Boonen new UCI WorldTour leader after Ronde Van Vlaanderen win
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Monday, April 02, 2012

Boonen new UCI WorldTour leader after Ronde Van Vlaanderen win

by Shane Stokes at 5:40 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling
 
Belgium leads nations’ rankings due to his success

Tom BoonenGiving him double reason to celebrate, Belgian rider Tom Boonen vaulted to the lead of the latest UCI world rankings with his victory in yesterday’s Ronde Van Vlaanderen.

The Omega Pharma Quick Step rider moved from fourth to first in the standings as a result of his win, the third Flanders title of his career, and displaced the previous leader Simon Gerrans (GreenEdge).

Boonen now has 266 points to Gerrans’ 210, with the Australian opting to dispute the Vuelta al Pais Vasco rather than riding yesterday’s race.

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas Cannondale) – who also missed the race – drops to third, on 182 points, while his team-mate and yesterday’s fifth-place finisher Peter Sagan moves up two places to fourth.

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Oscar Freire (Katusha) slip from third to fifth and fifth to sixth respectively.

There’s little other movement in the top ten, with Michael Albasini (GreenEdge, seventh) and Bradley Wiggins (Sky Procycing, eighth) remaining in the same positions as before, and Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM) slipping a place to tenth. However there’s one notable change: Alessandro Ballan’s third place yesterday sees the BMC Racing Team rider rocket up from 35th to ninth.

Filippo Pozzato, who placed second yesterday, doesn’t figure as his Farnese Vini Selle Italia squad are not a UCI ProTeam.

Nations and teams:

Boonen’s success also has a positive effect on the nations’ standings, with Belgium improving two places to first and knocking Spain and Italy down to second and third. Australia remains fourth.

Sagan’s performance yesterday has helped Liquigas Cannondale jump from third to first, bumping Sky Procycling into second. Boonen’s ride brings Omega Pharma Quick Step over GreenEdge and into third; Ballan’s podium finish shoots BMC Racing Team from fourteenth to seventh.

The UCI WorldTour rankings will be updated again on Saturday after the Vuelta al Pais Vasco, and again following Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix.


UCI WorldTour rankings (updated April 1):

Riders:

