Alejandro Valverde rises to top of UCI WorldTour

It's all change at the top of the UCI WorldTour ranking as Volta a Catalunya winner Alejandro Valverde takes control - Jolien D'hoore moves to top of women's WorldTour ranking

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Alejandro Valverde has moved to the top of the UCI WorldTour ranking after claiming overall victory in Volta a Catalunya in Spain on Sunday.

The Spanish Movistar rider takes pole position in the ranking, deposing South African Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) who has topped the WorldTour since winning the Tour Down Under in January.

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