27 – 28 – 29 August 2016
Five stages, four jerseys, one bank holiday weekend, one hundred riders and a hundred and ninety miles of the best racing roads in the UK. The SD Sealants Junior Tour of Wales is the grand finale to the British Cycling Junior Road Series, and an event riders all over the world are eager to add to their palmares.
Like most Grand Tours it starts with an individual time trial, followed by, new for 2016, an epic tour into the Neath Valley before the ascent of the one of Wales’ iconic climbs: the Rhigos Mountain. Sunday begins with a circuit race and, after lunch, a flat, fast sprinter’s paradise. Bank Holiday Monday sees the race run through the Brecon Beacons National Park, culminating at the now legendary climb of the Tumble. There’s something for everyone – and a look back through the race’s three decade history is a who’s who of future cycling superstars.
Entries for this year’s race are now closed, with final preparations underway.
Photographs courtesy of and © Guy Swarbrick and Andy Whitehouse for British Cycling