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ProTour rankings: Di Luca builds big lead

By finishing fourth in the Giro d'Italia and garnering a couple of stage wins, Danilo Di Luca (Liquigas-Bianchi) extended his lead in the ProTour rankings by a big margin over Tom Boonen (Quick.Step). Di Luca, who won three ProTour races before the Giro, now has 184 points, while Boonen is on 112, and Alessandro Petacchi on 111. Oscar Freire (Rabobank) is in fourth place on 94 points, while Giro winner Paolo Savoldelli (Discovery Channel) enters the rankings in fifth place on 89 points, all of which were scored during the Giro.

In the teams rankings, Davitamon-Lotto and Rabobank are tied on 191 points, ahead of Phonak on 173. Italy is in command of the nations rankings on 540 points, followed by Spain on 336 and Belgium on 223 points.

The Continental rankings have also been updated, with Stefan Schumacher (Shimano-Memory Corp) holding a big 125 point lead in the European tour over Ruben Plaza (Comunidad Valenciana). In the other tours, Tiaan Kannemeyer (Barloworld-Valsir) leads in Africa, Edgardo Simon (Arg) in America, Graeme Brown (Panaria) in Asia, and Robert Mclachlan (MG Xpower Presented By Bigpond) in Oceania.

In the last UCI women's rankings update on May 10, Oenone Wood and Judith Arndt (Nürnberger) were the number one and two ranked women, with Nürnberger the top team and Australia the top nation.

Rankings as of May 29, 2005

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