Road: 2011 National Rankings update

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Week ending 26th June | National Rankings Home

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.

Photo: Thwaites' Otley win has helped form an impressive few weeks for the youngster

Elite Men: Endura Racing's Scott Thwaites has capped an impressive few weeks by climbing to the top of the Elite Men's Rankings after the 21 year-old marched home to victory in the opening Elite Circuit Series event in Otley before registering a ninth place finish at the National Road Race Championships in the North East which saw him claim the Under 23's title, earning him 60 and 34 points respectively to see him four points clear of's Jason White.

Ian Bibby (Motorpoint Pro Cycling) has seen his efforts at the same races propel him to third, his notably impressive fifth place finish at the Nationals gifting him 58 points.

Heading in the opposite direction is Rapha Condor Sharp's Zak Dempster, dropping to ninth from third after picking up just one point from the three stages of the Boucles de la Mayenne although the rider was exempt from participating in the Nationals due to his Australian nationality. His teammate Graham Briggs falls from ninth to thirteenth after his sole scoring race in Otley since our last update yielded just two points.

Teams: Despite the disappointment in their Elite Men's rankings, Rapha Condor Sharp continue to sit on the top of the team rankings, with a lead of 328 points. Elsewhere, Thwaites' Endura Racing push on to seventh from tenth whilst Twenty3c-Orbea drop to eight from fourth with no teams falling out of the top ten since our last update.

Danni King

Photo:  Danni King's (centre) superb run of form has propelled her up the Women's 1st category rankings

Women: In the Elite category, National Championship winner Lizzie Armstrong (Garmin - Cervélo), Nicole Cooke MBE (S.C. MCipollini Giordana) and Sharon Laws (Garmin - Cervélo) all moved into the top ten after a rare race appearance in this country paid dividend with points in the Nationals.

In the 1st Category, Motorpoint Cycling's Hannah Barnes refuses to relinquish her position at the top of the rankings but Danni King (Horizon Fitness - Prendas Ciclismo) could be asking questions if she can build on her superb form which continued with a seventh place finish at the Nationals (a third place finish in the Under 23's) which gave her 45 points and leaves her in third, hot on the heels of teammate Hannah Rich in second.

Team Wiggle's Nicola Wheeler continued her march up the rankings with a consistent three second place finishes at the Omega Stage Race and Youth Circuits which pushed her to eight to fifth whilst Lucy Garner (Motorpoint Cycling) drops to fourth from second despite her impressive efforts in recent races as a result of not competing since our last update.