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Gilbert tops UCI rankings

Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) replaces Luis Leon Sanchez (Caisse d’Epargne) at the top of the UCI rankings.

Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) has displaced Luis Leon Sanchez (Caisse d’Epargne) at the top of the UCI rankings, released Monday.

Gilbert, who finished fourth at Liège-Bastoge-Liège on Sunday, now leads the standings with 292 points. Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d’Epargne), third on the day, now holds the runner-up spot with 281 points, while Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Team Katusha) is third with 268 points.

American Chris Horner (Team RadioShack) is ninth with 144 points.

Spain remains atop the national standings with 1,044 points. Belgium is second with 712 and Australia third with 415 points. The United States sits fifth with 287.

Caisse d’Epargne continues to lead the team rankings with 509 points. Team Katusha is second with 478 and Astana third with 433. BMC Racing is the top American team, sitting sixth with 333.