French FDJ driver Arnaud Demare was a surprise winner of the London-Surrey Traditional, beating Italy’s Sacha Modolo in a sprint finish within the Mall.

The particular 21-year-old, an ex under-23 road globe champion, was sent to the front by simply his hard-working group.

Along with higher-profile riders like Peter Sagan and Matt Goss failing to finish, he held off Modolo and Yannick Martinez to declare victory in dry conditions.

Team Sky’s Ben Swift is the highest-placed Briton, returning 10th.

Previously in the race, the home group had been treated to the sight of Jesse Millar attacking as the peloton climbed Box Hill, 25 kilometers from the conclusion of the 140-mile variation of last year’s London, uk Olympic program.

Millar’s efforts strung out the area and Demare’s FDJ team-mate Yoann Offredo, along with Garmin Sharp’s Jack Bauer and Great Britain’s Simon Yates, took benefit.

The particular trio caught a seven-strong early breakaway, who had never been able to build a decisive lead, and it also was Offredo and Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise’s Zico Waeytens that took on the pace.

The particular pair fought hard to keep away from, along with Offredo doing over his fair discuss of time within the front, but they could not keep out of the peloton’s clutches.

Along with Team Sky and Australian rider Matthew Hayman at the front, the rest of the area had the escapees in sight as they exceeded over Putney Bridge, 10km at home.

English under-23 road race winner Samuel Harrison produced a good audacious solo try to snatch the race from the rest of the field along with 5km to visit.

The particular Welshman was soon swallowed up, but Millar and Bauer injected pace ahead of The Mall in order to disrupt the favourites’ plans and allow FDJ to setup Demare.

It was the second time that Modolo has finished second in the event after
this individual trailed Mark Cavendish house in the 2011 version.

The particular race followed full of participation event by which
sixteen, 500 cyclists finished a 100-mile version of the program.

Upon Saturday, London 2011 double gold medallist Maria Trott took revenge upon Hannah Barnes – that beat her within June’s London Nocturne : along with
victory in the Women’s Great Prix before Hannah Barnes.

The recent events formed portion of the RideLondon festivity aimed at motivating Londoners to cycle more.