Classique

Prudential RideLondon Classique

The Prudential RideLondon Classique is the richest women’s one-day race in professional cycling.

Awarded UCI WorldTour status by the world’s governing body for cycling, the Union CycIiste Internationale (UCI), the race takes place on a spectacular 5.5km 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 Big Ben before turning left on to Whitehall and right on to the Strand, turning again to come back up the Strand, through Trafalgar Square and 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 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 here.

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 here

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 here.