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Valverde takes over WorldTour lead

By:
Cycling News
Published:
August 02, 2014, 20:01 BST,
Updated:
August 02, 2014, 21:02 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Sunday, August 3, 2014
Race:
Clásica San Sebastián
Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) wins Clasica San Sebastian

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) wins Clasica San Sebastian

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Spaniard's win in Clasica San Sebastian vaults him to top spot

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) surged to the lead in the overall WorldTour rankings thanks to his solo victory in the Clásica San Sebástian on Saturday.

The Spaniard leaped over the previous individual ranking leader Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) and the Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali (Astana).

Valverde, now with 462 points, holds a 55 point lead on Contador, while Nibali is 70 points behind, but denied being fuelled by anger for having missed out on a podium place in the Tour de France.

"It was not really like I was holding a big grudge, because I've shown how I can do all year long," Valverde said. "It's just that it was a bad end to my Tour, not being able to achieve the podium goal after coming so close.

"The only thing we could do was race on full steam ahead like I always do when I put on a bib number. San Sebastián is a race I really like, even more with this route. It's my second victory here, plus two other podiums. Ten wins already this season, now on top of the WorldTour... I can only be happy."

Valverde has been on the top of the podium all year, starting with the Vuelta a Andalucia/Ruta del Sol, in which he won three stages and the overall in February. He followed that with wins in the Vuelta Murcia and Roma Maxima in March, and the GP Miguel Indurain and La Flèche Wallonne in April, and the Spanish national time trial title in June.

Other movers were Bauke Mollema (Belkin) who rose to 11th from 19th in the rankings thanks to his second place in San Sebastian. Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha), third in San Sebastian, climbed to 23rd from 35th.

Spain and Movistar kept their top placings on the nations and team rankings, respectively.

UCI WorldTour rankings as of August 2, 2014

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 462  pts
2 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo 407  
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 392  
4 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 345  
5 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 300  
6 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing 274  
7 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica Greenedge 268  
8 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida 268  
9 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale 257  
10 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 257  
11 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 242  
12 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha 231  
13 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 219  
14 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 217  
15 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 200  
16 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 200  
17 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 197  
18 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 196  
19 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 188  
20 Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha 173  
21 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 163  
22 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr 162  
23 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha 157  
24 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 155  
25 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 138  
26 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 138  
27 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp 135  
28 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-Saxo 135  
29 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 130  
30 Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo 129  
31 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 125  
32 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 125  
33 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 124  
34 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale 114  
35 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 114  
36 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 108  
37 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol 104  
38 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 103  
39 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 100  
40 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 97  
41 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol 96  
42 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky 91  
43 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 87  
44 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Belisol 84  
45 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp 84  
46 ZUBELDIA AGIRRE Haimar 84  
47 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Trek Factory Racing 80  
48 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr 78  
49 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky 78  
50 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr 77  
51 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 77  
52 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky 71  
53 Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory Racing 70  
54 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 69  
55 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr 69  
56 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 66  
57 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Movistar Team 64  
58 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 62  
59 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp 60  
60 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha 60  
61 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 60  
62 Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo 60  
63 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp 55  
64 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp 52  
65 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha 51  
66 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol 46  
67 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 44  
68 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica Greenedge 44  
69 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha 44  
70 Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 42  
71 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 41  
72 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 41  
73 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica Greenedge 40  
74 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing 40  
75 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-Shimano 38  
76 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin Sharp 36  
77 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 34  
78 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica Greenedge 33  
79 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 32  
80 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 32  
81 Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale 30  
82 Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 30  
83 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica Greenedge 29  
84 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida 27  
85 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Garmin Sharp 24  
86 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr 22  
87 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 22  
88 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team 21  
89 Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 20  
90 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 20  
91 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol 18  
92 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team 16  
93 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 16  
94 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 16  
95 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol 16  
96 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team 16  
97 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica Greenedge 16  
98 Aleksei Tsatevich (Rus) Katusha 15  
99 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 15  
100 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin Sharp 15  
101 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 14  
102 Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale 14  
103 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol 12  
104 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky 12  
105 Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team 11  
106 Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Garmin Sharp 11  
107 Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar 11  
108 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida 11  
109 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team 10  
110 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale 10  
111 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 10  
112 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano 10  
113 Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 10  
114 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 10  
115 Chris Horner (USA) Lampre-Merida 10  
116 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo 10  
117 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale 9  
118 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 8  
119 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8  
120 Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky 8  
121 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky 8  
122 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar 8  
123 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team 7  
124 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida 7  
125 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 7  
126 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol 6  
127 Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha 6  
128 John Gadret (Fra) Movistar Team 6  
129 Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 6  
130 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky 6  
131 Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica Greenedge 6  
132 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin Sharp 6  
133 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica Greenedge 6  
134 Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 6  
135 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 6  
136 Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team 6  
137 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 6  
138 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team 5  
139 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 5  
140 Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar 5  
141 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 4  
142 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida 4  
143 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar 4  
144 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 4  
145 Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 4  
146 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica Greenedge 4  
147 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto Belisol 4  
148 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica Greenedge 4  
149 Jay Mccarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo 4  
150 Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar 4  
151 Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 4  
152 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-Saxo 3  
153 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 3  
154 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 3  
155 Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 3  
156 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol 3  
157 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 2  
158 André Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp 2  
159 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale 2  
160 Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 2  
161 Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida 2  
162 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano 2  
163 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 2  
164 Benjamin King (USA) Garmin Sharp 2  
165 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica Greenedge 2  
166 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team 2  
167 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale 2  
168 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky 2  
169 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team 2  
170 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 2  
171 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 2  
172 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing 2  
173 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin Sharp 2  
174 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 2  
175 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr 1  
176 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica Greenedge 1  
177 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 1  
178 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol 1  
179 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 1  
180 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 1  
181 Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing 1  
182 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo 1  
183 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
184 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 1  
185 Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar 1  
186 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica Greenedge 1  
187 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale 1  
188 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 1  
Nations
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Spain 1188  pts
2 France 901  
3 Italy 898  
4 Netherlands 741  
5 Colombia 695  
6 Australia 642  
7 Belgium 615  
8 Germany 520  
9 Great Britain 485  
10 Poland 386  
11 United States Of America 381  
12 Switzerland 356  
13 Portugal 270  
14 Slovakia 268  
15 Norway 239  
16 Slovenia 228  
17 Czech Republic 222  
18 Denmark 97  
19 Croatia 80  
20 Russian Federation 72  
21 Ireland 71  
22 Canada 52  
23 Lithuania 36  
24 Luxembourg 36  
25 South Africa 35  
26 Belarus 16  
27 Estonia 4  
28 Japan 2  
29 New Zealand 2  
30 Kazakhstan 1  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Movistar Team 981  pts
2 AG2R La Mondiale 860  
3 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 842  
4 Tinkoff-Saxo 741  
5 Belkin Pro Cycling Team 682  
6 Team Katusha 672  
7 BMC Racing Team 659  
8 Astana Pro Team 644  
9 Trek Factory Racing 548  
10 Team Sky 528  
11 Team Giant-Shimano 459  
12 Lampre-Merida 441  
13 Orica Greenedge 414  
14 FDJ.fr 408  
15 Garmin Sharp 386  
16 Lotto Belisol 348  
17 Cannondale 312  
18 Team Europcar 217  

 

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