Wincanton Classic

Wincanton Classic (also known as Leeds International Classic and Rochester International Classic) was a cycling classic taking place in the United Kingdom as part of the UCI Road World Cup.

Wincanton Classic
Stéphane Heulot échappé lors de l'International Rochester Classic en 1997.jpg
Race details
RegionUnited Kingdom
DisciplineRoad race
CompetitionUCI Road World Cup
First edition1989 (1989)
Final edition1997
First winner Frans Maassen (NED)
Final winner Andrea Tafi (ITA)

It was first held in 1989 in Newcastle, moving to Brighton in 1990 and 1991. The following year it was moved to Leeds, to be known as Leeds International Classic between 1994 and 1996. In its last year it was held in Rochester as Rochester International Classic. In 1998 it was replaced in the UCI Road World Cup by the HEW Cyclassics.


Year Country Rider Team
1989   Netherlands Frans Maassen Superconfex–Yoko–Opel–Colnago
1990   Italy Gianni Bugno Chateau d'Ax
1991   Belgium Eric van Lancker Panasonic–Sportlife
1992   Italy Massimo Ghirotto Carrera Jeans–Vagabond
1993   Italy Alberto Volpi Mecair–Ballan
1994   Italy Gianluca Bortolami Mapei–CLAS
1995   Great Britain Maximilian Sciandri MG Maglificio–Technogym
1996   Italy Andrea Ferrigato Roslotto–ZG Mobili
1997   Italy Andrea Tafi Mapei–GB

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