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The 2009 UCI World Ranking is the first edition of the ranking system launched by the Union Cycliste Internationale (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.

2009 UCI World Ranking
First edition of the UCI World Ranking
Details
Dates20 January – 17 October
LocationEurope and Australia
Rounds24
Champions
Individual champion Alberto Contador (ESP) (Astana)
Teams' championAstana
Nations' champion Spain
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2010 →

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.

Contents

EventsEdit

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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  Volta a Catalunya May 18 – May 24   Alejandro Valverde (ESP)
(100 pts)
  Dan Martin (IRE)
(80 pts)
  Haimar Zubeldia (ESP)
(70 pts)
60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 4 6, 4, 2, 1, 1
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
   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
  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
  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
  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 standingsEdit

IndividualEdit

[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.

TeamEdit

[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

NationEdit

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 progressEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2008 - 2009 UCI Road Calendar Archived 2012-08-01 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Points allocation Archived 2010-06-03 at the Wayback Machine
  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 Archived October 24, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Final team ranking table". Archived from the original on 2009-11-01. Retrieved 2009-10-19.
  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