We’re delighted to announce that day three of the 2019 SD Sealants Junior Tour of Wales – August 25th, has become Dydd Sul Sir Gâr Sunday, as the race visits Carmarthenshire for the first time.
Stage 3 takes place at the picturesque Pembrey Country Park – with the riders tackling 20 laps of the fantastic new National Closed Road Circuit from 11am.
Opened just over a year ago, the circuit has already played host to the OVO Energy Tour of Britain and Women’s Tour – as well as two rounds of the British Cycling National Youth Circuit Series, and British Paracycling Championships. The circuit is a blend of long straights, a variety of challenging corners, and a short but strength-sapping hill that will test every riders’ stamina, climbing and descending skills to the limit.
The race restarts from Pembrey again at 3pm, this time heading out onto the road, north westwards onto the A484, up to the climb of Llandyfaelog, around Carmarthen, and then out to the picturesque Towy Valley, for three and a half laps of a circuit around the villages of Llanarthne, Dryslwyn, Pontargothi and Nantgaredig. With a course designed to reward the sprinters and strongmen, and a super-fast finish right through the middle of Nantgaredig village just after 5pm, the stage will be set for the successors to Junior Tour graduates Mark Cavendish and Welshmen Jon Mould, Owain Doull, Joe Holt, Rhys Britton and Ethan Vernon, to battle for the 2019 Green Jersey.