RideLondon Classique stripped of WorldTour status for limited live TV

RideLondon Classique 2022
RideLondon Classique 2022 (Image credit: Getty Images)

The UCI has temporarily reclassified the RideLondon Classique as a ProSeries race after event organisers did not provide the required live TV coverage of each stage, but only of the last stage.

The RideLondon Classique, which has occupied a spot on the Women’s WorldTour since the competition’s inception in 2016 with the exception of the 2020 edition that was cancelled, expanded to three stages last year after it had previously established itself as a one-day race. 

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Issy Ronald has just graduated from the London School of Economics where she studied for an undergraduate and masters degree in History and International Relations. Since doing an internship at Procycling magazine, she has written reports for races like the Tour of Britain, Bretagne Classic and World Championships, as well as news items, recaps of the general classification at the Grand Tours and some features for Cyclingnews. Away from cycling, she enjoys reading, attempting to bake, going to the theatre and watching a probably unhealthy amount of live sport.