Sergio Higuita, the best Colombian in the UCI ranking

The season continues to advance and this month there will be more important competitions for the Colombians, as well as the return of Egan Bernal in the Coppi e Bartali and the debut of Rigoberto Urán in Europe in 2023. Meanwhile, Nairo continues to hope to define his future. Sergio Higuita and Daniel Felipe Martínez remain the best in the country since the beginning of the year, Although they left the top 10, they are still in the top 20 on the planet.

The Tirreno-Adriatico and Paris-Nice ended over the weekend, in the first the best Colombian was Santiago Buitrago who finished 36th overall at 17 minutes and 23 seconds. Daniel Felipe Martínez finished as the most outstanding of ours in the race that won with category Tadej Pogacar.

Sergio Higuita ranks 13th worldwide and in 2023 he has participated in four competitions that have given him 183 points, which allow him, with the sum of what was done in 2022, to stay within the top 20 of the UCI (1,985 points). He is followed by Dani Martínez who has scored 342.29 points so far this year, adding to the previous season to leave him in 20th place overall (1,708.29).

Nairo and Egan continue to lose positions

The two referents of national cycling continue to be relegated in the list since they have not been able to compete much in 2023. Nairo was in the Nationals where he added 60 points for the 351 he currently has. While, Egan, who due to a knee blow in the Vuelta a San Juan, has not been able to comply with his racing program, adds 10 units since since he returned from the accident he has been in few races. He will return on March 21 for Coppi e Bartali.

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  1. (13) Sergio Higuita (Bora – Hansgrohe): 1,985 points
  2. (20) Daniel Felipe Martinez (INEOS): 1,708.29
  3. (60) Miguel Angel Lopez (Team Medellin): 1,005
  4. (96) Esteban Chavez (EF Education – Easypost): 676
  5. (104) Rigoberto Urán (EF Education – Easypost): 651
  6. (121) Santiago Buitrago (Bahrain Victorious): 603
  7. (126) Fernando Gaviria (Movistar Team): 590
  8. (169) Ivan Ramiro Sosa (Movistar Team): 459
  9. (170) Einer Rubio (Movistar Team): 456
  10. (228) Nairo Quintana:351

Egan ranks 2072 overall with his 10 points, in Italy it will surely add up to start climbing and soon be in the top places.

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