1 (4) BOONEN Tom (OMEGA PHARMA-QUICKSTEP (OPQ) 266
2 (1) GERRANS Simon (GREENEDGE CYCLING TEAM (GEC) 210
3 (2) NIBALI Vincenzo (LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE (LIQ) 182
4 (6) SAGAN Peter (LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE (LIQ) 179
5 (3) VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro (MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 167
6 (5) FREIRE GOMEZ Oscar (KATUSHA TEAM (KAT) 140
7 (7) ALBASINI Michael (GREENEDGE CYCLING TEAM (GEC) 112
8 (8) WIGGINS Bradley (SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) 112
9 (35) BALLAN Alessandro (BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) 96
10 (9) WESTRA Lieuwe (VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (VCD) 92
11 (10) SANCHEZ GONZALEZ Samuel (EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI (EUS) 88
12 (11) CANCELLARA Fabian (RADIOSHACK-NISSAN (RNT) 86
13 (12) HORNER Christopher (RADIOSHACK-NISSAN (RNT) 84
14 (13) KREUZIGER Roman (ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST) 78
15 (14) MACHADO Tiago (RADIOSHACK-NISSAN (RNT) 72
16 (15) VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen (LOTTO BELISOL TEAM (LTB) 70
17 (16) BOASSON HAGEN Edvald (SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) 70
18 (17) URAN URAN Rigoberto (SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) 63
19 (18) SPILAK Simon (KATUSHA TEAM (KAT) 62
20 (19) NOCENTINI Rinaldo (AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM) 61
21 (20) ROGERS Michael (SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) 61
22 (24) BRESCHEL Matti (RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM (RAB) 60
23 (-) VAN AVERMAET Greg (BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) 60
24 (21) MARTIN Daniel (GARMIN - BARRACUDA (GRM) 60
25 (22) VAN GARDEREN Tejay (BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) 51
26 (23) HOOGERLAND Johnny (VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (VCD) 51
27 (25) EISEL Bernhard (SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) 50
28 (26) RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquin (KATUSHA TEAM (KAT) 46
29 (27) CUNEGO Damiano (LAMPRE - ISD (LAM) 44
30 (28) KISERLOVSKI Robert (ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST) 41
31 (-) TERPSTRA Niki (OMEGA PHARMA-QUICKSTEP (OPQ) 40
32 (29) JEANNESSON Arnold (FDJ-BIG MAT (FDJ) 40
33 (30) BAKELANTS Jan (RADIOSHACK-NISSAN (RNT) 40
34 (31) BENNATI Daniele (RADIOSHACK-NISSAN (RNT) 33
35 (32) VANMARCKE Sep (GARMIN - BARRACUDA (GRM) 31
36 (33) SCARPONI Michele (LAMPRE - ISD (LAM) 31
37 (-) PAOLINI Luca (KATUSHA TEAM (KAT) 30
38 (34) MONFORT Maxime (RADIOSHACK-NISSAN (RNT) 30
39 (39) CHAVANEL Sylvain (OMEGA PHARMA-QUICKSTEP (OPQ) 24
40 (36) GREIPEL André (LOTTO BELISOL TEAM (LTB) 22
41 (37) CARRARA Matteo (VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (VCD) 21
42 (38) MORENO BAZAN Javier (MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 20
43 (40) POELS Wouter (VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (VCD) 20
44 (41) CATALDO Dario (OMEGA PHARMA-QUICKSTEP (OPQ) 15
45 (42) MATTHEWS Michael (RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM (RAB) 15
46 (44) LADAGNOUS Matthieu (FDJ-BIG MAT (FDJ) 14
47 (43) MARCATO Marco (VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (VCD) 14
48 (45) CHAINEL Steve (FDJ-BIG MAT (FDJ) 10
49 (46) OSS Daniel (LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE (LIQ) 10
50 (47) RIBLON Christophe (AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM) 10
51 (48) MEERSMAN Gianni (LOTTO BELISOL TEAM (LTB) 8
52 (49) HUTAROVICH Yauheni (FDJ-BIG MAT (FDJ) 7
53 (50) SANCHEZ GIL Luis Leon (RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM (RAB) 7
54 (51) DE GENDT Thomas (VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (VCD) 7
55 (52) MEYER Cameron (GREENEDGE CYCLING TEAM (GEC) 6
56 (54) LARSSON Gustav (VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (VCD) 6
57 (53) CAVENDISH Mark (SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) 6
58 (55) BRAJKOVIC Janez (ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST) 6
59 (56) PETACCHI Alessandro (LAMPRE - ISD (LAM) 6
60 (57) ROJAS GIL Jose Joaquin (MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 5
61 (58) RENSHAW Mark (RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM (RAB) 5
62 (59) BOLE Grega (LAMPRE - ISD (LAM) 5
63 (60) GAVAZZI Francesco (ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST) 5
64 (61) PARDILLA BELLON Sergio (MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 4
65 (62) VICIOSO ARCOS Angel (KATUSHA TEAM (KAT) 4
66 (63) VORGANOV Eduard (KATUSHA TEAM (KAT) 4
67 (64) CIOLEK Gerald (OMEGA PHARMA-QUICKSTEP (OPQ) 4
68 (65) MENCHOV Denis (KATUSHA TEAM (KAT) 4
69 (66) SZMYD Sylvester (LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE (LIQ) 4
70 (67) GOLAS Michal (OMEGA PHARMA-QUICKSTEP (OPQ) 4
71 (68) DAVIS Allan (GREENEDGE CYCLING TEAM (GEC) 4
72 (69) VOIGT Jens (RADIOSHACK-NISSAN (RNT) 4
73 (70) FARRAR Tyler (GARMIN - BARRACUDA (GRM) 3
74 (71) LEIPHEIMER Levi (OMEGA PHARMA-QUICKSTEP (OPQ) 3
75 (72) VISCONTI Giovanni (MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 2
76 (73) FLORENCIO CABRE Xavier (KATUSHA TEAM (KAT) 2
77 (75) HAUSSLER Heinrich (GARMIN - BARRACUDA (GRM) 2
78 (74) CHEREL Mikael (AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM) 2
79 (76) PERAUD Jean-Christophe (AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM) 2
80 (84) SABATINI Fabio (LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE (LIQ) 1
81 (77) HUSHOVD Thor (BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) 1
82 (80) BELLETTI Manuel (AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM) 1
83 (79) TUFT Svein (GREENEDGE CYCLING TEAM (GEC) 1
84 (78) HENDERSON Greg (LOTTO BELISOL TEAM (LTB) 1
85 (81) ROHREGGER Thomas (RADIOSHACK-NISSAN (RNT) 1
86 (82) GASTAUER Ben (AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM) 1
87 (83) HESJEDAL Ryder (GARMIN - BARRACUDA (GRM) 1
88 (85) HAEDO Juan José (TEAM SAXO BANK (SAX) 1
89 (86) VAN HUMMEL Kenny Robert (VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (VCD) 1
90 (87) BOARO Manuele (TEAM SAXO BANK (SAX) 1
91 (88) VIVIANI Elia (LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE (LIQ) 1
92 (89) MCEWEN Robbie (GREENEDGE CYCLING TEAM (GEC) 1


