Impey still top of WorldTour rankings

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Despite not racing either the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad or the Abu Dhabi Tour, Daryl Impey remains top of the individual WorldTour rankings. The South African amassed 800 points over the Australian summer via his overall Tour Down Under win and second place finish at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.

After the four opening WorldTour races of 2018, Impey’s Mitchelton-Scott outfit has been replaced at the top of the team rankings by QuickStep-Floors. The Belgium squad has 1169 points compared to the 1056 points of the Australian team.

Of the first four WorldTour races of 2018, the Tour Down Under awarded 500 points to the winner while at the following three races, 300 points was on offer.

Michael Valgren (Astana) rises to ninth after his weekend victory at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) was making his 2018 WorldTour debut at the Abu Dhabi Tour and enters the rankings seventh with 340 points following his overall win.

Richie Porte (BMC) remains in second place overall with 460 points. Belgian Dries Devenyns (QuickStep-Floors) is currently third in the rankings with 400 points. 165 riders in total have scored WorldTour points so far in 2018.

In the team rankings, Bora–Hansgrohe sit third best with 823 points. BMC Racing is third on 787 points. Despite 13 riders scoring points so far in 2018, LottoNL-Jumbo are 12th on 387 points. At the bottom of the 18 WorldTour teams is FDJ on 81 poins.

The next WorldTour race in 2018 is the one-day Strade Bianche (3 March) with 300 points on the line for the winner.

WorldTour rankings – 26 February

1 Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton-Scott 800  pts
2 Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team 460  
3 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors 400  
4 Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 370  
5 Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors 362  
6 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe 340  
7 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 340  
8 Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned) Dimension Data 340  
9 Michael Valgren (Den) Astana Pro Team 320  
10 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb 250  
11 Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Team Sky 250  
12 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 230  
13 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale 215  
14 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors 181  
15 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 175  
16 Egan Bernal (Col) Team Sky 175  
17 Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida 150  
18 Caleb Ewan (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 146  
19 Luis León Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team 135  
20 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal 135  
21 Simon Gerrans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 130  
22 Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team 126  
23 Robert Gesink (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo 125  
24 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Sunweb 123  
25 Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 120  
26 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors 120  
27 Rúben Guerreiro (Por) Trek-Segafredo 120  
28 Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe 115  
29 Edward Theuns (Bel) Team Sunweb 115  
Teams
1 Quick-Step Floors 1169  pts
2 Mitchelton-Scott 1056  
3 Bora-Hansgrohe 823  
4 BMC Racing Team 787  
5 Astana Pro Team 729  
6 Team Sunweb 677  
7 Team Sky 582  
8 UAE Team Emirates 563  
9 Dimension Data 451  
10 Trek-Segafredo 406  
11 Bahrain-Merida 397  
12 LottoNL-Jumbo 387  
13 Movistar Team 380  
14 EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale 323  
15 Lotto Soudal 276  
16 AG2R La Mondiale 268  
17 Katusha-Alpecin 219  
18 Groupama-FDJ 81   

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