Olympic Cycling Road Race

Olympic Cycling Road Race

The Olympic Road Cycling Road Race took place in Surrey over the first weekend of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Over a million spectators lined the race route to see teams from all over the world put themselves to the test.

The women’s event saw Team GB’s first medal – a silver for Lizzie Armitstead.

Photo galleries

Olympic Road Cycling – men’s race Olympic Road Cycling – women’s race

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Men’s race Country Medal
Alexandr Vinokurov Kazakhstan Gold
Rigoberto Uran Uran Columbia Silver
Alexander Kristoff Norway Bronze


Women’s Race Country Medal
Marianne Vos Netherlands Gold
Lizzie Armitstead Great Britain Silver
Olga Zabelinskaya Russia Bronze

Olympic Cycling Road Race route

The Olympic Road Cycling Road Race saw 60 teams from across the world battling it out along the streets of Surrey. The 145 male athletes covered approximately 250km and the 67 women athletes 140km. The course started at The Mall in London, then crossed Hampton Court Bridge and weaved through Walton-on-Thames, Weybridge, West Byfleet, Leatherhead and Dorking. The cyclists then tackled the Box Hill loop – men had nine laps to complete and the women two – before heading through Oxshott and Esher and returning over Hampton Court Bridge on their way back to The Mall to race for the finishing line.

View route maps of the Olympic Cycling Road Race

Cyclist timings

Cyclist timings Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 Location Time Hampton Court Bridge 7am Walton-on-Thames 7.10am Weybridge 7.15am Byfleet 7.25am Ripley 7.35am West Horsley 7.45am Newlands Corner 7.55am Abinger Hammer 8am Holmbury St Mary 8.05am Leith Hill 8.15am Westcott 8.30am Dorking 8.35am Box Hill 8.40am Leatherhead 9am Cobham 9.10am Esher 9.20am Prudential RideLondon-Surrey …

Spectator comments

Spectator comments Here are a few comments we have received from residents and spectators summing up their thoughts on the Olympic events which took place in Surrey. If you’d like to give your feedback, please email us via the following address: olympic.cycling@surreycc.gov.uk Spectator comments “We truly felt privileged to be able to witness and to …