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British Cycling's National Rankings are one of the most popular destinations on this website as riders track their progress relative to their peers and target moves up through the system. They are also a great guide to which riders are in form.

16th June 2011 | Last Rankings Update

Elite Men:'s Jason White top the Elite Men's rankings this week thanks to a consistent run in the last five or six weeks, especially in circuit races, culminating in seventh in the Smithfield Nocturne at the weekend.

Marcel Six has also leap-frogged over long-time rankings leader Zac Dempster, thanks primarily to strong performances in the Tour Series crits.

Other riders making a move upwards include Scott Thwaites who has had a win and a second in recent rounds of the Tour Series and has shown that his win in the Lincoln GP was no fluke and that he's equally at home in crits or longer open-road events.

Graham Briggs is moving up steadily at the moment, following up his win in the Tour Series at Peterborough with third at Stoke and fourth at the Smithfield Nocturne.

He and Dean Downing, another rapid mover in the last month, have been the cornerstones of Rapha Condor Sharp's strong start to the summer circuit racing season.

1 Jason White - Metaltek Eastern 525
2 Marcel Six Twenty3c-Orbea Eastern 518
3 Zak Dempster Rapha Condor Sharp North West 515
4 Scott Thwaites Endura Racing Yorkshire 479
5 Marcin Bialoblocki Motorpoint Pro Cycling South West 466
6 Jonathan McEvoy Motorpoint Pro Cycling North West 439
7 Justin Hoy Felt-Colbornes RT South 425
8 Ian Bibby Motorpoint Pro Cycling North West 413
9 Graham Briggs Rapha Condor Sharp Yorkshire 359
10 Matt Cronshaw Team Raleigh North West 356
11 Dean Downing Rapha Condor Sharp Yorkshire 325
12 Blake Pond Wilier/ South West 314
13 Chris Opie Pendragon - Le Col - Colnago South West 309
14 Evan Oliphant Endura Racing East of Scotland 292
14 Magnus Backstedt Team UK Youth Wales 292
16 Alex Higham WyndyMilla Maxifuel South East 285
17 Yanto Barker Pendragon - Le Col - Colnago South East 283
18 Dale Appleby - Metaltek Wales 270
19 Colin Parry Wilier/ South 266
19 Simon Brooks VC St Raphael South 266

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Teams: Amongst the teams, it's no surprise to see Rapah Condor Sharp moving into the number one position, their strength in depth in both Road Races and Criteriums makes them a strong favourite to still be at the top at the end of the season. Having said that, Raleigh and Motorpoint are close on their heels, and with less than 1000 points between the top ten teams - Endura are currently in 10th - it's still wide open.

1 Rapha Condor Sharp North West 2307
2 Team Raleigh East Midlands 2097
3 Motorpoint Pro Cycling West Midlands 1826
4 Twenty3c-Orbea Eastern 1696
5 - Metaltek East Midlands 1691
6 Felt-Colbornes RT South 1554
7 VC St Raphael South 1549
8 Team Corley Cycles/Cervelo/Alpha R.C Central 1499
9 Wilier/ South 1466
10 Endura Racing Headquarters 1390

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Women: In the women's rankings, the main action is amongst the first category riders, with Hannah Barnes extending her lead at the top thanks to consistent rides in the Johnson Health Tech Women's Grand Prix Series and a fine win in the Smithfield Nocturne. Behind her, moving up from 6th to second, is Motorpoint team-mate Lucy Garner, who is enjoying an outstanding first senior season: she hasn't been outside the top ten in any of her last 15 race finishes and has five wins to her credit already. Also rising fast is Dani King, who capped a good month with a win at the weekend's Capernwray road race.

1 Hannah Barnes Motorpoint Cycling Central 255
2 Lucy Garner Motorpoint Cycling East Midlands 182
3 Hannah Rich Horizon Fitness - Prendas Ciclismo Wales 173
4 Hannah Walker Motorpoint Cycling North West 172
5 Danielle King Horizon Fitness - Prendas Ciclismo South 129
6 Jayne Paine Willesden Cycling Club Central 127
7 Charlotte Easton Look Mum No Hands South East 126
8 Nicola Wheeler Team Wiggle South 108
9 Corrine Hall Team Corridori South East 93
10 Anna Grundy Look Mum No Hands Eastern 77

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