The 2017 RideLondon Classique is the second edition of the re-branded race and the fifth since the race's inception in 2013. Since last season, the race has been the most lucrative one-day race for the women, with a princely 25,000 euros on offer for the winner.
Kirsten Wild took home the honours and the prize money for herself and her teammates last year, beating Nina Kessler and Leah Kirchmann in the sprint to the line. She'll be back for another helping this year, but will face some stiff competition in the form of Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb), Chloe Hosking (Ale Cipolini), Jolien D'hoore (Wiggle-High5), Chantal Blaak (Boels Dolmans) and a few more.
The route brings the riders from the mall up and back down Constitution Hill before looping around St James' Park, up the Strand and back down towards the Mall once again. It will no-doubt be a blisteringly fast affair with plenty of sprinters teams trying to shake the weaker riders from the pack.
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Kirsten Wild (Ned) Hitec Products||1:28:12|
|2||Nina Kessler (Ned) Lensworld-Zannata|
|3||Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Liv-Plantur|
|4||Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team|
|5||Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Lensworld-Zannata|
|6||Joelle Numainville (Can) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team|
|7||Anouska Koster (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team|
|8||Carmen Small (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling|
|9||Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM|
|10||Alice Barnes (GBr) Drops Cycling Team|