Rebellin moves up as ProTour finishes

Rebellin and Di Luca

Rebellin and Di Luca (Image credit: Sirotti)

The late season apathy of the majority of riders in the top 10 of the ProTour rankings has helped Davide Rebellin jump from 10th to 3rd place in the season-long series. Rebellin won the bunch sprint behind the leading breakaway to finish fifth in today's Giro di Lombardia, picking up 25 ProTour points in the process. He ended the season on 151 points, while Danilo Di Luca (Liquigas-Bianchi) finished on top with 229 points and Tom Boonen (Quick.Step) claimed second place with 171 points.

The Giro di Lombardia also saw Paolo Bettini move up from 23rd to 8th after winning the classic, while Gilberto Simoni (29th to 12th) and Fränk Schleck (27th to 13th) also did well after finishing on the podium.

The teams and nations rankings were practically unchanged, with CSC cementing its place as the best ProTour team on 390 points, ahead of Phonak (353) and Rabobank (349). Italy finished the season as the number one ranked nation with 749 points, ahead of the USA (559) and Spain 459).

ProTour Rankings as of October 15, 2005

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