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Ford RideLondon Classique

About the Ford RideLondon Classique

The Ford RideLondon Classique, a three-day UCI Women’s WorldTour race, returns in 2024 and takes place from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 May.

Previously a one-day race in the centre of London, the 2024 Ford RideLondon Classique will mark the event's third year as a stage race which includes two stages in Essex and a final stage in central London.

The 2024 schedule is as follows:

  • Stage One: Saffron Walden to Colchester (149.7km)
  • Stage Two: Maldon to Maldon (133.1km)
  • Stage Three: Central London (91.2km)

To find out more about the stages of the 2024 Ford RideLondon Classique, click here.

Twenty teams and a selection of the world’s best riders, including Britain’s former world champion Lizzie Deignan, will take part in the race.

2023 classifications:

In addition to the General Classification, won by Charlotte Kool (NED, Team DSM), the riders raced for the following Classifications in 2023: 

  • Sprint Competition
    • Winner: Charlotte Kool (NED, Team DSM)
  • Ford Queen of the Mountains
    • Winner: Hanna Johansson (SWE, Torelli)
  • Best Young Rider
    • Winner: Eleonora Camilla Gasparrini (ITA, UAE Team ADQ)
  • Best British Rider
    • Winner: Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo)
  • Best Team
    • Winner: Team Jumbo-Visma (NED)


There has been a professional women’s race in every edition of RideLondon since its formation in 2013. From 2013 to 2016 the race was called the Grand Prix and was a one-day race held on a 1.3-mile circuit in central London, finishing on The Mall.

Laura Kenny (née Trott) (GBR) won the inaugural edition in 2013, a year after winning two gold medals on the track at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Italians enjoyed the next two victories, with Giorgia Bronzini winning in 2014 and Barbara Guarischi in 2015.

In 2016, the race was renamed the Classique and was granted UCI Women’s World Tour status. The route largely remained the same with 20 laps of a central London circuit, starting and finishing on The Mall and comprising a total of 68 kilometres.

Kirsten Wild (NED) won the first of her two victories in the event in 2016, with her most recent win coming in 2018. Coryn Labecki (née Rivera) (USA) was victorious on a rain-lashed edition of the race in 2017, while Lorena Wiebes (NED) won the 2019 race after an incident-packed finale that saw a huge crash in the final 100 metres. In this event, Wild, who crossed the line first, was stripped of the win by race officials who declared that she had deviated from her sprinting line and caused the crash.

Following a hiatus due to the pandemic, the RideLondon Classique returned in 2022 bigger and better than ever before as a three-stage event covering parts of Essex and the capital. Having won all three stages, Lorena Wiebes retained her title as RideLondon Classique champion.

In the 2023 edition of the event, Charlotte Kool made it back-to-back wins for Team DSM as she won two of the three stages, including the iconic final stage on the Mall to win her first stage race.

In January 2023, we announced Ford as RideLondon’s new title partner, marking the start of a three-year partnership that builds on the success of Ford’s role as presenting partner in 2022. And so, we now have the Ford RideLondon Classique. 

Previous RideLondon Classique results

  • Overall:
    1. Charlotte Kool (NED, Team DSM) 9:34:41
    2. Chloé Dygert (USA, Canyon//SRAM Racing) +11
    3. Elizabeth Deignan (GBR, Trek-Segafredo) +15

    Charlotte Kool (NED, Team DSM)

    Queen of the Mountains:
    Hanna Johansson (SWE, Torelli)

    Best Young Rider:
    Eleonora Camilla Gasparrini (ITA, UAE Team ADQ) 9:35:03

    Best Team:
    Team Jumbo-Visma (NED)

    Best British Rider:
    Elizabeth Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) 9:34:56

    Stage One (Saffron Walden to Colchester, 149.7km):
    1. Charlotte Kool (NED, Team DSM) 3:56:35
    2. Clara Copponi (FRA, FDJ-Suez) ST
    3. Elizabeth Deignan (GBR, Trek-Segafredo) ST

