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Star-studded cast of sprinters heading for RideLondon-Surrey Classic

German sprinter Andre Greipel. Picture credit: Georges Menager

A stellar cast of sprinters will line up for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic – including one of the world’s best young talents Fernando Gaviria and Tour de France stars Michael Matthews and Andre Greipel.

They will be joined by Olympic track champion Elia Viviani for the race on Sunday 30 July.

German Greipel, who has 22 Grand Tour wins to his name, will be making his Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic debut.

He said: “Due to several circumstances I wasn’t able to start in London in previous years. Despite the fact this is a rather new race a lot of top riders have already won here.

“Every year the list of participants becomes more and more impressive and with riders like Viviani, Gaviria and Matthews in this edition it shows a lot of great cyclists want to come to London. The promotion of the race to the UCI WorldTour level is the best proof of this and a world city like London deserves a top race.”

Full details, including a list of the record number of WorldTour teams participating, can be found on RideLondon’s website. The professional race follows a 100-mile mass participation event.

Community groups and charities have secured almost £2.3 million thanks to Surrey’s role in the RideLondon cycling festival over the past four years.

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