Valverde up to second on WorldTour standings

Following his La Flèche Wallonne victory and second place at Amstel Gold Race, Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) has moved up to second place on WorldTour standings behind Team Sky's Richie Porte. Valverde's two recent WorldTour performances have also elevated Spain to within one point of Australia on the national standings while Etixx-Quick Step retains its lead of the team standings.

Porte, who has lead the standings since Paris-Nice, has amassed 303 points from the three WorldTour events he has raced in 2015 and currently leads the Giro del Trentino. The 80 points on offer for the winner of Flèche Wallonne elevated Valverde to one point ahead of Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) along with the 60 points he earned from Amstel Gold Race. Valverde will have the opportunity to further move up the standings on Sunday with 100 points for the winner of Liège–Bastogne–Liège.

In fourth place on the standings is the dual monument winner of the early-season, John Degenkolb, on 232 points with Michał Kwiatkowski rounding out the top five on 195 points.

With Kwiatkowski's Amstel Gold Race victory and Julian Alaphilippe's second place at La Flèche Wallonne, Etixx-Quick Step have accumulated 699 points with Team Sky the closest challengers on 643 points. Team Katusha (585) and Movistar (563) are the only other teams to have cracked the 500 points barrier with Cannondale-Garmin still bottom of the 17 teams with 17 points. IAM Cycling, LottoNL-Jumbo and FDJ are the three other teams who are yet to reach 100 points.

Australia continues its lead of the nation standings which it has enjoyed since the beginning of the season at the Tour Down Under with a tally of 638 points. Spain, one point behind, is the only other nation with more than 500 points with almost 200 points separating them from Colombia (442 points) in third place. The Netherlands are fourth on 435 points with Belgium, Italy and Great Britain following them on the standings.

The next WorldTour event is the 101st edition of Liège–Bastogne–Liège while the Tour of Romandie stage race starts two days later.

WorldTour standings

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Individual
Header Cell - Column 0 Rider Name (Country) TeamHeader Cell - Column 2 Header Cell - Column 3
1Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky303pts
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Esp) Movistar Team238Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha237Row 2 - Cell 3
4John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant - Alpecin232Row 3 - Cell 3
5Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick Step195Row 4 - Cell 3
6Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky184Row 5 - Cell 3
7Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team178Row 6 - Cell 3
8Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team168Row 7 - Cell 3
9Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Esp) Team Katusha160Row 8 - Cell 3
10Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Etixx - Quick Step152Row 9 - Cell 3
11Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick Step140Row 10 - Cell 3
12Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge139Row 11 - Cell 3
13Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Ag2r La Mondiale136Row 12 - Cell 3
14Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff - Saxo136Row 13 - Cell 3
15Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida134Row 14 - Cell 3
16Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Etixx - Quick Step133Row 15 - Cell 3
17Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team114Row 16 - Cell 3
18Alberto Contador Velasco (Esp) Tinkoff - Saxo114Row 17 - Cell 3
19Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team101Row 18 - Cell 3
20Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky100Row 19 - Cell 3
21Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek Factory Racing88Row 20 - Cell 3
22Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal82Row 21 - Cell 3
23Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha80Row 22 - Cell 3
24Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick Step79Row 23 - Cell 3
25Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha78Row 24 - Cell 3
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Teams
Header Cell - Column 0 Header Cell - Column 1 Header Cell - Column 2 Header Cell - Column 3
1Etixx-Quick Step699pts
2Team Sky643Row 1 - Cell 3
3Team Katusha585Row 2 - Cell 3
4Movistar Team563Row 3 - Cell 3
5BMC Racing Team410Row 4 - Cell 3
7Orica GreenEdge326Row 5 - Cell 3
6Team Giant-Alpecin302Row 6 - Cell 3
8Tinkoff-Saxo278Row 7 - Cell 3
9Lampre-Merida257Row 8 - Cell 3
10Lotto Soudal236Row 9 - Cell 3
11Astana Pro Team231Row 10 - Cell 3
12Ag2r La Mondiale161Row 11 - Cell 3
13Trek Factory Racing138Row 12 - Cell 3
14IAM Cycling74Row 13 - Cell 3
16Team Lotto NL-Jumbo70Row 14 - Cell 3
15FDJ69Row 15 - Cell 3
17Team Cannondale - Garmin17Row 16 - Cell 3
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Nations
Header Cell - Column 0 Header Cell - Column 1 Header Cell - Column 2 Header Cell - Column 3
1Australia638pts
2Spain637Row 1 - Cell 3
3Colombia442Row 2 - Cell 3
4Netherlands435Row 3 - Cell 3
5Belgium376Row 4 - Cell 3
6Italy359Row 5 - Cell 3
7Great Britain266Row 6 - Cell 3
8France252Row 7 - Cell 3
9Germany241Row 8 - Cell 3
10Norway237Row 9 - Cell 3
11Poland198Row 10 - Cell 3
12Czech Republic156Row 11 - Cell 3
13Switzerland147Row 12 - Cell 3
14Slovakia136Row 13 - Cell 3
15Portugal134Row 14 - Cell 3
16Slovenia78Row 15 - Cell 3
17Denmark65Row 16 - Cell 3
18South Africa39Row 17 - Cell 3
19Russia23Row 18 - Cell 3
20New Zealand14Row 19 - Cell 3
21United States9Row 20 - Cell 3
22Ireland7Row 21 - Cell 3
23Belarus2Row 22 - Cell 3
24Estonia1Row 23 - Cell 3
25Austria1Row 24 - Cell 3

 

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