South Africa’s Daryl Impey retained his spot at the top of the UCI WorldTour ranking, following the recent Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Abu Dhabi Tour.
The national road champion won the Tour Down Under last month, which was followed by a third place at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.
This accumulated to 800 WorldTour points for the 33-year-old.
“It’s still hard to believe,” said the SA star after his win in Australia.
According to the latest rankings released on the UCI website, the Mitchelton–Scott rider, who won the 947 Cycle Challenge last year, is well ahead of BMC’s Richie Porte and Quick-Step Floors’ Dries Devenyns.
Astana’s Michael Valgren, who won the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, is in ninth place, while Abu Dhabi Tour champion Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde is in seventh.
The 2017 WorldTour individual ranking was topped by BMC’s Greg van Avermaet.
View the ranking below:
1. Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton-Scott, 800 points
2. Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing, 460 points
3. Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors, 400 points
4. Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates, 370 points
5. Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors, 362 points
6. Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe, 340 points
7. Alejandro Valverde (Esp) Movistar, 340 points
8. Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned) Dimension Data, 340 points
9. Michael Valgren (Den) Astana, 320 points
10. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb, 250 points