UCI’s World Calendar rankings: Katusha fifth

June 3, 2009 at 09:27 Leave a comment

Following his victory in the Giro d’Italia Denis Menchov has moved to the top of the UCI’s World Calendar rankings, relegating former leader Heinrich Haussler to third, while Allan Davis moves up to second. Menchov had been previously unclassified in the rankings.

Danilo Di Luca is another big mover on the standings thanks to his second place overall in the Giro. He moves 120 places, from 127th to seventh, while Stefano Garzelli moved up 18 places to enter the top 10.

With four stage victories in the Giro, Cervélo TestTeam now leads the teams standings, followed by Caisse d’Epargne and Quick Step. Following its national tour, Italy is currently the most dominant nation, with Spain and Australia sitting second and third respectively.

Rankings as of June 1, 2009

Individual

1 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                                       218 pts
2 Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step                                                       205
3 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo Test Team                                          197
4 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli              194
5 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse D'Epargne                                 188
6 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana                                              188
7 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Lpr Brakes Farnese Vini                                       188
8 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                               187
9 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffè Mokambo                              170
10 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caisse D'Epargne                                      169

Teams

1 Cervélo Test Team                                                                  608 pts
2 Caisse D'Epargne                                                                   571
3 Quick Step                                                                         558
4 Team Columbia - High Road                                                          531
5 Team Katusha                                                                       500

Nations

1 Italy                                                                              847 pts
2 Spain                                                                              823
3 Australia                                                                          612
4 Belgium                                                                            503
5 Russian Federation                                                                 479
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