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  1. Kristoff wins sprint finish
  2. Magnus Cort second, Michael Matthews third
  3. 25,000 amateur cyclists took part in RideLondon-Surrey 100 & 46
  4. Scroll down to posts prior to 15:19 for coverage of the sportivs/other events

Live Reporting

By Jack Skelton

All times stated are UK

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And that's that for the 2017 Ride London.

Well done to all those who took part in the mass participation event and an extra chapeau to Coryn Rivera and Alexander Kristoff for winning the two elite races.

The report on Kristoff's win is building here.

But for now, farewell.

The TV coverage of the RideLondon-Surrey Classic is winding down over on BBC One, which will be my cue to leave you, too.

These long, flat races can sometimes be a bit dull but that was a cracking edition to mark the first year this race has been on the World Tour.

It looked like the breakaway would outfox the sprint trains but Katusha did sterling work to bring it back for their man Kristoff.

King of the mountains Mads Schmidt of Katusha, speaking to BBC One: "We wanted to do an aggressive race and be on the front all day so I got in the breakaway.

"It was a good group but two fell off pretty fast - we knew the peloton would speed up but I stayed out there long enough to pick up the king of the mountains.

"We did a really good performence and I did what I could back in the peloton but didn't really see the end of the race.

"But to win this race is huge - it's a World Tour race now and we can't be anything but satisfied."

Sprint jersey winner Matteo Trentin, speaking to BBC One: "The sprint jersey is a good consolation prize because I tried really hard to win the race.

"Maybe the race was just 1km too short!

"Without Daryl Impey dropping off we probably would have made it to the finish but it is what it is.

"The breakaway was never a big group - we rode strongly all the way to London but came up a little too short."

Top 10

  1. Alexander Kristoff (Nor/Katusha-Alpecin) 4hrs 05mins 42secs
  2. Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den/Orica-Scott) Same time
  3. Michael Matthews (Aus/Team Sunweb)
  4. Sep Vanmarcke (Bel/Cannondale-Drapac)
  5. Wouter Wippert (Ned/Cannondale-Drapac)
  6. Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux/BMC Racing) +1sec
  7. Zak Dempster (Aus/Israel Cycling Academy) Same time
  8. Sam Bennett (Ire/Bora-Hansgrohe)
  9. Rudy Barbier (Fra/AG2R La Mondiale)
  10. Oliver Naesen (Bel/AG2R La Mondiale)

More from Kristoff: "I was struggling a bit on the climbs but managed to chase back and our team was pulling really hard to get the breakaway back.

"We didn't get much help from other teams apart from Sunweb - we timed it right in the end but we were on the edge.

"I stayed on the wheel of Bennett as it was a bit windy. I waited for him to start then went with 200m to go and held off the guys behind me.

"It's been a long time since my last win, which was in Frankfurt in May so it's a nice feeling to win again."

Alexander Kristoff, speaking to BBC One: "We've only had one week rest from the Tour de France so I didn't train much or know my shape.

"I had a great party at home and sometimes I ride better after a party so maybe I should do that every time?

"I have really good memories of this finish - I got bronze in the 2012 Olympics so I knew the course would suit me well."


A big win for Katusha sprinter Alexander Kristoff after a disappointing Tour de France.

The Norwegian reeled in Sam Bennett and held off a late challenge from Magnus Cort on the Mall.

Bennett faded and Michael Matthews took third.

A deserved win for Katusha too, having done most of the work in chasing down the breakaway.

Alexander Kristoff comes around Bennett - it looks to be between them and Orica's Magnus Cort now...

It looks like Kristoff has it...

Bora light up the sprint for Ireland's Sam Bennett...

Orica-Scott lined on the front. Michael Matthews is up there - no sprint train for him but he may not need one.

Here they come under Admiralty Arch...

1km to go

Stuyven and Trentin are finally caught as the race surges into the final kilometre.

Phew - the peloton only just got that right.

Sprint finish to come...

1.5km to go

The race heads into Westminster - a frenzied gallop on the Mall awaits.

Stuyven and Trentin still just about dangling off the front.

2km to go

Orica-Scott on the front, hunting down Stuyven and Trentin, who are just eight seconds out front now.

2.5km to go

The gap is down to 10 seconds. The peloton should swallow up the front duo very soon.

3km to go

Stuyven and Trentin lead by 12 seconds

Inside the final 3km and the gap is down to 12 seconds.

A gap of about five seconds will be made up in the long sprint on the Mall itself so only seven seconds or so for Stuyven and Trentin to play with.

Finally, Orica-Scott come to the front, probably in service of Mathew Hayman.

Team Sky also look to be moving up.

Didn't half leave it late but this looks like the surge that will bring back Stuyven and Trentin.

4km to go

Stuyven and Trentin lead by 16 seconds

The peloton have five minutes to make up 16 seconds and bring this back for a sprint finish.

5km to go

Stuyven and Trentin lead by 15 seconds

The race skirts along the Thames and back towards the centre of the capital.

