Tadej Pogačar set a new milestone in the world of cycling. The 23-year-old became the first cyclist in history to surpass the 6,000-point mark on UCI Road Rankings.
Last week, the Slovenian prodigy of the UAE Team Emirates improved his personal best points total on the UCI individual rankings, and now, with fourth place in the Tour of Flanders, he has set a new record of 6051 points total. The previous record was held by Slovak Peter Sagan, who collected 5,879 points at the start of the 2017 season (February 26).
Slovenia strongly dominates the UCI Individual rankings with as many as three representatives among the top five. Behind the record-breaking milestone from Pogačar, there are Primož Roglič, Wout van Aert, Julian Alaphilippe and Matej Mohorič.
UCI Road Rankings, Individuals (5th of April 2022):
The UCI men's road racing world rankings are a point system that is used to rank men's road cycling riders. Points are accrued over a rolling 12-month period . This means that results older than 12 months are deducted from the points total as the rankings are updated weekly. The points available at each race are set depending on the ranking and prestige of each race, determined by the new World Ranking system launched in 2016, incorporating both World Tour and Continental Circuit races. More detailed information on the World ranking system, race classifications and milestones of individual cyclists on the UCI rankings can be found HERE.
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