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World's top pro teams to return to 2019 Prudential RideLondon

The world’s best professional cycling teams will be returning to Prudential RideLondon – the world’s greatest festival of cycling – on 3 and 4 August 2019.

Eight of the top 10 teams in the current UCI world rankings in both the men’s and women’s categories have confirmed they will be sending teams to London for the richest one-day races in the world.

The women’s teams will race in the Prudential RideLondon Classique on Saturday 3 August. The Classique is part of the UCI Women’s WorldTour and is a 3.4km circuit race in central London which starts and finishes on The Mall.

The number one-ranked women’s team in the world Boels-Dolmans will be riding along with other leading teams such as Trek-Segafredo, Team Sunweb, CCC-Liv, Canyon/SRAM Racing, Team Virtu Cycling, WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling Team – the home of 2018 Prudential RideLondon Classique winner Kirsten Wild – and Parkhotel Valkenburg.

The men’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on Sunday 4 August is also part of the UCI WorldTour – the world cycling’s highest level of competition. The race traces much of the same route as the London 2012 Olympic Games road race, heading out of London to the Surrey Hills and back again for a finish on The Mall.

The top-ranked men’s team Deceuninck – Quick-Step lead the entrants with Bora-Hansgrohe, Team Jumbo-Visma and the UK’s top squad – Team INEOS, making their debut in the event under their new name – all also confirmed. Other UCI WorldTour teams competing include UAE Team Emirates, Mitchelton-Scott, Team Sunweb, Groupama – FDJ, AG2R La Mondiale, Bahrain-Merida, CCC Team, Lotto Soudal, Dimension Data, EF Education First and Katusha-Alpecin.

For the first time since 2016, there will also be a Great Britain team competing in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic as they prepare for the UCI World Championships in Yorkshire in September.

Teams entered for the Prudential RideLondon Classique on Saturday 3 August:

•    Ale Cipollini (ITA)
•    Boels Dolmans Cycling Team (NED)
•    Canyon / SRAM Racing (GER)
•    CCC-Liv (NED)
•    Drops (GBR)
•    FDJ Nouvelle – Aquitaine Futuroscope (FRA)
•    Hitec Products – Birk Sport (NOR)
•    Lotto Soudal Ladies (BEL)
•    Parkhotel Valkenburg (NED)
•    Rally UHC Cycling (USA)
•    Team Sunweb (GER)
•    Team Tibco – Silicon Valley Bank (USA)
•    Team Virtu Cycling (DEN)
•    Trek-Segafredo (USA)
•    Valcar Cylance Cycling (ITA)
•    WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling Team (GER)

Teams entered for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on Sunday 4 August:

•    AG2R La Mondiale (FRA)
•    Bahrain-Merida (BRN)
•    Bora-Hansgrohe (GER)
•    CCC Team (POL)
•    Deceuninck – Quick-Step (BEL)
•    Delko Marseille Provence (FRA)
•    Groupama FDJ (FRA)
•    Lotto Soudal (BEL)
•    Mitchelton-Scott (AUS)
•    Team Dimension Data (RSA)
•    Team EF Education First (USA)
•    Team Jumbo-Visma (NED)
•    Team Katusha Alpecin (SUI)
•    Team INEOS (GBR)
•    Team Sunweb (GER)
•    Total Direct Energie (FRA)
•    Trek-Segafredo (USA)
•    UAE Team Emirates (UAE)
•    Great Britain (GBR)

Full start lists will be announced next month.

The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic and the Prudential RideLondon Classique are the richest one day races on the men’s and women’s calendar with both races having exactly the same prize pot of 100,000 euros. This is part of Prudential RideLondon’s commitment to parity between the men’s and women’s races.