27, 28, 29 August 2011
Photograph courtesy of Larry Hickmott. www.velouk.net
The jersey winners from the 2011 Edition of the Junior Tour of Wales. L-R: Matt Holmes (KoM), Brennan Townshend (Overall) and Ali Slater (Points). Ali is also the overall winner of the Peter Buckley series for Juniors
The jerseys from the Junior Tour of Wales; Points (Owain Doull), Yellow (Dan McLay), King of the Mountains (Joshua Edmondson) and first Welsh rider, Sam Harrison. Simon Yates was also given a prize for winning the British Cycling Junior National Road Race Series
The Junior Tour is delighted to be supported this year by Magic Kingdom - the suppliers of our much sought after and unique "Dragon" prizes. See the press release - click here
Geraint Thomas MBE is now the patron of the R.I.S. Junior Tour of Wales ..... read more
The event is again oversubscribed. If you cannot ride please contact the organiser immediately
For the list of riders who are on the start click here ...
What is it like to ride your first tour? Click here and find out!
The 2011 Race Manual is NOW available - here
The Junior Tour of Wales Cycle Race takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, and comprises of 5 stages of fast and furious road racing over just 3 days.
The event is open to any rider aged between 16 and 18 years of age.
The race headquarters is at Nantyglo Leisure Centre in the borough of Blaenau Gwent and is sponsored by R.I.S. Insulation and the local County Borough Council.
The race travels through the Counties of Gwent, Dyfed and Powys - through the spectacular scenery of the Brecon Beacons. Traditionally the race starts with a prologue time trial, with 3 road race stages and a circuit race. The final stage takes in the breathtaking climb of Tumble Mountain – a 5 mile climb of a 10 % gradient.
Previous races have attracted riders from Holland, France, Eire and America, with past winners going on to ride for top Continental Teams and win the British Road Race. This has included the 2007 Tour de France riders - David Millar, Charlie Wegelius and current British Road Race champion Geraint Thomas. The race is proud to have Geraint as its patron and supporter. Click here to see what he had to say about the Junior Tour.
Maxgear and Champion Systems are again supporting the race by designing and providing all of the winners jersey's.
The R.I.S. Junior Tour of Wales is pleased to associated with and supported by:
Thinking of entering? Click on the below links to take you to the British Cycling site and their latest race entry forms:
British Cycling Road Race Entry Form British Cycling Team Entry Form
The Junior Tour of Wales is promoted by C.C. Blaenau Gwent formerly known as Abertillery Wheelers under Welsh Cycling and British Cycling Regulations.
C.C. Blaenau Gwent are grateful to
the many other clubs who assist every year.
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