Porte continues to lead WorldTour rankings

With four 2017 WorldTour races in the books, Richie Porte (BMC Racing) continues to lead the 2017 rankings after last week's events at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and the Abu Dhabi Tour, carrying a 250-point lead over Estaban Chaves (Orica-Scott) and 297 points over Nathan Haas (Dimension Data). Jay McCarthy (Bora-Hansgohe) continues in fourth place, another 10 points down.

Porte hasn't raced since the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race in January, but points he earned with his stage wins and overall victory at the Santos Tour Down Under last month still carry the day in the series standings.

The major changes to the rankings after the weekend's racing came for Rui Costa (UAE Emirates), who jumped into the rankings for the first time with his participation in the Abu Dhabi Tour, where he won stage 3 and took the overall win, landing in the rankings'  fifth spot behind McCarthy.

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe), who was ranked 17th after riding the Tour Down Under, moved up to the sixth spot after his runner-up result in Omloop behind BMC Racing's Greg Van Avermaet, who is currently eighth in the WorldTour rankings after Saturday's win, his only WorldTour race so far this season.

Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) earned points with stage wins at the Tour Down Under and Abu Dhabi Tour and is currently seventh. Sunweb's Nikias Ardnet won the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race and is currently ninth, followed by Abu Dhabi overall runner-up Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin) rounding out the top 10.

More WorldTour points will be up for grabs on Saturday at Strade Bianche and starting Sunday at the eight-day Paris-Nice. The 2017 Women's WorldTour starts Saturday at Strade Bianche.

 2017 WorldTour Rankings Top 10

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team672pts
2Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-Scott422Row 1 - Cell 3
3Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data395Row 2 - Cell 3
4Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe385Row 3 - Cell 3
5Rui Costa (Por) Team UAE Emirates346Row 4 - Cell 3
6Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe325Row 5 - Cell 3
7Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-Scott305Row 6 - Cell 3
8Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team300Row 7 - Cell 3
9Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Sunweb300Row 8 - Cell 3
10Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin265Row 9 - Cell 3
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Team Rankings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1BMC Racing Team (USA)1210pts
2Orica - Scott (Aus)1077Row 1 - Cell 3
3Bora - Hansgrohe (Ger)923Row 2 - Cell 3
4Team Sunweb (Ger)695Row 3 - Cell 3
5UAE Abu Dhabi (UAE)654Row 4 - Cell 3
6Team Katusha Alpecin (Swi)633Row 5 - Cell 3
7Quick - Step Floors (Bel)578Row 6 - Cell 3
8Trek - Segafredo (USA)558Row 7 - Cell 3
9Team Dimension Data (RSA)483Row 8 - Cell 3
10Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo (Ned)407Row 9 - Cell 3
11Team Sky (GBr)379Row 10 - Cell 3
12Cannondale Drapac Professional Cycling Team (USA)359Row 11 - Cell 3
13AG2R La Mondiale (Fra)331Row 12 - Cell 3
14Lotto Soudal (Bel)315Row 13 - Cell 3
15Astana Pro Team (Kaz)282Row 14 - Cell 3
16Movistar Team (Spa)180Row 15 - Cell 3
17Bahrain - Merida (Brn)114Row 16 - Cell 3
18FDJ (Fra)68Row 17 - Cell 3

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