Those who are fans of Alberto Contador will be delighted as he takes the lead in the World Tour from Peter Sagan.
Team riders of the Tinkoff team take up the top slots in World Tour ranking that is sponsored by UCI. The rankings come into effect after the Critérium du Dauphiné event. Alberto has come to the fifth place in this event as well as experienced a stage win. These accomplishments have helped him to usurp his team mate Peter Sagan of Tinkoff team who was reining the UCI World Tour ranks.
If the points that he won were added those accrued when he won the Tour of Basque Country, it places him second in overall world rankings for Volta a Catalunya as well as Paris-Nice. Alberto being a Spaniard now reigns supreme in the world of cycling, with a margin of eight points over Sagan. The latter has won Ghent-Wevelgem and Tour of Flanders. The rankings showcase the rise of riders and the fall of others. For instance Froome has risen from 73rd to the twentieth position.
This is reflected in the latest rankings of World Tour when he won at Dauphine. This has also made him the highest ranked among British riders. The others who have moved up in the rankings are Daniel Martin, the Irishman who has moved to the tenth position. Richie Porte of Australia has moved to third position while the seventh rank is occupied by Thibaut Pinot from France. These ranks have come about after their performances in Dauphine. Porte has moved up his position from third, but Martin has fallen while Pinot has moved up from 16th ranking.
As Contador and Sagan occupy the key positions in World Tour ranking, their squad is topping the rankings among teams and there is a large margin between them and the other teams.