The fast-finishing duo will provide the team with a pair of viable contenders for the criterium-style one-day race, now in its second year on the Women’s WorldTour. Taking place on a 5.5-kilometre circuit in central London, the race should favour fast finishers. An in-form Nettie Edmondson could factor as a strong set-up rider in a fast finish or an alternative card to play as well.
“I’m looking forward to a fast and flat race especially after my last race I did, the Giro Rosa,” said D’hoore, fresh off a stage win in Italy, via a team release. “I’m excited to get back in the mix. The RideLondon Classique route is based on a circuit of St James’ Park, in front of Buckingham Palace, with the addition of out and back legs along Strand and Constitution Hill. The criterium-style race is almost certain to finish in a sprint on the Mall, one of the most prestigious and iconic roads in London, with the top teams all expected to bring their fastest riders. We will have a strong team with previous winner Giorgia Bronzini.
“We have many options and a lot of experience will back our team this weekend. “I have some good memories of London.”
Indeed, D’hoore has already had success racing in London this season, winning the final stage of the Ovo Energy Women’s Tour there last month.
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