In a landmark second for ladies’s biking, the prize cash for the UCI Ladies’s WorldTour occasion at Prudential RideLondon 2016 would be the highest ever provided for a ladies’s one-day race and matches the prize cash provided on the world’s richest one-day males’s race the next day.
The brand new Prudential RideLondon Classique, which shall be televised stay by BBC Sport from central London on Saturday 30 July, has a prize pool of 100,000 Euros. This is identical as the lads’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Basic, the richest one-day Basic in historical past, on Sunday 31 July.
“We consider in equality in sport,” stated Occasion Director Hugh Brasher, who can also be Occasion Director for the London Marathon and 5 different mass participation occasions. “Final yr, the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Basic turned the world’s richest males’s one-day race and we consider that it’s proper that the prize cash for our new UCI Ladies’s WorldTour occasion matches that, setting a brand new commonplace for ladies’s biking. This is identical coverage that we’ve got operated on the London Marathon for a few years.”
Brian Cookson, President of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), stated: “Prudential RideLondon has set new data for biking yearly. It’s the largest pageant of biking on the earth and it’s fantastic to see that the brand new UCI Ladies’s WorldTour race has been awarded full parity with the lads’s occasion.”
The person winner of the Prudential RideLondon Classique wins 25,000 Euros in prize cash and the profitable workforce is awarded 10,000 Euros. There will probably be three Continental Tyres Sprints classifications within the race providing an extra 12,600 Euros in prize cash. See the complete breakdown of prize cash here
The race shall be proven stay on BBC TV for the fourth successive yr. It was the primary ladies’s race within the UK, outdoors the Olympic or Commonwealth Video games, to be broadcast stay.
Double Olympic champion Laura Trott, who has raced yearly in Prudential RideLondon and gained the inaugural ladies’s race, stated: “That is unbelievable information. Ladies’s biking is being given the popularity it deserves. Prudential RideLondon has pioneered unimaginable change in ladies’s biking, first with reside tv protection, then reside cameras on bikes final yr and now with report prize cash and parity with the lads’s race.”
Wiggle High5 Staff Supervisor Rochelle Gilmore commented: “It has been overwhelming to witness the huge modifications in our sport through the previous couple of years. I’ve been concerned in ladies’s skilled biking for eighteen years (fifteen as an athlete and three as a staff proprietor) and I nonetheless cannot truly grasp how quickly single actions like this have developed our sport.
“As an athlete ten years in the past, I might by no means have dreamt that a feminine bike owner can be rewarded with this degree of prize cash for doing one thing we love.”
The Prudential RideLondon Classique was awarded UCI WorldTour standing for 2016 by the UCI. The 2016 race will happen on a spectacular 5.5km circuit in central London, starting on The Mall in St James’s Park, going up Structure Hill, turning on the prime to return down and on to Birdcage Stroll, then passing Massive Ben and turning left on to Whitehall and proper on to the Strand earlier than turning once more to return again up the Strand, by way of Trafalgar Sq., Admiralty Arch and again on to The Mall.
The UCI Ladies’s WorldTour race is a part of Prudential RideLondon, the world’s biggest pageant of biking, with greater than 100,000 riders anticipated to take part in occasions over the weekend of 30-31 July 2016.
The brand new UCI Ladies’s WorldTour includes 17 occasions in three continents and commenced on the Strade Bianche earlier this month.
The organisers of the weekend pageant of biking will ship an in depth group engagement programme with the help of Transport for London (TfL), the London boroughs on the route and Surrey County Council to assist residents and companies alongside the route plan forward. It will embrace pre-awareness marketing campaign posters on the transport community, a collection of buyer info emails and a leaflet drop in July to 1 million+ residents and companies alongside the route. Info on journey disruption and recommendation is out there on www.tfl.gov.uk/ridelondon. To keep away from delays over the occasion weekend, wherever attainable all drivers are suggested to keep away from areas close to the occasion routes.