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

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

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team368pts
2Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team343Row 1 - Cell 3
3Emma Johansson (Swe) Wiggle High5285Row 2 - Cell 3
4Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team240Row 3 - Cell 3
5Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Orica-AIS195Row 4 - Cell 3
6Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team180Row 5 - Cell 3
7Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team165Row 6 - Cell 3
8Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5142Row 7 - Cell 3
9Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica-AIS124Row 8 - Cell 3
10Jolanda Neff (Swi) Servetto Footon119Row 9 - Cell 3
11Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon-SRAM112Row 10 - Cell 3
12Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Liv-Plantur106Row 11 - Cell 3
13Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team101Row 12 - Cell 3
14Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products95Row 13 - Cell 3
15Trixi Worrack (Ger) Canyon-SRAM85Row 14 - Cell 3
16Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team85Row 15 - Cell 3
17Amy Pieters (Ned) Wiggle High584Row 16 - Cell 3
18Carmen Small (USA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team68Row 17 - Cell 3
19Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal Ladies65Row 18 - Cell 3
20Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon-SRAM60Row 19 - Cell 3

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