2009 UCI World Ranking

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2009 UCI World Ranking
First edition of the UCI World Ranking
Details
Dates 20 January – 17 October
Location Europe and Australia
Rounds 24
Champions
Individual champion  Alberto Contador (ESP) (Astana)
Teams' champion Astana
Nations' champion  Spain
2008 (UCI ProTour)
2010

The 2009 UCI World Ranking is the first edition of the ranking system launched by the International Cycling Union (UCI), replacing the rankings previously part of the UCI ProTour. The series started with the Tour Down Under's opening stage on 20 January, and consists of 13 stage races and 11 one-day races, culminating in the Giro di Lombardia on 17 October. All events except the Tour Down Under took place in Europe.

The individual ranking was topped by Alberto Contador, who took the lead after his win in the Tour de France and was assured of winning the classification when second-placed Alejandro Valverde was absent from the final race of the series. Contador's Astana team took the team title, with Valverde again second as leader of Caisse d'Epargne, and with a third Spaniard, Samuel Sánchez, completing the top three in the individual classification, Spain won the national rankings by a wide margin over second placed Italy.

Events[edit]

All 14 events of the 2009 UCI ProTour were included in the series calendar, along with the three Grand Tours, two early season stage races, and five one-day classics.[1]

Race Date Winner Second Third Other points[2]
(4th place onwards)
Stage points
Australia Tour Down Under Jan 20 – Jan 25  Allan Davis (AUS)
(100 pts)
 Stuart O'Grady (AUS)
(80 pts)
 José Joaquín Rojas (ESP)
(70 pts)
60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
France Paris–Nice Mar 8 – Mar 15  Luis León Sánchez (ESP)
(100 pts)
 Fränk Schleck (LUX)
(80 pts)
 Sylvain Chavanel (FRA)
(70 pts)
60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
Italy Tirreno–Adriatico Mar 11 – Mar 17  Michele Scarponi (ITA)
(100 pts)
 Stefano Garzelli (ITA)
(80 pts)
 Andreas Klöden (GER)
(70 pts)
60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
Italy Milan – San Remo Mar 21  Mark Cavendish (GBR)
(100 pts)
 Heinrich Haussler (GER)
(80 pts)
 Thor Hushovd (NOR)
(70 pts)
60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
Belgium Tour of Flanders April 5  Stijn Devolder (BEL)
(100 pts)
 Heinrich Haussler (GER)
(80 pts)
 Philippe Gilbert (BEL)
(70 pts)
60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
Spain Tour of the Basque Country Apr 6 – Apr 11  Alberto Contador (ESP)
(100 pts)
 Antonio Colom (ESP)
(80 pts)
 Samuel Sánchez (ESP)
(70 pts)
60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
Belgium Gent–Wevelgem Apr 8  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)
(80 pts)
 Aleksandr Kuschynski (BLR)
(60 pts)
 Matthew Goss (AUS)
(50 pts)
40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
France Paris–Roubaix Apr 12  Tom Boonen (BEL)
(100 pts)
 Filippo Pozzato (ITA)
(80 pts)
 Thor Hushovd (NOR)
(70 pts)
60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
Netherlands Amstel Gold Race Apr 19  Sergei Ivanov (RUS)
(80 pts)
 Karsten Kroon (NED)
(60 pts)
 Robert Gesink (NED)
(50 pts)
40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
Belgium La Flèche Wallonne Apr 23  Davide Rebellin (ITA)
(80 pts)
 Andy Schleck (LUX)
(60 pts)
 Damiano Cunego (ITA)
(50 pts)
40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
Belgium Liège–Bastogne–Liège Apr 26  Andy Schleck (LUX)
(100 pts)
 Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)
(80 pts)
 Davide Rebellin (ITA)
(70 pts)
60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A
Switzerland Tour de Romandie Apr 28 – May 3  Roman Kreuziger (CZE)
(100 pts)
 Vladimir Karpets (RUS)
(80 pts)
 Rein Taaramäe (EST)
(70 pts)
60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
Italy Giro d'Italia May 9 – May 31  Denis Menchov (RUS)
(170 pts)
 Danilo Di Luca (ITA)
(130 pts)
 Franco Pellizotti (ITA)
(100 pts)
90, 80, 70, 60, 52, 44, 38, 32, 26, 22 18, 14, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 16, 8, 4, 2, 1
Spain Volta a Catalunya May 18 – May 24  Alejandro Valverde (ESP)
(100 pts)
 Daniel Martin (IRE)
(80 pts)
 Haimar Zubeldia (ESP)
(70 pts)
60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
France Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré Jun 7 – Jun 14  Alejandro Valverde (ESP)
(100 pts)
 Cadel Evans (AUS)
(80 pts)
 Alberto Contador (ESP)
(70 pts)
60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
Switzerland Tour de Suisse Jun 13 – Jun 21  Fabian Cancellara (SUI)
(100 pts)
 Tony Martin (GER)
(80 pts)
 Roman Kreuziger (CZE)
(70 pts)
60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
France Tour de France Jul 4 – Jul 26  Alberto Contador (ESP)
(200 pts)
 Andy Schleck (LUX)
(150 pts)
 Lance Armstrong[3] (USA)
(120 pts)
110, 100, 90, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 24, 20, 16, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4 20, 10, 6,4, 2
Spain Clásica de San Sebastián Aug 1  Carlos Barredo (ESP)
(80 pts)
 Roman Kreuziger (CZE)
(60 pts)
 Mickaël Delage (FRA)
(50 pts)
40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
Poland Tour de Pologne Aug 2 – Aug 8  Alessandro Ballan (ITA)
(100 pts)
 Daniel Moreno (ESP)
(80 pts)
 Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)
(70 pts)
60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
Germany Vattenfall Cyclassics Aug 16  Tyler Farrar (USA)
(80 pts)
 Matti Breschel (DEN)
(60 pts)
 Gerald Ciolek (GER)
(50 pts)
40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
BelgiumNetherlands Eneco Tour Aug 19 – Aug 26  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)
(100 pts)
 Sylvain Chavanel (FRA)
(80 pts)
 Sebastian Langeveld (NED)
(70 pts)
60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
France GP Ouest-France Aug 23  Simon Gerrans (AUS)
(80 pts)
 Pierrick Fédrigo (FRA)
(60 pts)
 Paul Martens (GER)
(50 pts)
40, 30, 22, 14, 10, 6, 2 N/A
Spain Vuelta a España Aug 29 – Sep 20  Alejandro Valverde (ESP)
(170 pts)
 Samuel Sánchez (ESP)
(130 pts)
 Cadel Evans (AUS)
(100 pts)
90, 80, 70, 60, 52, 44, 38, 32, 26, 22 18, 14, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 16, 8, 4, 2, 1
Italy Giro di Lombardia Oct 17  Philippe Gilbert (BEL)
(100 pts)
 Samuel Sánchez (ESP)
(80 pts)
 Alexandr Kolobnev (RUS)
(70 pts)
60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 N/A

