Evenepoel climbs to 3rd place in the UCI ranking, behind Pogacar and van Aert

After climbing to the top step of the Vuelta podium on Sunday evening, Remco Evenepoel climbs on another podium, virtual this time. Thanks to his performances in Spain, the 22-year-old phenom climbed to third place of the new UCI ranking (International Cycling Union).

The points accumulated by Evenepoel over this last week of the Vuelta (final victory, stage victory, days in red and placements) allowed him to jump 1408.5 points to move from 5th to 3rd place in the ranking. with 4167.5 points. He thus surpasses the unfortunate Primoz Roglic (now 6th) and the winner of the Tour de France Jonas Vingegaard (4th) while the Russian Aleksandr Vlasov settles in 5th position.

The first two places belong to two other great protagonists of this season: Tadej Pogacar (4836 points) and Wout van Aert (4535 points), returned from Canada with nearly 700 points in his bag.

Belgium – by far the best nation in the world, ahead of France – is also the only country to place more than two riders in the top 10 with the 7th place of the neo-professional Arnaud DeLie20 years (2026 pts).

In terms of victories obtained in 2022, Evenepoel also excels. With 14 successes, he is now tied for first with Tadej Pogacar and has two more successes than his teammate. Fabio Jakobsen.

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