Tylar Farrar’s was the biggest mover in the latest
Union Cycliste International (UCI) world ranking after his win
at the Vattenfall Cyclassics in Hamburg. The American sprinter jumped from
33rd place to 18th.

Will Contador hold on to that position come the end of the season? The biggest threat comes from countryman Joaquin Rodriguez who is on Katusha’s startlist for the Tour of Spain.

Little changed in the country rankings before the crucial world championship qualification (see seperate story) other than Germany jumping in to the top ten to qualify nine places for the world championships.

UCI World Ranking Individual
1 Alberto Contador (Esp) Astana 482
2 Joaquin Rodriguez (Esp) Katusha 428
3 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC 390
4 Luis Leon Sanchez (Esp) Caisse d’Epargne 363
5 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 304
6 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 283
7 Andy Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank 258
8 Fabian Cancellara (Sui) Saxo Bank 250
9 Samuel Sanchez (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi 239
10 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 239
11 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Transitions    217
12 Christopher Horner (USA) Radioshack 216
13 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 216
14 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 213
15 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 206
16 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 203
17 André Greipel (Ger) HTC – Columbia 199
18 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin – Transitions 191
19 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Liquigas-Doimo 188
20 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Radioshack 174

UCI World Ranking National

1 Spain 1,644
2  Italy 856
3 Belgium 849
4 Australia 725
5 United States 648
6 Russia 423
7 Switzerland 414
8 Germany 405
9 Netherlands 401
10 Kazakhstan 400
11 Luxembourg 398
12 Slovenia 385
13 France 311
14 Norway 278
15 Great Britain 255
16 Canada 217
17 Ireland 193
18 Czech Republic 188
19 New Zealand 139
20 Estonia 111


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  • Ken Evans

    No GB, or Sky, in top 20 !!