UAE Team Emirates at No.5 in UCI World Tour Rankings

UAE Team Emirates captain Rui Costa’s first place at this year’s Abu Dhabi Tour has seen UAE Team Emirates jump straight into fifth place on the UCI WorldTour team rankings.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
28th February 2017

article:28th February 2017

UAE Team Emirates captain, Rui Costa, takes the Abu Dhabi Tour title.
UAE Team Emirates captain, Rui Costa, takes the Abu Dhabi Tour title.

Costa sealed the overall General Classification race win at the fourth and final 143-kilometre Yas Island Stage, held exclusively on the Yas Marina Circuit, thanks primarily to his stunning victory in the third stage that finished at the summit of Jebel Hafeet.  

Costa made history in landing the team’s first GC victory, and became the first UAE Team Emirates rider to win under the new team banner.


The Portuguese is expected to next line-up for the team at the famous Tirreno-Adriatico race in a couple of weeks, and may then make his debut at the Giro d’Italia, the first of the iconic ‘Grands Tours’.

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UCI WorldTour rankings (as of February 26 after Abu Dhabi Tour)

UCI WORLD TOUR 2017 TEAM RANKING
PZ TEAM PT
1 BMC RACING TEAM 1.210
2 ORICA SCOTT 1.077
3 BORA HANSGROHE 923
4 TEAM SUNWEB 695
5 UAE TEAM EMIRATES 654
6 TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN 633
7 QUICK STEP FLOORS 578
8 TREK SEGAFREDO 558
9 TEAM DIMENSION DATA 483
10 TEAM LOTTO NL JUMBO 407
11 TEAM SKY 379
12 CANNONDALE DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM 359
13 AG2R LA MONDIALE 331
14 LOTTO SOUDAL 315
15 ASTANA PRO TEAM 282
16 MOVISTAR TEAM 180
17 BAHRAIN MERIDA 114
18 FDJ 68

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