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Rodriguez challenges Wiggins for WorldTour lead

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Cycling News
Published:
September 09, 2012, 19:17 BST,
Updated:
September 09, 2012, 20:18 BST
Edition:
Second Edition Cycling News, Sunday, September 9, 2012
Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) held onto the leader's jersey in Ancares

Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) held onto the leader's jersey in Ancares

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Sky, Great Britain top minor rankings

After two heartbreaking near-victories in Grand Tours this season, Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) is closing in on the top of the WorldTour individual rankings. After placing third overall in the Vuelta a España, the Spaniard sits just nine points behind leader and Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins (Sky).

Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) is a distant third, nearly 200 points behind Wiggins, following his victory in Paris-Brussels on Saturday. Giro di Padania winner Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) is a further ten points behind in fourth.

The biggest movers of the week were Vuelta champion Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff), who rocketed up the standings to 10th overall with 280 points.

Also rising fast was Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp), who surged to 29th from 53rd thanks to his seventh place overall in the Vuelta.

Christopher Froome (Sky) finished just off the podium in the Vuelta, but his fourth place overall helped to move Great Britain into the second spot in the nations rankings over Italy. Spain still leads by a large margin. In the team rankings, Sky is head and shoulders above the rest, a whopping 491 points ahead of Katusha, with Liquigas-Cannondale next in line.

Other movers include two riders whose Vuelta results pushed them up 82 places: Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-ISD), who finished in 15th overall and to 135th and sprinter Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ-BigMat) who failed to finish the race but placed well in a number of sprint stages. He now sits in 142nd place.

Benat Intxausti (Movistar) narrowly made the top 10 in the Vuelta, and moved up 75 places into 79th overall in the WorldTour rankings.

