Wild wins Prudential RideLondon Classique
Kirsten Wild ( Wiggle High5 ) has won the Prudential RideLondon Classique, triumphing on The Mall a second time after her 2016 win. In a headwind sprint, the Dutchwoman beat European champion Marianne Vos (WaowDeals) to the line, with Elisa Balsamo (Valcar PBM) finishing in third place. Raced on a fast and technical city-centre circuit around St. James' Park, Trafalgar Square, and Horse Guards Parade, the peloton did twelve laps of the 5.4-kilometre course for a race length of 65 kilometres. Although the shortest and flattest of all UCI Women's WorldTour races, the RideLondon Classique offers the biggest prize fund with a total of € 100,000 on the line, the race winner alone pocketing €25,000. There were three intermediate sprints as well, with nine, six, and three laps to go, with cash prizes for the top five in each sprint and the overall top five of the sprint competition. Amy ...
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