The Classics are for the hard men of the peloton, testing physical, mental and mechanical resilience.
There are none harder than former professional and World Tour Directeur Sportif Sean Yates who now endorses The Spring Classic.
Given Sean's experience on the road with the top riders and teams this makes the Sean Yates Spring Classic a must ride event and your chance
to ride with the legend himself.
The pro riders spend their winters targeting the Spring Classic races, generally acknowledged as being an early indication of a riders form.
But you don’t have to go to Belgium to do that because the Sean Yates Spring Classic is held on the roads of Sussex across the very terrain
that Sean used to develop his legendary form.
Bradley Wiggins relied on Sean’s experience as he seems to know every climb in Europe and he now challenges you to take on some of the finest
climbs that East Sussex has to offer.
Sean says "Don't let the modest 64 miles deceive you, this is a challenging ride over undulating terrain that many have described as brutal.
The route rolls out from Herstmonceux into the Sussex Weald and the Ashdown Forest, through 64 miles of my very own training ground."
The Sean Yates Spring Classic is the only sportive to offer the full "Belgian Experience" with a hot feed station, celebratory bottle of
Belgian beer and a Spring Classic finishers medal. This is an event to enter early as it is sure to be fully subscribed.
The Sean Yates Spring Classic - Herstmonceux Sunday 9th April 2017
Spring Classic Results 2017
Team Results 2017
Sunday 9th April 2017 sees the third edition of The Velopace Spring Classic.
This early season leg warmer starts at the Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux and rolls out into the Sussex Weald and the Ashdown Forest,
through 64 miles of undulating country lanes with very little traffic, challenging you to take on some of the finest climbs that East Sussex has to offer.
The Registration Raffle
We have many great prizes to give away to raise funds for the Herstmonceux Science Centre. We have 2 Spring Classic Summit Finish markers, some Spring Classic mugs, a meal for two at The Belgian Café in Eastbourne, extra beer plus much more.
You've got to finish to have a chance of winning and all we ask is that you contribute to the Science Centre Charity collection. The raffle will be drawn by Sean Yates at the finish line.
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Enter our team challenge and gain bragging rights over the other local clubs. Each finisher will receive a category reward based on their time:
- Gold = 3 points
- Silver = 2 points
- Bronze = 1 point.
The team with the highest points wins. Propel RT are the 2016 Champions. Click here for the full team results.
Kontour Cycles of Polegate www.kontourcycles.co.uk will provide
the start line mechanic and support.
The Observatory Science Centre is offering discounted entry for every participant, so why not bring the whole Family?
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