Van Avermaet Keeps Top World Tour Rankings After Tour De France

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The winner of Tour de France Chris Froome has rocketed to sixth place on the World Tour ranking since achieving over 1000 points for his races, but Greg Van Avermaet from BMC still remains top with 2628 points. Froome jumped 54 places on the individual standings by his fourth career Tour win within five years and has 1824 points at present. Tour runner-up Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac) from Colombian was also a great mover in the rankings, jumping 69 place to move into 13th with has 1294 points currently. The second runner-up Romain Bardet at the Tour for the Frenchman is in the 12th place who moves up 32 places. Although after winning the Tour on four occasions, Froome's best standing on the World Tour rankings was second in 2013, and won third in 2015 as his only other top-five result .

When Greg Van Avermaet and Alejandro Valverde individually remain the one and two places on the standings on this ranking, Dan Martin (Quick-Step Floors) has jumped to the fourth place with 2040 points to name after his sixth place Tour finish. After 25 World Tour events in 2017, 384 riders have scored points in the BMC Racing Team by the best spread from points of 27 riders. In the team standings, Quick-Step Floors still have the whip hand with a healthy haul of 10100 points. As the only teams to challenge to Quick-Step Floors are BMC Racing on 8198 points and Sky on 8011 points while Movistar are fourth with 6212 points.Dimension Data has scored just 1975 points and now in18th place. By contrast, only 15 riders from Bahrain–Merida have scored points.

The final weekend of July will likely witness more changes to the standings with plenty of points offering at Clásica de San Sebastián (July 29), RideLondon (July 30) and the Tour de Pologne (July 29-August 4)