News – Prudential RideLondon-Surrey


A world class line-up will roll out from Horse Guards Parade on Sunday 2 August for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic.

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The 25 teams competing next Sunday include seven UCI WorldTour Teams, 11 UCI Pro Continental Teams, six UCI Continental Teams and a GB Cycling Team.

The UCI WorldTour Teams are: Orica-GreenEDGE, Etixx – Quick-Step, BMC Racing Team, MTN–Qhubeka, Lotto Soudal, Team Sky and Team Lotto NL-Jumbo.

Two of the world’s all-time best sprinters André ‘The Gorilla’ Greipel (Lotto–Soudal), commanding winner of the final stage of the Tour de France on the Champs-Élysées adding to three other stage wins, and Mark ‘The Manx Missile’ Cavendish, winner of Stage 7, are certain to be contenders if the race culminates in a bunch sprint on The Mall.

Cavendish will be directed towards the line by his Australian lead-out man, Mark Renshaw and Team Sky sprinter Elia Viviani may also make his presence known in a fast finish – the 26-year-old Italian beat Greipel to bag his first Grand Tour win in stage 2 of the Giro d’Italia in May.

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Adam Blythe and Ben Swift in 2014

One-day Classics specialists Sep Vanmarcke (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Belgian legend Tom Boonen (Etixx – Quick Step) will be intent on making their mark in the 200km race. Boonen is one of the most successful Classics cyclists currently racing, with three wins in the Tour of Flanders and four in Paris-Roubaix to his name.

Also in the mix will be Sir Bradley Wiggins (Team Wiggins), who makes a rare appearance on the road and former World Road Race Champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC), who staged an impressive return to form after fracturing his tibia in April with victory in last week’s Grand Prix Cerami in Belgium.

Reigning Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic champion Adam Blythe (Orica-GreenEDGE), whose win last year propelled him back into the WorldTour, will once again take on fellow Sheffield-born Ben Swift (Team Sky). Blythe held off Swift in a sprint finish to win last year’s race after racing for nearly five hours in epic conditions.

“This is without doubt the best field ever assembled in the UK for a one-day Classic,” said Mick Bennett, Race Director of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic. “It’s fantastic for British cycling fans to be able to watch the superstars of cycling race through this wonderful route in London and Surrey. We are set for something very special.”


Philippe Gilbert

The third edition of the race, rated Category 1.HC on the UCI Europe Tour, will start at the iconic location of Horse Guards Parade in central London before going out through the capital to Kingston upon Thames, Hampton Court and then over the River Thames into Surrey. After 57km of racing, the first challenge the riders will face is the 2.4km climb of Staple Lane in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The peloton will then race through Dorking before taking the southern approach to the ascent of Leith Hill, the highest point in Surrey. With a further three circuits (one more than last year) of a loop through Dorking and up the testing 6.7% climb to Ranmore Common, this year’s race is set to be a true classic.

The riders will then race up the famous zigzags of Box Hill, through Leatherhead, Oxshott and Esher before returning back through Kingston upon Thames. From there the peloton heads towards central London, through Raynes Park, Wimbledon, over Putney Bridge and alongside the River Thames through Chelsea. The closing stages of the race go through Parliament Square and up Whitehall to the famous 1km-to-go marker from Trafalgar Square through Admiralty Arch, where the riders will start the final sprint along The Mall towards Buckingham Palace and the Finish Line.

The weekend also sees the Women’s 2015 Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix. The riders on the start sheet are:

