The Venezuelan rider Daniel Dhers, one of the 23 Venezuelans with his name registered in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, added 200 points that elevate him to the top of the International Cycling Union ranking, after taking first place in the Kalashnikov BMX Cup Freestyle Park in the Russian city of Izhevsk, an event held from April 30 to this Sunday, May 2.
Dhers (Red Bull - VEN), a five-time X-Games champion, dominated the Extreme Park of the capital of Udmurtia, Russia, where he was crowned champion ahead of world number one, Irek Rizaev (Red Bull), and of his partner Nikita Fominov (Team - RUS).
The Venezuelan, winner of the last Pan American Games Lima 2019, sealed his performance on the track and third victory of the season with a score of 90.33, higher than the 89 and 85.33 points achieved by the Russians, in the Class 1 (C1) competition which brought together 53 runners from the European nation, with Daniel being the only representative from the American continent.
Before the latest update of the UCI BMX Freestyle Park world ranking, Dhers is in second place in the individual ranking with 560 units, just behind Russia's Rizaev (600 points).
His victory in Izhevsk will make him total 760 points, digits that would tie him in the leadership of the world ranking with Rizaev, who added 160 units at home as a result of second place and will round his score also by 760 counts to maintain the top of the ranking. orbital.
Russia's is the third victory for the Venezuelan in 2021 on the way to Tokyo, who added 400 points in the National Championship and the Venezuelan Cup, respectively, both tournaments held at the United Nations Extreme Park in Caracas, last February, as part of his Olympic preparation.
In the ranking of nations, Venezuela occupies the second place on the planet with 880 units, behind Russia, líder with 1000 points. Mexico is third with 800 points.