Van Avermaet stays ahead in WorldTour rankings as Gilbert closes in

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) missed the race-winning break and finished 12th at Amstel Gold Race, but the Paris-Roubaix champion kept a firm grip on his lead in the WorldTour standings. Race winner Philippe Gilbert and second placed Michal Kwiatkowski made ground in the rankings, as Peter Sagan dropped down after choosing to skip the Dutch race.

Van Avermaet still holds a substantial lead of 788 points over his compatriot and fellow Monument winner, Gilbert. The Belgian champion moved himself up from third to second place in the individual standings after winning Amstel Gold Race, although, he could slip over the next week after the team confirmed that he would miss the remainder of the Ardennes Classics.

Kwiatkowski also scaled the rankings with his second place behind Gilbert. The Team Sky rider scored 400 points for his runner-up spot, and jumped from sixth to third in the standings. Peter Sagan was one of those who chose to rest after the cobbled Classics and skipped Amstel Gold Race. Sagan began the weekend as Van Avermaet’s closest challenger, but dropped to fourth place following the race. Below Sagan, there were a few slight changes, but ultimately, the top 10 remained the same.

In the team rankings, the top three remained the same with Quick-Step Floors keeping a commanding lead over their rivals. After a difficult cobbled Classics, Team Sky climbed into fourth place with the help of Kwiatkowski and Sergio Henao.

WorldTour rankings

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamPoints
1Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team2458
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors1670
3Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky1256
4Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe1245
5Alberto Contador (Spa) Trek-Segafredo1143
6Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team1095
7Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky882
8Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team812
9Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors785
10John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo685
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Team rankings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Quick-Step Floors6362pts
2BMC Racing Team4684Row 1 - Cell 3
3Orica-Scott3742Row 2 - Cell 3
4Team Sky3396Row 3 - Cell 3
5Trek-Segafredo3370Row 4 - Cell 3
6Movistar Team3182Row 5 - Cell 3
7Bora-Hansgrohe2572Row 6 - Cell 3
8Team Sunweb1859Row 7 - Cell 3
9Cannondale-Drapac1781Row 8 - Cell 3
10Team LottoNl-Jumbo1778Row 9 - Cell 3
11Katusha-Alpecin1746Row 10 - Cell 3
12Lotto Soudal1641Row 11 - Cell 3
13Bahrain-Merida1407Row 12 - Cell 3
14Team UAE Abu Dhabi1402Row 13 - Cell 3
15FDJ1355Row 14 - Cell 3
16AG2R La Mondiale1301Row 15 - Cell 3
17Astana Pro Team1292Row 16 - Cell 3
18Dimension Data1110Row 17 - Cell 3

 

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