Chris Froome (Sky) has jumped up to fourth place in the latest Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) WorldTour ranking, which takes into account results from the Critérium du Dauphiné.

Dauphiné winner Froome now sits behind WorldTour leader Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack), Giro d’Italia winner Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and Peter Sagan (Cannondale) in the season-long ranking.

In addition to his Dauphiné win, Froome won a stage of Tirreno-Adriatico and placed second overall, and won a stage and the overall of the Tour of Romandy. His wins in the Tour of Oman and Criterium International are not counted as those events are not part of the WorldTour calendar.

Cancellara leads the ranking after winning E3 Harelbeke, the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix and placing third in Milan-San Remo in the spring.

A good result for Froome at the Tour de France in July would put him at the top of the WorldTour ranking. 

Spain moves back up to top the ranking-by-nation, with Sky comfortably topping the ranking-by-team.

The next counting race is the Tour de Suisse, which is currently underway. Points will be added to the ranking when the race finishes on Sunday, June 16.

The UCI’s WorldTour Ranking is compiled using a points system, with points awarded for one-day race, tour stage and stage race overall finishing positions for events in the UCI’s WorldTour.

The amount of points awarded depends on the ranking of the event. For example, winning the Tour de France overall gives a rider twice as many points as winning the Eneco Tour overall.

UCI WorldTour Ranking (as at June 9 after Critérium du Dauphiné)

Individual rider ranking

1. Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Leopard 351 points

2. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana 322 points

3. Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale 312 points

4. Chris Froome (GBr) Sky 311 points

5. Richie Porte (Aus) 305 points

Other

21. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky 117 points

27. Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 95 points

47. Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky 59 points

58. Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky 40 points

86. Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar 16 points

157. Andy Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 1 point

Team ranking

1. Sky 1062 points

2. Katusha 752 points

3. Movistar 633 points

Country ranking

1. Spain 811 points

2. Colombia 766 points

3. Italy 720 points

4. Great Britain 622 points

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  • Col85

    Just read today’s interview with Chris Froome in The Times and my dislike for the man has increased tenfold. He is clearly a manipulative, ruthlessly driven individual. He got so much praise last year for ‘helping’ Wiggins win the tour when in hindsight he did nothing of the sort. For anyone who has read Wiggins’ book, ‘My Time’ the truth is that Froome constantly disobeyed orders and was on his own personal mission to show the world his talent and set himself up for domination in 2013. The only thing that held him back from continuing his attacks was the fact that he probably knew that the flak and negative reaction he would get would affect his 2013 plans to be top dog.
    Froome has expected all year for talented riders like Porte to play second fiddle to him, even when Porte was in yellow at the Criterium International and was riding strongly, Froome attacked to gain the victory himself when it wasn’t as if Porte was at risk of losing the jersey from any of his other rivals. The hypocrisy is astounding. If Porte feels strong and launches an attack in the TDF do you think Froome will be all OK about that, I doubt it. He will probably feel if he wins it that his victory has had a dampener put on it which I think is probably how Wiggins felt last year from what he said in his book and a reason why he hasn’t been 100% committed to Froome’s cause this year.