Great Britain has maintained its top ten position in the UCI rankings after they were re-released following the Vattenfall Cyclassics race in Hamburg, Germany.

Confirmation of GB’s top ten position secures nine spots in the men’s road race at the world championships in Mendrisio at the end of September. Spain unsurprisingly top the rankings after Alberto Contador’s Tour winning ride, with Italy and Australia second and third.

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France languish in 13th spot, meaning they will only start the worlds road race with seven riders.

Contador sits atop the men’s ranking, ahead of Andy Schleck and Roman Kreuziger. Mark Cavendish holds his fourth place just ahead of Alejandro Valverde. Denis Menchov is down in ninth place despite his win in the Tour of Italy.

UCI Rankings by nation
1. Spain 1334
2. Italy 910
3. Australia 750
4. Germany 689
5. Russia 590
6. Luxembourg 563
7. Belgium 505
8. USA 469
9. Great Britain 462
10. Norway 414
11. Netherlands 341
12. Czech Republic 321
13. France 301
14. Denmark 270
15. Switzerland 253
16. Belarus 111
17. Sweden 105
18. Ireland 103
19. Estonia 98
20. Slovenia 91

UCI’s Men’s world rankings
1. Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana 527 points
2. Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 334
3. Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 310
4. Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia-HTC 304
5. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 295
6. Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step 249
7. Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 232
8. Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto 219
9. Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 218
10. Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo Test Team 217
11. Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team 216
12. Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 212
13. Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-N.G.C 202
14. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia-HTC 198
15. Davide Rebellin (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli 194
16. Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 189
17. Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto 187
18. Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 178
19. Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Caffe Mokambo 170
20. Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 164
Other British
35. Bradley Wiggins (Gbr) Garmin-Slipstream 130
122. David Millar (Gbr) Garmin-Slipstream 15
133. Ben Swift (Gbr) Team Katusha 11
196. Jeremy Hunt (Gbr) Cervélo Test Team 2

UCI team rankings
1. Astana (Kaz) 1082
2. Team Saxo Bank (Den) 898
3. Team Columbia-HTC (Usa) 832
4. Liquigas (Ita) 800
5. Caisse d’Epargne (Spa) 744
6. Cervélo Test Team (Swi) 697
7. Quick Step (Bel) 644
8. Team Katusha (Rus) 637
9. Silence-Lotto (Bel) 566
10. Rabobank (Ned) 513
11. Garmin-Slipstream (Usa) 512
12. Euskaltel-Euskadi (Spa) 407
13. Lampre-N.G.C (Ita) 392
14. Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni (Ven) 379
15. LPR Brakes Farnese Vini (Irl) 290
16. Ag2r-La Mondiale (Fra) 206
17. Francaise des Jeux (Fra) 192
18. Acqua & Sapone-Caffe Mokambo (Ita) 189
19. Team Milram (Ger) 164
20. Cofidis (Fra) 126

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