Laura Trott wins Women's RideLondon Grand Prix

  • 4 August 2013
Laura Trott

Double Olympic gold medallist Laura Trott sprinted to victory in the first ever RideLondon Women's Grand Prix.

She finished a bike length in front of her rival in the 15-lap criterium event around the streets of the capital.

After the race she said: "This feels like my event, I felt I had to win. I'm so glad I did."

Her top tip for other cyclists is to have a jam sandwich in your back pocket to pull out during the race.

The race was part of RideLondon, a huge event to celebrate cycling.

One of the challenges for competitors was a one hundred mile race around London and Surrey.

Thousands of people took part in the event.