Simon Yates surpasses Peter Sagan to top UCI WorldTour rankings

Sagan leads World rankings, Mannion seals Americas Tour

With his victory in the Vuelta a Espana, Mitchelton-Scott's Simon Yates overtook Peter Sagan to move into the lead of the UCI WorldTour rankings.

The Briton racked up a whopping 1230 points thanks to his stage win on Les Praeres and his 10 days in the red leader's jersey. The results came on top of his tally from the Giro d'Italia, which he led for 13 days and won two stages, and his stage win and second place overall in the Tour de Pologne. Earlier in the season, Yates won a stage in Paris-Nice and in the Volta a Catalunya, and finished second and fourth overall, respectively.

Although Yates pushed Sagan to second in the WorldTour rankings, with Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) in third, the world champion continues to lead the World rankings, which include all UCI-ranked results, over Quick-Step Floors' Julian Alaphilippe and Elia Viviani. Sagan failed to win a stage at the Vuelta a Espana but won Gent-Wevelgem and Paris-Roubaix in the spring and then three stages at the Tour de France. 

Shayne Bannan, Mitchelton-Scott's general manager lauded Yates' accomplishments.

"To see Simon at the top of the WorldTour rankings is testament to a lot of hard work and incredible results this season. As a team, we are especially proud of the fact he is 'home grown'. We saw him as a talent when we signed him as a neo-pro in 2014, but to witness how far he has come and how quickly he has achieved such success is incredible," Bannan said.

"Not only have we enjoyed a fantastic three weeks of racing, winning our first ever men's Grand Tour, but we now lead the UCI WorldTour in both the men and women's rankings."

Mitchelton-Scott's Annemiek van Vleuten leads both the UCI Women's WorldTour and the UCI World Rankings.

"2018 has been a fantastic season for both our men and women's teams and to have riders leading the WorldTour in both categories is a great acknowledgement of how consistent our riders have been throughout the year," Bannan said.

Quick-Step Floors, with its huge tally of victories this season, holds a sizeable lead in the teams rankings, with Team Sky in second and Bora-Hansgrohe narrowly ahead of Mitchelton-Scott in third.

The UCI Americas Tour wrapped up with the Colorado Classic, and Gavin Mannion finished atop the rankings thanks to his overall victory in that race. His UnitedHealthcare squad also finished the season as the top-ranked team.

UCI WorldTour Rankings as of September 16, 2018

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott3072 pts
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe2992 
3Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team2539 
4Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky2534 
5Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team2442 
6Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors2399 
7Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb2393 
8Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors2161 
9Chris Froome (GBr) Team Sky1977 
10Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb1976 
11Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-Jumbo1921 
12Michael Valgren (Den) Astana Pro Team1803 
13Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team1610 
14Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1530 
15Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale1516 
16Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky1515 
17Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo1456 
18Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo1448 
19Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ1447 
20Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team1417 
21Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quick-Step Floors1380 
22Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team1369 
23Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates1323 
24Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors1319 
25Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal1255 
26Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida1228 
27Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team1179 
28Egan Bernal (Col) Team Sky1144 
29Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton-Scott1137 
30Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal1075 
31Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott1052 
32Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quick-Step Floors1019 
33Daniel Martin (Irl) UAE Team Emirates1001 
34Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ1000 
35Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors981 
36Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar Team956 
37Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates937 
38Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo904 
39Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe899 
40Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida862 
41Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale858 
42Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team843 
43Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida842 
44Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Mitchelton-Scott832 
45Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe821 
46George Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo821 
47Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team807 
48Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale798 
49Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team775 
50Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team774 
51Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe759 
52Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors741 
53Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida698 
54Matej Mohoric (Slo) Bahrain-Merida683 
55Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale678 
56Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team667 
57Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates659 
58Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida646 
59Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb631 
60Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Bahrain-Merida629 
61Caleb Ewan (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott620 
62Timo Roosen (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo608 
63Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe603 
64Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb599 
65Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team564 
66Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe560 
67John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo556 
68Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors538 
69Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale522 
70Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo520 
71Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe514 
72Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Quick-Step Floors512 
73Yves Lampaert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors498 
74Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data497 
75Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned) Dimension Data462 
76Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin462 
77Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ459 
78Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe458 
79Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo457 
80Silvan Dillier (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale455 
81Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal448 
82Daniel Martinez (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale444 
83Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott442 
84Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors416 
85Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team405 
86Anthony Roux (Fra) Groupama-FDJ397 
87Robert Gesink (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo396 
88Magnus Cort (Den) Astana Pro Team395 
89Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) BMC Racing Team387 
90Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky386 
91Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb383 
92Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal349 
93Omar Fraile (Spa) Astana Pro Team349 
94Sacha Modolo (Ita) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale343 
95Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team336 
96David De La Cruz (Spa) Team Sky332 
97Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Team Sky329 
98Rúben Guerreiro (Por) Trek-Segafredo328 
99Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo325 
100Enrico Battaglin (Ita) LottoNL-Jumbo310 
Teams rankings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Quick-Step Floors12864 pts
2Team Sky9753 
5BMC Racing Team8271 
6Team Sunweb7141 
7Movistar Team7138 
8Astana Pro Team7116 
11AG2R La Mondiale6334 
12UAE Team Emirates5114 
15Lotto Soudal4439 
16EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale3911 
18Dimension Data1960 
UCI World Rankings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe3612 pts
2Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors3341 
3Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors3154 
4Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team2894 
5Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team2883 
6Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb2793 
7Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky2777 
8Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-Jumbo2530 
9Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal2463 
10Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb2417 
11Chris Froome (GBr) Team Sky2312 
12Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott2310 
13Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates2247 
14Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo1995 
15Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ1965 
16Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky1944 
17Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1900 
18Michael Valgren (Den) Astana Pro Team1846 
19Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quick-Step Floors1715 
20Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale1706 
21Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates1624 
22Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team1543 
23Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida1541 
24Matej Mohoric (Slo) Bahrain-Merida1506 
25Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida1501 
26Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe1501 
27Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team1498 
28Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team1493 
29Egan Bernal (Col) Team Sky1445 
30Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ1435 
31Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton-Scott1417 
32Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo1404 
33Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team1395 
34Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott1367 
35Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida1337 
36Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors1288 
37Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott1261 
38Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal1252 
39Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors1233 
40Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert1213 
41Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo1180 
42Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quick-Step Floors1136 
43Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe1108 
44Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo1081 
45Daniel Martin (Irl) UAE Team Emirates1076 
46Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida1069 
47Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar Team1056 
48Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1046 
49André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal1044 
50Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1028 
Americas Tour
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gavin Mannion (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling328 pts
2Sepp Kuss (USA) LottoNL-Jumbo280 
3Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling270 
4Juan Sebastian Molano Benavides (Col) Manzana Postobon263 
5Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Quick-Step Floors222 
6Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale218 
7Egan Bernal (Col) Team Sky183 
8Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky170 
9Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Cycling Academy160 
10Joe Dombrowski (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale155 
11Daniel Martinez (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale150 
12Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team150 
13Cristopher Javier Mansilla Almonacid (Chi) Start Team Gusto150 
14Dorian Javier Monterroso (Gua)148 
15Gonzalo Joaquin Najar (Arg) Sindicato de Empleados Publicos de San Juan145 
16Robert Britton (Can) Rally Cycling143 
17James Piccoli (Can) Elevate-KHS133 
18Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott130 
19Samuel Bassetti (USA) Elevate-KHS125 
20Federico Nicolas Vivas (Arg)125 


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