Sagan maintains lead in UCI WorldTour standings, Cancellara narrows gap
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Monday, April 01, 2013

Sagan maintains lead in UCI WorldTour standings, Cancellara narrows gap

by Shane Stokes at 9:40 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Spring Classics, Tour of Flanders
 
No actual reshuffling of top twelve riders, but teams and nations change positions

UCI WorldTourRonde van Vlaanderen runner-up Peter Sagan has retained his place atop the standings of the UCI WorldTour, although yesterday’s Classic winner Fabian Cancellara has closed the gap by twenty points as a result of his win.

Cancellara broke away from Sagan on the last climb of the race and soloed in for his second Ronde success. The victory saw his tally increase to 251 points, 61 less than Sagan’s total of 312. Cancellara can take over at the top next weekend with a strong performance in Paris-Roubaix, although the Slovakian has said that he will target the Amstel Gold Race and possibly also Flèche Wallonne after that.

This gives him a platform to retake the lead if he is indeed deposed.

Yesterday’s race actually had little effect on the actual position of riders, with every one of those in the top twelve remaining in the same slot as before. Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha), Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma Quick Step), Geraint Thomas (Sky Procycling) and his team-mate Riche Porte continue to fill the top six, while Tom Jelte Slagter (Blanco), Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp), Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and Andrew Talansky (Garmin Sharp) complete the top ten.

The only riders breaking into the top fifteen as a result of yesterday’s race are Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team), who finished seventh in Flanders and went from 24th to 13th, and fourth-placed Alexander Kirstoff (Katusha), who jumps from 41st to 14th.

They bump Alberto Contador (Saxo Tinkoff) down two places to fifteenth.

The race had a bigger effect on the team rankings, with Cancellara’s success moving RadioShack Leopard up one place to second, and Sagan raising Cannondale one slot to fourth. Also on the rise are the BMC Racing Team. Sky remains number one on 407 points, 41 ahead of RadioShack Leopard.

Spain and Italy continue to lead the nations’ ranking, while Sagan’s runner-up slot elevates Slovakia from sixth to third. Switzerland also goes up, moving from eighth to sixth courtesy of the race winner.

The complete standings are as follows:


UCI WorldTour standings after Tour of Flanders, March 31st:


