Classic

Continental Tyres King of the Mountains

The Continental Tyres King of the Mountains challenge at the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic will provide a competition within the main race for the 150 professional male riders taking part in the event. The KOM competition involves a series of climbs within the race; points are awarded to the first six cyclists who reach the top of each designated climb first.

Each Continental Tyres King of the Mountains climb is indicated with a sign at the start of the ascent and a line on the road at the summit to mark the end of the ascent. 

There are five opportunities for Continental Tyres King of the Mountains points to be scored during the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic. In 2017 these were located as follows: one at Leith Hill, one at Box Hill and three ascents of Ranmore Common.

Prize money is awarded to the first four cyclists who cross the line in each climb.  

The Continental Tyres King of the Mountains title is given to the cyclist who receives the most points and achieves the highest position over the designated climbs, and who is therefore the best individual climber in the race.

Continental Tyres King of the Mountains Points Allocation
Across the line Points awarded
1st 6
2nd 5
3rd 4
4th 3
5th 2
6th 1

2017 Results

Mads Wurtz Schmidt was awarded the title after accumulating 17 points.

In the event of a tie in a KOM competition within single day race, the highest placed rider is awarded the better position rather than the rider who has achieved higher points in more climbs.

Position Name Team 1 2 3 4 5 Points
1 Mads Wurtz Schmidt Team Katusha Alpecin 6 5 6 - - 17
2 Twan Castelijns Team Lotto NL-Jumbo 5 6 5 - - 16
3 Lijo Keisse Quick Step - Floors 4 4 4 - - 12
4 Matteo Trentin Quick Step - Floors - - - 6 5 11
5 Daryl Impey Orica-Scott - - - 4 6 10
6 Peter Kennaugh Team SKY - - - - 6 6
7 Stefan Kung BMC Racing Team - - - 5 - 5
8 Jasper Stuyven Trek-Segafredo - - - - 4 4
9 Oliver Naesen AG2R LA MONDIALE PRO CYCLING - - - - 3 3