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The ISU Speed Skating World Cup is a series of international speed skating competitions, organised annually by the International Skating Union since the winter of 1985–86. Every year during the winter season, a number of competitions on different distances and on different locations are held. Skaters can earn points at each competition, and the skater who has the most points on a given distance at the end of the series is the winner. Initially not very popular with skaters nor spectators, the World Cup has gradually become more and more popular, and this was due to the creation of the World Single Distance Championships. The results of the separate distances in the World Cup ranking are the main qualifying method for the World Single Distance Championships.
The number of races per season per distance varies, but it is usually between five and ten. Ten World Cup titles are awarded every season, five for men (the 500 m, the 1000 m, the 1500 m, the combined 5000 m / 10000 m, and the team pursuit), and five for women (the 500 m, the 1000 m, the 1500 m, the combined 3000 m / 5000 m, and the team pursuit).
The team pursuit was added to the World Cup in the 2005–06 season. Between the seasons 2003–04 and 2008–09, the 100 m was also contested for men and women, but this category is now defunct.
The mass start was re-introduced for both women and men in the World Cup in Astana in 2011.
|Season||100 m||500 m||1000 m||1500 m||5000 / 10000 m||Team pursuit||Team sprint||Mass start|
|1985–86||Dan Jansen||Dan Jansen||Michael Hadschieff||Dave Silk|
|1986–87||Nick Thometz||Nick Thometz||Hans Magnusson||Geir Karlstad|
|1987–88||Dan Jansen||Uwe-Jens Mey||André Hoffmann||Tomas Gustafson|
|1988–89||Uwe-Jens Mey||Uwe-Jens Mey|| Eric Flaim |
|1989–90||Uwe-Jens Mey||Uwe-Jens Mey (3)||Johann Olav Koss||Bart Veldkamp|
|1990–91||Uwe-Jens Mey (3)||Igor Zhelezovski||Johann Olav Koss (2)||Johann Olav Koss|
|1991–92||Dan Jansen||Igor Zhelezovski||Falko Zandstra||Geir Karlstad (2)|
|1992–93||Dan Jansen||Igor Zhelezovski (3)||Rintje Ritsma||Bart Veldkamp (2)|
|1993–94||Dan Jansen (5)||Dan Jansen (2)||Falko Zandstra (2)||Johann Olav Koss (2)|
|1994–95||Hiroyasu Shimizu||Yukinori Miyabe||Neal Marshall||Rintje Ritsma|
|1995–96||Manabu Horii||Ådne Søndrål||Hiroyuki Noake||Rintje Ritsma|
|1996–97||Hiroyasu Shimizu||Manabu Horii||Rintje Ritsma (2)||Rintje Ritsma (3)|
|1997–98||Jeremy Wotherspoon||Jeremy Wotherspoon||Ids Postma||Gianni Romme|
|1998–99||Jeremy Wotherspoon||Jeremy Wotherspoon||Ådne Søndrål||Bart Veldkamp|
|1999–2000||Jeremy Wotherspoon||Jeremy Wotherspoon||Ådne Søndrål||Gianni Romme|
|2000–01||Hiroyasu Shimizu (3)||Jeremy Wotherspoon||Aleksandr Kibalko||Gianni Romme|
|2001–02||Jeremy Wotherspoon||Jeremy Wotherspoon (5)||Ådne Søndrål (3)||Gianni Romme (4)|
|2002–03||Jeremy Wotherspoon||Erben Wennemars||Yevgeny Lalenkov||Carl Verheijen|
|2003–04||Yu Fengtong||Jeremy Wotherspoon||Erben Wennemars||Mark Tuitert||Bob de Jong|
|2004–05||Yu Fengtong (2)||Jeremy Wotherspoon||Erben Wennemars||Mark Tuitert (2)||Øystein Grødum||Italy|
|2005–06||Yūya Oikawa||Lee Kang-seok||Shani Davis||Chad Hedrick||Chad Hedrick||Canada|
