Trophée International

The Trophée International was an elite women's professional one-day road bicycle race held between 1996 and 2001 in France. It usually takes place the day before the women's Tour de France. In 1998, 1999 and 2001 it was part of the UCI Women's Road Cycling World Cup. The event was held in different locations each year: in 1996, in Pornic (Loire-Atlantique) ; in 1997, between Lac de Madine and Metz (Lorraine); in 1998, between Le Chapelle St Ursin and Saint-Amand-Montrond; in 1999, between Beauvois-en-Cambrésis (Nord-Pas-de-Calais) and Hirson (Picardy); in 2000, between Villeneuve-Loubet and Valberg (Alpes-Maritimes) and; in 2001, between La Brède and Pauillac (Gironde). The race was co-organised by Team France Organisation and Racing Club Olympique, who were also responsible for organising the Tour de France Féminin.

Trophée International
Race details
DateEarly August
English nameInternational Trophy
CompetitionUCI Women's Road World Cup (1998, 1999, 2001)
TypeOne-day race
First edition1996 (1996)
Final edition2001
First winner Alessandra Cappellotto (ITA)
Final winner Olga Slyusareva (RUS)

Past winnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
1996   France team FRANCE
1997   Germany Hanka Kupfernagel
1998   Italy Alessandra Cappellotto
1999   Belgium Vanja Vonckx
2000   France Séverine Desbouys
2001   Russia Olga Slyusareva