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek8 
106Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo8 
107Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard8 
108Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad8 
109Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team7 
110Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team7 
111Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team RadioShack7 
112Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana7 
113David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo7 
114Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi6 
115Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez (Col) Movistar Team6 
116Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling6 
117Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad6 
118Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD6 
119Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling5 
120Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad5 
121Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5 
122Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team5 
123Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek4 
124Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling4 
125Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling4 
126Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team4 
127Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team4 
128Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD4 
129Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek4 
130Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team4 
131Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Leopard Trek4 
132Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team4 
133Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
134Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard2 
135Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team2 
136Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team2 
137Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
138Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
139Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2 
140Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD2 
141Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
142Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
143Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
144Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
145Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team2 
146Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad2 
147Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team2 
148Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad2 
149Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo1 
150Gustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank Sungard1 
151Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team1 
152Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana1 
153Nelson Oliveira (Spa) Team RadioShack1 
154Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team1 
155Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
156Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
157Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling1 
158Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo1 
159Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad1 
160Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar1 
161Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack1 
162Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
163Frantisek Rabon (Cze) HTC-Highroad1 
164Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale1 
165Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
166Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana1 
167Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team1 
168Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack1 
169Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
170Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
171Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo1 
172Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
173Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
Nations
1Spain1000pts
2Italy891 
3Belgium765 
4Australia748 
5Germany508 
6Netherlands491 
7United States382 
8Switzerland358 
9Great Britain346 
10France325 
11Kazakhstan224 
12Denmark206 
13Luxembourg202 
14Czech Republic136 
15Colombia113 
16Belarus86 
17Slovenia78 
18Ireland73 
19Russia60 
20Portugal47 
21Austria44 
22Norway35 
23Slovakia22 
24Canada12 
25New Zealand11 
26Argentina11 
27Latvia6 
28Sweden5 
29Ukraine5 
30Poland1 
31Lithuania1 
32Costa Rica1 
Teams
1HTC-Highroad628pts
2Leopard Trek613 
3Team Radioshack609 
4Lampre - Isd548 
5Omega Pharma-Lotto541 
6Bmc Racing Team534 
7Saxo Bank Sungard513 
8Rabobank Cycling Team495 
9Sky Procycling441 
10Katusha Team406 
11Pro Team Astana397 
12Team Garmin-Cervelo367 
13Liquigas-Cannondale342 
14Movistar Team328 
15Euskaltel-Euskadi272 
16Ag2R La Mondiale266 
17Quickstep Cycling Team260 
18Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team93 
Author: Cycling News

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