|2006–07||Yūya Oikawa||Tucker Fredricks||Erben Wennemars (4)||Erben Wennemars||Sven Kramer||Netherlands|
|2007–08||Lee Kang-seok||Jeremy Wotherspoon (8)||Shani Davis||Shani Davis||Håvard Bøkko||Netherlands|
|2008–09||Yūya Oikawa (3)||Yu Fengtong||Shani Davis||Shani Davis||Sven Kramer||Canada (2)|
|2009–10||Tucker Fredricks (2)||Shani Davis||Shani Davis||Håvard Bøkko (2)||Norway|
|2010–11||Lee Kang-seok (2)||Stefan Groothuis||Shani Davis (4)||Bob de Jong||Norway|
|2011–12||Mo Tae-bum||Shani Davis||Håvard Bøkko||Bob de Jong (3)||Netherlands||Alexis Contin|
|2012–13||Jan Smeekens||Kjeld Nuis||Zbigniew Bródka||Jorrit Bergsma||Netherlands||Arjan Stroetinga|
|2013–14||Ronald Mulder||Shani Davis (6)||Koen Verweij||Jorrit Bergsma||Netherlands||Bob de Vries|
|2014–15||Pavel Kulizhnikov||Pavel Kulizhnikov||Denny Morrison||Jorrit Bergsma||South Korea||Lee Seung-hoon|
|2015–16||Pavel Kulizhnikov||Kjeld Nuis||Denis Yuskov||Sven Kramer (3)||Netherlands||Netherlands||Arjan Stroetinga (2)|
|2016–17||Dai Dai Ntab||Kjeld Nuis||Kjeld Nuis||Jorrit Bergsma (4)||Netherlands (7)||Canada||Lee Seung-hoon (2)|
|2017–18||Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen||Kjeld Nuis||Denis Yuskov||Ted-Jan Bloemen||Norway||Norway||Bart Swings|
|2018–19||Pavel Kulizhnikov (3)||Kjeld Nuis (5)||Denis Yuskov (3)||Aleksandr Rumyantsev||Norway||Netherlands (2)||Um Cheon-ho|
|2019–20||Tatsuya Shinhama||Thomas Krol||Kjeld Nuis (2)||Patrick Roest||Russia||Netherlands (3)||Bart Swings|
|2020–21||Dai Dai Ntab (2)||Kai Verbij||Thomas Krol||Patrick Roest (2)||Norway (5)||Bart Swings (3)|
|2||United States (USA)||162||147||127||436|
|7||South Korea (KOR)||50||84||88||222|
|8||East Germany (GDR)||47||15||23||85|
|9||Soviet Union (URS)||23||21||28||72|
|Totals (10 nations)||1079||1034||1028||3141|
|Season||100 m||500 m||1000 m||1500 m||3000 / 5000 m||Team pursuit||Team pursuit||Mass start|
|1985–86||Christa Rothenburger||Karin Kania||Annette Carlén-Karlsson||Andrea Ehrig|
|1986–87||Bonnie Blair||Bonnie Blair||Yvonne van Gennip||Yvonne van Gennip|
|1987–88||Christa Rothenburger||Christa Rothenburger||Bonnie Blair||Gabi Zange-Schönbrunn|
|1988–89||Christa Luding-Rothenburger (3)||Angela Hauck-Stahnke||Constanze Moser-Scandolo||Heike Schalling|
|1989–90|| Bonnie Blair |
|Seiko Hashimoto||Jacqueline Börner||Gunda Kleemann|
|1990–91||Kyoko Shimazaki||Monique Garbrecht||Gunda Kleemann||Heike Warnicke-Schalling|
|1991–92||Bonnie Blair||Bonnie Blair||Gunda Niemann||Gunda Niemann|
|1992–93||Ye Qiaobo||Bonnie Blair||Gunda Niemann||Gunda Niemann|
|1993–94||Bonnie Blair||Bonnie Blair||Emese Hunyady||Gunda Niemann|
|1994–95||Bonnie Blair (5)||Bonnie Blair (5)||Gunda Niemann||Gunda Niemann|
|1995–96||Svetlana Zhurova||Chris Witty||Gunda Niemann||Gunda Niemann|
|1996–97||Xue Ruihong||Franziska Schenk||Gunda Niemann||Tonny de Jong|
|1997–98||Catriona Le May Doan||Monique Garbrecht||Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann||Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann|
|1998–99||Catriona Le May Doan||Monique Garbrecht||Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann||Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann|
