Porte remains top of WorldTour standings

Degenkolb moves up to third on standings after Paris-Roubaix win

After the first ten WorldTour races of 2015, Richie Porte remains on top of the individual rankings as the only rider to have accumulated more than 300 points. John Degenkolb's Paris-Roubaix victory sees the German jump up to third on the standings while Tour of Flanders winner Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) remains in second place. Joaquim Rodríguez's overall win at Vuelta Ciclista al País Vasco was a further boost to Katusha's points tally who occupy third place on the team standings.

Degenkolb's Paris-Roubaix win was his second WorldTour one-day win of the season after Milan-San Remo, joining Porte as the only rider with two wins to their name in 2015. Degenkolb is now on 232 points, just five short of Kristoff on 237 points but the 26-year-old is unlikely to be adding to his tally anytime soon with his next WorldTour race likely to be the Tour de France in July.

Since claiming Paris–Nice victory, Porte (303 points) and Team Sky have led the WorldTour standings with Geraint Thomas' E3 Harelbeke victory and Gent–Wevelgem podium along with Sergio Henao's second place at Pais Vasco, ensuring the British team's good start to the early season. While Thomas has dropped to fourth on the individual standings, Zdenek Štybar (Etixx-Quick Sep) was a big mover after his second place at Paris-Roubaix jumping from 24th to sixth. Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) was also a big mover as he improved from 21st to seventh on 148 points.

Team Sky continue to lead the team rankings although Etixx-Quick Step and Katusha have both made up ground in the last two WorldTour races. Team Sky's 629 points is just 39 ahead of Etixx-Quick Step with Katusha the only other team to have passed 500 points so far on 527. Cannondale-Garmin continue to occupy last place on the table with just 19 points to its name.

Australia continues to lead the nations standings, as it has done since the Tour Down Under in January, on 588 points. Spain occupy second place on the standings with 457 points with the Netherlands (435 points) and Colombia (428 points) close behind.

The next WorldTour events are the Ardennes Classics which start Sunday with Amstel Gold Race where the winner will be awarded 80 points. On Wednesday (April 22), a further 80 points will be on offer at La Flèche Wallonne before the peloton lines up at the fourth monument of the season, Liège–Bastogne–Liège, with the winner awarded 100 points.

Two days later the Swiss stage race, the Tour de Romandie, commences before the first grand tour of the season, the Giro d'Italia, gets underway in San Lorenzo al Mare on May 9.

 

UCI WorldTour standings
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
1Richie Porte (AUS) Team Sky303 pts
2Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha237 
3John Degenkolb (GER) Giant-Alpecin232 
4Geraint Thomas (GBR) Team Sky184 
5Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team168 
6Zdenek Štybar (CZE) Etixx-Quick Step152 
7Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team148 
8Niki Terpstra (NED) Etixx-Quick Step140 
9Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) Ag2r-La Mondiale136 
10Peter Sagan (SVK) Tinkoff-Saxo136 
11Rigoberto Urán (COL) Etixx-Quick Step133 
12Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha120 
13Michal Kwiatkowski (POL) Etixx-Quick Step115 
14Rohan Dennis (AUS) BMC Racing Team114 
15Alberto Contador (ESP) Tinkoff-Saxo114 
16Lars Boom (NED) Astana101 
17Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team98 
18Rui Costa (POR) Lampre-Merida94 
19Michael Matthews (AUS) Orica-GreenEdge89 
20Bauke Mollema (NED) Trek Factory Racing88 
21Sergio Henao (COL) Team Sky86 
22Luca Paolini (ITA) Team Katusha80 
23Simon Špilak (SLO) Team Katusha78 
24Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team76 
25Jon Izagirre (ESP) Movistar Team73 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
1Team Sky629 pts
2Etixx-Quick Step590 
3Team Katusha527 
4Movistar Team423 
5BMC Racing Team380 
6Giant-Alpecin302 
7Tinkoff-Saxo278 
8Orica-GreenEdge236 
9Astana221 
10Lampre-Merida217 
11Lotto-Soudal214 
12Ag2r-La Mondiale139 
13Trek Factory Racing138 
14IAM Cycling74 
15FDJ69 
16LottoNL-Jumbo68 
17Cannondale-Garmin19 
Nations
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
1Australia588 pts
2Spain457 
3Netherlands435 
4Colombia428 
5Italy359 
6Belgium346 
7Great Britain266 
8Germany241 
9Norway237 
10Czech Republic156 
11Slovakia136 
12France134 
13Poland118 
14Switzerland97 
15Portugal94 
16Slovenia78 
17Denmark55 
18South Africa39 
19Russia23 
20New Zealand14 

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