Sagan continues reign atop WorldTour standings

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff)

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) (Image credit: ASO)

Peter Sagan and Tinkoff teammate Alberto Contador retain their lead at the top of the UCI WorldTour standings after the Amstel Gold Race despite neither rider taking part in the Dutch race. The top 24 riders remained unchanged following the latest WorldTour event with Tinkoff's Michael Valgren entering standings in 25th place after his second place finish at Amstel Gold Race. 

Despite winning Amstel Gold Race for a second time, Enrico Gasparotto earned zero points, despite 80 on offer for the victor, for his victory as the Italian rides for Pro-Continental team Wanty-Groupe Gobert. Third place finisher Sonny Colbrelli likewise was ineligible for WorldTour points as he rides for the Bardiani–CSF Continental squad. In total, three of the top four riders were from Pro-Continental squads with Direct Energie's Bryan Coquard also ineligible.

After 11 WorldTour races in 2016, 122 riders in total have scored points although Sagan is the only one with more than 300 points to his name. The World Champion has 329 points while Contador is just behind on 289 points. BMC's Richie Porte (222 points) and Sky's Sergio Henao (204 points) are currently the closest challengers to the duo.

Just as the individual standings where relatively unchanged at the pointy end, there is no change to the team standings although Tinkoff was a big winner as it extended its haul from 683 points to 741. Team Sky held on to its second place with 622 points as BMC round outs the top three on 490 points. Giant-Alpecin's tally of 10 points is unchanged from the last update of the WorldTour rankings with Lampre-Merida sitting 17th of the 18 teams on 65 points.

In the nation standings, Australia maintains a slender two point lead over Belgium, 579 to 577 points, with over 100 points difference to Spain in third place on 470 points. There are 28 nations in total who have scored WorldTour points with Belarus sitting bottom at the moment on one point while 12 nations have accumulated three figure numbers.

The next race on the WorldTour calendar takes place on Wednesday with La Flèche Wallonne, followed by Liège - Bastogne - Liège on April 24 and the Tour of Romandie stage race from April 26 to May 1.

WorldTour standings - April 17

Swipe to scroll horizontally
Individual
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff Team329pts
2Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team280Row 1 - Cell 3
3Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team222Row 2 - Cell 3
4Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky204Row 3 - Cell 3
5Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo201Row 4 - Cell 3
6Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team178Row 5 - Cell 3
7Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek-Segafredo166Row 6 - Cell 3
8Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team162Row 7 - Cell 3
9Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ137Row 8 - Cell 3
10Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky120Row 9 - Cell 3
11Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge119Row 10 - Cell 3
12Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ111Row 11 - Cell 3
13Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha106Row 12 - Cell 3
14Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky104Row 13 - Cell 3
15Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky102Row 14 - Cell 3
16Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge100Row 15 - Cell 3
17Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha96Row 16 - Cell 3
18Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky92Row 17 - Cell 3
19Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Soudal84Row 18 - Cell 3
20Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step80Row 19 - Cell 3
21Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step76Row 20 - Cell 3
22Bob Jungels (Lux) Etixx - Quick-Step70Row 21 - Cell 3
23Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling70Row 22 - Cell 3
24Jay McCarthy (Aus) Tinkoff Team68Row 23 - Cell 3
25Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff Team60Row 24 - Cell 3
26Sebastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ60Row 25 - Cell 3
27Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step57Row 26 - Cell 3
28Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling54Row 27 - Cell 3
29Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data52Row 28 - Cell 3
Swipe to scroll horizontally
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Tinkoff Team741pts
2Team Sky622Row 1 - Cell 3
3BMC Racing Team490Row 2 - Cell 3
4FDJ323Row 3 - Cell 3
5Team Katusha323Row 4 - Cell 3
6Movistar Team320Row 5 - Cell 3
7Orica-GreenEdge313Row 6 - Cell 3
8Etixx - Quick-Step311Row 7 - Cell 3
9Trek-Segafredo214Row 8 - Cell 3
10Team LottoNl-Jumbo213Row 9 - Cell 3
11Lotto Soudal170Row 10 - Cell 3
12Cannondale Pro Cycling114Row 11 - Cell 3
13IAM Cycling94Row 12 - Cell 3
14AG2R La Mondiale84Row 13 - Cell 3
15Astana Pro Team80Row 14 - Cell 3
16Dimension Data75Row 15 - Cell 3
17Lampre - Merida65Row 16 - Cell 3
18Team Giant-Alpecin10Row 17 - Cell 3
Swipe to scroll horizontally
Nations
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Australia579pts
2Belgium557Row 1 - Cell 3
3Spain470Row 2 - Cell 3
4Colombia416Row 3 - Cell 3
5Great Britain397Row 4 - Cell 3
6France343Row 5 - Cell 3
7Slovakia329Row 6 - Cell 3
8Switzerland238Row 7 - Cell 3
9Norway158Row 8 - Cell 3
10Russia155Row 9 - Cell 3
11Italy110Row 10 - Cell 3
12Poland103Row 11 - Cell 3
13Netherlands87Row 12 - Cell 3
14Ireland76Row 13 - Cell 3
15Luxembourg76Row 14 - Cell 3
16Denmark62Row 15 - Cell 3
17Czech Republic62Row 16 - Cell 3
18United States62Row 17 - Cell 3
19Canada54Row 18 - Cell 3
20Portugal38Row 19 - Cell 3
21Germany38Row 20 - Cell 3
22Slovenia25Row 21 - Cell 3
23Latvia20Row 22 - Cell 3
24New Zealand6Row 23 - Cell 3
25Kazakhstan6Row 24 - Cell 3
26South Africa4Row 25 - Cell 3
27Eritrea2Row 26 - Cell 3
28Belarus1Row 27 - Cell 3

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1