UCI Road World Cup

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

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


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


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

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