1 (1) SAGAN Peter, CANNONDALE PRO CYCLING (CAN) 312
2 (2) CANCELLARA Fabian, RADIOSHACK LEOPARD (RLT) 251
3 (3) RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquin, KATUSHA (KAT) 144
4 (4) CHAVANEL Sylvain, OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK-STEP CYCLING TEAM (OPQ) 142
5 (5) THOMAS Geraint, SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) 117
6 (6) PORTE Richie, SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) 113
7 (7) SLAGTER Tom Jelte, BLANCO PRO CYCLING TEAM (BLA) 111
8 (8) MARTIN Daniel, GARMIN SHARP (GRS) 107
9 (9) NIBALI Vincenzo, ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST) 106
10 (10) TALANSKY Andrew, GARMIN SHARP (GRS) 92
11 (11) FROOME Christopher, SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) 86
12 (12) MORENO BAZAN Javier, MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 86
13 (24) VAN AVERMAET Greg, BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) 80
14 (41) KRISTOFF Alexander, KATUSHA (KAT) 80
15 (13) CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto, TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF (TST) 72
16 (38) LADAGNOUS Matthieu, FDJ (FDJ) 72
17 (14) SCARPONI Michele, LAMPRE-MERIDA (LAM) 71
18 (15) PERAUD Jean-Christophe, AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM) 71
19 (-) ROELANDTS Jurgen, LOTTO BELISOL (LTB) 70
20 (16) QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander, MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 70
21 (17) VAN GARDEREN Tejay, BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) 62
22 (18) BOZIC Borut, ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST) 61
23 (19) KWIATKOWSKI Michal, OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK-STEP CYCLING TEAM (OPQ) 61
24 (20) IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTI Jon, EUSKALTEL EUSKADI (EUS) 61
25 (21) PAOLINI Luca, KATUSHA (KAT) 60
26 (22) HERMANS Ben, RADIOSHACK LEOPARD (RLT) 52
27 (23) WIGGINS Bradley, SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) 51
28 (25) OSS Daniel, BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) 50
29 (26) HORNER Christopher, RADIOSHACK LEOPARD (RLT) 42
30 (27) GESINK Robert, BLANCO PRO CYCLING TEAM (BLA) 41
31 (28) KELDERMAN Wilco, BLANCO PRO CYCLING TEAM (BLA) 41
32 (29) STANNARD Ian, SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) 40
33 (30) SPILAK Simon, KATUSHA (KAT) 40
34 (31) NIEMIEC Przemyslaw, LAMPRE-MERIDA (LAM) 40
35 (35) LANGEVELD Sebastian, ORICA GREENEDGE (OGE) 34
36 (32) IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTI Gorka, EUSKALTEL EUSKADI (EUS) 32
37 (33) ULISSI Diego, LAMPRE-MERIDA (LAM) 32
38 (34) FLECHA GIANNONI Juan Antonio, VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (VCD) 30
39 (36) PHINNEY Taylor, BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) 30
40 (37) AMADOR BAKKAZAKOVA Andrey, MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 24
41 (39) WESTRA Lieuwe, VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (VCD) 22
42 (40) PINOT Thibaut, FDJ (FDJ) 21
43 (42) PIETROPOLLI Daniele, LAMPRE-MERIDA (LAM) 20
44 (43) GREIPEL André, LOTTO BELISOL (LTB) 20
45 (44) EISEL Bernhard, SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) 18
46 (45) MEERSMAN Gianni, OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK-STEP CYCLING TEAM (OPQ) 16
47 (46) CAVENDISH Mark, OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK-STEP CYCLING TEAM (OPQ) 15
48 (47) BOONEN Tom, OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK-STEP CYCLING TEAM (OPQ) 14
49 (48) GOSS Matthew Harley, ORICA GREENEDGE (OGE) 12
50 (49) GERRANS Simon, ORICA GREENEDGE (OGE) 12
51 (50) VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen, LOTTO BELISOL (LTB) 11
52 (51) MACHADO Tiago, RADIOSHACK LEOPARD (RLT) 11
53 (52) VANDENBERGH Stijn, OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK-STEP CYCLING TEAM (OPQ) 10
54 (-) DEGENKOLB John, TEAM ARGOS - SHIMANO (ARG) 10
55 (53) KLÖDEN Andreas, RADIOSHACK LEOPARD (RLT) 10
56 (54) DUMOULIN Samuel, AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM) 10
57 (55) BOASSON HAGEN Edvald, SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) 8
58 (56) POPOVYCH Yaroslav, RADIOSHACK LEOPARD (RLT) 6
59 (57) VELITS Peter, OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK-STEP CYCLING TEAM (OPQ) 6
60 (58) VIVIANI Elia, CANNONDALE PRO CYCLING (CAN) 6
61 (59) GILBERT Philippe, BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) 6
62 (60) RENSHAW Mark, BLANCO PRO CYCLING TEAM (BLA) 6
63 (61) DE GENDT Thomas, VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (VCD) 6
64 (62) PARISIEN Francois, TEAM ARGOS - SHIMANO (ARG) 6
65 (63) RATTO Daniele, CANNONDALE PRO CYCLING (CAN) 6
66 (64) VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro, MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 6
67 (65) MARTIN Tony, OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK-STEP CYCLING TEAM (OPQ) 6
68 (66) ALBASINI Michael, ORICA GREENEDGE (OGE) 6
69 (67) KITTEL Marcel, TEAM ARGOS - SHIMANO (ARG) 6
70 (68) BOUHANNI Nacer, FDJ (FDJ) 6
71 (69) LOPEZ GARCIA David, SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) 5
72 (70) FERRARI Roberto, LAMPRE-MERIDA (LAM) 5
73 (71) DANIELSON Thomas, GARMIN SHARP (GRS) 4
74 (72) POELS Wouter, VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (VCD) 4
75 (73) VEIKKANEN Jussi, FDJ (FDJ) 4
76 (74) DEMARE Arnaud, FDJ (FDJ) 4
77 (75) IGLINSKY Maxim, ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST) 4
78 (76) PETACCHI Alessandro, LAMPRE-MERIDA (LAM) 4
79 (80) BELLETTI Manuel, AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM) 4
80 (77) AGNOLI Valerio, ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST) 4
81 (78) MENCHOV Denis, KATUSHA (KAT) 4
82 (79) MALORI Adriano, LAMPRE-MERIDA (LAM) 4
83 (81) MOLLEMA Bauke, BLANCO PRO CYCLING TEAM (BLA) 4
84 (82) WYSS Danilo, BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) 3
85 (84) ROJAS GIL Jose Joaquin, MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 2
86 (87) CANTWELL Jonathan, TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF (TST) 2
87 (83) HOWARD Leigh, ORICA GREENEDGE (OGE) 2
88 (85) KISERLOVSKI Robert, RADIOSHACK LEOPARD (RLT) 2
89 (86) LANCASTER Brett, ORICA GREENEDGE (OGE) 2
90 (88) DEBUSSCHERE Jens, LOTTO BELISOL (LTB) 1
91 (89) FARRAR Tyler, GARMIN SHARP (GRS) 1
92 (90) VISCONTI Giovanni, MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 1
93 (93) WAGNER Robert, BLANCO PRO CYCLING TEAM (BLA) 1
94 (98) PONZI Simone, ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST) 1
95 (94) GALLOPIN Tony, RADIOSHACK LEOPARD (RLT) 1
96 (91) WELLENS Tim, LOTTO BELISOL (LTB) 1
97 (92) FENN Andrew, OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK-STEP CYCLING TEAM (OPQ) 1
98 (95) SOUPE Geoffrey, FDJ (FDJ) 1
99 (96) GASPAROTTO Enrico, ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST) 1
100 (97) CASTROVIEJO NICOLAS Jonathan, MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 1
101 (99) SANCHEZ GONZALEZ Samuel, EUSKALTEL EUSKADI (EUS) 1
102 (100) VON HOFF Steele, GARMIN SHARP (GRS) 1
103 (101) MARKUS Barry, VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (VCD) 1


