London 2012 Olympic gold and silver road race medallists will take part in August's RideLondon Grand Prix

Marianne Vos and Lizzie Armitstead will return to the scene of their London 2012 Olympic Games road race battle on August 9, lining up to take part in the 2014 RideLondon Grand Prix on The Mall.

Vos pipped Armitstead on the line in a thrilling Olympic road race, and the duo are part of a comprehensive start list for the RideLondon Grand Prix that also features defending champion Laura Trott. The race will be broadcast live on BBC2.

“I haven’t been back to London since 2012 so I’m really looking forward to getting back out there and racing on the roads of London,” said world champion Vos, who won the Giro Rosa in Italy on Sunday.

“It’s also a good showcase for women’s cycling, especially with the coverage on the BBC. It’s a stage to show women’s cycling to all of the people in the UK.”

Armitstead added: “It’s always going to have special memories for me after winning my Olympic silver there in 2012 and the crowds in London are always special.

“This year we’ve got so many great races, like the Women’s Tour and La Course, and now with live television coverage for the Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix it shows that women’s cycling is only going to get bigger and bigger.”

Eighty women will take part in the Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix, which takes place on a circuit around St James’s Park and finishing on The Mall.

The RideLondon Grand Prix is part of a weekend of cycling events, which also includes the RideLondon Classic men’s road race and RideLondon 100 sportive.

Find out more at the RideLondon website