150 of the world’s top cyclists are set to compete in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic, taking place as part of the Prudential RideLondon cycling festival across the weekend of August 3 and 4. The Surrey Classic will be a variation on the London 2012 Olympic Road Cycling Race, following the same route as the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 sportive (which was opened to all via a ballot and charity ride initiative) but feature an extension of 40miles – around Leith Hill – to meet UCI pro race requirements. Eight of the world’s top UCI ProTour teams have confirmed their involvement – Belkin, FDJ, Cannondale, Garmin-Sharp, Orica-GreenEDGE, Vacansoleil DCM and home-favourites Team Sky; they will be joined by UCI Pro Continental teams, including NetApp Endura, and UCI Continental teams including Team UK Youth, Raleigh and Rapha Condor-JLT.
The Prudential RideLondon event was developed by the Mayor of London and his agencies and is managed by the London & Surrey Cycling Partnership (LSCP), itself a partnership between The London Marathon Limited (owners and operators of the London Marathon since 1981) and SweetSpot Group Limited, operators of the Tour of Britain. For full details of all events on offer – both for participation and viewing – across the weekend of August 3 and 4 see prudentialridelondon.co.uk