Kirsten Wild takes RideLondon Classique with clinical surge

• Wild wins £21,000 in richest purse in women’s cycling for one-day race
• Nina Kessler finished second, Leah Kirchmann third

Holland’s Kirsten Wild won the RideLondon Classique to claim the biggest women’s cycling purse for a one-day race. The 33-year-old, who rides for the Hitec Products team, produced a clinical finish to finish first in 1hr 28min 13sec on the streets of the capital.

Wild’s prize €25,000 (£21,110). The total prize money stood at €100,000 (£84,438), making it the richest race in the history of women’s cycling.

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