Peter Sagan and Valverde climb WorldTour rankings

Peter Sagan wins Gent-Wevelgem 2018

After a busy week of WorldTour racing, it is all change at the top of the men’s standings. Alejandro Valverde ( Movistar ) has jumped from sixth to the top of the individual men's WorldTour rankings after claiming his third Volta a Catalunya title, while Peter Sagan ( Bora-Hansgrohe ) also surged up the rankings from 14th to second thanks to his win at Gent-Wevelgem . Valverde won two stages on his way to overall success at Catalunya, putting him to the top of the unofficial victory list too, with eight to his name already. Valverde went into the final stage with a slim 16-second advantage over Team Sky’s Egan Bernal, but his victory was all but sealed when Bernal crashed in the final kilometres. Movistar went on to dominate the podium, with Nairo Quintana taking second, while Pierre Latour (AG2R La Mondiale) edged out Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) for the ...

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