Nys tops UCI ranking

Belgian champion Sven Nys resumed his normal spot at the top of the UCI rankings since the previous leader, Niels Albert, has been out with a ruptured spleen. Nys assumed the lead after his win in Hamme Zogge, and then padded his lead over Albert with his second place in the World Cup at Koksijde and third in the Superprestige race in Gieten.

Albert, who just resumed light training after spending several days in a hospital intensive care unit following his crash in Gavere, now trails Nys by 220 points. Bart Wellens is in third followed by his two Fidea teammates, Kevin Pauwels and Zdenek Stybar.

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