The Prudential RideLondon Classique features a number of classifications within the race – read below to find out more.
The race will be fast and exciting on a circuit within St. James’ Park. On a tight, 3.4km circuit the top 16 professional women’s teams in the world will do battle to race for the win over 20 laps. As well as crowning the 'Queen of the Classique' there will be prizes for the second and third-placed riders across the Finish Line.
This competition will provide the sprinters with the chance of claiming the Sprints prize . With points on offer on laps four, eight, 12 and 16, the winner will be the rider who is a consistently fast finisher and accumulates the most sprint points during the race. You can expect to see some furious sprinting throughout the race.
How it works
The Sprints at the Prudential RideLondon Classique will provide a competition within the main race for the pro women riders taking part in the event. The competition involves a series of sprints within the race. Points are awarded to the first five cyclists who make it over the sprint line each time they pass it.
There will be four sprint classifications, at the end of laps four, eight, 12 and 16. The winner will be decided by adding the points awarded on each of the four intermediate sprints during the race. Sprint laps will be indicated by the sounding of a klaxon.
Prize money is awarded to the first five cyclists who cross the sprint line each time.
|Across the line||Points awarded|
The Sprints title will be awarded to the cyclist who has received the most points after all four sprints. The top five with the most points after all four sprints will receive prize money for their overall placing in addition to any prize money they have earned in each sprint.
Susanne Andersen was the sprints champion in 2019 with 19 points, whilst Evy Kuijpers took second with nine points ahead of Alison jackson in third with six 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.
|1||Susanne Andersen||Team Sunweb||5||4||5||5||19|
|3||Alison Jackson||Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank||3||-||-||3||6|
|4||Emilie Moberg||Team Virtu Cycling||-||3||-||2||5|
|5||Coryn Rivera||Team Sunweb||-||4||-||-||4|
|6||Alice Barnes||Canyon//SRAM Racing||-||-||3||-||3|
|7||Christine Marjerus||Boels Dolmans||2||-||-||-||2|
|8||Lonneke Uneken||Hitec Products-Birk Sport||-||2||-||-||2|
|9||Maria Van't Geloof||Ale Cippolini||-||-||2||-||2|
|10||Jip Van Den Bos||Boels Dolmans||-||-||1||-||1|
|11||Georgi Pfeiffer||Team Sunweb||-||-||-||1||1|
This special award, presented by SRAM, is determined by the Race Officials and is awarded to the rider who is judged to be the most attacking, displaying the most exciting racing behaviour and sportsmanship during the race. Typically, the winner of this type of award makes for some exciting racing so look out for those riders who constantly go on the attack and animate the race.
Competitive cycling is both an individual and a team sport and the Prudential RideLondon Classique is no different. The team who races together as a unit and places five of their six riders highest in the final standings on the Finish Line will be awarded the Team Classification, earning bragging rights over the other 15 teams.
The prize pool of 100,000 Euros for the Prudential RideLondon Classique, the women’s WorldTour race, makes the race the richest in the history of women’s cycling. It matches the total prize pool paid for the men’s race, the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic, which is the richest men’s one-day race in the world.
|Positions||Individuals||Teams||Continental Tyres Sprints classifications (for each of the three sprints)||Overall Continental Tyres Sprints classification||TOTAL PRIZE POOL|
|Total||56,900 Euros||30,500 Euros||12,600 Euros||100,000|