WoSJ has taken a look at some of the riders that have climbed the most among the top 200 on this month’s Longines Ranking. The ranking includes validated results from 01/03/2012 to 28/02/2013. Within the top 100 Patrice Delaveau has jumped from 47 to 29 after some super results lately. Maikel van der Vleuten is another climbing rider, going from rank 46 to 30. Irish rider Conor Swail has moved up from rank 79 to 63, while Abdullah Sharbatly continues to climb – this time from 91 to 74. Michel Hecart from France is another rider moving upwards with high speed; from 128 to 81. Beat Mändli has also broken into the top 100, and gone from rank 107 to 86 – as has Gert-Jan Brugging from Holland who climbed from rank 106 to 89. British rider Tina Fletcher has gone up from rank 104 to 90, and Kamal Bahamdan from 109 to 97.
Outside the Top 100 some riders have made big climbs; Stephex Stables’ rider Eiken Sato has jumped from rank 131 to 108, Britain’s Robert Smith from 141 to 109, Patrick Stühlmeyer from 159 to 120, Ramzy Al Duhami from 167 to 125, Joe Clee from 161 to 125, Denmark’s Sören Pedersen from 191 to 160, Holger Wulschner from 292 to 162, Poland’s Jaroslaw Skrzyczynski from 221 to 174, Belgium’s Constant van Paesschen from 247 to 186, not to forget the Dutch super talent Frank Schuttert who jumped from rank 239 to 187.
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