World's Top Cyclists Will Race Through Wimbledon

More than 25,000 amateurs will also zoom through SW19

More than 25,000 cyclists will be racing through Wimbledon on Sunday August 2 as the Prudential RideLondon cycle festival hits town again.

This year an extra 25% more amateur cyclists will take part in the event. They will cycle up Wimbledon Hill Road, and into Wimbledon village, at around the 90th mile stage of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100.

The amateur cyclists will be followed by the world's top cyclists, competing in the 200km Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic event.

Mark Cavendish, winner of three high profile races so far in 2015 including the Dubai Tour stage race and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne, will race in the big event. He will ride with his Etixx - Quick-Step team, who are the first big name signings for the men’s pro race, which will feature 25 teams of six riders.

Now in its third year, the race (Category 1.HC on the UCI Europe Tour) offers the highest prize money pool of any one-day Classic and will be televised live by BBC Sport with coverage distributed worldwide.

Cavendish said: "I can't wait to ride this year. After only two years, this race is already an event every rider wants to win and you can't beat racing in front of British crowds. After missing out in 2014 I was determined to ride in 2015."

April 1, 2015

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