The prize money for the UCI women’s WorldTour event at Prudential RideLondon will match that promised for the men’s race the following day, marking a landmark moment for the sport.
The new RideLondon Classique has a prize pool of €100,000 each for the men’s and women’s races, and becomes the highest ever offered for a women’s one-day race. The women’s race will be held on Saturday 30 July, with the men’s race following on Sunday 31 July. Both will be televised live by BBC Sport.
“Prudential RideLondon has set new records for cycling every year,” said Brian Cookson, the president of governing body the UCI. “It is the biggest festival of cycling in the world and it is wonderful to see that the new UCI Women’s WorldTour race has been awarded full parity with the men’s event.”
Breakdown of the prize money
Marianne Vos (far left), Lizzie Armitstead (centre) and Laura Trott line up for the 2014 RideLondon Grand Prix Pro
The individual winner of the RideLondon Classique will win €25,000, and the winning team will be awarded €10,000. There will be three Continental sprint classifications in the race, offering a further €12,600 in prize money. There is a full breakdown of the prize money here.
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