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Tour de France green jersey heads star-studded London line-up with San Remo winners Goss & Ciolek

Peter Sagan, winner of the green jersey for top sprinter in this year’s Tour de France, will ride the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on Sunday August 4.

The Slovakian won stage seven of this year’s Tour, and went on to secure overall victory in the green jersey points contest with a 97-point margin over Mark Cavendish.

Heralded by organisers as the biggest one-day classic to be held in Britain for over 20 years, the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic is part of the Mayor of London’s Prudential RideLondon two-day cycling festival over the weekend on August 3-4

The race starts from  Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, before passing through central London on its way into the hills of Surrey, ad then returning to town to finish on The Mall.

Sagan isn’t the only top sprinter coming to London, Two recent winners of the Milan-San Remo one-day classic, Australia’s Matt Goss and Gerald Ciolek of Germany, will line up, along with Team Sky sprinter Ben Swift. All be hoping that the 140-mile race comes down to a bunch sprint for the line.

Garmin-Sharp’s David Millar is another popular favourite, but the time trial specialist will know that his best chance of success will come from a breakaway on the route through London and Surrey.

Sky Pro Cycling also includes rising star Josh Edmondson, sprinter Chris Sutton and Salvatore Puccio, who led the Giro d’Italia earlier this summer.

The first African rider to lead the Tour de France, Daryl Impey, is also due to ride, as part of the Orica GreenEDGE line-up which looks among the strongest in the race.

Joining Impey is Michael Albasini, one of a pair of Tour of Britain winners on the provisional start list, with Vacansoleil DCM’s Romain Feillu the other.

Alongside Feillu will be 19-year-old Danny Van Poppel, who this year became the youngest rider to ride the Tour de France since 1945 and finished third on the opening stage.

In total 13 of the 150 riders due to start the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic will have taken part in this year’s Tour de France.

One team that didn’t ride the Tour, but is nonetheless significant is MTN Qhubeka. Africa’s first Pro Continental squad, will be led by Ciolek, and also features Giro d’Italia stage winner Ignatas Konovalovas.

“This star-studded field, headed by Peter Sagan, in the first year of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic is testimony to the international standing of the event and our ambitions for the future,” said race director Mick Bennett. “It is surely the best field ever assembled for the first year of a new one day race.”

Provisional roster

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Team Managers: Kurt Bogaerts, Andy Vanhoudt

Shane Archbold
Glenn O'Shea
Aaron Gate
Mark McNally
Sam Bennett
Nicolas Vereecken
Reserves
Alphonse Vermote
Nico Eeckout
Sean Downey
Ronan McLaughlin
Kieran Frend

La Pomme Marseille
Team Managers: Freddy Lecarpentier, Angel Buria

Julien Antomarchi
Jose Goncalves
Christopher Jenning
Justin Jules
Yannick Martinez
Thomas Vaubourzeix
Reserves
Benjamin Giraud
Yoann Paillot
Thomas Rostollan

Team IG-Sigma Sport
Team Managers: Becky Frewing, Simon Howes

Peter Hawkins
Peter Williams
Joseph Perrett
Wouter Sybrandy
James Moss
Matt Cronshaw
Reserves
Ryan Mullen
Chris Whorall
Andrew Griffiths

Bardiani Valvole CSF Inox
Team Manager: Mirko Rossato

Sacha Modolo
Christian Delle Stelle
Filippo Fortin
Andrea Di Corrado
Nicola Boem
Andrea Pasqualon
Reserves
Marco Canola
Sonny Colbrelli
Angelo Pagani

Madison Genesis
Team Manager: Roger Hammond

Ian Bibby
Andrew Tennant
Alex Peters
Dean Downing
Jack Pullar
Dominic Jelfs
Reserves
Chris Snook
Liam Holohan
Brennan Townshend

Team NetApp-Endura
Team Manager: Alex Sans Vega

Iker Camano Ortuzar
David De La Cruz
Zakkari Dempster
Jonathan McEvoy
Erick Rowsell
Scott Thwaites
Reserves
Jan Barta
Russell Downing
Alexander Wetterhall

