It was a typically dramatic weekend of cycling in the capital with the return of the Prudential RideLondon Classique and London-Surrey Classic.

Plenty of Six Day stars took to the iconic, and for once clear, streets of the capital for the famous dash around the roads, with thousands of fans cheering them on.

Amalie Dideriksen and Giorgia Bronzini both secured places in the top ten of the Classique, with the crown going to Team Sunweb’s Coryn Rivera, ahead of Lotta Lepisto (Cervelo-Bigla) in second and Lisa Brennauer (Canyon-SRAM).

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In wet conditions, current world road race champion Dideriksen finished seventh for Boels Dolmans, while former Classique winner and Wiggle-High5 rider Bronzini crossed the line in tenth.

Brits Dani King and Elinor Barker sprinted home for Cylance Pro Cycling and the Great Britain National Team to finish 36th and 40th respectively.

Meanwhile, Six Day London omnium winner Katie Archibald ended the day 80th for Team WNT, having won the opening intermediate sprint of the day and finished fourth in the second.

Six Day Copenhagen champion Trine Schmidt finished 64th for Lotto-Soudal, while Bronzini’s fellow Italian, Maria Giulia Confalonieri, crossed the line in 107th for Lensworld-Kuota having suffered mechanical issues earlier in the race.

On Sunday, the rain held off for the RideLondon Classic, which was won by Norwegian Alexander Kristoff in a bunch sprint.

Kristoff, winless in the Tour de France, found an extra gear ahead of his rivals to sprint home along The Mall, with Magnus Cort-Nielsen (Orica-Scott) second and Tour green jersey winner Michael Matthews third.

New Zealander Jack Bauer rode home 12th for Quick-Step Floors, with team-mate and modern Six Day great Iljo Kiesse further back the field in 83rd having spent much of the day in the break.

Gijs van Hoecke, Six Day Amsterdam 2013 champion with Kenny de Ketele, crossed the line in 32nd, while Michael Morkov just missed out on the top 50, finishing 56th for Katusha-Alpecin.

Jon Dibben (Team Sky) and Wesley Kreder (Wanty – Groupe Gobert) did not finish, while Australian Miles Scotson (BMC Racing Team) crossed the line outside the time limit.

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