Pro Races

Classifications

The Prudential RideLondon Classique features a number of classifications within the race – read below to find out more.

Lorena Wiebes, Elisa Balsamo and Coryn Rivera
Overall Classification

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.

Susanne Andersen, Team Sunweb
Sprints Classification

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.

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

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.

2019 Results:

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.

Position Name Team 1 2 3 4 Points
1 Susanne Andersen Team Sunweb 5 4 5 5 19
2 Evy Kuijpers CCC-Liv 4 1 - 4 9
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
Maelle Grossetete, Combativity award presented by SRAM, Prusential RideLondon Classique
The Combativity Award presented by SRAM

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.

Team Hitec Products-Birk Sport
Team Classification

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.

Prize Money

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.

Prize Money (all in Euros)
Positions Individuals Teams Continental Tyres Sprints classifications (for each of the three sprints) Overall Continental Tyres Sprints classification TOTAL PRIZE POOL
1 25,000 10,000 1,000 3,000  
2 12,500 7,000 500 1,500  
3 6,000 4,000 300 900  
4 3,000 2,500 200 600  
5 2,000 1,500 100 300  
6 1,500 1,000      
7 1,000 1,000      
8 750 1,000      
9 750 750      
10 500 750      
11 500 500      
12 500 500      
13 500        
14 400        
15 400        
16 400        
17 400        
18 400        
19 200        
20 200        
Total 56,900 Euros 30,500 Euros   12,600 Euros 100,000