Sagan holds onto WorldTour lead after Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Tinkoff remain top team as Spain jumps to top of nation rankings

Peter Sagan remains top of the individual WorldTour standings on 329 points following a snowy edition of Liege-Bastogne-Liege with the Slovakian leading his Tinkoff teammate Alberto Contador sitting second on 280 points. The team standings remained largely unchanged with Katusha moving from seventh to fifth as Tinkoff continues to lead Team Sky by almost 100 points. With Sammy Sanchez and Joaquin Rodriguez both finishing top-ten at Liege, Spain moves to the top of the nation standings, knocking Australia into second place with Belgium just two points behind in third place.

At the conclusion of the 13th WorldTour race of 2016 in Ans, Wout Poels moved from 39th to ninth thanks to the 100 points he collected for the victory. Ilnur Zakarin's fifth place also saw the Russian move into the top-ten but there was no change to the top eight riders. Rui Costa was also a big mover in the standings with the Lampre-Merida rider improving from 45th to 17th after he finished third at Liege.

In total 123 riders have now scored WorldTour points.

Poels' Liege victory added 100 points to Team Sky's tally of 677 points on the team standings with the British team edging closer to the 771 points of Tinkoff. BMC remain in third but also had its tally boosted thanks to Sanchez who added 60 points to the current haul of 572 points. Etixx-Quick Step sit fourth on 415 points as Katusha continue to climb the standings in fifth with 393 points.

With sixth place at Leige, Warren Barguil significantly boosted the haul of Giant-Alpecin who improve from 16 to 56 points but remain bottom of the 18 teams.

Having displaced Australia following Contador's Tour of the Basque Country victory, Spain are back on top of the standings on 613 points. Australia and Belgium remain separated by just two points  with the former leading on 579 points. 

WorldTour rankings - April 24

Individual
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff Team329 pts
2Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team280 
3Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team222 
4Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky204 
5Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo201 
6Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team178 
7Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek-Segafredo166 
8Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team162 
9Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky147 
10Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha146 
11Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ137 
12Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team130 
13Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step126 
14Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky120 
15Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge119 
16Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ111 
17Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida110 
18Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha106 
19Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky104 
20Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky102 
21Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge100 
22Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge94 
23Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky92 
24Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Soudal84 
25Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step82 
26Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team81 
27Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step80 
28Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha71 
29Bob Jungels (Lux) Etixx - Quick-Step70 
30Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling70 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
1Tinkoff Team771 pts
2Team Sky677 
3BMC Racing Team572 
4Etixx-Quick Step415 
5Team Katusha393 
6Movistar Team390 
7Orica-GreenEdge390 
8FDJ323 
9Trek-Segafredo224 
10Team LottoNl-Jumbo213 
11Lotto Soudal170 
12Lampre - Merida147 
13Cannondale Pro Cycling114 
14IAM Cycling94 
15AG2R La Mondiale84 
16Astana Pro Team84 
17Dimension Data75 
18Team Giant-Alpecin56 
Nations
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
1Spain613 pts
2Australia579 
3Belgium557 
4France430 
5Colombia416 
6Great Britain397 
7Switzerland332 
8Slovakia329 
9Netherlands237 
10Russia205 
11Norway158 
12Ireland126 
13Italy120 
14Portugal110 
15Poland103 
16Czech Republic92 
17Luxembourg76 
18Denmark62 
19United States62 
20Canada54 
21Germany38 
22Slovenia25 
23Latvia20 
24New Zealand6 
25Kazakhstan6 
26South Africa4 
27Eritrea2 
28Belarus1 

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