Cycling Elite Welcomed by London-Surrey Classic
The London Surrey Classic this year is expected to commence from the 10th of August onwards and is a great platforms for the cycling fans to come a cheer for their sports stars right at their doorstep. Expected to start in Yorkshire, the Tour de France, will then come to the capital city in July, still remains one of the most awaited events for the elites. Apart from Grand Tours and this, cycling’s most looked up to events are definitely the Classics.
These one day cycling races are quite tough and includes the ever notorious Paris Roubaix, which is popularly called the Hell of the North, and forces the cyclists over cobbles of North France raging towards to border of Belgium.
Previous year, the opening Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic, which is an integral part of UCI Europe Tour, have aided to place London and Surrey on the cycling maps of the elites and featured the spectacle of professional biking as 148 top performers of the world from 25 different teams finally descend on the capital city. French national Arnaud Démare, competing on behalf of FDJ’s team was the first to cross the line on The Mall, and only 131 participants completed the challenge. This route was a variation of route of the London 2012 Olympic Road Cycling Race that started from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
A similar cycling route Classic which was followed by the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 will be pursued by the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey. Nevertheless, the latter will also have extra circuits to create a spectacular track of 124 miles and hence meet the pro requirements of UCI.
Around 24,000 cyclists are expected to participate in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, which is beginning at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and will follow a hundred mile course through the capital and then proceeding into the stunning countryside of Surrey.