UCI Road World Cup

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UCI Road World Cup
FormerlySuper Prestige Pernod International
SportRoad bicycle racing
Inaugural season1989 (1989)
Replaced byUCI ProTour
Most titles Paolo Bettini (ITA) (3)

The UCI Road World Cup was a season-long road cycling competition held since 1989 till 2004 and comprising ten one-day events.


The competition was inaugurated in 1989, and replaced the Super Prestige Pernod International. In the first three years, the competition was sponsored by Perrier. The competition determined a winning individual, and a winning team

The record number of wins was Paolo Bettini's three consecutive wins in 2002, 2003, and the last edition in 2004. Three riders won the competition twice: Maurizio Fondriest (1991 and 1993), Johan Museeuw (1995 and 1996) and Michele Bartoli (1997 and 1998).

The competition was run in parallel to the UCI Road World Rankings, which included all UCI sanctioned events. Both were replaced at the end of the 2004 season with the inauguration of the UCI ProTour and UCI Continental Circuits.


Permanent events
Other events


Rider Team
1989 Republic of Ireland Sean Kelly (IRL) PDM–Concorde
1990 Italy Gianni Bugno (ITA) Chateau d'Ax–Salotti
1991 Italy Maurizio Fondriest (ITA) Panasonic–Sportlife
1992 Germany Olaf Ludwig (GER) Panasonic–Sportlife
1993 Italy Maurizio Fondriest (ITA) Lampre–Polti
1994 Italy Gianluca Bortolami (ITA) Mapei–CLAS
1995 Belgium Johan Museeuw (BEL) Mapei–GB–Latexco
1996 Belgium Johan Museeuw (BEL) Mapei–GB
1997 Italy Michele Bartoli (ITA) MG Maglificio–Technogym
1998 Italy Michele Bartoli (ITA) Asics–CGA
1999 Belgium Andrei Tchmil (BEL) Lotto–Mobistar
2000 Germany Erik Zabel (GER) Team Telekom
2001 Netherlands Erik Dekker (NED) Rabobank
2002 Italy Paolo Bettini (ITA) Mapei–Quick-Step
2003 Italy Paolo Bettini (ITA) Quick-Step–Davitamon
2004 Italy Paolo Bettini (ITA) Quick-Step–Davitamon

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