UCI condemns RideLondon Classique women's race for showing 'an unacceptable lack of respect for the teams and riders'

Lack of TV coverage was in breach of UCI regulations for a WorldTour race

Lorena Wiebes Danilith Nokere Koerse win
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The UCI has relegated the RideLondon Classique from a WorldTour race to the ProSeries class, after organisers failed to provide the live TV coverage required of each stage.

The UCI said that the race, which was made up of three stages from May 26 to 29, had showed an "unacceptable lack of respect for the teams and riders involved in the competition." A final decision on the status of the race will be made in September at the UCI's Management Committee Meeting. 

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.