Tom Boonen was the victor in 2016 ahead of Mark Renshaw when it came down to a final sprint. Unfortunately defending champion Boonen will not return to the race having retired after Paris-Roubaix in April.
This year fresh new talent will fill the void with this year’s green jersey winner, Michael Matthews (Sunweb), confirmed to contend in the South East of England.
Elia Viviani is likely to lead Team Sky’s efforts at the race, which more often than not comes down to a sprint finish, while André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) will also take to the start in London.
RideLondon will be broadcast live free-to-air on the BBC on Sunday, with highlights being shown on Eurosport in the evening.
RideLondon live TV guide
Sunday, July 30
15:30-18:30 BBC One – Live coverage
18:55-20:55 Eurosport 1 – Highlights
Monday, July 31
11:00-13:00 Eurosport 1 – Highlights