Tour de France 2020

Lance is No. 1

When Lance Armstrong enters the start house at the prologue of this year’s Tour de France, he’ll not only be the two-time defending champion, but for the first time in his career he will be the UCI’s world No. 1 ranked rider. The UCI issued its latest rankings on Monday, with Armstrong moving into the top spot, ahead of Liquigas’s Davide Rebellin, thanks to Armstrong’s win at the recent Tour of Switzerland. Telekom’s Erik Zabel is third, with Giro d’Italia winner Gilberto Simoni fourth. UCI road rankings(at July 2)1. Lance Armstrong (USA), U.S. Postal Service, 2098pts 2. Davide Rebellin

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When Lance Armstrong enters the start house at the prologue of this year’s Tour de France, he’ll not only be the two-time defending champion, but for the first time in his career he will be the UCI’s world No. 1 ranked rider. The UCI issued its latest rankings on Monday, with Armstrong moving into the top spot, ahead of Liquigas’s Davide Rebellin, thanks to Armstrong’s win at the recent Tour of Switzerland. Telekom’s Erik Zabel is third, with Giro d’Italia winner Gilberto Simoni fourth.

UCI road rankings(at July 2)1. Lance Armstrong (USA), U.S. Postal Service, 2098pts

2. Davide Rebellin (I), Liquigas, 2080

3. Erik Zabel (G), Telekom, 1828

4. Gilberto Simoni (I), Lampre-Daikin, 1816

5. Francesco Casagrande (I), Fassa Bortolo, 1733

6. Romans Vainsteins (Lat), Domo-Farm Frites, 1708

7. Erik Dekker (Nl), Rabobank, 1706

8. Jan Ullrich (G), Telekom, 1702

9. Raimundas Rumsas (Lit), Fassa Bortolo, 1701

10. Roberto Heras (Sp), U.S. Postal Service, 1609