Rodriguez takes over as WorldTour leader

Boonen drops to second after Giro d'Italia

Katusha's Joaquim Rodriguez may not have achieved his goal of winning the overall at the Giro d'Italia, but the Spaniard's second place was enough to push him to the top of the UCI's WorldTour rankings. He replaced Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) on the top rung, moving up from sixth place to depose the Belgian winner of Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix.

Rodriguez, 33, has had his best season to date, winning a stage in Tirreno-Adriatico and two in the Vuelta al Pais Vasco and taking second overall there, and then sprinting to his first Classic victory in Flèche Wallonne.

After winning the Giro d'Italia's stage 10 to Assisi, Rodriguez claimed the pink jersey of race leader and held it for 10 of the next 11 stages before succumbing to Ryder Hesjedal in the final time trial.

Hesjedal's overall victory moved him up into the top 10 in the world, he sits in 8th place with Vincenzo Nibali, Samuel Sanchez, Peter Sagan, Bradley Wiggins, Simon Gerrans, Damiano Cunego and Oscar Freire occupying the rest of the top positions.

WorldTour standings as of May 28, 2012

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team404 pts
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - QuickStep366 
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale272 
4Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi252 
5Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale229 
6Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling224 
7Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team210 
8Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Barracuda197 
9Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD184 
10Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha Team180 
11Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD174 
12Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team172 
13Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team167 
14Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team166 
15Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana150 
16Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana149 
17Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team132 
18Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Barracuda132 
19Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team126 
20Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling125 
21Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling112 
22Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team104 
23Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Pro Team Astana100 
24Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan96 
25Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team96 
26Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - QuickStep90 
27Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale88 
28Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan86 
29Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team86 
30Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Barracuda85 
31Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team75 
32Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana74 
33Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team72 
34Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team72 
35Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan72 
36Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale71 
37Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling70 
38Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling66 
39Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling62 
40Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team60 
41Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling60 
42Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team60 
43Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team52 
44Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - QuickStep52 
45Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team51 
46Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling50 
47Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling48 
48Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan42 
49Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling42 
50Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma - QuickStep42 
51Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi42 
52Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team40 
53Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat40 
54Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan37 
55Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale34 
56John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale33 
57Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale32 
58Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team32 
59Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin-Barracuda31 
60Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo Bank30 
61Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan30 
62Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team30 
63Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team25 
64Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma - QuickStep24 
65Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team24 
66Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana22 
67Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling22 
68André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team22 
69Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team21 
70Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling20 
71Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team20 
72Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team20 
73Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team18 
74Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team17 
75Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Pro Team Astana16 
76Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team16 
77Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi16 
78Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team16 
79Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team16 
80Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team16 
81Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team14 
82Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat14 
83Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team13 
84Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin-Barracuda12 
85Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team12 
86Steve Chainel (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat10 
87Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10 
88Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin-Barracuda10 
89Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale10 
90Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Movistar Team10 
91Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10 
92Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team10 
93Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Barracuda9 
94Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank9 
95Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team8 
96Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat8 
97Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team8 
98Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD8 
99Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma - QuickStep8 
100Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan8 
101Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team8 
102Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma - QuickStep8 
103Allan Davis (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team8 
104Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team7 
105Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Big Mat7 
106Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD6 
107Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team6 
108Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team6 
109Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Barracuda6 
110Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team6 
111Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD6 
112Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Pro Team Astana5 
113Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD5 
114Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team4 
115Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team4 
116Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team4 
117Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team4 
118Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team4 
119Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team4 
120Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat4 
121Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan4 
122Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan4 
123Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team4 
124Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Barracuda4 
125Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team4 
126Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan4 
127Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma - QuickStep4 
128Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank3 
129Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma - QuickStep3 
130Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team2 
131Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2 
132Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team2 
133Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team2 
134Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana2 
135Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale2 
136Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat2 
137Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
138Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team2 
139Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling2 
140Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda2 
141Thomas Rohregger (Aut) RadioShack-Nissan1 
142José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team1 
143Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team1 
144Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale1 
145Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
146Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank1 
147Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team1 
148Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team1 
149Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
150Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
151Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team1 
152Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat1 
153Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma - QuickStep1 
154Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
155Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team1 
156Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
157Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
158Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team1 

 

Author: Cycling News

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