Simon Yates tops WorldTour standings ahead of Peter Sagan after Vuelta win

Alejandro Valverde moves up to third place after taking two stage wins at the Vuelta

Simon Yates on stage 14 of the Vuelta a España (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) leads the UCI WorldTour individual ranking after his Vuelta a España overall victory, where he also took a stage win along the way.

The British rider jumps nine places in the ranking above Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe), who gathered enough points in the Vuelta to sit in second place despite not winning a stage.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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