Contador top of WorldTour rankings after Vuelta win

The completion of the third and final grand tour of the season, the Vuelta a España, along with two Canadian one-day races has seen a reshuffle in the individual WorldTour rankings.

With his third career Vuelta win, Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) has jumped back to top step of the individual WorldTour rankings for the third time this season with 620 points. The 170 points for his overall victory was enough for Contador to dispose compatriot Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) from top spot.

Despite finishing in third place overall, Valverde is 14 points in arrears to Contador with the Giro di Lombardia and Tour of Beijing the only two reaming WorldTour races to come in 2014. Valverde had led the standings since taking victory at the Clásica de San Sebastián.

Simon Gerrans was the first leader of the standings this season courtesy of his third Tour Down Under win in January and by claiming the 100th and 101st victories for Orica-GreenEdge at the GP de Québec and GP de Montréal, the Australian has moved up to third place overall on 478 points.

Rounding out the top five are the two other grand tours winners of 2014 with Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) on 392 points and Giro d'Italia winer Nairo Quintana (Movistar) on 346 points.

The performances of Valverde and Quintana have give Movistar a commanding lead in the team classification with Tinkoff-Saxo almost 200 points behind the Spanish team. Movistar are on 1250 points and Tinkoff-Saxo on 1066 points, are the only two teams to have broken the 100 point barrier but with 200 points awarded to the winner of the Team time trial at the World Championships, a late change in the standings is possible. Although Movistar look poised to take home the best ranked team award for the second year running.

As the best ranked nation of the last two seasons, Spain is all but assured of making it three years in row with a huge tally of 1716 points. Italy in second place on the rankings has accumulated 1060 points With France third on 987 points.

In 2012, Spain was the top ranked nation with 1889 points with Great Britain second on 1163 points. Last season it was a familiar story with Spain again top on 1890 points and Italy a distant second on 1082 points.

 The UCI World Championships take place in Ponferrada, Spain from September 21-28. The Giro di Lombardia is held on October 5, and the Tour of Beijing from October 10-14.

 

Results

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Individual
#Rider Name (Country) TeamHeader Cell - Column 2 Header Cell - Column 3
1Alberto Contador (ESP) Team Tinkoff-Saxo620pts
2Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team606Row 1 - Cell 3
3Simon Gerrans (AUS) Orica-GreenEdge478Row 2 - Cell 3
4Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana392Row 3 - Cell 3
5Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team346Row 4 - Cell 3
6Rui Costa (POR) Lampre-Merida328Row 5 - Cell 3
7Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky326Row 6 - Cell 3
8Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha321Row 7 - Cell 3
9Jean-Christophe Péraud (FRA) Ag2r-La Mondiale300Row 8 - Cell 3
10Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Trek Factory Racing286Row 9 - Cell 3
11John Degenkolb (GER) Giant-Shimano278Row 10 - Cell 3
12Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha266Row 11 - Cell 3
13Peter Sagan (SVK) Cannondale263Row 12 - Cell 3
14Michal Kwiatkowski (POL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step257Row 13 - Cell 3
15Romain Bardet (FRA) Ag2r-La Mondiale247Row 14 - Cell 3
16Bauke Mollema (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling246Row 15 - Cell 3
17Rafal Majka (POL) Team Tinkoff-Saxo241Row 16 - Cell 3
18Tom Dumoulin (NED) Giant-Shimano240Row 17 - Cell 3
19Fabio Aru (ITA) Astana238Row 18 - Cell 3
20Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team219Row 19 - Cell 3
21Sep Vanmarcke (BEL) Belkin Pro Cycling216Row 20 - Cell 3
22Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team210Row 21 - Cell 3
23Niki Terpstra (NED) Omega Pharma-Quick Step200Row 22 - Cell 3
24Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) Ag2r-La Mondiale197Row 23 - Cell 3
25Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team188Row 24 - Cell 3
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Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamHeader Cell - Column 2 Header Cell - Column 3
1Movistar Team1250pts
2Team Tinkoff-Saxo1066Row 1 - Cell 3
3Ag2r-La Mondiale919Row 2 - Cell 3
4Team Katusha918Row 3 - Cell 3
5Omega Pharma-Quick Step866Row 4 - Cell 3
6BMC Racing Team824Row 5 - Cell 3
7Astana813Row 6 - Cell 3
8Belkin Pro Cycling795Row 7 - Cell 3
9Giant-Shimano765Row 8 - Cell 3
10Team Sky760Row 9 - Cell 3
11Orica-GreenEDGE707Row 10 - Cell 3
12Trek Factory Racing628Row 11 - Cell 3
13Lampre-Merida566Row 12 - Cell 3
14Garmin-Sharp550Row 13 - Cell 3
15Lotto-Belisol530Row 14 - Cell 3
16FDJ.fr505Row 15 - Cell 3
17Cannondale376Row 16 - Cell 3
18Team Europcar271Row 17 - Cell 3
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Nations
#Rider Name (Country) TeamHeader Cell - Column 2 Header Cell - Column 3
1Spain1716pts
2Italy1060Row 1 - Cell 3
3France987Row 2 - Cell 3
4Netherlands957Row 3 - Cell 3
5Australia869Row 4 - Cell 3
6Belgium808Row 5 - Cell 3
7Great Britain721Row 6 - Cell 3
8Colombia709Row 7 - Cell 3
9Germany640Row 8 - Cell 3
10Poland565Row 9 - Cell 3
11United States421Row 10 - Cell 3
12Switzerland383Row 11 - Cell 3
13Portugal330Row 12 - Cell 3
14Norway330Row 13 - Cell 3
15Slovakia274Row 14 - Cell 3

 

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