Hectic RideLondon-Surrey Classic sprint revealed by on-bike footage

View inside the peloton in the finale of Sunday's Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic as sprinters and their teams jostle for position

(Image credit: Velon)

Exclusive action from inside the sprint finish @RideLondonWT via @GoPro cameras on @EdwardTheuns & @NikiasArndt. @Kristoff87 @blingmatthews pic.twitter.com/MlB8sB6Lru

— Velon CC (@VelonCC) August 2, 2017

Team organisation Velon regularly posts video footage from the highest-level races captured by cameras installed on riders' bikes.

Velon released footage of the final two kilometres of Sunday's Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic as the bunch swept around the streets of the British capital on their way to the finish on The Mall.

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What makes the video stand out is that the riders are annotated, so we get to see the teams of eventual winner Alexander Kristoff (Katusha-Alpecin), second-placed Magnus Cort Nielsen (Orica-Scott) and third-placed Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) jostle for position.

(Image credit: Velon)

It's a display of amazing organisation, all done at high speed with little or no room for error as riders shout instructions – and the occasional warning – to each other.

The 2017 edition of the RideLondon-Surrey Classic was the first at UCI WorldTour level, and it attracted a top-level international field of riders.

Despite several escapes and attacks on the race's mid-section in the Surrey Hills, the peloton came back together for a bunch finish.

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