Lorena Wiebes holds up a three as she wins the final stage of RideLondon

RideLondon Classique wrap-up: No one can challenge Wiebes

The SD Worx-Protime sprinter won all three stages and the overall at the three-day race.

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Even without Lotte Kopecky to lead her out Lorena Wiebes is formidable, but with the world champion leading the way no one could come close to Wiebes who won all three sprint finishes at the RideLondon Classique, a perfect mirror of her 2022 sweep.

Even her chief rival Charlotte Kool couldn’t match Wiebes, who won each of the sprints by bike lengths. Kool managed to finish second overall with her runner-up finishes in both the second and final stages. In the finales this year there were no close calls, the closest rider to Wiebes in form was her teammate Kopecky, who after finishing third on the second and third stages finished third overall, putting two SD Worx-Protime riders on the final podium.

Wiebes also won the points classification, but the mountains classification was secured by Uno-X Mobility’s Rebecca Koerner of Denmark. The youth classification was won by Eleonora Gasparrini of UAE Team ADQ six seconds ahead of Linda Riedmann of Visma-Lease a Bike. Ceratizit-WNT won the team classification and Lizzie Deignan took the best British rider classification, one special to RideLondon.

Lorena Wiebes spreads her arms wide as she wins the first stage of RideLondon.
Wiebes wins the opening stage of RideLondon Classique

Stage-by-stage results:

Stage 1: πŸ₯‡ Lorena Wiebes, πŸ₯ˆLetizia Paternoster, πŸ₯‰ Clara Copponi

Stage 2: πŸ₯‡ Lorena Wiebes, πŸ₯ˆ Charlotte Kool, πŸ₯‰ Lotte Kopecky

Stage 3: πŸ₯‡ Lorena Wiebes, πŸ₯ˆ Charlotte Kool, πŸ₯‰ Lotte Kopecky

Charlotte Kool, Lorena Wiebes and Lotte Kopecky on the final general classifcaiton podium of RideLondon.
The final RideLondon podium left to right: Charlotte Kool, Lorena Wiebes, and Lotte Kopecky

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Quote of the day

It’s always hard to try the same again, hat tricks are always hard to do, but I’m really happy to be unbeatable in RideLondon.

Lorena Wiebes on her double-hat trick of stage wins in 2022 and 2023

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