Mark Cavendish returns to the top three of Pro Cycling Index following Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne win

Mark Cavendish returns to the top three of Pro Cycling Index following Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne win

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Great Britain’s Mark Cavendish has returned to the top three of the Pro Cycling Index after winning the Belgium semi classic race Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne.

Cavendish, riding for Team Sky, is the first rider to win the race in the world champion’s jersey since Johan Museeuw in 1997 and if able to maintain his form in the spring classics period could close the gap or even overtake Cadel Evans in second place.

After the race Cavendish paid tribute to his teammate Chris Sutton, who led him out having won the event in 2011. “We had last year’s winner leading me out in CJ [Sutton] and for him to sacrifice the chance of going for a double, shows the class he has. That was great and for Team Sky to win it two years in a row is very, very nice,” Cavendish said.  

Fellow British and Team Sky rider Bradley Wiggins also finds himself in the top 10, sitting in eigth position after a strong Tour of the Algarve.

The IG Markets Pro Cycling Index, a different system to the UCI’s rankings, sources results from the 120 top international road races throughout the season. Races are ranked based on their prestige and their importance to cycling fans and put into four tiers in three different categories.

For more information on the system visit www.igmarkets.com/procyclingindex.

Current Pro Cycling Index Top 10:

Rank

First Name

Last Name

Team

Country

Score

1

Philippe

Gilbert

BMC Racing Team

BEL

7080

2

Cadel

Evans

BMC Racing Team

AUS

4148

3

Mark

Cavendish

Sky Procycling

GBR

3469

4

Joaquin

Rodriguez

Katusha Team

ESP

3398

5

Michele

Scarponi

Lampre - ISD

ITA

3252

6

Fabian

Cancellara

Radioshack-Nissan

SUI

2990

7

Tony

Martin

Omega Pharma-Quickstep

GER

2787

8

Bradley

Wiggins

Sky Procycling

GBR

2483

9

Fränk

Schleck

Radioshack-Nissan

LUX

2424

10

Samuel

Sanchez

Euskaltel - Euskadi

ESP

2422

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