Continental Tyres Sprints Competition

The Continental Tyres Sprints at the Prudential RideLondon Classique will provide a competition within the main race for the 120 pro women riders taking part in the event. The competition involves a series of sprints within the race. Points are awarded to the first four cyclists who make it over the sprint line each time they pass it. 

A sign 1km before the sprint line indicates to the riders that the sprint line is coming up. The Finish Line and gantry will indicate the sprint line. 

There are three opportunities to obtain points in the Continental Tyres Sprints competition. The sprint line is on The Mall during laps 3, 6 and 9 of the 12 lap race.

Prize money is awarded to the first five cyclists who cross the sprint line each time.

Continental Tyres Sprints
Across the line Points awarded
1st 5
2nd 4
3rd 3
4th 2
5th 1

The Continental Tyres Sprint title will be awarded to the cyclist who has received the most points after all three sprints. The top five with the most points after all three sprints will receive prize money for their overall placing in addition to any prize money they have earned in each sprint.

2017 Results:

Leah Kirchmann was the sprints champion with 11 points, whilst Christine Majerus took second with nine points ahead of Katie Archibald in third with seven points.

In the event of a tie in a sprints competition within a single day race, the highest placed rider across the race finish line is awarded the higher position.

Position Name Team 1 2 3 Points
1 Leah Kirchmann Team Sunweb 4 4 3 11
2 Christine Marjerus Boels Dolmans Cycling Team - 5 4 9
3 Katie Archibald Team WNT Pro Cycling 5 2 - 7
4 Ellen van Dijk Team Sunweb 3 3 - 6
5 Amaelie Dideriksen Boels Dolmans Cycling Team - - 5 5
6 Giorgia Bronzini Wiggle High5 - - 2 2
7 Lucinda Brand Team Sunweb - 1 1 2
8 Emile Moberg Hitec Products 2 - - 2
9 Emilia Fahlin Wiggle High5 1 - - 1