Team Sky back on top in the WorldTour after Froome's Tour success

Chris Froome moves up to second behind Alejandro Valverde in the UCI WorldTour rider ranking; Great Britain now second nation behind Spain

Chris Froome and his teammates at the finish of Stage 21 of the 2015 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

Chris Froome's victory in the 2015 Tour de France on Sunday has propelled Team Sky back to the top of the UCI WorldTour team ranking. Froome himself has moved up to second in the WorldTour rider ranking behind Spaniard Alejandro Valverde (Movistar).

Valverde placed third behind Froome and Colombian Nairo Quintana (Movistar) in the Tour de France to amass enough points to retain his pole position in the season-long UCI ranking that awards points to high placings in the most prestigious bike races.

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