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Monday, April 09, 2012

Boonen moves further ahead in UCI WorldTour rankings

by Shane Stokes at 8:30 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling
 
Belgian’s Omega Pharma Quick Step team also seeing benefits of Roubaix win

Tom BoonenTom Boonen has reinforced his position at the top of the UCI’s WorldTour rankings thanks to his second consecutive victory at that level, yesterday’s Paris-Roubaix.

Previously 56 points ahead of closest challenger Simon Gerrans (GreenEdge), the Belgian has now increased his points total by an additional 100 points, thus increasing the size of the task the Australian faces if he is to get back on terms.

Vuelta al Pais Vasco winner Samuel Sanchez, who moved from eleventh to third as a result of that win on Saturday, remains third after the points for Paris-Roubaix were factored into the overall standings.

The Euskaltel Euskadi rider is just two points behind Gerrans, and is 26 in front of Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale). Peter Sagan (also Liquigas-Cannondale) is a further 29 seconds back in fifth.

Yesterday’s runner-up Sebastien Turgot doesn’t get any WorldTour points as his Europcar team is racing with a Pro Continental licence. The rider he narrowly beat for second place, Alessandro Ballan (BMC Racing Team) moves into the top ten as a result of that performance. The Italian jumps from thirteenth to seventh, knocking Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) – who had previously progressed from 28th to seventh due to his Vuelta al Pais Vasco runner-up slot – down a place.

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar, 6th), Oscar Freire (Katusha, 9th) and Michael Albasini (GreenEdge, 10th) are the other riders in the top ten.

Teams and nations:

Unsurprisingly, Boonen’s victory consolidates his Omega Pharma Quick Step squad’s position at the head of the team rankings. It is now on 547 points, far better than Katusha (382), Liquigas Cannondale (375), Sky Procycling (366) and GreenEdge (342).

In fact, the rankings of each of the teams in the top ten remain unchanged, as regards their position in the standings.

The nations’ list is also relatively constant. Spain continues to lead on 717 points, Belgium goes from third to second with 567, while Italy is now one point behind in third.

The only other position change in the top ten is the switch in placings between Netherlands and Australia, which are now fourth and fifth.

The next WorldTour event is Sunday’s Amstel Gold Race, which will give Boonen further opportunity to add to his total.

At the same time, the Dutch event does however mark the start of the Ardennes Classics, where riders like Gerrans, Valverde, Sanchez and others will push for big results and could start narrowing the gap.


UCI WorldTour rankings, 7 April 12:


