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Alberto Contador and Astana ride straight to the top of rankings

Astana also collected the teams classification

Astana also collected the teams classification (Image credit: Sirotti)

After claiming his second Tour de France title on Sunday in Paris Astana's Alberto Contador has shot to the top of the International Cycling Union's (UCI) latest world rankings, released on Monday.

The French Grand Tour caused a significant reshuffling of the lists after Contador and his Astana teammates dominated both the overall and teams classifications at the race.

Spaniard Contador replaced compatriot Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) at the top of the individual ranking. With Valverde absent in July, Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) and Mark Cavendish (Columbia-HTC) have pushed the former Spanish national champion into fourth place on the list.

Cadel Evans and Giro d'Italia winner Denis Menchov each slipped several places following their lacklustre performances at the Tour de France.

Astana have moved from fourth to first in the team rankings as Saxo Bank, Columbia-HTC and Liquigas fill the following three spots, respectively.

Spain remained at the top of the nation rankings as the efforts of the Schleck brothers moved Luxembourg to sixth. Great Britain and the United States have both moved inside the top ten.

Results
1Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana527pts
2Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank334
3Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - Highroad304
4Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne295
5Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas250
6Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana232
7Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto219
8Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank218
9Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team217
10Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team216
11Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank212
12Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step205
13Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.202
14Davide Rebellin (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli194
15Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne189
16Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini188
17Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto187
18Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi178
19Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo170
20Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha157
21Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas156
22Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha154
23Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana150
24Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank148
25Antonio Colom (Spa) Team Katusha145
26Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank145
27Michele Scarponi (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli139
28Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas138
29Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas135
30Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team134
31Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi133
32Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha132
33Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream130
34Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - Highroad125
35Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - Highroad116
36Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - Highroad115
37Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step107
38Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step104
39Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step104
40Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini102
41Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne98
42Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana94
43Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - Highroad90
44Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne89
45Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank87
46Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream87
47Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne87
48Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank82
49Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervelo Test Team80
50Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana79
51Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream78
52Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale77
53Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale74
54Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream73
55Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream64
56Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas61
57Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank60
58Leif Hoste (Bel) Silence-Lotto60
59Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux58
60Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank57
61Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux54
62Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank53
63Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank51
64Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne50
65Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence-Lotto50
66Angel Gomez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto50
67Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux50
68Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step49
69Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas47
70Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Team Columbia - Highroad45
71Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank44
72Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank44
73Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank42
74Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank40
75Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia - Highroad40
76Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.39
77Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Saxo Bank33
78David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne33
79Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom32
80Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom32
81Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team30
82Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram30
83Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi30
84Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana30
85Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi26
86Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale26
87Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel26
88Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano25
89Enrico Rossi (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce22
90Jose Serpa (Col) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli22
91Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence-Lotto22
92Xavier Tondo (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur21
93Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank21
94Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream20
95Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.20
96Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux20
97Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team20
98Nicki Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank20
99Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram20
100Michael Albasini (Swi) Team Columbia - Highroad19
101Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom18
102Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - Highroad17
103Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha17
104Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas16
105Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana16
106Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Amica Chips - Knauf16
107Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team16
108Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank16
109David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream15
110Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale15
111Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - Highroad15
112Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale14
113Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.14
114Greg Henderson (NZl) Team Columbia - Highroad12
115Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto11
116Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo11
117Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram11
118Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - Highroad11
119Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha11
120Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank10
121Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank10
122Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux10
123Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom10
124Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne10
125Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia - Highroad10
126Robert Hunter (RSA) Barloworld10
127Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi10
128David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto9
129George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - Highroad9
130Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux9
131Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo8
132Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha8
133Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana8
134Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step8
135Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas8
136Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo Test Team8
137Félix Cardenas (Col) Barloworld8
138Rubens Bertogliati (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli8
139Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux7
140David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne7
141Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram7
142Christian Pfannberger (Aut) Team Katusha6
143Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team6
144Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank6
145Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha6
146Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - Highroad6
147Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano6
148Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - Highroad6
149Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram6
150Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas6
151Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne6
152Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.6
153Julian Sanchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo6
154Ricardo Serrano (Spa) Fuji-Servetto6
155Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha6
156Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas6
157Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel6
158André Greipel (Ger) Team Columbia - Highroad6
159Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne5
160Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - Highroad4
161Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago4
162Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux4
163Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi4
164Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank4
165Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto4
166Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram4
167Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4
168Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne4
169Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream4
170Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana4
171Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha4
172Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale4
173Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Slipstream4
174Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step4
175Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4
176Markus Zberg (Swi) BMC Racing Team4
177Vladimir Duma (Ukr) Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce4
178Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.4
179Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas3
180Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team2
181Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram2
182Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel2
183Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2
184Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom2
185Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana2
186Thomas Dekker (Ned) Silence-Lotto2
187Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervelo Test Team2
188Davide Vigano (Ita) Fuji-Servetto2
189Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha2
190Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux2
191Murilo Fischer (Bra) Liquigas2
192Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step2
193Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2
194Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2
195Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank2
196Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana2
197Baden Cooke (Aus) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team2
198Mauricio Soler (Col) Barloworld2
199Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1
200Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step1
201Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1
202Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.1
203Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto1
204Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto1
205Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - Highroad1
206Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.1
207Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1
208Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux1
209Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli1
210Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team1
211Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD1
212Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli1
213Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1
214Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo Test Team1
215Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team Columbia - Highroad1
216Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano1
217Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas1

Teams
1Astana1082pts
2Team Saxo Bank863
3Team Columbia - High Road750
4Liquigas740
5Caisse d'Epargne710
6Cervelo Test Team697
7Team Katusha605
8Quick Step569
9Silence - Lotto538
10Rabobank491
11Garmin - Slipstream432
12Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli379
13Euskaltel - Euskadi377
14LPR Brakes Farnese Vini290
15Lampre - N.G.C281
16AG2R La Mondiale206
17Française Des Jeux192
18Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo189
19Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne126
20BBox Bouygues Telecom94
21Team Milram74
22Agritubel34
23Skil-Shimano32
24Fuji-Servetto29
25Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce26
26Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team22
27Andalucia Cajasur21
28Barloworld20
29Contentpolis-Ampo6
30Landbouwkrediet - Colnago4
31BMC Racing Team4
32ISD1

Nations
1Spain1334pts
2Italy910
3Australia706
4Germany661
5Russian Federation580
6Luxembourg563
7Belgium505
8Great Britain462
9United States of America389
10Norway332
11Netherlands285
12France283
13Czech Republic261
14Switzerland253
15Denmark210
16Belarus110
17Sweden105
18Ireland103
19Estonia98
20Colombia87
21Slovenia85
22Kazakhstan36
23Canada21
24Ukraine21
25New Zealand18
26Lithuania16
27Austria12
28Slovakia11
29Finland10
30South Africa10
31Poland6
32Japan2
33Brazil2

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