Wincanton Classic

Wincanton Classic
Race details
Region United Kingdom
Discipline Road race
Competition UCI Road World Cup
Type One-day
First edition 1989 (1989)
Editions 9
Final edition 1997
First winner  Frans Maassen (NED)
Final winner  Andrea Tafi (ITA)

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.

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.


Rider Team
1989 Netherlands Maassen, FransFrans Maassen (NED) Superconfex
1990 Italy Bugno, GianniGianni Bugno (ITA) Chateau d'Ax
1991 Belgium Lancker, Eric vanEric van Lancker (BEL) Panasonic
1992 Italy Ghirotto, MassimoMassimo Ghirotto (ITA) Carrera
1993 Italy Volpi, AlbertoAlberto Volpi (ITA) Mecair
1994 Italy Bortolami, GianlucaGianluca Bortolami (ITA) Mapei-CLAS
1995 United Kingdom Sciandri, MaximilianMaximilian Sciandri (GBR) MG-Maglifico
1996 Italy Ferrigato, AndreaAndrea Ferrigato (ITA) Roslotto
1997 Italy Tafi, AndreaAndrea Tafi (ITA) Mapei
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