A Classic race is one of the five tests for three year olds on the flat - the One Thousand Guineas, the Two Thousand Guineas, the Derby, the Oaks, and the St Leger.
This term is used to describe the five major three-year-old races of the flat season: the 1000 Guineas, the 2000 Guineas, the Derby, the Oaks and the St Leger. Of these, fillies can be entered for all five, but colts are nor allowed to be entered for the 1000 Guineas or the Oaks.
One-day races that take place during the spring and autumn. The 5 most famous Classics are collectively known as "the monuments of cycling". They are Milan-San Remo, the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, LiÃ¨ge-Bastogne-LiÃ¨ge and the Tour of Lombardy.