Rutland–Melton CiCLE Classic

The Rutland–Melton International CiCLE Classic is a road bicycle race that starts in Oakham and finishes in Melton Mowbray. The 2008 version was 158 km long.

Rutland–Melton International CiCLE Classic
'Cicle' classic bike race passing through Oakham - geograph.org.uk - 1276564.jpg
The 2009 East Midlands International CiCLE Classic in Oakham
DateLate April
RegionEast Midlands, England
English nameRutland–Melton International CiCLE Classic
Local name(s)CiCLE Classic
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeOne-day race
Web sitecicleclassic.co.uk Edit this at Wikidata
First edition2005 (2005)
Editions13 (as of 2017)
First winner Scott Gamble (GBR)
Most wins Ian Wilkinson (GBR) (2 wins)
Most recent Colin Joyce (USA)

The race is characterised by its off-road sections and short, sharp climbs on narrow and treacherous farm tracks – taking its inspiration from the Paris–Roubaix and Tour of Flanders. Originally part of the British Premier Calendar, from 2008 it is a 1.2 event on the UCI Europe Tour.

The race was known as the East Midlands International CiCLE Classic in the years 2007–10 when its principal sponsor was the East Midlands Development Agency.[1][2]

WinnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
2005   Great Britain Scott Gamble East Midlands BC Div.
2006   Great Britain Robin Sharman Recycling.co.uk
2007[3]   Great Britain Malcolm Elliott Pinarello Racing Team
2008[4]   Ireland Ciaran Power Pezula Racing
2009[5]   Great Britain Ian Wilkinson Team Halfords Bikehut
2010   Denmark Michael Berling Glud & Marstrand–LRØ Radgivning
2011   Australia Zakkari Dempster Rapha Condor–Sharp
2012   France Alexandre Blain Endura Racing
2013[6]   Great Britain Ian Wilkinson Team UK Youth
2014[7]   Great Britain Tom Moses Rapha Condor–JLT
2015   Australia Steele Von Hoff NFTO
2016   Ireland Conor Dunne JLT–Condor
2017[8]   Great Britain Daniel Fleeman Metaltek–Kuota
2018   Great Britain Gabriel Cullaigh WIGGINS
2019   United States Colin Joyce Rally UHC Cycling

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rutland – Melton becomes the East Midlands International CiCLE Classic". cicleclassic.co.uk. 9 February 2007. Archived from the original on 16 March 2012.
  2. ^ "'Every little helps' save CiCLE Classic". cicleclassic.co.uk. 19 January 2011. Archived from the original on 16 March 2012.
  3. ^ "CiCLE Classic Report". British Cycling. 29 April 2007. Archived from the original on 3 December 2008.
  4. ^ "Ciaran Powers to East Midlands win". Cycling Weekly. 27 April 2008.
  5. ^ "Wilkinson wins CiCLE Classic". Cycling Weekly. 26 April 2009.
  6. ^ "Ian Wilkinson sprints to CiCLE Classic victory | Latest News". Cycling Weekly. 17 November 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Tom Moses wins Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic". Cycling Weekly. IPC Media. 27 April 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  8. ^ http://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/one-pro-cycling-apologises-over-cicle-classic-finish-controversy-326569

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