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Who is climbing on the Longines Ranking?

Thursday, 03 July 2014

William Whitaker makes a huge climb on this month's ranking. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.On this month's Longines Ranking, four countries dominate the Top 10: Germany with three riders, France with three riders, Great Britain with two riders and the US with two riders. Outside of the Top 10 - and within the top 100 it is a much bigger mixture of countries though and it's time to take a look at the biggest climbers.

Inside the top 50 Belgium's Gregory Wathelet is closing in on the ten best riders, he is now rank 13 after being 17 last month. Sweden's Rolf-Göran Bengtsson is on his way up as well, climbing five spots to rank 14. Canada's Eric Lamaze moves up from 26 to 22, while Ukraine's Cassio Rivetti climbs eight spots to rank 26. Belgium's Pieter Devos has made it into the top 30 after being 39 last month, and Sweden's Henrik von Eckermann climbs five positions to rank 36 as does Belgium's Nicola Philippaerts to rank 39.

Ireland's Bertram Allen moves from 50 to 41, Duth rider Marc Houtzager from 51 to 41, Canada's Tiffany Foster from 49 to 44 and Switzerland's Paul Estermann from 55 to 46. The biggest climbs inside the top 50 this month comes from Belgium's Constant van Paesschen who moves up 15 places to rank 28, Saudi Arabia's Abdullah Al Sharbatly that climbs from 58 to 35 and Ireland's Billy Twomey who goes up 18 spots to rank 38.

Inside the top 100 Abdelkebir Ouaddar moves up five spots to rank 54, Michel Hecart climbs from 66 to 57, Rodrigo Pessoa from 71 to 58, Marlon Modolo Zanotelli from 70 to 63, Shane Sweetnam from 82 to 64, Robert Whitaker from 76 to 66 and Joe Clee from 82 to 68.

Darragh Kenny makes a huge climb from 132 to rank 70. Three other riders made a big jump on the list this month as well - Bassem Hassan Mohammed climbs 34 spots to rank 77, Richard Spooner goes from rank 114 to 86 and William Whitaker moves up from rank 136 to 94!

Andrius Petrovas moves up 9 spots to rank 82, Wout-Jan van der Schans 11 spots to rank 90, Kristaps Neretnieks 10 spots to rank 93, Jos Lansink 20 spots to rank 97, Ali Bin Khalid Al Thani 9 spots to rank 98 and Jessica Kürten 15 spots to rank 100.

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