Iranian cyclists jump spots in UCI rankings

TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) – Iran’s cycling squad has ranked first in Asia according to the latest rankings released by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).

In the last third part of every month, Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) released rankings of cyclists competing in continental tours as well as standings for national teams and clubs. Iranian cyclists have improved positions in the latest rankings published for November, 2016.

While two cyclists from Kazakhstan and Hong Kong have taken the first and second places, Iran’s Rahim Emami jumped 23 spots rising from 26th to 3rd spot in Asian tours the updated rankings of the International Cycling Union.

Also, Arvin Moazemi Goudarzi has climbed from 8th to 4th place though Mirsamad Pourseyedi, who enjoyed the 4th spot in the previous rankings, has lost two position to settle in the 6th place.

Mohammad Ganjkhanlou (94th) and Mahdi Rajabi (106th) are representing Iran among the ranking for top U23 cyclists of Asia. Furthermore, Hamid Pourhashemi has improved by 100 spots to occupy the 84th place.

In Asian team rankings, Iran’s outfit, who had lost one position in mid-November, has earned 1976 points to return to the top position. Kazakhstan went down by one position to rank second while Japan stands in the third place. Meanwhile, fourth and fifth in UCI rankings for Asian team are South Korea and Hong Kong.

In the standings for U23 teams of Asia, the first to third places have been occupied by South Korea, Kazakhstan and Iran respectively.

The lasted UCI ranking for the year 2016 will be released in December.

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