Prudential RideLondon Classique

The Prudential RideLondon Classique is the richest women’s one-day race in professional cycling. The 2018 race starts at 17:00 on Saturday 28 July.

Awarded UCI WorldTour status by the world’s governing body for cycling, the Union CycIiste Internationale (UCI), the race takes place on a spectacular 5.4km circuit in central London.

The Prudential RideLondon Classique begins on The Mall in St James’s Park and goes up Constitution Hill, turning at the top to come down and on to Birdcage Walk. The route passes Horse Guards Parade, then turns right through Admiralty Arch before turning right down Whitehall, taking a u-turn in front of Big Ben before heading back up Whitehall, turning left at Trafalgar Square, through Admiralty Arch and back on to The Mall.

The individual winner of the Prudential RideLondon Classique wins 25,000 Euros in prize money and the winning team is awarded 10,000 Euros. There will be three Continental Tyres Sprint classifications in the race offering a further 12,600 Euros in prize money. See the full breakdown of prize money.

2017 Highlights

On a day of pouring rain, it was a team called Sunweb who triumphed in the Prudential RideLondon Classique today as Coryn Rivera powered past her rivals to take the world’s richest one-day prize in a frantic sprint down The Mall at the end of an absorbing spectacle.

Watch highlights of the 2017 race below, or read the 2017 race report here.

History of the Event

New in 2016, the Prudential RideLondon Classique replaced the Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix criterium race.

The inaugural Prudential RideLondon Classique saw Kirsten Wild claim victory. Read the 2016 race report here.

At the 2015 Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix, Italy's Barbara Guarischi stormed to victory in the pro women's race. The Velocio Sport rider out-sprinted defending champion Giorgia Bronzini and Shelley Olds to take the win. Read the 2015 race report.

At the 2014 Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix pro women's race Team Wiggle Honda successfully defended its title when Giorgia Bronzini took the victory in a thrilling sprint finish ahead of world and Olympic champion Marianne Vos. Read the 2014 race report.

At the inaugural Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix in 2013, Laura Trott – supported by her Team Wiggle Honda and Great Britain teammates Joanna Rowsell and Dani King – beat national criterium champion Hannah Barnes in a dramatic sprint finish on The Mall. Read the 2013 race report.

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