Froome's Vuelta result moves Britain to second in WorldTour ranking

Chris Froome at finish, Vuelta a Espana 2012, stage 17

Chris Froome's fourth place at the 2012 Vuelta a Espana has meant that Great Britian has now moved up into second place in the Union Cyliste Internationale (UCI) WorldTour country ranking.

Froome's Sky team-mate and fellow Brit Bradley Wiggins still tops the WorldTour rider ranking, with a slim lead over Vuelta third-placed rider Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha). Wiggins won the 2012 editions of Paris-Nice, Criterium du Dauphine, Tour de Romandie and the Tour de France in an unprecedented run.

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