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Summary

  1. The world’s top pro cyclists take on a 183km route through London and Surrey
  2. German Pascal Akermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) wins the elite Classic race in 4hrs 20mins 11secs
  3. Italians Elia Viviani (Quick - Step Floors) in second place and Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek - Segafredo) in third
  4. Briton Mark Cavendish finishes outside top 10
  5. 150 of the world’s top riders took on on the 183km route through Surrey
  6. Scroll back to start of live text for posts on RideLondon-Surrey mass participation rides

Live Reporting

By Kal Sajad and Steve Sutcliffe

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Well what a great finish that was from Bora Hansgrohe rider Pascal Akermann. Who saw that coming? What a great way to end a brilliant day of cycling in London

    With the BBC TV coverage coming to an end that's time for us to draw things to a close as well.

    Thanks for joining us and stay in touch with the latest cycling stories here.

  2. 'We did it'

    Pascal Akermann speaking to BBC TV:

    "Amazing job today. I crashed in the middle of the race but came back.

    "It was amazing how the team brought me back in the end. I spoke to them yesterday and told them I was in really good shape and we did it.

    "I hope we can follow this with more victories."

    Pascal Akermann
  3. Post update

    Looks like Mark Cavendish just struggled to get into position early enough there.That will disappoint the Manx rider.

  4. Post update

    Magnus Backstedt

    Tour de France stage winner on BBC TV

    That was very well organised and a good job by Pascal Akerman. Elia Viviani made the mistake of going too early.

  5. Post update

    Pascal Akermann just held his line and he wins with plenty to spare from Elia Viviani who drifted off left. Mark Cavendish finishes just outside the top ten.

    Pascal Akermann
  6. Post update

    Elia Viviani has gone early but German champion Pascal Akermann has got him on the inside.

  7. 1km to go

    Elia Viviani is looking good. Michael Matthews is in there as well.

  8. 2km to go

    The peloton is really moving now. Here come the sprint trains.

  9. 3km to go

    The Australian, Miles Scotson ekes out 20 metres or so and then is reeled in.

    Miles Scotson
  10. 5km to go

    Team Sky string out the peloton as BMC rider Miles Scotson attacks.

  11. 6km to go

    That's the breakaway swallowed up by the main peloton. The final few km's are likely to crank up a little now.

  12. Post update

    Quick-Step sprinter Elia Viviani is lurking right at the front of the peloton. Can't quite catch a glimpse of Britain's Mark Cavendish or German Andre Greipel though.

  13. 10km to go

    Team Sky's Owain Doull looks spent after that last effort.

    But he's still holding on to Katusha Alpecin's Nathan Haas, with Christopher Jull-Jensen (Mitchelton-Scott) and Jay McCarthy (Bora-Hansgrohe) helping to maintain a 10 second lead over the peloton.

    Just a matter of time before they are caught surely. Just under 10km to go.

  14. Post update

    Team Sky's Owain Doull sprints up the last leg-sapping climb in Wimbledon to take the final sprint.

    That's a little bit more pocket money for him before the peloton swallow up the remnants of the breakaway.

    Team Sky's Owain Doull
  15. 'You want to see it through'

    Magnus Backstedt

    Tour de France stage winner on BBC TV

    The riders minds themselves, they keep looking back and know they haven't been caught yet. Certain riders will want to be out there and be the last man standing.

    When you're there and you've invested so much time and energy into it you want to see it through to the end.

  16. 20km to go

    The breakaway group look drained. And there's still 20km to go. They are still maintaining their small advantage though.

  17. Post update

    Only a 13 second gap from the peloton to the breakaway group now.

    Looks like the Quick-Step, Lotto Soudal and Dimension Data teams are up at the front of the peloton as they try to set things up for their sprinters Andre Greipel, Elia Viviani and Mark Cavendish.

  18. 'We might see some fireworks'

    Rochelle Gilmore

    2010 Commonwealth Games champion on BBC TV

    The peloton is playing a bit of a game, holding off as long as they can. But I think we might see some fireworks coming up, an attack.

  19. Post update

    The breakaway are working well but you'd have to fancy the peloton, who look to be putting in a measured effort, to reel them in before long.

  20. 30km to go

    Team members of the Lotto Soudal squad lead the peleton

    Moreno Hofland, Bjorg Lambrecht and Adam Hansen are putting in a shift at the front of the peloton to enhance the chances of Lotto Soudal teammate Andre Greipel.

    The 36-year-old German sprinter has won 22 stages on Grand Tours and will fancy a sprint on the Mall.

    The gap is now 27 seconds.