Iranian cyclist lands 2nd in UCI rankings

TEHRAN, Sep. 05 (MNA) – Amirhossein Jamshidian, young Iranian cyclist, has occupied the second position in the latest Men Junior Points Race Ranking issued by UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale).

Jamshidian, following his stunning performance in 2017 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships, managed to climb to the second position in the global ranking published by UCI, the world governing body for sports cycling.

The sportive event kicked off in Montichiari, Italy, on August 23 and ran through August 27. More than 100 women and nearly 200 men from 42 countries entered the five-day competition across team and individual events, in sprint and endurance racing.

Iran had deployed two representatives to the World championships. One was Amirhossein Jamshidian who took part in various events and found his way to finals of Points Race category where he finished in the fifth place overall.

The achievement was a historic one as the young athlete became the first Iranian cyclist to enter the tournament.

 A look at the most recent Men Junior Points Race Ranking reveals that Iran’s Jamshidian is standing in the second position with 1320 points behand Oleg Kanaka of Ukraine who has scooped as many as 1815 points. Meanwhile, Ken Sato from Japan ranks third with a total of 1200 points.

Determined and ambitious enough, Jamshidian also managed to have his name added to upper parts of the Men Junior Omnium Ranking by jumping spots to the ninth position. Switzerland’s Alex Vogel has occupied the top position in the same division with a total of 1390 points followed by Xeno Young of Ireland.

Iran’s other representative at the sportive extravaganza was Kasra Bagherpour currently ranks 20th in Men Junior Sprint, 18th in 1km Time Trial and 19th in Scratch. Iran’s team also stands in the seventh place on the Men Junior Scratch Ranking list with 1210 points.

The UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships are a set of world championship events for junior riders, for the various disciplines and distances in track cycling and are regulated by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).

Current events include time trial, keirin, individual pursuit, team pursuit, points race, scratch race, sprint, team sprint, omnium and, for men only, madison. Women's events are shorter than men's.

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