Thanks to his victory in the Vuelta a España, Primoz Roglic is the new number one on the UCI cycling world ranking. The Slovenian rider from Jumbo-Visma takes over the lead from Julian Alaphilippe.
Roglic now has 4,160.28 points, against the 3,699.95 points of Alaphilippe, who won the victories early this year and also wore the yellow leader's jersey for a long time in the Tour de France, in which he eventually finished fifth.
Behind Roglic and Alaphilippe, Alejandro Valverde (third with 3,317 points), Jakob Fuglsang (fourth with 3,162.50 points) and Greg van Avermaet (fifth with 2,812.33 points) complete the top five.
Mathieu van der Poel is the highest ranked Dutchman in 13th place. The leader of Corendon-Circus very convincingly won the overall victory in the Tour of Great Britain last week.
In addition to Van der Poel, Bauke Mollema (30th), Mike Teunissen (36th), Dylan Groenewegen (41st), Steven Kruijswijk (43rd), Tom Dumoulin (49th) and Wout Poels (50th) can also be found in the top fifty.
Roglic won a big round for the first time
Roglic won a big round with the Vuelta for the first time. Halfway through the three-week race through Spain, he took the red leader's jersey and did not give it up in the future.
The former ski jumper also seemed to be heading for the overall victory earlier this year in the Giro d'Italia, but he lost his leading position in the final week.
In the team ranking of the UCI, Deceuninck-Quick-Step leads BORA-hansgrohe and Jumbo-Visma, which has moved up a position. The country ranking is led by Belgium, the Netherlands is fourth.
This year there are only two major competitions on the program; between September 22 and 30 the World Championship in Yorkshire and on October 12 the Tour of Lombardy.
See also: The cycling calendar of 2019