Britain moves up in new UCI World Ranking

Tony Martin wins, Andreas Kloden second, Bradley Wiggins third overall, Paris-Nice 2011, stage eight

Great Britain is now the third-highest ranked nation in the Union Cycliste Internationale's latest world ranking after the points gained by Bradley Wiggins' performance at Paris-Nice have been taken into account.

Wiggins placed third overall at Paris-Nice on Sunday and second in the race's time trial stage on Friday, the second event in the UCI's top-flight Worldtour race calendar netting him 74 points. He now sits in sixth position in the individual rider table - published on Monday afternoon -  behind fifth-placed compatriot and Sky team-mate Ben Swift, who won two stages and placed third overall at the Tour Down Under in January.

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