Menchov tops World rankings

Following his victory in the Giro d'Italia Denis Menchov has moved to the top of the UCI's World Calendar rankings, relegating former leader Heinrich Haussler to third, while Allan Davis moves up to second. Menchov had been previously unclassified in the rankings.

Danilo Di Luca is another big mover on the standings thanks to his second place overall in the Giro. He moves 120 places, from 127th to seventh, while Stefano Garzelli moved up 18 places to enter the top 10.

With four stage victories in the Giro, Cervélo TestTeam now leads the teams standings, followed by Caisse d'Epargne and Quick Step. Following its national tour, Italy is currently the most dominant nation, with Spain and Australia sitting second and third respectively.

Rankings as of June 1, 2009


1 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank - 218 points
2 Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step - 205
3 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo Test Team - 197
4 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli - 194
5 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse D'Epargne - 188
6 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana - 188
7 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Lpr Brakes Farnese Vini - 188
8 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto - 187
9 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffè Mokambo - 170
10 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caisse D'Epargne - 169

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