UCI defends decision over changed dates for cancelled RideLondon Classique

RideLondon Classique 2024
RideLondon Classique 2024 (Image credit: Getty Images)

 The UCI have defended their actions over the change of dates for the RideLondon Classique for 2025, which has led to the organisers saying they have been forced to cancel the WorldTour stage race.

The 2025 WWT calendar, published this morning, mainly led to only minor changes in dates and with most races back in their original places after moving in 2024 due to the Paris Olympics.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.