Peter Sagan leads the UCI ranking 2016
Now that the cycling season is almost over, it is time to take stock this year 2016, which was the best cyclist Peter Sagan. The Slovakian has led for the first time in his career the UCI ranking, a rating that in recent years was dominated by Spanish cyclists (three times Valverde, three Itching Rodriguez and Contador in the last ten years).
A heavy Sagan has not at all what will be world champion and the popular “curse of the rainbow jersey” (affecting cyclists Roche, Bugno or Leblanc). The Tinkoff rider has fared much better arcobaleno in the past two years, which despite getting enough victories, the fact of being so often second made it seem like I was jinxed.
In this year 2016, Sagan has achieved the following list of victories in the World Tour schedule:
- Ghent – Wevelgem
Tour of Flanders
Two stages in the Tour of Switzerland
Three stages in the Tour de France, where he also won the classification of the regularity and combativity award was
Quebec Grand Prix
Two stages in the Eneco Tour
For all this, Sagan has scored 5359 points, 3771 points by Chris Froome has added 3708 points and joined the Belgian Greg Van Avermaet. In addition, we must add that Sagan has scored victories in races outside the World Tour as the Tour of California, amen crowned champions of Europe and also world champion in Doha.
Movistar team and country Spain
The Movistar Team has finished in the top ranking, and you go for four consecutive years. The Spanish team scored a total of 1471 points after getting 36 victories throughout the season, by 1361 it added the team Tinkoff, mainly thanks to Peter Sagan and Alberto Contador, and 1187 points that have joined the British Team Sky.
The best cyclists in the Spanish team, depending on the individual ranking, have been Nairo Quintana, Alejandro Valverde and Ion Izaguirre . Colombia, with 3568 points, was fourth and was very close to being among the top three at the end. Valverde finished the ranking just behind fifth, while Izaguirre, future corridor Bahrain Merida, was eleventh.
Country Spain has been who has scored more points. Since this ranking is counted (since 1996), Spain and Italy are most times have led (the first ten editions Italy and Spain the remaining eleven with the exception of 2011, which was for Italy).
The best Spanish riders in the ranking and have named Valverde (5th), Accountant (8th), Izaguirre (11th) and Joaquim Rodriguez (35th). In second place in the ranking ended Colombia, to just 29 points, and Britain, France and Belgium completed the top 5.http://www.sportseducationexpo.com/peter-sagan-uci-ranking-2016.htmlCycle SportPlayer News