1 (1) BOONEN Tom, OMEGA PHARMA-QUICKSTEP (OPQ) 366
2 (2) GERRANS Simon, GREENEDGE CYCLING TEAM (GEC) 210
3 (3) SANCHEZ GONZALEZ Samuel, EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI (EUS) 208
4 (4) NIBALI Vincenzo, LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE (LIQ) 182
5 (5) SAGAN Peter, LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE (LIQ) 179
6 (6) VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro, MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 167
7 (13) BALLAN Alessandro, BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) 166
8 (7) RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquin, KATUSHA TEAM (KAT) 142
9 (8) FREIRE GOMEZ Oscar, KATUSHA TEAM (KAT) 140
10 (9) ALBASINI Michael, GREENEDGE CYCLING TEAM (GEC) 112
11 (10) WIGGINS Bradley, SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) 112
12 (11) CUNEGO Damiano, LAMPRE - ISD (LAM) 106
13 (12) HORNER Christopher, RADIOSHACK-NISSAN (RNT) 96
14 (14) WESTRA Lieuwe, VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (VCD) 92
15 (36) TERPSTRA Niki, OMEGA PHARMA-QUICKSTEP (OPQ) 90
16 (15) CANCELLARA Fabian, RADIOSHACK-NISSAN (RNT) 86
17 (16) KREUZIGER Roman, ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST) 78
18 (17) MOLLEMA Bauke, RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM (RAB) 75
19 (18) MACHADO Tiago, RADIOSHACK-NISSAN (RNT) 72
20 (19) VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen, LOTTO BELISOL TEAM (LTB) 70
21 (20) BOASSON HAGEN Edvald, SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) 70
22 (21) SPILAK Simon, KATUSHA TEAM (KAT) 66
23 (22) URAN URAN Rigoberto, SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) 63
24 (23) ROGERS Michael, SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) 61
25 (24) NOCENTINI Rinaldo, AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM) 61
26 (25) BRESCHEL Matti, RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM (RAB) 60
27 (-) FLECHA GIANNONI Juan Antonio, SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) 60
28 (26) MARTIN Daniel, GARMIN - BARRACUDA (GRM) 60
29 (27) VAN AVERMAET Greg, BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) 60
30 (28) MARTIN Tony, OMEGA PHARMA-QUICKSTEP (OPQ) 52
31 (29) HOOGERLAND Johnny, VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (VCD) 51
32 (30) VAN GARDEREN Tejay, BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) 51
33 (31) SCARPONI Michele, LAMPRE - ISD (LAM) 51
34 (32) EISEL Bernhard, SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) 50
35 (33) KISERLOVSKI Robert, ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST) 44
36 (34) NORDHAUG Lars Petter, SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) 42
37 (-) BOOM Lars, RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM (RAB) 40
38 (35) JEANNESSON Arnold, FDJ-BIG MAT (FDJ) 40
39 (37) BAKELANTS Jan, RADIOSHACK-NISSAN (RNT) 40
40 (38) BENNATI Daniele, RADIOSHACK-NISSAN (RNT) 33
41 (39) PERAUD Jean-Christophe, AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM) 32
42 (40) VANMARCKE Sep, GARMIN - BARRACUDA (GRM) 31
43 (-) TOSATTO Matteo, TEAM SAXO BANK (SAX) 30
44 (42) PAOLINI Luca, KATUSHA TEAM (KAT) 30
45 (41) MONFORT Maxime, RADIOSHACK-NISSAN (RNT) 30
46 (43) CHAVANEL Sylvain, OMEGA PHARMA-QUICKSTEP (OPQ) 24
47 (44) POELS Wouter, VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (VCD) 24
48 (45) GREIPEL André, LOTTO BELISOL TEAM (LTB) 22
49 (46) CARRARA Matteo, VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (VCD) 21
50 (-) HAYMAN Mathew, SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) 20
51 (47) MORENO BAZAN Javier, MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 20
52 (48) MATTHEWS Michael, RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM (RAB) 16
53 (49) CATALDO Dario, OMEGA PHARMA-QUICKSTEP (OPQ) 15
54 (50) LADAGNOUS Matthieu, FDJ-BIG MAT (FDJ) 14
55 (51) MARCATO Marco, VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (VCD) 14
56 (52) ROJAS GIL Jose Joaquin, MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 12
57 (53) CHAINEL Steve, FDJ-BIG MAT (FDJ) 10
58 (-) VAN SUMMEREN Johan, GARMIN - BARRACUDA (GRM) 10
59 (55) OSS Daniel, LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE (LIQ) 10
60 (54) RIBLON Christophe, AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM) 10
61 (56) DAVIS Allan, GREENEDGE CYCLING TEAM (GEC) 8
62 (57) MEERSMAN Gianni, LOTTO BELISOL TEAM (LTB) 8
63 (59) HUTAROVICH Yauheni, FDJ-BIG MAT (FDJ) 7
64 (58) DE GENDT Thomas, VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (VCD) 7
65 (60) SANCHEZ GIL Luis Leon, RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM (RAB) 7
66 (61) MEYER Cameron, GREENEDGE CYCLING TEAM (GEC) 6
67 (64) LARSSON Gustav, VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (VCD) 6
68 (62) IMPEY Daryl, GREENEDGE CYCLING TEAM (GEC) 6
69 (63) BRAJKOVIC Janez, ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST) 6
70 (65) CAVENDISH Mark, SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) 6
71 (66) PETACCHI Alessandro, LAMPRE - ISD (LAM) 6
72 (67) GAVAZZI Francesco, ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST) 5
73 (68) RENSHAW Mark, RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM (RAB) 5
74 (69) BOLE Grega, LAMPRE - ISD (LAM) 5
75 (-) WYNANTS Maarten, RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM (RAB) 4
76 (70) VORGANOV Eduard, KATUSHA TEAM (KAT) 4
77 (71) VICIOSO ARCOS Angel, KATUSHA TEAM (KAT) 4
78 (72) PARDILLA BELLON Sergio, MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 4
79 (73) GOLAS Michal, OMEGA PHARMA-QUICKSTEP (OPQ) 4
80 (74) VOIGT Jens, RADIOSHACK-NISSAN (RNT) 4
81 (75) CIOLEK Gerald, OMEGA PHARMA-QUICKSTEP (OPQ) 4
82 (76) MENCHOV Denis, KATUSHA TEAM (KAT) 4
83 (77) SZMYD Sylvester, LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE (LIQ) 4
84 (78) FARRAR Tyler, GARMIN - BARRACUDA (GRM) 3
85 (79) LEIPHEIMER Levi, OMEGA PHARMA-QUICKSTEP (OPQ) 3
86 (80) VISCONTI Giovanni, MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 2
87 (85) HAUSSLER Heinrich, GARMIN - BARRACUDA (GRM) 2
88 (81) HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis, SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) 2
89 (82) APPOLLONIO Davide, SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) 2
90 (83) WEGMANN Fabian, GARMIN - BARRACUDA (GRM) 2
91 (84) FLORENCIO CABRE Xavier, KATUSHA TEAM (KAT) 2
92 (86) CHEREL Mikael, AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM) 2
93 (94) HUSHOVD Thor, BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) 1
94 (96) TUFT Svein, GREENEDGE CYCLING TEAM (GEC) 1
95 (97) HENDERSON Greg, LOTTO BELISOL TEAM (LTB) 1
96 (87) KIRYIENKA Vasili, MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 1
97 (88) HESJEDAL Ryder, GARMIN - BARRACUDA (GRM) 1
98 (89) PINOTTI Marco, BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) 1
99 (90) VICHOT Arthur, FDJ-BIG MAT (FDJ) 1
100 (91) RATTO Daniele, LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE (LIQ) 1
101 (92) GASTAUER Ben, AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM) 1
102 (93) SABATINI Fabio, LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE (LIQ) 1
103 (95) BELLETTI Manuel, AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM) 1
104 (98) ROHREGGER Thomas, RADIOSHACK-NISSAN (RNT) 1
105 (99) HAEDO Juan José, TEAM SAXO BANK (SAX) 1
106 (100) VAN HUMMEL Kenny Robert, VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (VCD) 1
107 (101) BOARO Manuele, TEAM SAXO BANK (SAX) 1
108 (102) VIVIANI Elia, LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE (LIQ) 1
109 (103) MCEWEN Robbie, GREENEDGE CYCLING TEAM (GEC) 1

