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Compton slips from UCI lead

Van Den Brand and Compton

Van Den Brand and Compton (Image credit: Mark Legg)

US Champion Katie Compton slipped from the overall lead in the UCI rankings despite her win in the Pijnacker World Cup this week. Dutch woman Daphny Van Den Brand took back the lead with a win in the European Continental Championships, worth 150 points, and a second place to Compton in Pijnacker. Van Den Brand now leads by 15 points with 750. Frenchwoman Christelle Ferrier-Bruneau is a distant third with just 445 points.

Compton remains in Europe following her first World Cup victory, and will seek to regain the blue leader's jersey at the Superprestige in Gavere, Belgium this weekend.

In the men's rankings, Belgian Sven Nys held onto his lead, which stands at 1030 points over second place Czech rider, Zdenek Stybar (Fidea) with 814 points. Bart Wellens pulled himself into third place thanks to his win in Niel and a strong second place in the Pijnacker World Cup, swapping places with his team-mate Klaas Vantornout who fell to fourth.

Dutch champion Lars Boom moved himself up to fifth from ninth place thanks to his win in the World Cup, while Fidea's Petr Dlask moved into the top ten with his fourth place in Pijnacker, and is now ranked ninth. The biggest drop came from Sunweb ProJob team-mates Sven Vanthourenhout and Jonathan Page, who fell from seventh to tenth and 10th to 17th, respectively, after relatively poor performances in Pijnacker.

See full men's and women's rankings.

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