Belkin Pro Cycling Team
Team Manager: Jan Bovens

Jack Bobridge
Jetse Bol
Tim Leezer
Paul Martens
Tom Jelte Slagter
Dennis Van Winden
Reserves
Bram Tankink
Sep Vanmarcke
Lars Boom
Maarten Wynants

MTN-Qhybeka p.b Samsung
Team Managers: Thomas Campana, Jens Zemke

Gerald Ciolek
Ferekalsi Debesay
Jaco Venter
Jay Robert Thomson
Andreas Stauff
Ignatas Konovalovas
Reserves
Bradley Potgieter
Martin Wesemann
Jani Tewelde
Jousef Reguigui

Team Raleigh
Team Manager: Cherie Pridham

Alex Blain
Eric Berthou
Tom Scully
Lachlan Norris
Evan Oliphant
Mark O'Brien
Reserves
Mark Christian
Rob Britton
Richard Lang

Cannondale Pro Cycling
Team Manager: Biagio Conte

Damiano Caruso
Paolo Longo Borghini
Tiziano Dall'Antonia
Lucas Sebastian Haedo
Peter Sagan
Brian Vandborg
Reserves
Mauro Da Dalto
orenoMoser M
Alan Marangoni

Node 4 - Giordana Racing
Team Managers: Malcolm Elliott, Bill Nickson

Michael Northey
Roman Van Uden
Steven Lampier
Daniel Barry
Shem Rodger
James Williamson
Reserves
Christian Varley
Nathan Edmondson
Richard Hepworth

Team Sojasun
Team Manager: Lylian Lebreton

Jimmy Engoulvent
Jeremie Galland
Christophe Laborie
Rony Martias
Paul Poux
Evaldas Siskevicius
Reserves
David Le Lay
Julien Le Fares
Remi Pauriol

Champion System Pro Cycling Team
Team Manager: Franky Van Haesebroucke

Matt Brammeier
Clinton Avery
Matthias Friedemann
Mart Ojavee
Fabian Schnaidt
Bobbie Traksel
Reserves
Zackary Bell
Gergor Gazvoda
Chan Jae Jang

Orica Greenedge
Team Manager: Shayne Bannon

Matthew Goss
Stuart O'Grady
Luke Durbridge
Michael Albasini
Allan Davis
Daryl Impey
Reserves
Jens Keukeleire
Brett Lancaster
Sebastian Langeveld

Team UK Youth
Team Manager: David Povell

Yanto Barer
Marcin Bialobocki
Niklas Gustavsson
Chris Opie
Rob Partridge
Ian Wilkinson
Reserves
Tobyn Horton
Joshua Hunt
Jonathan Mould

FdJ.fr
Team Manager: Martial Gayant

Arnaud Demarg
Mickael Delang
David Boucher
Yoann Offredo
Dominique Rollin
Laurent Mangel
Reserves
Murilo Antonio Fischer
Francis Mourey
Arthur Vichot

Rapha Condor JLT
Team Manager: John Herety

Kristian House
Elliott Porter
Richard Handley
Luke Grivell-Mellor
Michael Cuming
James McCullum
Reserves
Aaron Buggle
Edward Laverack
Felix English

Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
Team Manager: Hans De Clercq

Tom Van Asbroeck
Sander Armee
Zico Waeytens
Stijn Neirynck
Pieter Jacobs
Eliot Lietaer
Reserves
Jarl Salomein
Jasper De Buyst
Kenny De Ketele

Garmin Sharp
Team Manager: Bingen Fernandez

Jack Bauer
Caleb Fairly
Raymond Kreder
David Millar
Ramunas Navardauskas
Jacob Rathe
Reserves
Fabian Wegmann
Nick Nuyens
Robbie Hunter
Tyler Farrar
Koldo Fernandez De Larrea