Nations:

1 (1) SPAIN, 717
2 (3) BELGIUM, 567
3 (2) ITALY, 566
4 (5) NETHERLANDS, 348
5 (4) AUSTRALIA, 315
6 (6) SWITZERLAND, 198
7 (7) SLOVAKIA, 179
8 (8) UNITED STATES, 153
9 (9) FRANCE, 120
10 (10) GREAT BRITAIN, 118
11 (11) NORWAY, 113
12 (12) GERMANY, 84
13 (13) CZECH REPUBLIC, 78
14 (14) SLOVENIA, 77
15 (15) PORTUGAL, 72
16 (16) COLOMBIA, 65
17 (17) DENMARK, 60
18 (18) IRELAND, 60
19 (19) AUSTRIA, 51
20 (20) CROATIA, 44
21 (21) BELARUS, 8
22 (22) RUSSIA, 8
23 (23) POLAND, 8
24 (25) SWEDEN, 6
25 (24) SOUTH AFRICA, 6
26 (26) CANADA, 2
27 (28) NEW ZEALAND, 1
28 (27) LUXEMBOURG, 1
29 (29) ARGENTINA, 1

Teams:

1 (1) OMEGA PHARMA-QUICKSTEP (OPQ) BEL, 547
2 (2) KATUSHA TEAM (KAT) RUS, 382
3 (3) LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE (LIQ) ITA, 376
4 (4) SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) GBR, 366
5 (5) GREENEDGE CYCLING TEAM (GEC) AUS, 342
6 (6) RADIOSHACK-NISSAN (RNT) LUX, 327
7 (7) BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) USA, 279
8 (8) EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI (EUS) ESP, 208
9 (9) MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) ESP, 205
10 (10) VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (VCD) NED, 202
11 (12) RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM (RAB) NED, 198
12 (11) LAMPRE - ISD (LAM) ITA, 168
13 (13) ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST) KAZ, 133
14 (14) AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM) FRA, 106
15 (16) GARMIN - BARRACUDA (GRM) USA, 106
16 (15) LOTTO BELISOL TEAM (LTB) BEL, 101
17 (17) FDJ-BIG MAT (FDJ) FRA, 72
18 (18) TEAM SAXO BANK (SAX) DEN, 32

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