|1999–2000||Monique Garbrecht||Monique Garbrecht||Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann (9)||Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann|
|2000–01||Catriona Le May Doan||Monique Garbrecht-Enfeldt||Anni Friesinger||Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann (9)|
|2001–02||Catriona Le May Doan (4)||Sabine Völker||Anni Friesinger||Anni Friesinger|
|2002–03||Monique Garbrecht-Enfeldt (2)||Monique Garbrecht-Enfeldt (5)||Cindy Klassen||Claudia Pechstein|
|2003–04||Shihomi Shinya||Wang Manli||Jennifer Rodriguez||Anni Friesinger (3)||Claudia Pechstein|
|2004–05||Sayuri Osuga||Wang Manli (2)||Chiara Simionato||Cindy Klassen||Claudia Pechstein (3)||Japan|
|2005–06||Jenny Wolf||Jenny Wolf||Anni Friesinger||Cindy Klassen (3)||Cindy Klassen (3)||Germany|
|2006–07||Jenny Wolf||Jenny Wolf||Chiara Simionato (2)||Ireen Wüst||Martina Sáblíková||Netherlands|
|2007–08||Jenny Wolf||Jenny Wolf||Anni Friesinger (2)||Kristina Groves||Martina Sáblíková||Canada|
|2008–09||Jenny Wolf (4)||Jenny Wolf||Christine Nesbitt||Kristina Groves||Martina Sáblíková||Czech Republic|
|2009–10||Jenny Wolf||Christine Nesbitt||Kristina Groves (3)||Martina Sáblíková||Canada|
|2010–11||Jenny Wolf (6)||Heather Richardson||Christine Nesbitt||Martina Sáblíková||Netherlands|
|2011–12||Yu Jing||Christine Nesbitt (3)||Christine Nesbitt (2)||Martina Sáblíková||Canada (3)||Mariska Huisman|
|2012–13||Lee Sang-hwa||Heather Richardson||Marrit Leenstra||Martina Sáblíková||Netherlands||Kim Bo-reum|
|2013–14||Olga Fatkulina||Heather Richardson||Ireen Wüst||Martina Sáblíková||Netherlands||Francesca Lollobrigida|
|2014–15||Nao Kodaira||Brittany Bowe||Marrit Leenstra (2)||Martina Sáblíková||Netherlands (5)||Ivanie Blondin|
|2015–16||Heather Richardson||Brittany Bowe||Brittany Bowe||Martina Sáblíková||Japan||China||Irene Schouten|
|2016–17||Nao Kodaira||Heather Bergsma (4)||Heather Bergsma||Martina Sáblíková||Japan||Japan||Kim Bo-reum|
|2017–18||Vanessa Herzog||Yekaterina Shikhova||Miho Takagi||Antoinette de Jong||Japan||Russia||Francesca Lollobrigida (2)|
|2018–19||Vanessa Herzog (2)||Brittany Bowe||Brittany Bowe||Martina Sáblíková||Japan (5)||Russia (2)||Kim Bo-reum (3)|
|2019–20||Nao Kodaira (3)||Brittany Bowe||Ireen Wüst (3)||Martina Sáblíková (13)||Canada||Netherlands||Ivanie Blondin (2)|
|2020–21||Femke Kok||Brittany Bowe (5)||Brittany Bowe (3)||Irene Schouten||Canada (5)||Irene Schouten (2)|
|2||United States (USA)||166||126||105||397|
|6||East Germany (GDR)||74||63||42||179|
|8||Czech Republic (CZE)||54||22||18||94|
|9||South Korea (KOR)||48||38||38||124|
|Totals (10 nations)||1062||1031||992||3085|
The skaters with the highest number of individual World Cup victories as of 9 February 2020. Active skaters in bold.
|Pos||Athlete||100 m||500 m||1000 m||1500 m||5000 m||10000 m||Mass start||Total wins|
|Pos||Athlete||100 m||500 m||1000 m||1500 m||3000 m||5000 m||Mass start||Total wins|
|9||Catriona Le May Doan||1||27||6||34|
|Heather Richardson Bergsma||6||21||7||34|
|3||United States (USA)||328||273||232||833|
|5||East Germany (GDR)||121||78||65||264|
|8||South Korea (KOR)||98||122||126||346|
|Totals (10 nations)||1987||1882||1791||5660|
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