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Tony Martin and HTC lead WorldTour rankings

Tony Martin and HTC-Highroad have moved into the lead of the UCI's WorldTour individual and team rankings following the German's overall victory and Matt Goss' stage win in Paris-Nice.

Tony Martin and HTC-Highroad have moved into the lead of the UCI’s WorldTour individual and team rankings following the German’s overall victory and Matt Goss’ stage win in Paris-Nice. The updated rankings were released Monday morning. They include stage and overall points from Paris-Nice but not Tirreno-Adriatico, which ends Tuesday.

“For sure it’s a really big honor for me,” Martin said. “There have been some big names before me leading that classification in the past so I’m proud to be there, too.”

“I know it’ll be hard to defend it, but whatever happens it’s nice to have held the lead, and great for the team, too. I hope it will motivate us all to go on getting good results in the future. I want to get some more big wins in the future, too!”

In the individual UCI WorldTour rankings, Martin leads with 108 points while in the UCI WorldTour team rankings, HTC-Highroad has 211 points, Team Sky is second with 170 and RadioShack third with 145.