Tour de France winner Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) has unseated Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) at the top of the Union Cycliste Internationale’s latest World Tour ranking, published on Monday afternoon.
Evans sits a sizeable 103 points ahead of second-placed rider Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank) in the ranking based on points accrued in World Tour-ranked races throughout the season. Former ranking leader Gilbert slips to third.
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Frank and Andy Schleck’s (Leopard-Trek) double podium appearance at the Tour de France has elevated them to seventh and eighth respectively.
Tour de France King of the Mountains Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) is another high mover, jumping up to fifth from 13th.
Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) moves up from 64th to 19th after his five stage wins at the Tour. Britain’s highest-placed rider remains Bradley Wiggins (Sky), who won the Criterium du Dauphine in June. He slips from 12th to 16th.
Leopard-Trek move to top of the ranking-by-team with Evans’ BMC team up to second.
Top nation remains unchanged from before the Tour de France, with Spain sitting in pole position ahead of Italy. Britain remains ranked in ninth place.
The UCI’s Worldtour Ranking is compiled using a points system, with points awarded for one-day race, tour stage and stage race overall finishing positions for events in the UCI’s World Tour.
The amount of points awarded depends on the ranking of the event. For example, winning the Tour de France overall gives a rider twice as many points as winning the Eneco Tour overall.
The next counting event in the UCI World Tour will be the 2011 Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian in Spain on July 30.
UCI World Tour individual ranking: July 25
1. Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing 574 points
2. Alberto Contador (Spa) Saxo Bank-Sungard 471 points
3. Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 402 points
4. Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-ISD 348 points
5. Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 297 points
6. Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Katusha 288 points
7. Frank Schleck (Lux) Leopard-Trek 262 points
8. Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard-Trek 252 points
9. Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard-Trek 250 points
10. Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 230 points
16. Bradley Wiggins (GB) Sky 181 points
19. Mark Cavendish (GB) HTC-Highroad 152 points
37. Ben Swift (GB) Sky 91 points
75. David Millar (GB) Garmin-Cervelo 29 points
119. Geraint Thomas (GB) Sky 7 points
Ranking by nation
1. Spain 1256 points
2. Italy 1041 points
3. Australia 1018 points
4. Belgium 813 points
5. Germany 574 points
9. Great Britain 460 points
Ranking by team
1. Leopard-Trek 927 points
2. BMC Racing Team 794 points
3. HTC-Highroad 764 points
4. Omega Pharma-Lotto 665 points
5. Lampre-ISD 644 points
8. Team Sky 504 points