Benefiting from his victory in the Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar dislodged his compatriot Primoz Roglic from first place in the UCI world ranking. Wout Van Aert also takes the opportunity to settle in second position.
Tadej Pogacar regains power! Winner of the 2021 edition of the Tour de France this Sunday on the Champs-Elysées, the leader of the UAE Team Emirates can claim to be the world number 1. Indeed, two days after the conclusion of the Big Loop, the Union Cycliste Internationale updated its world ranking on Tuesday to reflect the results obtained during the three weeks of competition, whether it is the stage victories or the result in the general classification. Winner of three stages, each valued at 120 points, and the yellow jersey which brings him the trifle of 1000 points, Tadej Pogacar dislodges Primoz Roglic from first place in the world. A first since the return of the leader of the Jumbo-Visma team to the top of the hierarchy on November 10. The winner of the last two editions of the Vuelta had then dislodged a certain Tadej Pogacar from first place, who had interrupted his domination for two weeks. With a total of 4088 points, the two-time winner of the Tour de France is just over 200 points ahead of Wout Van Aert.
Van Aert also wins on the exchange
The Belgian champion, winner of three stages on the Grande Boucle, took advantage of the many points given up by his teammate in the Jumbo-Visma team for the sliding classification over 52 weeks to take second place. Great leader of the first week of the race, Mathieu van der Poel retains fourth place but is now ahead of Richard Carapaz. The Ecuadorian takes advantage of his third place in the general classification of the Tour de France to overtake Julian Alaphilippe, first Frenchman, and Egan Bernal, who both fall back one place. A Top 10 which is completed by Aleksander Vlasov, Alejandro Valverde and Jakob Fuglsang, who benefit from the sharp decline of Richie Porte with sixteen places lost. Jonas Vingegaard, surprising second in the Tour de France, made a giant leap in this ranking with 53 positions gained and a twelfth place. Ben O’Connor, who finished at the foot of the podium, is not to be outdone with 55 places gained and a 31st position. The success of Tadej Pogacar also allows the UAE Team Emirates to climb on the podium of the team classification behind Ineos Grenadiers and Deceuninck-Quick Step. The Emirati formation thus doubles Jumbo-Visma, which falls to fourth place.
CYCLING / UCI RANKING
Ranking as of July 20, 2021
1- Tadej Pogacar (SLO / UAE Team Emirates) 4,088 points (+1 place)
2- Wout Van Aert (BEL / Jumbo-Visma) 3 881 (+1)
3- Primoz Roglic (SLO / Jumbo-Visma) 3 311 (-2)
4- Mathieu van der Poel (PBS / Alpecin-Fenix) 2,686
5- Richard Carapaz (EQU / Ineos Grenadiers) 2,584 (+2)
6- Julian Alaphilippe (FRA / Deceuninck-Quick Step) 2 318 (-1)
7- Egan Bernal (COL / Ineos Grenadiers) 2,312 (-1)
8- Aleksandr Vlasov (RUS / Astana-Premier Tech) 1,981 (+1)
9- Alejandro Valverde (ESP / Movistar) 1925 (+1)
10- Jakob Fuglsang (DAN / Astana-Premier Tech) 1,775 (+2)