Rider Team Country Score
1.
O.N.C.E.
O.N.C.E.
FRA
3984
2.
Team Deutsche Telekom
Team Deutsche Telekom
GER
2746
3.
Mercatone Uno - Wega
Mercatone Uno - Wega
SUI
2166
4.
O.N.C.E.
O.N.C.E.
SUI
2137
5.
Festina - Lotus
Festina - Lotus
FRA
2135
6.
MG Boys Maglificio - Technogym
MG Boys Maglificio - Technogym
ITA
2088
7.
Festina - Lotus
Festina - Lotus
SUI
2070
8.
Kelme - Costa Blanca
Kelme - Costa Blanca
ESP
2068
9.
Saeco - Estro
Saeco - Estro
ITA
2018
10.
Mapei - GB
Mapei - GB
RUS
1907
11.
Banesto
Banesto
ESP
1789
12.
La Francaise des Jeux
La Francaise des Jeux
ITA
1599
13.
Lotto - Mobistar - Isoglass
Lotto - Mobistar - Isoglass
UKR
1539
14.
Rabobank
Rabobank
DEN
1526
15.
Mercatone Uno - Wega
Mercatone Uno - Wega
ITA
1517
16.
Team Deutsche Telekom
Team Deutsche Telekom
GER
1486
17.
US Postal Service
US Postal Service
RUS
1471
18.
Team Deutsche Telekom
Team Deutsche Telekom
GER
1468
19.
Festina - Lotus
Festina - Lotus
FRA
1445
20.
Team Deutsche Telekom
Team Deutsche Telekom
DEN
1443
21.
Saeco - Estro
Saeco - Estro
ITA
1275
22.
Mapei - GB
Mapei - GB
BEL
1271
23.
GAN
GAN
GBR
1187
24.
Banesto
Banesto
ESP
1172
25.
Mapei - GB
Mapei - GB
ITA
1170
26.
Asics - CGA
Asics - CGA
ITA
1113
27.
Mapei - GB
Mapei - GB
SUI
1068
28.
Saeco - Estro
Saeco - Estro
ITA
1068
29.
Rabobank
Rabobank
NED
1019
30.
Asics - CGA
Asics - CGA
ITA
1018
31.
GAN
GAN
AUS
1006
32.
La Francaise des Jeux
La Francaise des Jeux
SUI
989
33.
Casino - C'est votre Equipe
Casino - C'est votre Equipe
ITA
964
34.
La Francaise des Jeux
La Francaise des Jeux
GBR
960
35.
Aki - Safi
Aki - Safi
UKR
954
36.
TVM - Farm Frites
TVM - Farm Frites
DEN
946
37.
O.N.C.E.
O.N.C.E.
ESP
937
38.
GAN
GAN
FRA
916
39.
Kelme - Costa Blanca
Kelme - Costa Blanca
ESP
914
40.
Rabobank
Rabobank
NED
913
41.
Scrigno - Gaerne
Scrigno - Gaerne
ITA
909
42.
Rabobank
Rabobank
NED
907
43.
GAN
GAN
FRA
891
44.
Saeco - Estro
Saeco - Estro
ITA
883
45.
TVM - Farm Frites
TVM - Farm Frites
FRA
877
46.
TVM - Farm Frites
TVM - Farm Frites
BEL
866
47.
Asics - CGA
Asics - CGA
ITA
858
48.
Team Polti
Team Polti
ITA
847
49.
La Francaise des Jeux
La Francaise des Jeux
FRA
829
50.
Mapei - GB
Mapei - GB
CZE
824
51.
Festina - Lotus
Festina - Lotus
FRA
799
52.
Festina - Lotus
Festina - Lotus
ESP
798
53.
Mapei - GB
Mapei - GB
ITA
796
54.
Roslotto - ZG Mobili
Roslotto - ZG Mobili
ITA
787
55.
Team Polti
Team Polti
FRA
776
56.
Estepona en Marcha - Cafés Toscaf
Estepona en Marcha - Cafés Toscaf
ESP
762
57.
Rabobank
Rabobank
NED
735
58.
Mercatone Uno - Wega
Mercatone Uno - Wega
ITA
730
59.
Festina - Lotus
Festina - Lotus
ITA
723
60.
US Postal Service
US Postal Service
FRA
723
61.
Roslotto - ZG Mobili
Roslotto - ZG Mobili
UKR
722
62.
Batik - Del Monte
Batik - Del Monte
RUS
722
63.
Festina - Lotus
Festina - Lotus
FRA
713
64.
Lotto - Mobistar - Isoglass
Lotto - Mobistar - Isoglass
FRA
687
65.
Casino - C'est votre Equipe
Casino - C'est votre Equipe
FRA
684
66.
Team Deutsche Telekom
Team Deutsche Telekom
GER
681
67.
Brescialat - Oyster
Brescialat - Oyster
ITA
665
68.
Cofidis
Cofidis
FRA
663
69.
Banesto
Banesto
ESP
663
70.
Mapei - GB
Mapei - GB
ITA
663
71.
La Francaise des Jeux
La Francaise des Jeux
FRA
660
72.
Team Polti
Team Polti
UKR
640
73.
TVM - Farm Frites
TVM - Farm Frites
DEN
639
74.
O.N.C.E.
O.N.C.E.
ESP
636
75.
US Postal Service
US Postal Service
DEN
632
76.
Roslotto - ZG Mobili
Roslotto - ZG Mobili
ITA
624
77.
GAN
GAN
FRA
607
78.
Kelme - Costa Blanca
Kelme - Costa Blanca
ESP
598
79.
Mapei - GB
Mapei - GB
ITA
597
80.
GAN
GAN
FRA
594
81.
Team Polti
Team Polti
BEL
594
82.
Mercatone Uno - Wega
Mercatone Uno - Wega
ITA
591
83.
Festina - Lotus
Festina - Lotus
GER
587
84.
Lotto - Mobistar - Isoglass
Lotto - Mobistar - Isoglass
BEL
583
85.
Banesto
Banesto
ESP
582
86.
Casino - C'est votre Equipe
Casino - C'est votre Equipe
EST
576
87.
Mapei - GB
Mapei - GB
BEL
570
88.
Banesto
Banesto
ESP
569
89.
Team Deutsche Telekom
Team Deutsche Telekom
GER
568
90.
Mapei - GB
Mapei - GB
ITA
559
91.
Cofidis
Cofidis
SUI
557
92.
Mapei - GB
Mapei - GB
BEL
550
93.
Lotto - Mobistar - Isoglass
Lotto - Mobistar - Isoglass
KAZ
550
94.
Team Deutsche Telekom
Team Deutsche Telekom
GER
548
95.
MG Boys Maglificio - Technogym
MG Boys Maglificio - Technogym
ITA
547
96.
Scrigno - Gaerne
Scrigno - Gaerne
ITA
546
97.
Kelme - Costa Blanca
Kelme - Costa Blanca
ESP
539
98.
GAN
GAN
AUS
531
99.
TVM - Farm Frites
TVM - Farm Frites
NED
524
100.
Kelme - Costa Blanca
Kelme - Costa Blanca
ESP
519
About this ranking

This is the ranking of the most successful professional cyclists in the world in 1997. Use the year and country filters below to look at the same overall ranking until a specific year in the past and/or for a specific country. Riders score points based on their results in the races. These points depend on the (historic) importance of the race, the competition during the race and the toughness of the course. Click on any rider to get an all time overview of the rider with details on the scores and rank for the various seasons and the most important results for each year.

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