UCI Road World Rankings

The UCI Road World Rankings was a men's system of ranking road bicycle racers based upon the results in all UCI-sanctioned races over a twelve-month period. The world rankings were first instituted by the UCI in 1984.


Sean Kelly of Ireland was the first rider to be ranked world number 1 in March 1984 and was the year-end rankings leader for five years from 1984 to 1988 inclusive. The only other rider to come close to Kelly's dominance was Laurent Jalabert who topped the rankings four times, from 1995 to 1997 and again in 1999.

The competition was run in parallel to the UCI Road World Cup, which included 10 UCI races. Both were replaced at the end of the 2004 season with the inauguration of the UCI ProTour and UCI Continental Circuits. A revised version of the ProTour ranking was announced for the 2009 season, renamed UCI World Ranking.

Individual winnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
1984   Ireland Sean Kelly Skil-Sem
1985   Ireland Sean Kelly Skil-Sem
1986   Ireland Sean Kelly Kas
1987   Ireland Sean Kelly Kas
1988   Ireland Sean Kelly Kas
1989   France Laurent Fignon Super U-Raleigh-Fiat
1990   Italy Gianni Bugno Chateau d'Ax–Salotti
1991   Italy Gianni Bugno Chateau d'Ax–Gatorade
1992   Spain Miguel Indurain Banesto
1993   Spain Miguel Indurain Banesto
1994    Switzerland Tony Rominger Mapei–CLAS
1995   France Laurent Jalabert ONCE
1996   France Laurent Jalabert ONCE
1997   France Laurent Jalabert ONCE
1998   Italy Michele Bartoli Asics–CGA
1999   France Laurent Jalabert ONCE–Deutsche Bank
2000   Italy Francesco Casagrande Vini Caldirola–Sidermec
2001   Germany Erik Zabel Team Telekom
2002   Germany Erik Zabel Team Telekom
2003   Italy Paolo Bettini Quick-Step–Davitamon
2004   Italy Damiano Cunego Saeco Macchine per Caffè


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