Thanks to his new success on the Tour de France roads, Tadej Pogacar took first place in the UCI ranking.
Impressive winner of the Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar crushed the competition. A coronation matched with the best climber’s jersey, the best youngster’s jersey and three stage victories. And this new triumph on the Grande Boucle also earned the young Slovenian another consecration: first place in the UCI ranking.
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Third before the start of the Tour, the UAE Team Emirates rider climbed to the first step ahead of Wout Van Aert and his compatriot Primoz Roglic, the former leader of the classification. While Mathieu van der Poel and Richard Carapaz completed the Top 5, Julian Alaphilippe, who had to settle for a stage victory in the Tour de France, is in sixth place ahead of Egan Bergal and Aleksandr Vlasov.
Among the other French, David Gaudu occupies the 13e place while Arnaud Démare and Florian Sénéchal follow at 17e and 18e ranks.
Note that despite the victory of Tadej Pogacar, Slovenia abandoned the second place in the classification by nations, France taking the opportunity to become the new runner-up of Belgium.
UCI rankings as of July 20, 2021
1. Tadej Pogacar (SVN, UAE-Team Emirates) 4,088
2. Wout Van Aert (BEL, Jumbo-Visma) 3 881
3. Primoz Roglic (SVN, Jumbo-Visma) 3 311
4. Mathieu van der Poel (NED, Alpecin-Fenix) 2,686
5. Richard Carapaz (EQA, INEOS Grenadiers) 2,584
6. Julian Alaphilippe (FRA, Deceuninck-Quick Step) 2 318
7. Egan Bernal (COL, INEOS Grenadiers) 2,312
8. Aleksandr Vlasov (RUS, Astana – PremierTech) 1,981
9. Alejandro Valverde (ESP, Movistar Team) 1925
10. Jakob Fuglsang (DAN, Astana – PremierTech) 1775
11. Maximilian Schachmann (ALL, BORA-hansgrohe) 1,774
12. Jonas Vingegaard (DAN, Jumbo-Visma) 1,681
13. David Gaudu (FRA, Groupama-FDJ) 1,595
14. Michael Matthews (AUS, Team BikeExchange) 1,526
15. Michael Woods (CAN, Israel Start-Up Nation) 1,508
16. Tim Merlier (BEL, Alpecin-Fenix) 1,489
17. Arnaud Démare (FRA, Groupama-FDJ) 1,480
18. Florian Sénéchal (FRA, Deceuninck-Quick Step) 1,460
19. Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA, Team Qhubeka NextHash) 1,458
20. Simon Yates (GBR, Team BikeExchange) 1,398
1. Belgium 11 650
2. France 10,200
3. Slovenia 9,193
4. Great Britain 8,380.6
5. Italy 8 162
6. Netherlands 8,079
7. Spain 7,952
8. Denmark 7,070.6
9. Australia 6,611
10. Colombia 6,015