With many of the top contenders in the Union Cycliste International World Ranking in quiet preparation for Vuelta e Espana later in the month, it’s very much steady as she goes in the latest chart.



Athough there are no changes in the Top 20, a notable mover is Irishman Dan Martin, whose overall win in the Tour of Poland at the weekend has catapulted him into 36th place on the list.  



The World 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 Calendar.



The number 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.



The individual rankings and subsequent affect on the national rankings have a bearing on the forthcoming World Championships on Sunday, October 3rd in Geelong and Melbourne, Australia. The number of points amassed by a nation influences the number of riders that can be selected. Our recent story showed that currently GB qualifies for 3 places while Spain and Italy get 9 each.



UCI Individual World Ranking Top 20



  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. Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo 188

 18. Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Radioshack 174

 19. Jurgen Van den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 169

 20. Alessandro PetacchI (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 163



UCI Individual World Rankings Others



 29. Mark Cavendish (Gbr) HTC-Columbia 122

 36. Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Transitions 106

 45. Roger Hammond (Gbr) Cervelo Test Team 90

 46. Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 87

104. Bradley Wiggins (Gbr) Sky 18

119. Geraint Thomas (Gbr) Sky 15

138. David Millar (Gbr) Garmin-Transitions 10

231. Adam Blyth (Gbr) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1



UCI National World Ranking Top 20



 1. Spain 1,644

 2. Italy 856

 3. Belgium 849

 4. Australia 725

 5. United States 568

 6. Russia 423

 7. Switzerland 414

 8. Kazakhstan 400

 9. Luxembourg 398

10. Netherlands 393

11. Slovenia 385

12. Germany 355

13. France 311

14. Great Britain 255

15. Canada 217

16. Ireland 193

17. Czech Republic 188

18. Norway 178

19. New Zealand 139

20. Estonia 111



UCI Team World Ranking Top 20



 1. Astana 946

 2. Team Saxo Bank 790

 3. Team Katusha 739

 4. Rabobank 695

 5. Liquigas-Doimo 645

 6. Omega Pharma-Lotto 621

 7. HTC-Columbia 607

 8. BMC Racing Team 605

 9. Caisse d’Epargne 586

10. Team Radioshack 573

11. Garmin-Transitions 506

12. Lampre-Farnese Vini 506

13. Cervelo Test Team 464

14. Euskaltel-Euskadi 428

15. Quick Step 312

16. Androni Giocattoli 243

17. Team Sky 231

18. Ag2r La Mondiale 192

19. Cofidis 148

20. Bbox Bouygues Telecom 147