Limited TV coverage and reduced prize pot for RideLondon Classique

LONDON ENGLAND AUGUST 03 Julia Soek of The Netherlands and Team Sunweb Floortje Mackaij of The Netherlands and Team Sunweb Leah Kirchmann of Canada and Team Sunweb Coryn Rivera of The United States and Team Sunweb Peloton BuckinghRideLondon Classique 2019 passes Buckingham Palaceam Palace Peloton during the 7th Prudential RideLondon Classique 2019 a 68km stage from The Mall London to The Mall London RideLondon RideLondon UCIWT PRLClassic on August 03 2019 in London England Photo by Alex LiveseyGetty Images
RideLondon Classique 2019 passes Buckingham Palace (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The new three-day edition of the RideLondon Classique will have limited live television coverage and a reduced prize pot when it starts in Essex on Friday.

After ending the men’s RideLondon-Surrey Classic, the race’s organisers announced in June 2021 that the women’s race would grow from a one-day circuit race to a three-day tour in 2022.

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Matilda Price is a freelance cycling journalist and digital producer based in the UK. She is a graduate of modern languages, and recently completed an MA in sports journalism, during which she wrote her dissertation on the lives of young cyclists. Matilda began covering cycling in 2016 whilst still at university, working mainly in the British domestic scene at first. Since then, she has covered everything from the Tour Series to the Tour de France. These days, Matilda focuses most of her attention on the women’s sport, writing for Cyclingnews and working on women’s cycling show The Bunnyhop. As well as the Women’s WorldTour, Matilda loves following cyclo-cross and is a recent convert to downhill mountain biking.