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. The winner will be decided by adding the points awarded on each of the classified climbs.

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 climbs in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic: one at Staple Lane, one at Leith Hill, two ascents of Ranmore Common and one at Box Hill.

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

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

2018 Results

Alexis Gougeard won the 2018 Continental Tyres King of the Mountains title after picking up 21 points, with Aaron Verwislt second and Pawel Piotr Cieslik third.

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 Alexis Gougeard AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling 6 5 5 5 - 21
2 Aaron Verwilst Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 2 6 6 4 - 18
3 Pawel Piotr Cieslik CCC Sprandi Polkowice 5 3 4 3 - 15
4 Manuele Boaro Bahrain-Merida 4 2 2 6 - 14
5 Valerio Agnoli Bahrain-Merida 3 4 3 2 1 13
6 Michael Matthews Team Sunweb - - - 1 6 7
7 Owain Doull Team Sky - - - - 5 5
8 Nathan Haas Katusha Alpecin - - - - 4 4
9 Jay McCarthy Bora-Hansgrohe - - - - 3 3
10 Chris Juul Jensen Mitchelton-SCOTT - - - - 2 2
11 Peter Kennaugh Bora-Hansgrohe - - 1 - - 1