Sky Pro Cycling
Team Manager: Rod Ellingworth

Joshua  Edmondson
Mathew Hayman
Gabriel Rasch
Christopher Sutton
Ben Swift
Salvatore Puccio
Reserves
Bernhard Eisel
Christian Knees
Ian Stannard

Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
Team Manager: Aart Viehouten

Kris Boeckmans
Romain Feillu
Wesley Kreder
Sergey Lagutin
Danny Van Poppel
Frederik Veuchelen
Reserves
Marco Marcato
Wouter Mol
Mirko Selvaggi
Willem Wouters

Great Britain Cycling Team
Team Manager: Keith Lambert

Simon Yates
Adam Yates
Samuel Harrison
Alistair Slater
Owain Doull
Jonathan Dibben
Reserves
Samuel Lowe
George Atkins
Joseph Kelly
Daniel McLay

Synergy Baku Cycling Project
Team Managers: Jeremy Hunt, Stefan Rucker

Dan Craven
Dene Thomas Rogers Rico
Connor McConvey
Christoph Schweizer
Kirill Pozdnyakov
Patrick Lane
Reserves
David Clarke
Aleksandr Surutkovych
John Ebsen

Joker Merida
Team Managers: Svein Erik Vold, Gino Van Oudenhove

Reidar Bohlin Borgersen
Vegard Breen
Kristoffer Skjerping
Vegard Robinson Bugge
Adrian Gjolberg
Edvin Wilson
Reserves
Martin Olsen
Oskar Svendsen
Stain Remme

Team Argos-Shimano
Team Manager: Rudi Kemna

Jonas Ahlstrand
Nikias Ardnt
Will Clarke
Francois Parisien
Ramon Sinkeldam
Yandong Xing
Reserves
Thomas Damuseau
John Degenkolb
Tobias Ludvigsson

Our official grumpy Northerner, John has been riding bikes for over 30 years since discovering as an uncoordinated teen that a sport could be fun if it didn't require you to catch a ball or get in the way of a hulking prop forward.

Road touring was followed by mountain biking and a career racing in the mud that was as brief as it was unsuccessful.

Somewhere along the line came the discovery that he could string a few words together, followed by the even more remarkable discovery that people were mug enough to pay for this rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work. He's pretty certain he's worked for even more bike publications than Mat Brett.

The inevitable 30-something MAMIL transition saw him shift to skinny tyres and these days he lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.

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Al__S [998 posts] 2 years ago
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No OPQS is a bit of a dissapointment

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Can this be added to the Fantasy schedule?  4

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Coleman [335 posts] 2 years ago
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Close to 500m from our doorstep. Nice one. I might buy a Slovak flag to cheer on the most entertaining rider around.

Dear Mr Sagan

Please pop a no-hands wheelie near the right turn at the Lower Lee Crossing.

Dakujem/ thanks,

Coleman

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Leviathan [1867 posts] 2 years ago
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I will beat him the the finish line!, starting at 6:14 though.

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northstar [1108 posts] 2 years ago
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Arnaud Demarg - Should be Demare and the Topsport team name isn't in bold - sorry, pedantic i know.

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Abdoujaparov [21 posts] 2 years ago
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There was something on the OPQS twitter feed yesterday saying look out for an important announcement to see the team in London early August. So perhaps they may be a late entry.....

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andycoventry [110 posts] 2 years ago
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Is it to be televised in full or highlights does anyone know?

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Al__S [998 posts] 2 years ago
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bikeboy76 wrote:

I will beat him the the finish line!, starting at 6:14 though.

We're also doing 40 miles less, of course. 7:22 start time for me.

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Al__S [998 posts] 2 years ago
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Abdoujaparov wrote:

There was something on the OPQS twitter feed yesterday saying look out for an important announcement to see the team in London early August. So perhaps they may be a late entry.....

Hmm. Currently 25 six man teams for 150 riders total.

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dolomedia [8 posts] 2 years ago
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Anyone know if ITV, BBC, or Eurosport are going to be giving us live coverage?