Final standings[edit]

Individual[edit]

[4]

Rank Name Team Points
1  Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana 527
2  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne 483
3  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel-Euskadi 357
4  Andy Schleck (LUX) Team Saxo Bank 334
5  Cadel Evans (AUS) Silence-Lotto 333
6  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Columbia-HTC 322
7  Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Liquigas 319
8  Mark Cavendish (GBR) Team Columbia-HTC 304
9  Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Silence-Lotto 295
10  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank 266
11  Allan Davis (AUS) Quick Step 249
12  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre-NGC 235
13  Andreas Klöden (GER) Astana 232
14  Ivan Basso (ITA) Liquigas 229
15  Denis Menchov (RUS) Rabobank 218
16  Heinrich Haussler (GER) Cervélo TestTeam 217
17  Thor Hushovd (NOR) Cervélo TestTeam 216
18  Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 212
19  Fränk Schleck (LUX) Team Saxo Bank 212
20  Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne 211
  • 267 riders scored at least one point on the 2009 UCI World Ranking.

Team[edit]

[5] Team rankings are calculated by adding the ranking points of the top five riders of a team in the table.

Rank Team Points Top five riders
1 Astana 1100 Contador (527), Klöden (232), Armstrong[3] (150), Zubeldia (112), Leipheimer (79)
2 Caisse d'Epargne 1048 Valverde (483), Sánchez (211), Rodríguez (147), Moreno (117), Rojas (90)
3 Team Columbia-HTC 957 Boasson Hagen (322), Cavendish (304), Martin (125), Rogers (115), Greipel (91)
4 Team Saxo Bank 946 A. Schleck (334), F. Schleck (212), Cancellara (180), Breschel (117), Kolobnev (103)
5 Liquigas 923 Kreuziger (319), Basso (229), Pellizotti (156), Nibali (135), Bennati (84)
6 Silence-Lotto 821 Evans (333), Gilbert (295), Van Den Broeck (83), Hoste (60), Delage (50)
7 Cervélo TestTeam 804 Haussler (217), Hushovd (216), Gerrans (176), Sastre (134), Deignan (61)
8 Quick Step 760 Davis (249), Chavanel (194), Boonen (133), Devolder (104), Barredo (80)
9 Rabobank 707 Gesink (266), Menchov (218), Flecha (85), Langeveld (76), Weening (62)
10 Team Katusha 637 Ivanov (164), Karpets (157), Colom (145), Pozzato (154), Ignatiev (17)
11 Garmin-Slipstream 632 Farrar (212), Martin (137), Wiggins (131), Vandevelde (78), Hesjedal (74)
12 Euskaltel-Euskadi 631 Sanchez (357), Astarloza (178), Fernandez (56), Galdós (30), Txurruka (10)
  • 34 teams have at least one point

