New Zealander Jason Christie tops the UCI's first World Ranking

New Zealand national road race champion Jason Christie is the first leader of the UCI's new World Ranking

Jason Christie

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Jason Christie may not be a name known to many outside his native New Zealand, but the Kenyan Riders Down Under team rider is the first name at the top of the UCI's inaugural men's World Ranking.

The 26-year-old won the New Zealand national road race championships and placed seventh in the national time trial championships to accumulate enough points to sit ahead of Australian road race champion Jack Bobridge (Trek-Segafredo).

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