UCI’s World Calendar rankings: Katusha fifth
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