Van Avermaet stays ahead in WorldTour rankings as Gilbert closes in

Kwiatkowski climbs standings after Amstel Gold Race as Sagan slips down

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) missed the race-winning break and finished 12th at Amstel Gold Race, but the Paris-Roubaix champion kept a firm grip on his lead in the WorldTour standings. Race winner Philippe Gilbert and second placed Michal Kwiatkowski made ground in the rankings, as Peter Sagan dropped down after choosing to skip the Dutch race.

Van Avermaet still holds a substantial lead of 788 points over his compatriot and fellow Monument winner, Gilbert. The Belgian champion moved himself up from third to second place in the individual standings after winning Amstel Gold Race, although, he could slip over the next week after the team confirmed that he would miss the remainder of the Ardennes Classics.

Kwiatkowski also scaled the rankings with his second place behind Gilbert. The Team Sky rider scored 400 points for his runner-up spot, and jumped from sixth to third in the standings. Peter Sagan was one of those who chose to rest after the cobbled Classics and skipped Amstel Gold Race. Sagan began the weekend as Van Avermaet’s closest challenger, but dropped to fourth place following the race. Below Sagan, there were a few slight changes, but ultimately, the top 10 remained the same.

In the team rankings, the top three remained the same with Quick-Step Floors keeping a commanding lead over their rivals. After a difficult cobbled Classics, Team Sky climbed into fourth place with the help of Kwiatkowski and Sergio Henao.

WorldTour rankings

#Rider Name (Country) TeamPoints
1Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team2458  
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors1670 
3Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky1256 
4Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe1245 
5Alberto Contador (Spa) Trek-Segafredo1143 
6Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team1095 
7Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky882 
8Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team812 
9Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors785 
10John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo685 
Team rankings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Quick-Step Floors6362 pts
2BMC Racing Team4684 
4Team Sky3396 
6Movistar Team3182 
8Team Sunweb1859 
10Team LottoNl-Jumbo1778 
12Lotto Soudal1641 
14Team UAE Abu Dhabi1402 
16AG2R La Mondiale1301 
17Astana Pro Team1292 
18Dimension Data1110 


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