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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