Richie Porte tops new WorldTour ranking, Geraint Thomas fourth

Results from Paris-Nice included in lastest UCI WorldTour Ranking

Richie Porte (right), Geraint Thomas (centre), Alberto Contador (left) on stage seven of the 2016 Paris-Nice

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Australian Richie Porte (BMC) has risen to the top of the 2016 UCI WorldTour ranking after his third place overall at Paris-Nice on Sunday.

Porte had previously placed second overall at the opening WorldTour race of the 2016 season, the Tour Down Under in Australia in January. Porte's two podium appearances mean that he unseats previous WorldTour leader Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge), who slips to third.

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