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Valverde remains on top of rankings

Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) won the Dauphiné Libéré for the second year in a row.

Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) won the Dauphiné Libéré for the second year in a row. (Image credit: Sirotti)

Caisse d'Epargne's Alejandro Valverde remains on top of the UCI's latest world rankings, released yesterday. It follows his win in the Criterium du Dauphiné Libéré earlier this month.

The Spanish rider has managed to continue his run of success despite being at the centre of controversy surrounding his alleged involvement in Operación Puerto. It resulted in a two-year suspension imposed by the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) and Tour de France organiser ASO telling Valverde he would not be welcome at this year's edition of the race.

1Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse D'Epargne295pts
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana263
3Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank218
4Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto217
5Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step205
6Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C202
7Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team197
8Davide Rebellin (Ita) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli194
9Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas190
10Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini188

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