Quintana rises to top of WorldTour standings with Vuelta a Espana victory

Movistar and Spain retain lead in team and nation standings

Victory in the 2016 Vuelta a Espana has seen Nairo Quintana move to the top of the UCI WorldTour standings despite Peter Sagan's GP de Quebec victory and second place at the GP de Montreal. The Colombian, who becomes the fifth leader on on the standings, has accumulated 609 points which also sees Movistar lead the team standings with Spain the top nation

Quintana's overall victory, the second grand tour of his career after his 2014 Giro d'Italia victory, was sealed on the final day stage into the Spanish capital and saw him jump straight into first place. Vuelta runner-up Chris Froome briefly held second place on the standings but it was only a few hours later before Sagan jumped into second with his runner-up position in Montreal.

With one stage race left on the 2016 WorldTour calendar, Quintana leads Sagan by 34 points and is the only rider to have passed the 600 point barrier. Froome won't race again in 2016 and looks like holding onto third place with 564 points while Alberto Contador is fourth on 428 points.

With Quintana top of the standings and Alejandro Valverde in fifth place, Movistar are outright leader's in the team standings with 1411 points with the soon to be defunct Tinkoff second on 1277 points. Team Sky, 1187 points, and BMC, 1067 points, are the other two teams to have passed the 100 points barrier. At the other end of the standings, Dimension Data are last of the 18 teams on 283 points. IAM Cycling, who also will fold at the end of the season, are 17th on 336 points.

Spain's hold on the nation standings continues with 1415 points compared to second place Colombia on 1318 points while Great Britain is the third nation with over 1000 points on 1050. France (943 points) and Australia (908 points) are fourth and fifth on the standings.

In total, 35 nations have scored points with Lithuania bottom of those on a solitary point.

The Eneco Tour is the next WorldTour event of the season, taking place September 19-25 with Il Lombardia the final event on the calendar the following Saturday.

WorldTour standings - September 11

Individual
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
1Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team609 pts
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff585 
3Chris Froome (GBr) Team Sky564 
4Alberto Contador (Esp) Tinkoff428 
5Alejandro Valverde (Esp) Movistar Team396 
6Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team394 
7Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team359 
8Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale314 
9Dan Martin (Irl) Etixx–Quick-Step280 
10Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica–BikeExchange251 
11Ion Izagirre (Esp) Movistar Team250 
12Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana241 
13Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha239 
14Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky234 
15Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha226 
16Joaquim Rodríguez (Esp) Team Katusha211 
17Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ206 
18Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) LottoNL–Jumbo201 
19Rui Costa (Por) Lampre–Merida194 
20Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale–Drapac185 
21Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica–BikeExchange184 
22Fabian Cancellara (Sui) Trek–Segafredo176 
23Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek–Segafredo160 
24Arnaud Démare (Fra) FDJ153 
25Bob Jungels (Lux) Etixx–Quick-Step149 
26Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky148 
27Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step146 
28Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge144 
29Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin138 
30Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling132 
31Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal130 
32Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team130 
33Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - Merida129 
34Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin124 
35Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky121 
36Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky120 
37Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge119 
38Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo118 
39Jarlinson Pantano (Col) IAM Cycling115 
40Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge111 
41Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team110 
42Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team109 
43Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky108 
44Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo108 
45Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling108 
46Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge106 
47Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team104 
48Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge101 
49Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge100 
50John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin98 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
1Movistar Team1411 pts
2Tinkoff1277 
3Team Sky1187 
4BMC Racing Team1067 
5Orica–BikeExchange809 
6Team Katusha786 
7Etixx–Quick-Step736 
8Trek–Segafredo565 
9Cannondale–Drapac546 
10FDJ515 
11Astana463 
12Lotto–Soudal459 
13Lampre–Merida442 
14LottoNL–Jumbo422 
15AG2R La Mondiale418 
16Team Giant–Alpecin404 
17IAM Cycling336 
18Team Dimension Data283 
Nations
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
1Spain1415 pts
2Colombia1318 
3Great Britain1050 
4France943 
5Australia908 
6Belgium860 
7Italy771 
8Netherlands604 
9Slovakia585 
10Switzerland416 
11Russia336 
12Germany335 
13Norway333 
14Ireland286 
15United States280 
16Poland225 
17Portugal218 
18Luxembourg175 
19Czech Republic161 
20Denmark133 
21South Africa101 
22Slovenia98 
23Costa Rica68 
24Canada54 
25New Zealand46 
26Belarus40 
27Kazakhstan28 
28Latvia20 
29Estonia16 
30Argentina15 
31Austria14 
32Sweden6 
33Croatia4 
34Eritrea2 
35Lithuania1 

 

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