    Stage Two (Maldon to Maldon, 133.1km):
    1. Chloé Dygert (USA, Canyon//SRAM Racing) 3:26:33
    2. Elizabeth Deignan (GBR, Trek-Segafredo) ST
    3. Soraya Paladin (ITA, Canyon//SRAM Racing) ST

    Stage Three (London to London, 91.2km):
    1. Charlotte Kool (NED, Team DSM) 2:11:58
    2. Chloé Dygert (USA, Canyon//SRAM Racing) ST
    3. Maike van der Duin (NED, Canyon//SRAM Racing) ST
  • Overall:
    1. Lorena Wiebes (NED, Team DSM) 9:10:02
    2. Elisa Balsamo (ITA, Trek-Segafredo) +19
    3. Emma Norsgaard (NOR, Movistar Team) +28

    Lorena Wiebes (NED, Team DSM)

    Queen of the Mountains:
    Anna Henderson (GBR, Team Jumbo-Visma)

    Best Young Rider:
    Julia Borgstrom (SWE, AG Insurance – NXTG Team) 9:10:41

    Best Team:
    Valcar Travel & Service (ITA)

    Best British Rider:
    Anna Henderson (Team Jumbo-Visma) 9:10:51

    Stage One (Maldon to Maldon, 136.5km):
    1. Lorena Wiebes (NED, Team DSM) 3:30:25
    2. Elisa Balsamo (ITA, Trek-Segafredo) ST
    3. Emma Norsgaard (NOR, Movistar Team) ST

    Stage Two (Chelmsford to Epping, 141.7km):
    1. Lorena Wiebes (NED, Team DSM) 3:39:13
    2. Marta Bastianelli (ITA, UAE Team ADQ) ST
    3. Emma Norsgaard (NOR, Movistar Team) ST

    Stage Three (London to London, 85.3km):
    1. Lorena Wiebes (NED, Team DSM) 2:01:01
    2. Elisa Balsamo (ITA, Trek-Segafredo) ST
    3. Lotte Kopecky (BEL, Team SD Worx) ST
  • Overall:
    1. Lorena Wiebes (NED, Parkhotel Valkenburg) 1:33:55
    2. Elisa Balsamo (ITA, Valcar Cylance Cycling) ST
    3. Coryn Labecki (USA, Team Sunweb) ST

    Sprint Classification: 
    Susanne Anderson (NOR, Team Sunweb)
  • Overall:
    1. Kirsten Wild (NED, Wiggle HIGH5) 1:29:51
    2. Marianne Vos (NED, Waowdeals ProCycling) ST
    3. Elisa Balsamo (ITA, Valcar) ST

    Sprint Classification:
    Dani Rowe (GBR, Waowdeals ProCycling)
  • Overall:
    1. Coryn Rivera (USA, Team Sunweb) 1:29:03
    2. Lotta Lepisto (FIN, Cervelo Bigla) ST
    3. Lisa Brennauer (GER, Canyon/SRAM) ST

    Sprint Classification:

    Leah Kirchmann (CAN, Team Sunweb)
  • Overall:
    1. Kirsten Wild (NED, Hitec Products) 1:28:12
    2. Nina Kessler (NED, Lensworld – Zannata) ST
    3. Leah Kirchmann (CAN, Team Liv-Plantur) ST

    Sprint Classification:

    Lucinda Brand (NED, RaboLiv Women Cycling Team)
  • Overall:
    1. Barbara Guarischi (ITA, Velocio Sports) 45:08
    2. Shelly Olds (USA, Ale Cipollini) ST
    3. Annalisa Cucinotta (ITA, Ale Cipollini) ST
  • Overall:
    1. Giorgia Bronzini (ITA, Wiggle HIGH5) 46:46
    2. Marianna Vos (NED, Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team) ST
    3. Lizzie Armitstead (GBR, Boels – Dolmans) ST
  • Overall:
    1. Laura Trott (GBR, Wiggle HIGH5) 45:26
    2. Hannah Barnes (GBR, MG Maxifuel) +1
    3. Loren Rowney (AUS, Specialized-Lululemon) +1

Most RideLondon Classique wins

  • By individual: Kirsten Wild and Lorena Wiebes (2)
  • By country: Netherlands (6)
  • By team: Wiggle HIGH5 (3)

About the RideLondon Classic

RideLondon also included a one-day professional men’s race in its calendar from 2013 to 2019. The race was held on largely the same course as the road race from the 2012 London Olympic Games, including climbing the famous Box Hill in Surrey and finishing on The Mall.

