The season isn't finished yet, but Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) is getting closer to the goal of finishing in the white ProTour jersey, following the conclusion of the Deutschland Tour. The Spanish rider, who hasn't raced since crashing out of the Tour de France and breaking his collarbone, has 195 points. That puts him well clear of the provisionally second placed Frank Schleck (CSC), who has 150 points (Floyd Landis has been taken off the list, pending the outcome of his doping case). Tom Boonen (Quick.Step) effectively sits in third spot on 145 points, while Deutschland Tour winner Jens Voigt (CSC) has moved up from 81st to 23rd place, and Levi Leipheimer (Gerolsteiner) is up to eight place from 27th.
In the teams rankings, CSC still has the edge over Caisse d'Epargne by 15 points and T-Mobile by 18 points. Spain tops the nations rankings by just 7 points over Italy, with Germany a distant third.