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Kovarik takes over UCI’s No. 1 spot

Bolstered by three straight World Cup wins, Australian Chris Kovarik has taken over the No. 1 spot in the UCI’s world downhill rankings. Kovarik jumped from third to first, deposing Frenchman Cédric Gracia, who dropped to second. Also moving up was reigning world champion Nicolas Vouilloz, who climbed from sixth to third. Mickael Pascal and Greg Minnaar completed the top five. Eric Carter is the top ranked American in 11th. There was no change at the top of the women’s rankings, with Anne-Caroline Chausson still No. 1. Sabrina Jonnier, Fionn Griffiths, Marielle Saner and American Missy Giove

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Bolstered by three straight World Cup wins, Australian Chris Kovarik has taken over the No. 1 spot in the UCI’s world downhill rankings. Kovarik jumped from third to first, deposing Frenchman Cédric Gracia, who dropped to second. Also moving up was reigning world champion Nicolas Vouilloz, who climbed from sixth to third. Mickael Pascal and Greg Minnaar completed the top five. Eric Carter is the top ranked American in 11th.

There was no change at the top of the women’s rankings, with Anne-Caroline Chausson still No. 1. Sabrina Jonnier, Fionn Griffiths, Marielle Saner and American Missy Giove complete the top five.

Jonnier and Brian Lopes maintained their No. 1 positions in the second set of four-cross rankings.

Rank [Previous] Name, Team, PointsWomen1 [1]Anne-Caroline Chausson (F), Volvo-Cannondale, 1498 points
2 [2]  Sabrina Jonnier (F), 1369
3 [3]  Fionn Griffiths (GB), 1286
4 [7] Marielle Saner (Swi), Global Racing, 1207
5 [4] Missy Giove (USA), Global Racing, 1202
6 [6] Tracy Moseley (GB), 1189
7 [8] Katja Repo (Fin), 1062
8 [5]  Leigh Donovan (USA), 1055
9 [10] Celine Gros (F), Morzine-Avoriaz, 861
10 [11] Marla Streb (USA), Luna Womens MTB, 778
11 [12] Anneke Beerten (Nl), Team Be One, 715
12 [13] Vanessa Quin (Nz), 683
13 [15] Helen Gaskell (GB), 641
14 [19] Sandra Walker (Swi), 619
15 [20] Kathy Pruitt (USA), 618
16 [21] Mami Masuda (Jpn), 611
17 [14] Diana Marggraff (Ecu), 610
18 [18] April Lawyer (USA), 586
19 [16] Tai-Lee Muxlow (Aus), 559
20 [22] Petra Bernhard (A), 538Men1 [3] Christopher Kovarik (Aus), 1283 Points
2 [1] Cedric Gracia (F), Volvo-Cannondale, 1238
3 [6] Nicolas Vouilloz (F), Vouilloz Racing, 1232
4 [5] Mickael Pascal (F), Team Be One, 1197
5 [2] Greg Minnaar (SA), Global Racing, 1165
6 [9] Steve Peat (GB), 969
7 [4] Sean Mccarroll (Aus), Global Racing, 913
8 [10] Fabien Barel (F), Maxxis-Msc, 900
8 [8] Oscar Saiz (Sp), Maxxis-Msc, 900
10 [15] Claudio Caluori (Swi), Maxxis-Msc, 885
11 [7] Eric Carter (USA), Mongoose-Hyundai, 812
12 [11] Nathan Rennie (Aus), 742
13 [20] Rob Warner (GB), Giant Global, 741
14 [21] Michael Ronning (Aus), 726
15 [13]  Mick Hannah(Aus), Haro-Lee Dungaree, 719
16 [19] Bas De Bever (Nl), Team Be One, 665
17 [30] David Vazquez Lopez (Sp), Giant Global, 662
18 [16] Kirt Voreis (USA), Haro-Lee Dungaree, 655
19 [12] Filip Polc (Svk), 654
20 [18] Tomas Misser Vilaseca (Sp), 651