Richie Porte tops first WorldTour ranking of 2017

Tour Down Under victory hands Australian Richie Porte the lead in the new-look UCI WorldTour ranking - BMC Racing top the team table

Richie Porte on stage six of the 2017 Tour Down Under

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Australian Richie Porte (BMC Racing) heads the first UCI WorldTour ranking of the 2017 season after his victory in the Tour Down Under on Sunday. The WorldTour ranking uses a newly-introduced points structure for 2017.

Porte claimed the overall victory in the opening race of the 2017 WorldTour in Australia after winning the six-day event's two key climbing stages with solo attacks.

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