Dani King missed out on Rio 2016 but has adapted quickly to road racing although she will only be a domestique in Ride London Classique
It is a measure of Dani King’s rapid adaptation to racing on the road that in only her second full season at the discipline, the former Olympian already feels like a fixture. This has been a promising season with strong rides on home roads – at the Women’s Tour in June and the Tour de Yorkshire a few weeks earlier – and on Saturday, she is hoping to continue that progress at the Ride London Classique.
Not that she wants to win. Instead, King will have a clear objective at the start of the 55km on a circuit that takes in the Mall, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square with dead turns on the Strand and Constitution Hill. Like the rest of her Cylance team-mates her only goal will be to ensure their sprinter Kirsten Wild repeats her victory of last year. “It won’t be about myself, I will be in a full domestique role, chasing things, making sure the breaks don’t stay away.”