Nation[edit]

Final standing.[6] National rankings are calculated by adding the ranking points of the top five riders registered in a nation in the table. The top 10 nations after the 2009 Tour de Pologne became eligible to enter 9 riders to the 2009 UCI Road World Championships, and any nation with at least one rider in the top 100 eligible to enter a team of three.

Rank Nation Points Top five riders
1  Spain 1756 Contador (527), Valverde (483), S. Sánchez (357), L. Sánchez (211), Astarloza (178)
2  Italy 984 Cunego (235), Ivan Basso (229), Rebellin (194), Garzelli (170), Pellizotti (156)
3  Australia 960 Evans (333), Davis (249), Gerrans (176), Rogers (115), O'Grady (87)
4  Germany 753 Klöden (232), Haussler (217), Martin (125), Greipel (91), Ciolek (88)
5  Belgium 675 Gilbert (295), Boonen (133), Devolder (104), Van Den Broeck (83), Hoste (60)
6  Russia 660 Menchov (218), Ivanov (164), Karpets (157), Kolobnev (103), Trofimov (18)
7  Luxembourg 563 A. Schleck (334), F. Schleck (212), Kirchen (17)
8  Netherlands 544 Gesink (266), Hoogerland (76), Langeveld (76), Maaskant (64), Weening (62)
9  Norway 538 Boasson Hagen (322), Hushovd (216)
10  United States 528 Farrar (212), Armstrong[3] (150), Leipheimer (79), Vande Velde (78), Hincapie (9)
  • Riders from 34 nations earned at least one point.

† The names of six riders under suspension for drug test failures, including Astarloza, Colom and Rebellin, were removed from the individual rankings, but the points earned before suspension are still credited to their teams and nations.

Leader progress[edit]

Event
(Winner)
Individual Team Nation
Tour Down Under
(Allan Davis)
Allan Davis Quick Step Australia
Paris–Nice
(Luis León Sánchez)
Spain
Tirreno–Adriatico
(Michele Scarponi)
Milan – San Remo
(Mark Cavendish)
Australia
Tour of Flanders
(Stijn Devolder)
Gent–Wevelgem
(Edvald Boasson Hagen)
Vuelta al País Vasco
(Alberto Contador)
Alberto Contador Spain
Paris–Roubaix
(Tom Boonen)
Heinrich Haussler
Amstel Gold Race
(Sergei Ivanov)
La Flèche Wallonne
(Davide Rebellin)
Liège–Bastogne–Liège
(Andy Schleck)
Tour de Romandie
(Roman Kreuziger)
Volta a Catalunya
(Alejandro Valverde)
Allan Davis[7] Caisse d'Epargne
Giro d'Italia
(Denis Menchov)
Denis Menchov Cervélo TestTeam Italy
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
(Alejandro Valverde)
Alejandro Valverde Caisse d'Epargne Spain
Tour de Suisse
(Fabian Cancellara)
Tour de France
(Alberto Contador)
Alberto Contador Astana
Clásica de San Sebastián
(Carlos Barredo)
Tour de Pologne
(Alessandro Ballan)
Vattenfall Cyclassics
(Tyler Farrar)
GP Ouest-France
(Simon Gerrans)
Eneco Tour
(Edvald Boasson Hagen)
Vuelta a España
(Alejandro Valverde)
Giro di Lombardia
(Philippe Gilbert)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2008 - 2009 UCI Road Calendar
  2. ^ Points allocation
  3. ^ a b c Armstrong's results were stripped in 2012; the 2009 UCI ranking was not changed to reflect this.
  4. ^ Final individual ranking table
  5. ^ Final team ranking table
  6. ^ Final nation ranking table
  7. ^ Davis had earned enough points during the first two weeks of the Giro d'Italia to retake the leadership the rankings by the end of the Volta