Prudential RideLondon Classique organisers 'extremely disappointed' after being removed from WorldTour calendar

The race was removed due to changing date, meaning it now clashes with the Ladies Tour of Norway

The Prudential RideLondon Classique 2018 (Photo by Alberto Pezzali/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

(Image credit: NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Race organisers have said they are "extremely disappointed" the UCI have decided to remove the women's Prudential RideLondon Classique from the WorldTour calendar for the 2020 season.

The decision was made due to the race being moved from its usual date to August 16, with organisers claiming they wanted to avoid a clash with the Tokyo Olympics.

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