Larry Hickmott of British Cycling has a course preview

Larry Hickmott has a tour of the course and finds out why the Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic justifies the title of Britain’s “Roubaix”…

“If yesterday’s look at the course for the next Premier Calendar event, the Rutland-Melton CiCLE classic, is anything to go by, then the race on Sunday is sure to be a very open and exciting race. It is the course that makes the Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic the most unique Premier Calendar event in the country. A race with that Continental Spring Classic feel about it — in May! Sure, there are long running classics like the Archer, the Lincoln, Five Valleys and others but the Rutland race has a course like no others and it will be on that special course where the race could be won and lost.

But to have a race, you need riders, and again, this event has attracted the very best from around Britain and the World …[read full report and see course photos]

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