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Who's climbing on the Longines Ranking?

Wednesday, 06 August 2014

Belgium's Gregory Wathelet breaks in to the top ten - here on Conrad de Hus. Photo by Jeny Abrahamsson.With the latest Longines Ranking out, it's time to take a look at its movers and shakers. First of all, Belgium's Gregory Wathelet's steady climbing upwards over the last month has paid off and he is now number ten on the world ranking. Rolf-Göran Bengtsson is closing in on the top ten, and goes from rank 14 to 11 this month. McLain Ward is also coming near the top ten, and goes from rank 20 to 13 and Pius Schwizer goes from 18 to 15. Sergio Alvarez Moya is continuing his climbing, and is now rank 24 after being rank 30 last month while Pieter Devos is up from rank 30 to 26.

Outside the top 30 Bertram Allen makes a good climb from rank 41 to 34, while Marco Kutscher goes from rank 51 to 38, Brianne Goutal from rank 51 to 44, Rodrigo Pessoa from 58 to 46 and Darragh Kenny all the way up twenty spots to rank 50.

The top 50 are now dominated by men, and only eight female riders can be found within; Penelope Leprevost (9), Beezie Madden (14), Luciana Diniz (17), Edwina Tops-Alexander (25), Katharina Offel (42), Brianne Goutal (44), Tiffany Foster (45) and Lauren Hough (49).

Outside the top 50, but inside the top 100 Joe Clee goes from 68 to 61. Bassem Hassan Mohammed is also moving upwards; from rank 77 to 63. Guy Williams goes from rank 73 to 64, Laura Renwick from rank 80 to 74, Wout-Jan van der Schans from rank 90 to 77, Richie Moloney from rank 89 to 78, Oliver Lazarus from rank 92 to 81 and Leopold van Asten from rank 96 to 86.

Some riders enter the top 100 with a bang this month; Tim Gredley goes from rank 102 to 89, David Will goes from rank 102 to 78, Pablo Barrios goes from rank 119 to 94, Bart Bles goes from rank 133 to 96, Liubov Kochetova goes from rank 106 to 98 – not to forget Quentin Judge who takes a giant leap from rank 162 to 99. Finally Lucy Davis has made it to rank 100, after being 112 last month.

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