This is going to be close - the sprinters' teams are going to have to start laying it down.

Stuyven and Trentin still working together well and holding this advantage as they swing into central London.

6km to go

Stuyven and Trentin lead by 16 seconds

Nils Politt is the Katusha man trying to lay everything down on the road for Alexander Kristoff.

Trek-Segafredo still look the strongest team in the chase and they are not too interested in chasing.

Staggering lack of organisation by the sprinters' teams so far in this race.

8km to go

Stuyven and Trentin lead by 16 seconds

Still a small gap for the front pair. The peloton have got to judge this just right to make the catch - odds still in their favour, though.

Katusha have now put two men on the front of the peloton for Alexander Kristoff but still no sign of Lotto Soudal for Andre Greipel.

10km to go

Stuyven and Trentin lead by 15 seconds

Ramon Sinkeldam back on the front of the peloton for his Sunweb team-mate Michael Matthews.

The gap is holding at 15 seconds as Stuyven and Trentin stream into Putney and approach Putney Bridge.

The Sunweb rider on the peloton pulls off to give his Katusha counterpart a go.

Trek-Segafredo are still there with four riders in positions two to six in the peloton.

Perhaps they've got another card to play if team-mate Stuyven is caught? Can't see another sprinter in their line-up, though. Maybe Koen de Kort?

Impey dropped

Not a major climb but enough to crack Daryl Impey as the South African falls back.

Now just Jasper Stuyven and Matteo Trentin out front alone.

The break and peloton are onto a bit of a drag up to Wimbledon Village.

Not a major climb but probably enough to ensure the front three will be caught soon.

15km to go

Impey, Stuyven and Trentin lead by 13 seconds

The gap have pretty much halved in 5km as the peloton up the pace and the leading trio perhaps start to tire.

How long can they last off the front?

If this trio are caught and it comes down to a sprint finish, a reminder of the names to look out for...

  • Michael Matthews (Aus/Team Sunweb)
  • Elia Viviani (Ita/Team Sky)
  • Ben Swift (GB/Team UAE Emirates)
  • Sam Bennett (Ire/Bora-Hansgrohe)
  • Alexander Kristoff (Nor/Katusha-Alpecin)
  • Mark Renshaw (Aus/Team Dimension Data)
  • Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo)
  • Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal)
  • Mathew Hayman (Aus/Orica-Scott)

Kristoff must be on a good day, given how hard Katusha have ridden for him. Sunweb are up there for Matthews too.

Trentin has a kick on him as well, but has surely done too much work in the break to compete the finish.

This is a frenetic run-in and the peloton seem to have finally upped the pace accordingly.

The gap is down to 15 seconds, with around 17km to go.

20km to go

Impey, Stuyven and Trentin lead by 25 seconds

One Sunweb rider and two from Katusha are chasing the breakaway trio on the front of the peloton.

Behind them are Trek and Quick-Step, who have no interest in bringing back Jasper Stuyven and Matteo Trentin respectively.

It's effectively three v three. The sprinters' teams need to get active or this trio might just pull this off.

The race is into Kingston now and will shortly hang a right and skirt back into central London via Wimbledon and Putney.

25km to go

Impey, Stuyven and Trentin lead by 37 seconds

This should be a frantic chase back into London now.

The odds are the peloton will still bring this back - they certainly have enough time to - but they can't leave it much longer or let Trek interrupt things again.

About half an hour of racing to go.

Lotto Soudal have gone AWOL so far in this race - their sprinter Andre Greipel had a torrid Tour and perhaps he's still not on great form.

Team Sky have sent a man up the front. Sunweb and Katusha still have a man each working, but Trek remain up there, trying to ruin the chase.

Quick-Step also have four riders after Trek's four - they won't want to bring Trentin back either.

A fierce tailwind is benefiting the leading trio as the peloton can't get themselves organised or fend off Trek's spoiling tactics.

The gap is out to 34 seconds now.

30km to go

Impey, Stuyven and Trentin lead by 28 seconds

Trek-Segafredo are doing a grand job of wrecking the chase behind.

Katusha and Sunweb only have a couple of riders left up front to work on bringing it back.

This is getting a touch desperate for the peloton - the gap is growing to the front three.

Trek-Segafredo have lined up on the front of the peloton - the other teams will want to dislodge them soon as Trek won't ride hard to chase down their own man Jasper Stuyven.

35km to go

Impey, Stuyven and Trentin lead by 22 seconds

The gap goes back out to 22 seconds as the peloton continue to get organised.

Expect the sprinters' teams to start hitting the front and jostling for position as the charge continues.

Katusha and Sky with a rider each on the front of the peloton, slowly eroding the advantage of the front three - it's down under 20 seconds for the first time in the last few kilometres.

40km to go

The stalemate lasts another 5km as Trentin, Impey and Stuyven hold their 20-second advantage as the race zooms through Leatherhead.

45km to go

A brief entente between the leading trio and the chasing peloton as the gap holds between 15 and 20 seconds.

The peloton are just getting themselves organised and will reel them in when they see fit.