Teams:

1 (1) SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) GBR 407
2 (3) RADIOSHACK LEOPARD (RLT) LUX 366
3 (2) KATUSHA (KAT) RUS 328
4 (5) CANNONDALE PRO CYCLING (CAN) ITA 324
5 (4) OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK-STEP CYCLING TEAM (OPQ) BEL 248
6 (8) BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) USA 228
7 (6) GARMIN SHARP (GRS) USA 205
8 (7) BLANCO PRO CYCLING TEAM (BLA) NED 203
9 (9) MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) ESP 188
10 (10) ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST) KAZ 176
11 (11) LAMPRE-MERIDA (LAM) ITA 168
12 (17) FDJ (FDJ) FRA 107
13 (18) LOTTO BELISOL (LTB) BEL 103
14 (12) EUSKALTEL EUSKADI (EUS) ESP 94
15 (13) AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM) FRA 85
16 (14) TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF (TST) DEN 74
17 (16) ORICA GREENEDGE (OGE) AUS 66
18 (15) VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (VCD) NED 63
19 (19) TEAM ARGOS - SHIMANO (ARG) NED 22


Nations:

1 (1) SPAIN, 395
2 (2) ITALY, 319
3 (6) SLOVAKIA, 318
4 (4) FRANCE, 316
5 (3) GREAT BRITAIN, 309
6 (8) SWITZERLAND, 260
7 (5) NETHERLANDS, 249
8 (10) BELGIUM, 232
9 (7) UNITED STATES, 230
10 (9) AUSTRALIA, 145
11 (11) IRELAND, 107
12 (12) SLOVENIA, 101
13 (13) POLAND, 101
14 (16) NORWAY, 88
15 (14) COLOMBIA, 70
16 (15) GERMANY, 52
17 (17) COSTA RICA, 24
18 (18) AUSTRIA, 18
19 (19) PORTUGAL, 11
20 (20) UKRAINE, 6
21 (21) CANADA, 6
22 (22) FINLAND, 4
23 (23) KAZAKHSTAN, 4
24 (24) RUSSIA, 4
25 (25) CROATIA, 2

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