Prudential RideLondon Classique Preview.
After a successful race in La Course by Le Tour last weekend where Lotta Lepistö finished second, Cervélo Bigla Pro Cycling Team will be heading to London for Prudential RideLondon Classique on Saturday.
Lepistö leads the team in this UCI Women’s WorldTour event along with Joëlle Numainville who was very active on Sunday on the Champs-Elysées and placed fourth. Lisa Klein and Stephanie Pohl joins the line up before heading off to the Olympic Games. Nicole Hanselmann showed good form in Thüringen Rundfahrt after placing third on the final stage while Clara Koppenburg returns to racing after a break.
“I hope I do my best and get a good result for the team,” Lepistö, who will also leave for Rio after the race, said. “I really found my legs last Sunday and felt strong all day. I hope this feeling will continue and it will be good on Saturday. It’s nice going back to the UK because I won the last stage of the Women’s Tour so it’s a nice feeling to go back there.”
The race has thrown its weight behind women’s cycling after it announced equal prize money for the women and men’s races, making it the richest women’s race on the calendar.
“It’s great to have race organisers who value the women as much as the men because at the end of the day, we are as professional as the guys and sometimes even more professional,” Lepistö said.
The race route takes on a 12 lap feature, each lap being 5.5 kilometres in length. The start/finish line is on The Mall in Central London. The race will be broadcasted live on TV with the organiser encouraging fans to check their local listings.