Einer Rubio climbs 90 places and Buitrago 5 in the UCI Ranking

Since last April 25, Colombia has left the top 20 of the best cyclists in the world after Sergio Higuita fell to 21st place. The BORA-hasngrohe rider continues to be the best of ours in the UCI ranking, occupying 26th place. However, In this last classification, the highlight is the rise of Einer Rubio, the one from Movistar went from position 162 to 72. Meanwhile, Santiago Buitrago became the second best Colombian (44 overall) beating Miguel Ángel López.

Colombia had four cyclists in the recent Giro d’Italia. Rigoberto Urán had to leave after the ninth stage of the competition after testing positive for covid-19. Fernando Gaviria ended up frustrated at not being able to add one more victory to his record since he did not do well in the sprint due to falls and “nerves”, as he himself stated. However, the two most prominent were Santiago Buitrago and Einer Rubiowho were in the top 15 of the competition that was won by the Slovenian, Primoz Roglic.

Einer Rubio crowns ‘Crans Montana’ to reach 941 UCI points

“Many thanks to my Movistar team, my family, and all my fans for their support and shouts of encouragement. Let’s keep working and see you in the next one”, published Rubio after finishing the Giro d’Italia in 11th place overall, just over a minute and a half ahead of Laurens De Plus who finished tenth.

Einer put up a show of stamina to win stage 13 of the Giro after beating Pinot and Cepeda in the final meters of the climb to Crans Montana. For that victory, the UCI gave him 180 points, in addition to the 60 he added for fifth place on day 15, 5 on day 12, 25 on day 19, 35 on day 16 and 155 for his overall position. for a total of 460 units that leave it with 941 in the 72nd position worldwide and the fourth Colombian.

Santiago Buitrago, the second best cyclist in Colombia according to the UCI

“It was being a difficult Giro personally and today raising my arms in Tre Cime di Lavaredo is the payment for the work and the sacrifice I made to come to this Giro,” said Buitrago after winning the queen stage of the Giro d’Italia last year. May 26. It was the 34th victory for Colombia in the history of the competition and helped them get 180 points.

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Santiago Buitrago accumulated 322 points with Bahrain Victorious in the Giro. The highest score was with the stage victory that gave him 180 units. In total, it has 1,208 that put it in 44th place worldwide. and second from Colombia behind Sergio Higuita who will add more points in the Tour of Switzerland before going to the Tour de France, where his presence is confirmed.

Nairo Quintana continues to lose places in the UCI ranking

“We cross our fingers that it will be soon,” said Nairo Quintana on May 11 regarding his return to official competitions. The runner continues without a team and this year he has barely participated in the National Route where he came third. He was recently related to Bahrain Victorious again, although there has been no official information regarding the transfer for now.

He is currently ranked 696 worldwide in the UCI with 95 points. In Colombia he is 18th in the ranking after having lost 21 positions compared to the last classification that was issued before the end of the Giro.

Egan Bernal awaits the Dauphiné Critérium to climb positions

Egan will compete again this Sunday, June 4, when the Dauphiné Critérium begins. The Ineos was going to participate in the Tour of Norway, but he finally decided to go to this race in which Jonas Vingegaard, Adam Yates, Mikel Landa, Richard Carapaz, among other top riders will also be there.

After his recovery, he has started to run in 2023 with some falls and difficulties, but he has also shown his class to finish in the top 10 of two races, the Tour de Romandie and the Tour of Hungary. In 2023 he has added 188 points that have him with 193 in the total and occupying position 399 worldwide and 11 of Colombians.

Top 10 Colombians in the UCI ranking on May 30, 2023

Colombians in the UCI ranking

  1. (26, worldwide) Sergio Higuta (BORA): 1,599 points
  2. (44) Santiago Buitrago (Bahrain Victorious): 1,208
  3. (47) Miguel Ángel López (Team Medellín): 1,197
  4. (72) Einer Rubio (Movistar Team): 941
  5. (89) Esteban Chaves (EF): 804
  6. (94) Daniel Felipe Martinez (Ineos): 786.29
  7. (117) Rigoberto Urán (EF): 675
  8. (136) Fernando Gaviria (Movistar Team): 570
  9. (163) Juan Sebastián Molano (UAE): 488.93
  10. (201) Iván Ramiro Sosa (Movistar Team): 425

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