Published: 7 August 2014
British riders will be out in full force at this weekend’s Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix and RideLondon-Surrey Classic.
They will form part of a world-class field as women’s and men’s races take place in the capital.
RideLondon Grand Prix
On Saturday evening the women’s Grand Prix starts the weekend of cycling with 2013 winner Laura Trott of Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling returning to defend the title she won at the inaugural race.
Trott edged out Hannah Barnes (United Healthcare Pro Cycling Team), who will be back in action, in a sprint finish.
But this year’s race will have the presence of the current Olympic and Commonwealth Games champions.
England’s Lizzie Armitstead ended her wait for Commonwealth gold in Glasgow and will face Olympic champion Marianne Vos.
The 1.3-mile circuit finishes on The Mall, the scene of the duo’s epic battle at the finale of the 2012 London Olympic Games road race.
Katie Archibald, Dame Sarah Storey and Amy Roberts are also expected to compete in a start list that combines domestic and international riders.
In addition to the elite race, two youth races will run after the elite event with each British Cycling region invited to enter a team of girls and a team of boys into the respective races.
The pro race starts at 5.00pm and is live on the BBC.
The Great Britain Cycling Team will be sole national team in a 150-rider field that also features UCI Pro and Continental Teams for Sunday’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic.
Dan McLay, Daniel Pearson, Ali Slater, Chris Lawless, Chris Latham, Oliver Wood will be Great Britain's six-man team.
Sir Bradley Wiggins was a late-call up to Team Sky’s line-up on Thursday and joins three other Brits in the squad - Ben Swift, Luke Rowe and Ian Stannard.
Talented twin brothers Adam and Simon Yates have been named in Orica-GreenEDGE’s team.
Mark Cavendish misses out as he continues his recovery from injury after crashing on the opening stage of the Tour de France in Harrogate.
British teams Madison Genesis, NFTO Pro Cycling, Rapha Condor JLT and Team Raleigh guarantee a number of home-grown domestic riders will also be on the start line for the 192-kilometre race.
The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic will be shown live on BBC1 from 2pm on Sunday and on British Eurosport from 2.30pm on Sunday 10 August.