Women's WorldTour still 'a possibility’ for RideLondon Classique, says Lappartient

Peloton on stage 3 of RideLondon Classique 2022
Peloton on stage 3 of RideLondon Classique 2022 (Image credit: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

The UCI President David Lappartient revealed that it is still possible for the RideLondon Classique to return to the Women’s WorldTour after it was stripped of this status when event organisers failed to provide adequate live TV coverage of the race. 

UCI regulations stipulate that a minimum of 45 minutes of live coverage per stage must be available for an event to qualify for Women's WorldTour status. This year at RideLondon, however, only the last day’s circuit race around London was broadcast live while the previous two stages were shown as highlights packages.

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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.