By Nigel Wynn
BBC Television will be showing live coverage of the inaugural Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic cycle race on Sunday, August 4.
All of the weekends RideLondon events, including the UCI 1.1-ranked race, will be broadcast on across BBC One and the red button facility.
Earlier this week Tour de France green jersey winner Peter Sagan (Cannondale) was confirmed as one of the 150 riders taking part in the event.
In addition to Sagan's Cannondale outift, WorldTour squads Garmin-Sharp, Sky, FDJ, Argos-Shimano, Vacansoleil, Belkin and Orica-GreenEdge also field teams. They will come against the best of homegrown teams, including a Great Britain squad, Madison-Genesis, Rapha Condor-JLT, IG-Sigma Sport, Raleigh and UK Youth.
The 140-mile route takes in the majority of the London 2012 Olympic Games road race route, with a loop around Leith Hill in Surrey that will be completed three times. The race starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, and finishes on The Mall.
The women's RideLondon Grand Prix on Saturday, and the RideLondon Surrey 100 sportive on Sunday also take place as part of the weekend of events. A 45-minute edit of the former will be aired as part of the BBC's coverage.
Four hours of live coverage will also be shown on Eurosport.
Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on TV
Sunday August 4 2013
09:00-18:30 BBC Red Button
11:30-14:00 BBC One
16:30-18:30 BBC One
14:30-18:30 Eurosport and Eurosport HD
Sagan to start RideLondon-Surrey race
Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic provisional start list
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