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Armitstead back in the Women's WorldTour lead after Tour of Flanders victory

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Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) leads the WorldTour rankings

Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) leads the WorldTour rankings
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Emma Johansson and Lizzie Armitstead at the finish

Emma Johansson and Lizzie Armitstead at the finish
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Emma Johansson (Wiggle High5), Elizabeth Armitstead (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team) and Chantal Blaak (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team)

Emma Johansson (Wiggle High5), Elizabeth Armitstead (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team) and Chantal Blaak (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team)
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Lizzie Armitstead and Emma Johansson

Lizzie Armitstead and Emma Johansson
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

Lizzie Armitstead has moved back into the overall lead of the Women’s WorldTour rankings after winning the fifth round at the Tour of Flanders on Sunday. This is the third time that the Boels-Dolmans rider has taken the jersey after it has flip-flopped between her, Anna van der Breggen (Rabo-Liv) and her teammate Chantal Blaak during the first five rounds.

Amitstead took the first leader’s jersey after winning the opening round at Strade Bianche. She lost the lead to Van der Breggen after the second round at Ronde van Drenthe, a race won by Blaak.

Armitstead took the jersey back after winning the third round at Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Cittiglio and lost it again, this time to Blaak, who won the fourth round at Gent-Wevelgem.

The Briton won the Women’s Tour of Flanders in a two-up sprint against Emma Johansson (Wiggle High5). She is back on top of the rankings with a total of 368 points. Blaak sits in second place with 343 points and Johansson in third with 285 points.

The next round of the Women’s WorldTour will be at Fleche Wallonne on April 20 before travelling to China for the Tour of Chongming Island (May 6-8), and then to the US for the Tour of California (May 19-22) and Philadephia International Cycling Classic (June 5).

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2016 Women's WorldTour ranking after Tour of Flanders - top 20

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team368pts
2Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team343
3Emma Johansson (Swe) Wiggle High5285
4Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team240
5Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Orica-AIS195
6Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team180
7Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team165
8Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5142
9Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica-AIS124
10Jolanda Neff (Swi) Servetto Footon119
11Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon-SRAM112
12Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Liv-Plantur106
13Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team101
14Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products95
15Trixi Worrack (Ger) Canyon-SRAM85
16Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team85
17Amy Pieters (Ned) Wiggle High584
18Carmen Small (USA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team68
19Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal Ladies65
20Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon-SRAM60