Three-time 2019 Tour de France stage winner Caleb Ewan, who won last Saturday’s final stage on the Champs-Elysees, heads a world-class Start List for the 2019 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic this Sunday. The race distance for the professionals is 169km.
Ewan (team Lotto Soudal) is one of four stage winners from the Tour de France who will be heading across the Channel to London for the UK’s only UCI WorldTour race. The others are Elia Viviani (Deceuninck- Quick Step), Mike Teunissen (Team Jumbo-Visma) and Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott).
Four former winners of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic are also in the field including Arnaud Demare (Groupama – FDJ) – who returns for the first time since winning the very first edition of the race in 2013 – Jempy Drucker (BORA-Hansgrohe), Adam Blythe (Lotto Soudal) and Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates).
Fast men Sam Bennett (BORA-Hansgrohe) and Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb), plus the reigning Paris-Roubaix champion Philippe Gilbert (Deceuninck – Quick Step) are also on the Start List for the richest one-day race in the cycling calendar.
Race Director Mick Bennett said: “We are very excited by the line-up for this year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic which I think has the potential to be the most fascinating edition we’ve had in the seven years of the race.
The new Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic route will see the riders start at 2.30pm from Bushy Park and this year will include five circuits of Box Hill so that could really break the peloton up making for thrilling viewing whether on the road-side or on TV.”