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Ford RideLondon Classique route confirmed for 2024

The Ford RideLondon Classique will conclude in spectacular fashion on The Mall in 2024, with the world’s best female riders targeting a landmark victory to add to their palmarès.

The Mall has hosted some of the most iconic moments in British cycling history and was the Finishing Line for the 2012 Olympics Road Race and Stage 3 of the 2014 Tour de France. It has recently seen some of the world’s best female sprinters compete for the honour to stand on the top step of the podium at the Ford RideLondon Classique, with the last two winners on the final day also taking overall victory on the UCI Women’s WorldTour stage race.

The start and finish venues for Stage One and Two in Essex were announced at the end of 2023, with the race getting underway on Friday 24 May and finishing on Sunday 26 May.

Stage One will begin in the medieval market town of Saffron Walden, in north-west Essex, and finish in the historic city of Colchester. The stage was won in 2023 by overall race winner Charlotte Kool (Team DSM, now Team dsm-firmenich PostNL) who sprinted to victory on the city’s East Hill. 

Maldon will welcome the race for Stage Two on Saturday 25 May, following successful stages in the last two years. The historic market town hosted a thrilling stage in 2023 when American Chloé Dygert (Canyon//SRAM Racing) took the first European road race victory of her career. 

It has now been confirmed that the race will conclude with the showpiece Stage Three in central London. Dutchwoman Kool secured the overall Leader’s Jersey and her second win of the race in front of Buckingham Palace in 2023.

The timings of each stage will be announced in due course.