The race was promoted to the UCI World Tour in 2017 and was last held in 2019 when Elia Viviani (ITA) sprinted to victory ahead of Sam Bennett (IRL).

Some of cycling’s best sprinters have won the race including Pascal Ackermann (GER), Alexander Kristoff (NOR) and Tom Boonen (BEL).

RideLondon Classic results (2013-2019)

  • Overall:
    1. Elia Viviani (ITA, Deceuninck-QuickStep) 3:46:15
    2. Sam Bennett (IRL, BORA-Hansgrohe) +00:00
    3. Michael Morkov (DEN, Deceuninck-QuickStep) +00:00

    King of the Mountains:
    Alex Dowsett (GBR, Team Katusha-Alpecin)

    Combativity award:
    Stan DeWulf (BEL, Lotto-Soudal)
  • Overall:
    1. Pascal Ackermann (GER, Bora-Hansgrohe) 4:20:10
    2. Elia Viviani (ITA, Quick-Step Floors) 00:00
    3. Giacomo, Nizzolo (ITA, Trek-Segafredo) 00:00

    Continental Tyres King of the Mountains:
    Alexis Gougeard (FRA, AG2R La Mondiale)

    Continental Tyres Sprint Competition:
    Manuele Boaro (ITA, Bahrain-Merida)
  • Overall:
    1. Alexander Kristoff (NOR, Team Katusha-Alpecin) 4:05:41
    2. Magnus Cort-Nielsen (DEN, Orica-Scott) 00:00
    3. Michael Matthews (AUS, Team Sunweb) 00:00

    Continental Tyres King of the Mountains:
    Mads Wurtz Schmidt (DEN, Team Katusha-Alpecin)

    Continental Tyres Sprint Competition:
    Matteo Trentin (ITA, Quick-Step Floors)
  • Overall:
    1. Tom Boonen (BEL, Etixx Quick-Step) 4:43:55
    2. Mark Renshaw (AUS, Team Dimension Data) +00:00
    3. Michael Matthews (AUS, Orica-BikeExchange) +00:00

    Continental Tyres King of the Mountains:
    Jean-Pierre Drucker (LUX, BMC) and Matthew Holmes (GBR, Madison Genesis)

    Continental Tyres Sprint Competition:
    Jonathan Lastra (ESP, Caja-Rural-Seguros RGA)
  • Overall:
    1. Jean-Pierre Drucker (LUX, BMC Racing) 4:47:46
    2. Mike Teunissen (NED, Team LottoNL-Jumbo) +00:00
    3. Ben Swift (GBR, Team Sky) +00:00

    Continental Tyres King of the Mountains:
    Erick Rowsell (GBR, Madison Genesis)

    Continental Tyres Sprint Competition:
    Peter Williams (GBR, One Pro Cycling)
  • Overall:
    1. Adam Blythe (GBR, NFTO) 4:39:52
    2. Ben Swift (GBR, Team Sky) +00:00
    3. Julian Alaphilippe (FRA, Omega-Pharma Quick-Step) +00:00

    King of the Mountains:
    Steve Lampier (GBR, Velosure-Girodana Racing Team)

    Sprint Competition:
    Steven Lammertink (GBR, Team Giant-Shimano)
  • Overall:
    1. Arnaud Demare (FRA, FDJ) 5:07:43
    2. Sacha Modolo (ITA, Bardiani Valvole) +00:00
    3. Yannick Martinez (FRA, La Pomme Marseille) +00:00

    King of the Mountains:
    Ramon Sinkeldam (NED, Team Argos-Shimano)

    Sprint Competition:
    Ramon Sinkeldam (NED, Team Argos-Shimano)