Organisers announce men's and women's teams for 2019 RideLondon
18 June 2019 09:07
Organisers of the women's Prudential RideLondon Classique and the men's RideLondon Classic announced the teams that will be participating in this year's races held on August 3 and 4, respectively. Both fields will include the currently-ranked top 10 teams in the UCI world rankings. The women's Classique is part of the UCI Women's WorldTour and is a 3.4km circuit race in central London which starts and finishes on The Mall. Boels-Dolmans currently lead the ranking and will toe the start line along with teams Trek-Segafredo, Sunweb, CCC-Liv, Canyon-SRAM Racing, Virtu Cycling, Parkhotel Valkenburg and WNT-Rotor. Last year, Kirsten Wild won the Prudential RideLondon Classique ahead of Marianne Vos and Elisa Balsamo. Wild also won in 2016, while Coryn Rivera won in 2017.ADVERTISEMENT The men's Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic, also part of the WorldTour, uses much of the same route as the London 2012 Olympic Games road race, heading out of London to the Surrey Hills and back again for a finish on The Mall. Deceuninck-QuickStep will be on the start line along with Bora-Hansgrohe, Jumbo-Visma and Team Ineos. Other UCI WorldTour teams competing include UAE Team Emirates, Mitchelton-Scott, Team Sunweb, Groupama-FDJ, AG2R La Mondiale, Bahrain-Merida, CCC, Lotto Soudal, Dimension Data, EF Education First and Katusha-Alpecin. Pascal Ackermann won last year's race ahead of Elia Viviani and Giacomo Nizzolo.
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