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Pogačar at the top of the world tour ranking Uci
4 November 2021 - News
Pogačar at the top of the world tour ranking Uci

Pogačar succeed his compatriot Primož Roglič, winner in 2020, leading with 5,363 pts from his closest rivals in the UCI World Ranking, Wout van Aert (4,382 pts) and Roglič (3,924 pts). Winner of the Tour de France for the second year in a row, the Slovenian (who turned 23 at the end of September) participated in three more UCI WorldTour stage races this year: he won the UAE Tour, conquered Tirreno-Adriatico, and finished 3rd in the Itzulia Basque Country. A couple of weeks before the Tour, ‘Pogi’ also shone at home as he won the Tour of Slovenia (part of the UCI ProSeries).

In addition to seven stages and four overall standings, Pogačar’s extended range of talents saw him take two one-day races, both among the most sought-after successes in the sport: Liège-Bastogne-Liège, in the Belgian spring, and Il Lombardia, when falling leaves mark the autumn in Italy.

His triumphs come with a spectacular badge of honour: Pogačar is only the third rider ever to claim the Tour de France and two Monuments in the same season, after Fausto Coppi (1949) and Eddy Merckx (1971 and 1972). Winner of the 2021 UCI Stage Race World Ranking ahead of Roglič (who most notably won La Vuelta Ciclista a España for the third successive year) and Ineos Grenadiers’ Egan Bernal (who returned to his Grand Tour winning habits in the Giro d’Italia), Pogačar is also 3rd in the 2021 UCI One Day Race World Ranking.

Link Uci website: https://www.uci.org/pressrelease/final-uci-rankings-for-the-2021-road-season-tadej-pogacar-and-annemiek-van-vleuten-at-the-top-of-the-world-hierarchy/7rC1ki2ZpUpkzUFlAhdzV2

Link Uci website: https://www.uci.org/article/van-vleuten-pogacar-sd-worx-dominant-in-the-2021-uci-worldtours/7m4O2gF0EdCuLT9zYOl2gO