Froome looks forward to racing in front of British fans on Sunday
Q: The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic is getting bigger and better each year. How exciting is it for cycling in this country that we now have a major one-day race here?
CF: "I think it’s really good news. Prudential RideLondon attracts a strong line up and has a reputation amongst the riders for being a tough, full-on race. It will be great preparation for Rio coming just a week ahead of the road race.
"The calendar of domestic races in the UK is getting better all the time and Prudential RideLondon is a big part of that."
Q: What are your ambitions for the race? Will you be turning super-domestique and riding for Swift/Van Poppel? Will you have licence to push on yourself or is it a case of shaking out the legs ahead of Rio?
CF: "I don’t want to give away too much! We’re definitely coming to try to win the race. We’ve got a strong line up that covers a lot of bases. It’s a race that can go a number of different ways depending on the conditions and how hard the teams choose to ride, so whilst we have really strong options if it does come down to a sprint, we’ll be well prepared for all eventualities. It’s a race that does have a proper Classics feel to it, with changing types of road condition and enough in there to make it tricky for the sprinters if it's ridden full on."
Look out for these celebs taking part: Martin Johnson, Allan Lamb, Darren Gough, Dame Kelly Holmes, Lemar, Jo Whiley
Mark Webber, Hugh Dennis Sam Bailey, Tim Foster, Lauren Drummond, Mark Hunter
Cheer on 26,000 amateur cyclists including many local riders then later in the day the professional race,
cheer Chris Froome 3rd time Tour de France winner and join us for:
• New Bike Feature, Bike Track, Bikes supplied, suitable for all ages
• Family fun games • Bouncy Castle and Slide • Music and Race updates • BBQ • Beer & Wine • Teas & Cakes