UCI rankings post-World's

Following the World Championships in Madrid, the UCI has updated its rankings for ProTour men and...

Following the World Championships in Madrid, the UCI has updated its rankings for ProTour men and Elite Women. As expected, Danilo Di Luca (Liquigas-Bianchi) keeps his number one spot in the men's rankings, even though Tom Boonen (Quick.Step) has jumped up from 10th to 2nd after his win today. However, this was Boonen's last hurrah this season, and he won't challenge Di Luca in the remaining three races, two of which are suited to Di Luca anyway.

In the women's rankings, Oenone Wood (Nürnberger) has finished on top of the rankings after another superbly consistent season. She won the World Cup overall and finished third in the World Championships, giving her nearly a 200 point lead over Susanne Ljungskog (Buitenpoort) and over 300 points over Judith Arndt (Nürnberger). World Champ Regina Schleicher (also Nürnberger) is sixth on the rankings now.

In the teams and nations rankings, CSC and Italy hold sway in the men's, while Germany and Nürnberger top the women's points.

Rankings as of September 25, 2005

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