Former Tour de France runner-up Steven Rooks will ride the BeOne Forest of Dean Classic sportive on May 1.
Rooks, who won two Tour de France stages, claimed the King of the Mountains classifications in 1988, as well as finishing second in the general classification, and the Dutchman’s palmarès also include the 1983 Liège–Bastogne–Liège and 1986 Amstel Gold Race, along with road race silver at the 1991 World Championships.
The 50-year-old, a BeOne official test rider and brand ambassador, will saddle up for the 89-mile sportive, which includes 14 climbs through the picturesque surroundings of Tintern, Symonds Yat and the Forest of Dean itself.
The ride will be fully signposted, have electronic timing, well stocked feed stations and full mechanical back-up while on the route.
Entries are restricted to 1,000 riders and cost £27 per person. Head to www.wheelsinwheels.com for more information.