WorldTour standings as of September 9, 2012

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 601  pts
2 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 592  
3 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 410  
4 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 400  
5 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 394  
6 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 376  
7 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 351  
8 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 350  
9 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 299  
10 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff 280  
11 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 252  
12 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 237  
13 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 211  
14 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Sharp 197  
15 Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling 194  
16 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team 189  
17 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 184  
18 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 184  
19 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 183  
20 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 182  
21 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha Team 181  
22 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 172  
23 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 164  
24 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team 162  
25 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 160  
26 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 160  
27 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team 150  
28 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 148  
29 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp 145  
30 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 144  
31 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 143  
32 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan 134  
33 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 134  
34 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 134  
35 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp 132  
36 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 129  
37 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling 128  
38 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 121  
39 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 120  
40 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 120  
41 Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 115  
42 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 114  
43 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 113  
44 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 112  
45 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 108  
46 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 106  
47 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 104  
48 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team 104  
49 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 100  
50 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 98  
51 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 97  
52 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan 94  
53 Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan 92  
54 Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 89  
55 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 88  
56 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 87  
57 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team 86  
58 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 85  
59 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 82  
60 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan 80  
61 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team 77  
62 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 75  
63 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 72  
64 Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan 72  
65 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Sharp 70  
66 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 70  
67 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 65  
68 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling 64  
69 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 63  
70 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team 60  
71 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team 60  
72 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 58  
73 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 56  
74 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 54  
75 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 52  
76 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 51  
77 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 51  
78 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 50  
79 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 47  
80 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 46  
81 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 46  
82 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 44  
83 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling 42  
84 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 42  
85 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team 41  
86 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Sharp 40  
87 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 40  
88 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team 40  
89 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 40  
90 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 38  
91 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 37  
92 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 37  
93 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team 36  
94 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling 36  
95 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 35  
96 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 34  
97 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 33  
98 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 32  
99 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Sharp 31  
100 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 30  
101 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 30  
102 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 30  
103 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp 30  
104 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 30  
105 Allan Davis (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 29  
106 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 28  
107 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 26  
108 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team 25  
109 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 24  
110 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling 24  
111 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 24  
112 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Sharp 23  
113 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team 22  
114 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 22  
115 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 22  
116 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 21  
117 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 21  
118 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 21  
119 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 21  
120 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team 20  
121 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 20  
122 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 20  
123 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Sharp 20  
124 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team 20  
125 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team 18  
126 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team 18  
127 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 18  
128 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 18  
129 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 17  
130 Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team 17  
131 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 16  
132 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 16  
133 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team 16  
134 Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 15  
135 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD 15  
136 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 14  
137 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 14  
138 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 14  
139 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 14  
140 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 14  
141 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 14  
142 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 13  
143 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 12  
144 Steve Chainel (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 10  
145 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp 10  
146 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 10  
147 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 10  
148 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 10  
149 Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Movistar Team 10  
150 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team 10  
151 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 10  
152 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 10  
153 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp 10  
154 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 10  
155 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 10  
156 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan 9  
157 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team 9  
158 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 9  
159 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Sharp 9  
160 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team 8  
161 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 8  
162 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team 8  
163 Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 8  
164 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 8  
165 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 8  
166 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 8  
167 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 8  
168 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team 7  
169 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 7  
170 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 7  
171 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Big Mat 7  
172 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 6  
173 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 6  
174 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 6  
175 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 6  
176 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team 6  
177 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 6  
178 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD 5  
179 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 5  
180 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 5  
181 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team 4  
182 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team 4  
183 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 4  
184 Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD 4  
185 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 4  
186 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 4  
187 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team 4  
188 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 4  
189 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 4  
190 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 4  
191 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 4  
192 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 4  
193 Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan 4  
194 Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 4  
195 Alexandr Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 4  
196 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Sharp 4  
197 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 4  
198 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 3  
199 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
200 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team 2  
201 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling 2  
202 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 2  
203 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 2  
204 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
205 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
206 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 2  
207 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
208 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team 2  
209 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 2  
210 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling 2  
211 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
212 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team 2  
213 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 2  
214 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 1  
215 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 1  
216 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team 1  
217 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team 1  
218 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 1  
219 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
220 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) RadioShack-Nissan 1  
221 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 1  
222 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
223 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale 1  
224 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 1  
225 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
226 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 1  
227 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 1  
228 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1  
229 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 1  
230 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp 1  
231 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 1  
232 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 1  
233 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 1  
234 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 1  
235 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team 1  
236 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
237 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team 1  
238 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Sharp 1  
239 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team 1  
240 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team 1  
241 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 1  
242 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 1  
Nations
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Spain 1699  pts
2 Great Britain 1163  
3 Italy 1090  
4 Belgium 1014  
5 Australia 922  
6 Netherlands 703  
7 United States Of America 530  
8 Portugal 391  
9 France 367  
10 Slovakia 361  
11 Germany 341  
12 Switzerland 338  
13 Colombia 284  
14 Norway 263  
15 Canada 234  
16 Slovenia 211  
17 Czech Republic 195  
18 Ireland 195  
19 Poland 189  
20 Denmark 124  
21 Russian Federation 113  
22 Kazakhstan 112  
23 Luxembourg 90  
24 Croatia 77  
25 Austria 51  
26 Belarus 50  
27 Sweden 32  
28 Argentina 22  
29 Costa Rica 20  
30 South Africa 12  
31 Lithuania 10  
32 Estonia 6  
33 New Zealand 5  
34 Ukraine 2  
35 Brazil 1  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Sky Procycling 1526  pts
2 Katusha Team 1035  
3 Liquigas-Cannondale 988  
4 Omega Pharma - Quickstep 866  
5 Movistar Team 821  
6 BMC Racing Team 747  
7 Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team 740  
8 Rabobank Cycling Team 649  
9 Pro Team Astana 622  
10 Lotto Belisol Team 611  
11 Garmin-Sharp 584  
12 Radioshack-Nissan 529  
13 Euskaltel-Euskadi 475  
14 Lampre - ISD 431  
15 Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 375  
16 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 343  
17 AG2R La Mondiale 273  
18 FDJ-Big Mat 246  

 

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