Rodriguez unseats Contador from World Ranking top spot

Joaquin Rodriguez wins, Tour de France 2010, stage 12

Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) has taken over from Alberto Contador (Astana) to lead the Union Cycliste Internationale's World Ranking, a table based on riders' performances in top-level road races.

The updated ranking - released on Monday afternoon - takes into account results from the final grand tour of 2010, the Vuelta a Espana, which finished in Madrid on Sunday.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.