UCI Road World Cup

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UCI Road World Cup
Formerly Super Prestige Pernod International
Sport Road bicycle racing
Inaugural season 1989 (1989)
Ceased 2004
Replaced by UCI ProTour
Countries World
Most titles  Paolo Bettini  (ITA) (3)

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



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


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

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