It will make history by becoming Great Britain’s first ever men’s UCI WorldTour event, putting it in the top tier of men’s road races.
Some of the world’s best professional riders will head out of London and go through Surrey towns including Walton-on-Thames, Dorking and Esher before returning to the capital for the finish.
Team Sky’s Thomas said: “Now the race is UCI WorldTour, the standard of the field will go up that much more and there will be a lot of really good bike riders racing in London on Sunday 30 July. It will be super-competitive and super-fast and I think it’s going to be a really exciting race.”
More information can be found in a media release on the RideLondon website.
The mass participation 100-mile event also takes place on 30 July.