1 Giorgia Bronzini Wiggle Honda pro cycling team
2 Danielle King Wiggle Honda pro cycling team
3 Annette Edmondson Wiggle Honda pro cycling team
4 Chloe Hosking Wiggle Honda pro cycling team
5 Eileen Roe Wiggle Honda pro cycling team
6 Amy Roberts Wiggle Honda pro cycling team
7 Anna Christian Wiggle Honda pro cycling team
8 Laura Trott Matrix Pro Cycling
9 TBC Matrix Pro Cycling
10 TBC Matrix Pro Cycling
11 TBC Matrix Pro Cycling
12 TBC Matrix Pro Cycling
13 Lisa Brennaeur Velocio Sports
14 Trixi Worrack Velocio Sports
15 Loren Rowney Velocio Sports
16 Barbara Guarischi Velocio Sports
17 Annalisa Cucinotta Ale Cipolinni
18 Marta Tagliaferro Ale Cipolinni
19 Maria Giulia Confalonieri Ale Cipolinni
20 Shelley Olds Ale Cipolinni
21 Emma Johansen Orica AIS
22 Molly Weaver Team Liv Plantur
23 Kayleigh Brogan APRIRE Bicycles / HSS Hire
24 Lucy Harper APRIRE Bicycles / HSS Hire
25 Edita Janeliunaite APRIRE Bicycles / HSS Hire
26 Rebecca Mackey APRIRE Bicycles / HSS Hire
27 Emily Mellor APRIRE Bicycles / HSS Hire
28 Lucy Chittenden Bonito Squadra Corse
29 Henrietta Colborne Bonito Squadra Corse
30 Anna Marie Hughes Bonito Squadra Corse
31 Lauren Humphreys Bonito Squadra Corse
32 Natasha Morrison Bonito Squadra Corse
33 Bethany Taylor Bonito Squadra Corse
34 Charlotte Broughton Corley Cycles | Drops RT
35 Tamiko Butler Corley Cycles | Drops RT
36 Amy Gornall Corley Cycles | Drops RT
37 Katy Simcock Corley Cycles | Drops RT
38 Abi Van Twisk Corley Cycles | Drops RT
39 Becky Womersley Corley Cycles | Drops RT
40 Fiona Guihen DID Electrical Racing Team
41 Sarah Piner DID Electrical Racing Team
42 Sophie Faulkner FusionRTGearclub/Bikescience
43 Natalie Grinczer FusionRTGearclub/Bikescience
44 Elizabeth Stedman FusionRTGearclub/Bikescience
45 Gillian Taylor FusionRTGearclub/Bikescience
46 Rebecca Williamson FusionRTGearclub/Bikescience
47 Megan Barker Great Britain Olympic Development Programme
48 Abigail Dentus Great Britain Olympic Development Programme
49 Eleanor Dickinson Great Britain Olympic Development Programme
50 Grace Garner Great Britain Olympic Development Programme
51 Elizabeth Holden Great Britain Olympic Development Programme
52 Abby Mae Parkinson Great Britain Olympic Development Programme
53 Karla Boddy IKON – Maxda
54 Julie Erskine IKON – Maxda
55 Louise Mahe IKON – Maxda
56 Laura Massey IKON – Maxda
57 Tracy Corbett Les Filles Racing Team
58 Jennifer George Les Filles Racing Team
59 Laura Greenhalgh Les Filles Racing Team
60 Louise Moriarty Les Filles Racing Team
61 Nicole Oh Les Filles Racing Team
62 Helen Ralston Les Filles Racing Team
63 Laura Cameron London Phoenix
64 Aoife Doherty London Phoenix
65 Bella Leach London Phoenix
66 Tamala McGee London Phoenix
67 Katie Archibald Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International
68 Clemence Copie Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International
69 Lauren Creamer Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International
70 Katie Curtis Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International
71 Bethany Hayward Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International
72 Gaby Shaw Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International
73 Gabriella Shaw Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International
74 Ellie Cadzow PMR@ToachimHouse
75 Louise Laker PMR@ToachimHouse
76 Vicki Strila PMR@ToachimHouse
77 Ruth Summerford PMR@ToachimHouse
78 Chloe Weller PMR@ToachimHouse
79 Keira Mcvitty Team Giordana Triton
80 Lauren O’brien Team Giordana Triton
81 Annasley Park Team Giordana Triton
82 Nicola Juniper Team Giordand Triton
83 Ellie Coster Team USN
84 Emily Kay Team USN
85 Manon Lloyd Team USN
86 Emily Nelson Team USN
87 Lydia Boylan Team WNT
88 Rebecca Carter Team WNT
89 Charline Joiner Team WNT
90 Brit Tate Team WNT
91 Jo Tindley Team WNT
92 Hannah Walker Team WNT
93 Laura Cheesman Velosure Starley Primal
94 Tanya Griffiths Velosure Starley Primal
95 Gaby Leveridge Velosure starley primal
96 Tamara Davenne Zappi’s Racing Team
97 Juliet Milward Zappi’s Racing Team
98 Merce Pacios Zappi’s Racing Team
99 Claire Richardson Zappi’s Racing Team
100 Charlotte Sampson Zappi’s Racing Team

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