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The World Cup explained

The World Cup is a season-long competition. The winner will be the rider with the greatest number of points achieved via those awarded to their finishing position in the qualifying events. Not everyone who finishes a World Cup gets points, there are only points for the top 20 finishers in any of the 11 events throughout the year. Ten out of the eleven events are road races. The winner gets 75 points, second 50 points, third 35 points and so on, down to the twentieth finisher, who gets one point. In the other event, a team time trial, the points are slightly different, reduced, with only 35 points for the winner, whilst second gets 30 points and third 25 points. The points still run down to one for the twentieth finisher.

The leader of the World Cup each year wears a special jersey. It is white, with blue sleeves and rainbow colour pattern on the chest. 

Judith Arndt  - World Cup winner, 2008

In the past, the final event, the Rund Um Die Nürnberger Altstadt, had double points awarded to each of the top twenty finishers. This is not the case in the current rules (changed to single point status for the 2008 season and continued thereafter).

Each event in the series will award the same number of points (see below). 

In 2008, Judith Arndt (Team Columbia) won the World Cup series with one round remaining. She could not be beaten after her podium placing at the GP Plouay in August. In the final round in Nurnberg (Germany), she broke away and won the event in a solo break. The German had never worn the World Cup Leader's jersey until her first outing in it in the Montreal round, although she had won several World Cup races in the past. In 2008, Arndt won three World Cup races: Flanders, Montreal and Nurnberg.

In 2007, as leader after the penultimate event, she had an 80 point advantage over second-placed contender, Marianne Vos (DSB Bank). The double points on offer meant that Vos, who contested the sprint in Nurnberg and finished first, took 150 points. Cooke was suffering with a knee injury which required subsequent surgery and coasted in with the bunch in 34th place. The Raleigh-Lifeforce rider had led the 2007 competition since winning the first event in Geelong and was defeated in her defence only in the final event in September. 

In 2006, Nicole Cooke (Univega) had already sewn up the title with one round remaining, despite 150 points being available in the final event.

Points available for road race events

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Points 75 50 35 30 27 24 21 18 15 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Points available for team time trial event

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Points per Team 140 120 100 80 64 60 56 52 48 44 40 36 32 28 24 20 16 12 8 4
Points per rider 35 30 25 20 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

There is also a team classification in the World Cup, won in 2008 by Team Columbia. The team competition was won in the 2007 and 2006 by Thomas Campana's Raleigh Lifeforce (Univega in 2006) squad. The competition acknowledges the role of teams, even in the individual competition. Thus, teams of 6 riders (on the day) are allowed to enter each event. A minimum of 4 must start the race. It is permissible for team managers to use different combinations of riders within the 6 allowed within each race, changing the team to suit their strengths and the terrain involved on the 'parcours' from the squad of riders listed in the team for the year.

As mentioned above, there is a team time trial in the World Cup for the third time (second consecutive) year. This will take place in August and will be organised by the same committee as hosts the "Open de Suède Vårgårda" road race which is included in the series two days prior. There has only ever been one winning team of the World Cup TTT event. The winners in 2008 were the Raleigh Lifeforce team. In 2006, the Danish round of the competition was a TTT, dubbed the "Ladies Golden Hour", it was the first time a team time trial had been included and was won by Univega (the team which became known as Raleigh Lifeforce in 2007/8) by just 2 seconds from Buitenpoort-Flexpoint. See top of page click here  for the link to 2006 World Cup coverage. Or click here to see the Golden Hour coverage from 2006

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2009 Series Events

Round Date Event Country Results
1 29 March Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio  ITA Click here
2 05 April Ronde van Vlaanderen / Tour des Flandres  BEL Click here
3 13 April Unive Ronde van Drenthe  NED Click here
4 22 April La Flèche Wallonne Féminine  BEL Click here
5 10 May Berner-Rundfahrt / Tour de Berne  SUI Click here
6 30 May La Coupe du Monde Féminine de Montréal  CAN Click here
7 31 July Open de Suède Vargarda TTT  SWE Click here
8 02 August Open de Suède Vargarda  SWE Click here
9 22 August GP de Plouay-Bretagne  FRA Click here
10 13 September Rund um die Nürnberger Altstadt  GER Click here

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Previous Winners

Year World Cup Champion Runner Up Third
2008 ARNDT Judith (GER) DE GOEDE Suzanne (NED) VOS Marianne (NED)
2007 VOS Marianne (NED) COOKE Nicole (GBR) TEUTENBERG Ina Yoko (GER)
2006 COOKE Nicole (GBR) TEUTENBERG Ina Yoko (GER) BEUTLER Annette (AUT)
2005 WOOD Oenone (AUS) LJUNGSKOG Susanne (SWE) MELCHERS-VAN POPPEL Mirjam (NED)
2004 WOOD Oenone (AUS) ROSSNER Petra (GER) BRODTKA Angela (GER)
2003 COOKE Nicole (GBR) SCHLEICHER Regina (GER) MELCHERS Mirjam (NED)
2002 ROSSNER Petra (GER) MELCHERS Mirjam (NED) SCHLEICHER Regina (GER)
2001 MILLWARD Anna (AUS) MELCHERS Mirjam (NED) LJUNGSKOG Susanne (SWE)
2000 ZILIUTE Diana (LTU) SUNDSTEDT Pia (FIN) MELCHERS Mirjam (NED)
1999 WILSON Anna (AUS) KUPFERNAGEL Hanka (GER) GAUDRY Tracey (AUS)
1998 ZILIUTE Diana (LTU) CAPPELLOTTO Alessandra (ITA) DEMET Deirdre (USA)

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