400 riders prepare to race in the HotChillee London-Paris 2017

BikeRadar, ProCycling and CyclingPlus are sponsoring the leaders' jerseys

This is a sponsored article in association with HotChillee 

The Grand Depart of the 14th edition of the HotChillee London-Paris 2017 is Thursday 20 July!

HotChillee has brought together 400 international cyclists representing 22 countries which includes retired pros, future stars and amateur riders. 

Some will be competing for a leader's jersey or age category award whilst others will simply be attempting to complete an epic 500km challenge of a lifetime and watch the pros do the same in Paris.

The five seeded speed groups will be supported by rolling road closures, mechanics, medics, lead cars, motorbike outriders and each group will be led by the experienced HotChillee Ride Captains. 

For the first time ever, the 400 strong peloton and motor cavalcade, lead by a fleet of Maseratis, will enter Paris the day ahead of the Tour de France finish. The experience of being part of the peloton stretching over 2km rolling into Paris on closed roads the day before the TdF will be uniquely special.

The peloton will enter Paris the day ahead of the Tour de France finish
The peloton will enter Paris the day ahead of the Tour de France finish

The London-Paris has five seeded speed groups with flagged race sections for the competitions and tempo group riding between. You decide whether you are there to race, ride or just be social. Whether you can climb, sprint or fancy yourself as a bit of an all-rounder, there are plenty of points up for grabs as the event unfolds with leader's jerseys awarded after every stage as well as a hotly contested team competition. 

This year HotChillee is pleased to welcome BikeRadar, ProCycling and CyclingPlus as sponsors of the London-Paris leaders' jerseys and we're keen to see who's shoulders they end up on in Paris!

Who will end up with one of these fetching BikeRadar leader's jerseys?
Who will end up with one of these fetching BikeRadar leader's jerseys?

Next year's London-Paris will be a special 15th birthday celebration edition and will take place from 26-29 July, arriving in Paris a day ahead of the Tour de France. Entries for the London-Paris 2018 open on July 25th 10:00 BST, but be quick as places go quickly and the event sells out.

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