Team Sky knocked off WorldTour top spot by Etixx-QuickStep

After a string of second places in the Classics, Michal Kwiatkowski's Amstel Gold Race win saw Etixx-QuickStep move ahead of Team Sky in the WorldTour

Michal Kwiatkowski wins the 2015 Amstel Gold Race

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Team Sky has been deposed from its long run at the top of the 2015 UCI WorldTour team ranking by Etixx-QuickStep thanks to Michal Kwiatkowski's win in the Amstel Gold Race on Sunday.

Kwiatkowski's victory in the Dutch race was the first WorldTour win for Etixx-QuickStep since the Polish road race world champion also won the prologue of Paris-Nice on March 8. Those two victories are the only WorldTour wins scored by the Belgian team so far in 2015.

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