Van Avermaet remains top of WorldTour rankings after Tour of Flanders

Quick-Step Floors increase team lead

Despite missing out on Tour of Flanders victory, Greg Van Avermaet maintains his lead atop the UCI WorldTour rankings. BMC's Olympic champion moved into the lead after his E3 Harelbeke victory after the first 13 events of the 2017 WorldTour calendar, he has accumulated 1898 points.

With Philippe Gilbert winning the Tour of Flanders and Niki Terpstra third, Quick-Step Floors increased its lead in the team standings with its tally sitting on 5036 points. The lead is almost 1000 points over BMC Racing Team in second place who have 4083. The Orica-Scott team are third, with 3203 points. At the bottom of the 18 teams remains Dimension Data with just 753 points. Bahrain-Merida is the only other team with less than 100 points on 831.

Gilbert's fourth monument victory, and Belgium's 215 in total, saw the national champion improve his individual rankings from seventh to third, breaking the 1000 point barrier to reach 1170. Despite crashing out of contention for the race, world champion Peter Sagan is still second overall. With minor reshuffling in the top-ten, Terpstra was the biggest mover and shaker at the pointy end as he jumped from 31st to ninth.

In total, 306 riders have scored at least one point in the 2017 WorldTour with further opportunity to come this week at Vuelta Ciclista al País Vasco (April 3-8) and Paris-Roubaix (April 9).

WorldTour rankings - April 3

#Rider Name (Country) Team 
1Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team1898 pts
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe1235 
3Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors1170 
4Alberto Contador (Spa) Trek-Segafredo823 
5Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky820 
6Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team812 
7Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors785 
8DENIS Rohan660 
9Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quick-Step Floors642 
10Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team620 
11Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky607 
12John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo600 
13Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team587 
14Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-Scott577 
15Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha-Alpecin551 
16Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb541 
17Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale540 
18Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors495 
19Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-Scott473 
20Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin440 
21Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac430 
22Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-Scott422 
23Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ412 
24Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data400 
25Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-Scott390 
26Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors389 
27Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe385 
28Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida377 
29Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates376 
30Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky331 
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
1Quick-Step Floors5036 pts
2BMC Racing Team4083 
4Team Sky2429 
6Movistar Team2380 
9Team Sunweb1547 
10Lotto Soudal1301 
11Team LottoNl-Jumbo1294 
12Astana Pro Team1218 
14UAE Team Emirates1166 
15AG2R La Mondiale1141 
18Dimension Data753 

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