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Rutland-Melton International CiCLE Classic team list published

The line-up includes 8 UCI Continental teams and a mix of national and elite squads

With just over six weeks to go before the 16th edition of the Rutland-Melton International CiCLE Classic, the race organisers have published the provisional team list. The race is Britain’s only one day UCI road race and returns after a pandemic-enforced absence of two years.

34 teams have been accepted for this year’s race, although the organisers have indicated that this may still be subject to a small degree of change should the current situation in Europe affect the ability of any of the teams expected to travel.

The race has once again been heavily oversubscribed with a number of teams having to be disappointed. Several of the smaller domestic teams will also be limited to four riders to enable more teams to participate.

“The continued popularity of the event is very gratifying to the organisation, enhanced this year by the wish by so many to see the event restart and everything get back to normal”, said Race Director Colin Clews, “this fact being reflected not just by the teams and riders wishing to take part, but by many supporters of the race whose personal contributions have made the race possible once more”. 

2019 Melton International CiCLE Classic, Leicestershire, England – Colin Joyce of Rally UHC Cycling wins. Photo: SWpix.com

All Britain’s top domestic teams will be represented at the race, including all four of the men’s British UCI Continental teams – Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling, Saint Piran, Trinity Racing and WiV SunGod – and the Great Britain national team. The will line up alongside four international UCI Continental teams, include Callum MacLeod’s Dutch ABLOC team and EVO Pro Cycling team, which features Welshman Rhys Britton.

Charlie Quarterman could make a return to the race, with his French DN1 team Phillipe Wagner on the startlist, while all of the top domestic elite teams also make the provisional startlist.

Team nameNo. rangeNationalityStatus
Saint Piran01-06GBRUCI Continental
Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling07-12GBRUCI Continental
Trinity Racing13-18GBRUCI Continental
ABLOC19-24NEDUCI Continental
BEAT Cycling Team25-30NEDUCI Continental
WPG Amsterdam31-36NEDDutch Elite Team
Great Britain National Team37-42GBRNational Team
Java Kiwi Atlantico43-48ESPUCI Continental
EVO Pro Cycling49-54IRLUCI Continental
WiV-SunGod55-60GBRUCI Continental
Latvia National Team61-66LATNational Team
Spectra-Wiggle RT67-72GBRUCI Cyclo-Cross Team
Philippe Wagner73-78FRAFrench DN1 Team
Richardsons-Trek79-84GBRBC Elite Dev. Team
UCD Dublin85-90IRLIrish Elite Team
Cycling Sheffield91-96GBRBC Elite Dev. Team
Embark-Bikestrong97-102GBRBC Elite Dev. Team
Wales Racing Academy103-108GBRNational Team
Team PB Performance109-114GBRBC Elite Dev. Team
Spirit Bontrager BSS RT115-120GBRBC Elite Dev. Team
Dolan-Ellesse121-126GBRBC Elite Dev. Team
SCRT- Muc Off127-132GBRBC Elite Dev. Team
Cycling Munster133-136IRLIrish Regional Team
Nopinz Motip Cycling Team137-140GBRBritish Club Team
Wheelbase-Cabtech141-144GBRBritish Club Team
Spokes Racing Team145-148GBRBritish Club Team
TBW 23 Stuart Hall149-152GBRBritish Club Team
JRC-Interflon 153-156GBRBritish Club Team
BC East Midlands Region157- 160GBRBritish Regional Team
BC NW Region161-164GBRBritish Regional Team
Stolen Goat165-168GBRBritish Club Team
LDN-Brother169-172GBRBritish Club Team
Taap-Cervelo173-176GBRBritish Club Team
Army CU177-180GBRBritish Army Team

Recent changes made by the UCI to the maximum distance that the race can cover has necessitated adaptions to the course from previous years, but additional passages of existing special sectors are promised as is a repeat of the successful introduction of the Wymondham circuits shortly after the race start.

The race will begin at 11.00 am on 24 April, making it the UK’s first UCI road race of the year.

Featured photo: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com – 28/04/2019 – Road Cycling – Rutland – Melton International CiCLE Classic, Leicestershire, England – Scott Thwaites of Vitus.