Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) topped the final edition of the Union Cycliste Internationale’s World Ranking for the 2010 season.
Rodriguez scored a string of wins and podium places throughout the season including overall victory in the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, along with stage wins at the Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana.
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The World Ranking is based on results in counting events on the UCI’s World Calendar – ProTour and Historic events. Points are awarded for one-day race, tour stage and stage race overall finishing positions. The amount of points awarded depends on the status of the event.
UCI World Ranking 2010: Final standings
1. Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Katusha 551 points
2. Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana 482
3. Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 437
4. Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 403
5. Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 390
6. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 390
7. Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 369
8. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Transitions 307
9. Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions 306
10. Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 301