Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 21, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Sagan returns to top of UCI rankings; Boels Dolmans continues women’s WorldTour dominance; Dimension Data ‘blown away’ by support for Keagan Girdlestone; Professional Cyclist Association to present revised security plan; Miguel Angel Lopez extends with Astana; Huffman, Walle wrap-up North Star Grand Prix wins; Giant USA lays off employees; AG2R-La Mondiale announces Tour de France team; Mike Woods returns after crash, focuses on Olympics; Copenhagen bidding for Tour de France start; On-bike at Tour de Suisse, stage 9; Behind the scenes at the Tour de Suisse; Race starter gets a little too close to Peter Sagan

Sagan returns to top of UCI rankings

by CyclingTips

Two stage wins at the Tour de Suisse helped world champ Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) return to the top of the individual rankings. With 343 points he is now six points ahead of team-mate and former leader Alberto Contador. Richie Porte (BMC) remains in third.


Fourth and fifth places are unchanged with Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and Vincenzo Nibali (Astana). However, Ion Izaguirre (Movistar) made a big jump from 21st to sixth place after an impressive Tour de Suisse.

The overall winner at Suisse, Colombian Miguel Angel López (Astana), entered the upper echelon of the rankings for the first time with the victory.

Spain remains the leader of the nations ranking, and Tinkoff is the top team.

Peter Sagan remains in the top spot of the UCI World Ranking ahead of Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), while Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) has bumped Vincenzo NiIbali (Astana ProTeam) from third.

Click through to read more at UCI.ch.

Today’s feature image comes from a rain-soaked stage 3 at the Ster ZLM Toer.