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Three Americans in top 50 of UCI ‘cross rankings

While Rabobank's Richard Groenendaal holds on to the top spot in the UCI cyclo-cross rankings, three U.S. riders showed up in the top-50, in standings released earlier this week. New national champion Tim Johnson (Saturn) sits highest, in 33rd, while Marc Gullickson (Mongoose) is 41st, while Mark McCormack (Saturn) is ranked 49th. In country rankings, Belgium and the Netherlands are one-two, while Italy is third, some 3200 points off the lead. STANDING / NAME / NATIONALITY / TOTAL POINTS 1 GROENENDAAL Richard NED 2398 2 DE CLERCQ Mario BEL 1606 3 NIJS Sven BEL 1409 4 WELLENS

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While Rabobank’s Richard Groenendaal holds on to the top spot in the UCI cyclo-cross rankings, three U.S. riders showed up in the top-50, in standings released earlier this week. New national champion Tim Johnson (Saturn) sits highest, in 33rd, while Marc Gullickson (Mongoose) is 41st, while Mark McCormack (Saturn) is ranked 49th. In country rankings, Belgium and the Netherlands are one-two, while Italy is third, some 3200 points off the lead.

STANDING / NAME / NATIONALITY / TOTAL POINTS

1 GROENENDAAL Richard NED 2398

2 DE CLERCQ Mario BEL 1606

3 NIJS Sven BEL 1409

4 WELLENS Bart BEL 1314

5 PONTONI Daniele ITA 1039

6 VERVECKEN Erwin BEL 1018

7 VAN SANTVLIET Peter BEL 737

8 VANNOPPEN Tom BEL 618

9 VAN DER POEL Adrie NED 594

10 WABEL Beat SUI 557

11 DLASK Petr CZE 549

12 DE VOS Wim NED 453

13 DE KNEGT Gerben NED 451

14 POSPISIL Jiri CZE 330

15 MOREL Christophe FRA 323

16 BRAMATI Luca ITA 297

16 DAELMANS Arne BEL 297

18 SCHÄTTI Roland SUI 290

19 ARNOULD Dominique FRA 288

20 BERDEN Ben BEL 280

21 JANSSENS Marc BEL 267

21 JEZEK Vaclav CZE 267

23 AUSBUHER Kamil CZE 248

24 KORZENIEWSKI Tadeusz POL 237

25 DEREPAS David FRA 236

26 HAMMOND Roger GBR 234

26 VOLCKAERTS Kipcho BEL 234

28 SECO AMUNDARAIN David ESP 232

29 RONDELEZ Bjorn BEL 227

30 PAGNIER David FRA 224

31 SARGENTI Massimo ITA 211

32 DJERNIS Henrik DEN 200

33 JOHNSON Tim USA 195

34 TOFFOLETTI Stefano ITA 183

35 VAN GILS Wilant NED 182

36 WEIGOLD Steffen GER 178

37 URBAN Malte GER 165

38 FRISCHKNECHT Thomas SUI 164

39 GLAJZA Robert SVK 154

40 VANTHOURENHOUT Sven BEL 153

41 DUROS Régis FRA 150

41 GULLIKSON Marc USA 150

43 VANDELLI Valeriano ITA 145

44 LUKES Ondrej CZE 142

45 SIMUNEK Radomir CZE 140

46 NIJLAND Maarten NED 139

47 TRIEBEL Pascal LUX 138

48 RUNKEL Dieter SUI 136

49 MCCORMACK Mark USA 128

50 RAMSAUER Jan SUI 127

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STANDING / COUNTRY / TOTAL POINTS

1 BELGIUM 6084

2 NETHERLANDS 4078

3 ITALY 1875

4 CZECH REPUBLIC 1536

5 SWITZERLAND 1274

6 FRANCE 1221

7 GERMANY 618

8 GREAT BRITAIN 608

9 U.S.A. 596

10 POLAND 557