1998 UCI Road World Cup

The 1998 UCI Road World Cup was the tenth edition of the UCI Road World Cup, cycling's season-long competition of the ten top-tier one-day classics. It was won by Italian classics specialist Michele Bartoli of the Asics–CGA team. Italian team Mapei–Bricobi won the team competition and placed four riders in the individual top-ten.[1]

1998 UCI Road World Cup
Tenth edition of the UCI Road World Cup
Details
Dates21 March – 17 October 1997
LocationEurope
Races10
Champions
Individual champion Michele Bartoli (ITA) (Asics–CGA)
Teams' championMapei–Bricobi
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Bartoli moved into the lead of the World Cup after his win in Liège–Bastogne–Liège,[2] and claimed a second event win at the Grand Prix de Suisse.[3] He ended the competition with 416 points, more than double the points total of the runner-up, Leon van Bon.[1]

RacesEdit

Date Race Country Winner Team Report
21 March Milan–San Remo   Italy   Erik Zabel (GER) Team Telekom Report
5 April Tour of Flanders   Belgium   Johan Museeuw (BEL) Mapei–Bricobi Report
12 April Paris–Roubaix   France   Franco Ballerini (ITA) Mapei–Bricobi Report
19 April Liège–Bastogne–Liège   Belgium   Michele Bartoli (ITA) Asics–CGA Report
25 April Amstel Gold Race   Netherlands   Rolf Järmann (SUI) Casino–Ag2r Report
8 August Clásica de San Sebastián   Spain   Francesco Casagrande (ITA) Cofidis Report
16 August Hamburg Cyclassics   Germany   Leon van Bon (NED) Rabobank Report
23 August Grand Prix de Suisse    Switzerland   Michele Bartoli (ITA) Asics–CGA Report
4 October Paris–Tours   France   Jacky Durand (FRA) Casino–Ag2r Report
17 October Giro di Lombardia   Italy   Oskar Camenzind (SUI) Mapei–Bricobi Report

Final standingsEdit

Individual resultsEdit

Result
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Michele Bartoli (ITA) Asics–CGA 416 pts
2   Leon van Bon (NED) Rabobank 190
3   Andrea Tafi (ITA) Mapei–Bricobi 166
4   Stefano Zanini (ITA) Mapei–Bricobi 163
5   Michael Boogerd (NED) Rabobank 146
6   Andrei Tchmil (UKR) Lotto–Mobistar 137
7   Emmanuel Magnien (FRA) Française des Jeux 134
8   Franco Ballerini (ITA) Mapei–Bricobi 132
9   Rolf Järmann (SUI) Casino–Ag2r 111
10   Frank Vandenbroucke (BEL) Mapei–Bricobi 111

Team classificationEdit

Rank Team Points
1 Mapei–Bricobi 76
2 Rabobank 56
3 Casino–Ag2r 52
4 Team Polti 50
5 Française des Jeux 40

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "La Coupe du Monde 1998". memoire-du-cyclisme.eu (in French). Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Luik-Bastenaken-Luik, World Cup Round 4 (265.5 kms [sic]). Results and Reports". autobus.cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  3. ^ "GP Suisse, World Cup Round 8. Switzerland, August 23, 1998". autobus.cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 18 April 2017.

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