Countries:

1 (3) BELGIUM, 467
2 (1) SPAIN, 461
3 (2) ITALY, 416
4 (4) AUSTRALIA, 297
5 (6) NETHERLANDS, 204
6 (5) SWITZERLAND, 198
7 (8) SLOVAKIA, 179
8 (7) UNITED STATES, 141
9 (9) GREAT BRITAIN, 118
10 (10) FRANCE, 98
11 (11) CZECH REPUBLIC, 78
12 (12) SLOVENIA, 73
13 (13) PORTUGAL, 72
14 (14) NORWAY, 71
15 (15) COLOMBIA, 63
16 (18) DENMARK, 60
17 (16) IRELAND, 60
18 (17) AUSTRIA, 51
19 (19) CROATIA, 41
20 (20) GERMANY, 30
21 (21) RUSSIA, 8
22 (22) POLAND, 8
23 (23) BELARUS, 7
24 (24) SWEDEN, 6
25 (25) CANADA, 2
26 (26) NEW ZEALAND, 1
27 (27) LUXEMBOURG, 1
28 (28) ARGENTINA, 1


Teams:

1 (3) LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE (LIQ) ITA, 376
2 (1) SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) GBR, 356
3 (6) OMEGA PHARMA-QUICKSTEP (OPQ) BEL, 349
4 (2) GREENEDGE CYCLING TEAM (GEC) AUS, 333
5 (4) RADIOSHACK-NISSAN (RNT) LUX, 315
6 (5) KATUSHA TEAM (KAT) RUS, 282
7 (14) BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) USA, 208
8 (7) MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) ESP, 198
9 (8) VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (VCD) NED, 198
10 (9) ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST) KAZ, 130
11 (10) LOTTO BELISOL TEAM (LTB) BEL, 101
12 (11) GARMIN - BARRACUDA (GRM) USA, 97
13 (12) EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI (EUS) ESP, 88
14 (15) RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM (RAB) NED, 87
15 (13) LAMPRE - ISD (LAM) ITA, 86
16 (16) AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM) FRA, 76
17 (17) FDJ-BIG MAT (FDJ) FRA, 71
18 (18) TEAM SAXO BANK (SAX) DEN, 2
 

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