Photo: Chloe Knott for London Marathon Events RideLondon is the world's greatest festival of cycling, involving 100,000+ cyclists - from Olympic champions to a free family fun ride - riding in events over closed roads in London and Essex over the weekend of the between the 27th and 29th of May 2022 See for more. For further information:

Ford RideLondon Classique teams

Learn about the line up for the Ford RideLondon Classique

The Ford RideLondon Classique hits the streets in a few weeks, bringing some of the top women’s teams to the UK. Among the nineteen teams taking part will be nine of the Women’s WorldTour teams. The WWT teams are: Trek-SegafredoFDJ-SuezUAE Team ADQCanyon//SRAM RacingTeam DSMUno-X Pro Cycling Team, Team Jumbo-Visma, Liv Racing TeqFind, Israeil Premier Tech Roland

The rest of the peloton will be made up of UCI Women’s Continental teams: Cofidis Women’s team, Team Coop – Hitec Products, Parkhotel Valkenburg, Torelli, Bepink, CERATIZIT-WNT Procycling and St Michel – Mavic – Auber93 WE. The home teams are Lifeplus Wahoo, DAS-Handsling and AWOL-O’Shea, but we’re sure you’ll be cheering all the riders on.

Teams of the Ford RideLondon Classique
Teams of the Ford RideLondon Classique

In addition to the General Classification, the riders will also be racing for the following Classifications:

  • Sprint Competition
  • Ford Queen of the Mountains
  • Best Young Rider
  • Best British rider
  • Best Team

A bit of history

The 2023 Ford RideLondon Classique will hit the roads from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 May. The RideLondon has featured a professional women’s race since it first started back in 2013. This was a one-day race held on a 1.3 mile circuit in central London and was called the Grand Prix.

In 2016 it was renamed the Classique and was granted UCI Women’s World Tour status. The route featured twenty laps of a central London circuit, which started and finished on The Mall. After a pause for the pandemic, the race returned in 2022 as a three-day stage race. The inaugural event was won by Lorena Wiebes of Team DSM, who took all three stages! Ford took over as the sponsor in January of ’23, announcing a three year deal of the renamed Ford RideLondon Classique.

Meet the riders

One of the teams taking part in the Ford RideLondon Classique is offering fans a chance to meet their riders. Das-Handsling will be holding a breakfast buffet before the start of stage one in Saffron Walden at the Bicicletta Cafe. You can fuel up on tasty snacks, talk bikes and watch the riders battle for the sprint prime. There will also be a chance to win a DAS-Handsling jersey so you can look like a pro! Check out the image below for details.

To find out more about the stages of the 2022 RideLondon Classique, see our stage breakdown here. And if you want to experience the joy of a riding on a closed-road, just like the pros you can enter the Ford RideLondon-Essex events. There are three distances to choose from; 100, 60 or 30 miles. There is also the free-to-enter Ford RideLondon Freecycle. This takes you on a traffic-free route past some of London’s famous landmarks. As well as seeing the sights, you can visit the two festival zones for mechanical help, food and drink and enjoy activities such as music, games and face painting! 

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