2014 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic awarded hors catégorie status

Break, RideLondon-Surrey Classic 2013

Next year's Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic (August 10) should attract an even better field than this year's inaugural edition after the UCI upgraded its ranking to hors catégorie.

The one-day race, which starts in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and finishes on The Mall, now sits in the second-highest classification of professional races and will therefore carry more UCI points and offer a bigger prize fund.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.