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Cycling news - Simon Yates overtakes Peter Sagan to top UCI WorldTour rankings

Yates overtakes Sagan to top UCI WorldTour rankings

19/09/2018 at 10:50Updated 19/09/2018 at 10:55

With his victory in the Vuelta a Espana, Mitchelton-Scott's Simon Yates overtook Peter Sagan to move into the lead of the UCI WorldTour rankings.

The Briton racked up a whopping 1230 points thanks to his stage win on Les Praeres and his 10 days in the red leader's jersey. The results came on top of his tally from the Giro d'Italia, which he led for 13 days and won two stages, and his stage win and second place overall in the Tour de Pologne. Earlier in the season, Yates won a stage in Paris-Nice and in the Volta a Catalunya, and finished second and fourth overall, respectively.

Although Yates pushed Sagan to second in the WorldTour rankings, with Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) in third, the world champion continues to lead the World rankings, which include all UCI-ranked results, over Quick-Step Floors' Julian Alaphilippe and Elia Viviani. Sagan failed to win a stage at the Vuelta a Espana but won Gent-Wevelgem and Paris-Roubaix in the spring and then three stages at the Tour de France.

"To see Simon at the top of the WorldTour rankings is testament to a lot of hard work and incredible results this season. As a team, we are especially proud of the fact he is 'home grown'. We saw him as a talent when we signed him as a neo-pro in 2014, but to witness how far he has come and how quickly he has achieved such success is incredible," Bannan said.

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"Not only have we enjoyed a fantastic three weeks of racing, winning our first ever men's Grand Tour, but we now lead the UCI WorldTour in both the men and women's rankings."

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Quick-Step Floors, with its huge tally of victories this season, holds a sizeable lead in the teams rankings, with Team Sky in second and Bora-Hansgrohe narrowly ahead of Mitchelton-Scott in third.

The UCI Americas Tour wrapped up with the Colorado Classic, and Gavin Mannion finished atop the rankings thanks to his overall victory in that race. His UnitedHealthcare squad also finished the season as the top-ranked team.

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 3072 pts
2 Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe 2992
3 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 2539
4 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 2534
5 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 2442
6 Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors 2399
7 Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb 2393
8 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors 2161
9 Chris Froome (GBr) Team Sky 1977
10 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb 1976
11 Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-Jumbo 1921
12 Michael Valgren (Den) Astana Pro Team 1803
13 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 1610
14 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1530
15 Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale 1516
16 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky 1515
17 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo 1456
18 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 1448
19 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 1447
20 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 1417
21 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quick-Step Floors 1380
22 Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team 1369
23 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates 1323
24 Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors 1319
25 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal 1255
26 Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida 1228
27 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 1179
28 Egan Bernal (Col) Team Sky 1144
29 Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton-Scott 1137
30 Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal 1075
31 Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 1052
32 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quick-Step Floors 1019
33 Daniel Martin (Irl) UAE Team Emirates 1001
34 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 1000
35 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors 981
36 Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar Team 956
37 Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 937
38 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 904
39 Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 899
40 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 862
41 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale 858
42 Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team 843
43 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 842
44 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Mitchelton-Scott 832
45 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 821
46 George Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo 821
47 Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team 807
48 Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 798
49 Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team 775
50 Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team 774
51 Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe 759
52 Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors 741
53 Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida 698
54 Matej Mohoric (Slo) Bahrain-Merida 683
55 Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale 678
56 Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team 667
57 Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates 659
58 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 646
59 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb 631
60 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 629
61 Caleb Ewan (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 620
62 Timo Roosen (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo 608
63 Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe 603
64 Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb 599
65 Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team 564
66 Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 560
67 John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo 556
68 Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors 538
69 Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale 522
70 Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo 520
71 Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 514
72 Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Quick-Step Floors 512
73 Yves Lampaert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors 498
74 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data 497
75 Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned) Dimension Data 462
76 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin 462
77 Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 459
78 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe 458
79 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 457
80 Silvan Dillier (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale 455
81 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal 448
82 Daniel Martinez (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale 444
83 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott 442
84 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors 416
85 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 405
86 Anthony Roux (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 397
87 Robert Gesink (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo 396
88 Magnus Cort (Den) Astana Pro Team 395
89 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) BMC Racing Team 387
90 Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky 386
91 Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb 383
92 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal 349
93 Omar Fraile (Spa) Astana Pro Team 349
94 Sacha Modolo (Ita) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale 343
95 Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team 336
96 David De La Cruz (Spa) Team Sky 332
97 Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Team Sky 329
98 Rúben Guerreiro (Por) Trek-Segafredo 328
99 Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo 325
100 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) LottoNL-Jumbo 310
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Quick-Step Floors 12864 pts
2 Team Sky 9753
3 Bora-Hansgrohe 8459
4 Mitchelton-Scott 8423
5 BMC Racing Team 8271
6 Team Sunweb 7141
7 Movistar Team 7138
8 Astana Pro Team 7116
9 LottoNL-Jumbo 6853
10 Bahrain-Merida 6659
11 AG2R La Mondiale 6334
12 UAE Team Emirates 5114
13 Trek-Segafredo 5106
14 Groupama-FDJ 4552
15 Lotto Soudal 4439
16 EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale 3911
17 Katusha-Alpecin 2393
18 Dimension Data 1960
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe 3612 pts
2 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors 3341
3 Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors 3154
4 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 2894
5 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 2883
6 Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb 2793
7 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 2777
8 Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-Jumbo 2530
9 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal 2463
10 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb 2417
11 Chris Froome (GBr) Team Sky 2312
12 Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 2310
13 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates 2247
14 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 1995
15 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 1965
16 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky 1944
17 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1900
18 Michael Valgren (Den) Astana Pro Team 1846
19 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quick-Step Floors 1715
20 Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale 1706
21 Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 1624
22 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 1543
23 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 1541
24 Matej Mohoric (Slo) Bahrain-Merida 1506
25 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 1501
26 Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 1501
27 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 1498
28 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 1493
29 Egan Bernal (Col) Team Sky 1445
30 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 1435
31 Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton-Scott 1417
32 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 1404
33 Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team 1395
34 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott 1367
35 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 1337
36 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors 1288
37 Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 1261
38 Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal 1252
39 Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors 1233
40 Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert 1213
41 Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo 1180
42 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quick-Step Floors 1136
43 Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe 1108
44 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo 1081
45 Daniel Martin (Irl) UAE Team Emirates 1076
46 Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida 1069
47 Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar Team 1056
48 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 1046
49 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal 1044
50 Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1028
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Gavin Mannion (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 328 pts
2 Sepp Kuss (USA) LottoNL-Jumbo 280
3 Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 270
4 Juan Sebastian Molano Benavides (Col) Manzana Postobon 263
5 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Quick-Step Floors 222
6 Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale 218
7 Egan Bernal (Col) Team Sky 183
8 Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky 170
9 Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Cycling Academy 160
10 Joe Dombrowski (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale 155
11 Daniel Martinez (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale 150
12 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 150
13 Cristopher Javier Mansilla Almonacid (Chi) Start Team Gusto 150
14 Dorian Javier Monterroso (Gua) 148
15 Gonzalo Joaquin Najar (Arg) Sindicato de Empleados Publicos de San Juan 145
16 Robert Britton (Can) Rally Cycling 143
17 James Piccoli (Can) Elevate-KHS 133
18 Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 130
19 Samuel Bassetti (USA) Elevate-KHS 125
20 Federico Nicolas Vivas (Arg) 125
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