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Live Reporting

Jack Skelton

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  1. Farewell

    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.

  2. Post update

    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.

  3. Post update

    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."

  4. Post update

    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."

  5. 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)
  6. Post update

    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."

  7. Post update

    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.

  9. Post update

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

    It looks like Kristoff has it...

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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.

  14. 2km to go

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

  15. 2.5km to go

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

  16. 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.

  17. Post update

    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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Post update

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