Vakoc, Van Avermaet climb UCI World Rankings

Van der Breggen leads women's rankings

Although Tour Down Under winner Simon Gerrans continues to lead the new UCI World Rankings thanks to his victory in the only WorldTour race so far this season, the latest batch of race winners have climbed up the ladder to threaten the Orica-GreenEdge rider's lead. Omloop Het Nieuwsblad winner Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) went from 43rd to ninth in the rankings, while Jasper Stuyven's win in Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne propelled him from an anonymous 416th to 25th overall.

Dual winner this weekend, Petr Vakoc (Etixx-Quickstep) moved into fourth after taking the Drome Classic and Classic Sud Ardèche.

Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida) moved into third overall thanks to a second place in Gran Premio Città di Lugano behind Sonny Cobrelli, who moved into 10th.

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) moved back into the top 10 thanks to a second place in Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne, now in sixth behind Sergio Henao (Sky).

The UCI World Ranking is intended to be calculated on a 12-month moving window of results, but until next season it is based only on results from January 1, 2016.

On the women's side, Anna van der Breggen (Rabo-Liv) continues to enjoy the lead of an actual rolling ranking system over world champion Lizzie Armitstead, who leapfrogged Jolien D'Hoore thanks to her win in the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

Vakoc leads the UCI Europe Tour, while African Continental Champion Issak Tesfom Okubamariam leads his continental tour. Dayer Quintana (Movistar) heads up the UCI America Tour rankings, Peter Kennaugh (Sky) leads the Oceania Tour and Asian champion King Lok Cheung kept his lead in the Asia Tour.

Rankings as of February 28, 2016

UCI World Rankings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge755 pts
2Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team485 
3Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - Merida455 
4Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step410 
5Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky405 
6Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha400 
7Jay McCarthy (Aus) Tinkoff Team370 
8Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ365 
9Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team355 
10Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF350 
11King Lok Cheung (HKg)320 
12Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky316 
13Issak Tesfom Okubamariam (Eri)316 
14Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data315 
15Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team307 
16Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits282 
17Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step276 
18Leigh Howard (Aus) IAM Cycling275 
19Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data270 
20Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie268 
21Andrea Fedi (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela260 
22Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal258 
23André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal255 
24Grega Bole (Slo) Nippo - Vini Fantini255 
25Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo246 
Elite Women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team1223 pts
2Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team965 
3Jolien D'hoore (Bel) Wiggle High5929 
4Emma Johansson (Swe) Wiggle High5902 
5Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5866 
6Kirsten Wild (Ned) Hitec Products734 
7Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon-SRAM725 
8Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team701 
9Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team680 
10Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team680 
11Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon-SRAM644 
12Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team607 
13Shelley Olds (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling585 
14Amy Pieters (Ned) Wiggle High5519 
15Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team512 
16Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Orica-AIS506 
17Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team471 
18Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team467 
19Lauren Stephens (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank458 
20Trixi Worrack (Ger) Canyon-SRAM447 
21Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon-SRAM441 
22Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High5432 
23Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon-SRAM424 
24Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-AIS398 
25Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Liv-Plantur382 
UCI Europe Tour
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step390 pts
2Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ365 
3Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - Merida360 
4Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF350 
5Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team307 
6Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits282 
7Andrea Fedi (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela260 
8Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal258 
9André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal255 
10Grega Bole (Slo) Nippo - Vini Fantini255 
UCI Africa Tour
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Issak Tesfom Okubamariam (Eri)316 pts
2Youcef Reguigui (Alg) Dimension Data200 
3Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team180 
4Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie173 
5Mekseb Debesay (Eri) Dimension Data150 
UCI America Tour
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Dayer Uberney Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team132 pts
2Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team106 
3Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo - Vital Concept105 
4Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno (Col) Astana Pro Team90 
5Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas (Col) Team Illuminate70 
UCI Asia Tour
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1King Lok Cheung (HKg)320 pts
2Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data270 
3Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha250 
4Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step245 
5Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team240 
UCI Oceania Tour
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky311 pts
2Dion Smith (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling155 
3Leigh Howard (Aus) IAM Cycling150 
4Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky144 
5Jack Bobridge (Aus) Trek-Segafredo131 


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