Report: Junior Tour of Wales

Report: Junior Tour of Wales

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2010 RIS Junior Tour of Wales

August 28-30, 2010 | Wales

World Madison Champion, Dan McLay (Hargroves Cycles) has won the 2010 Tour of Wales after an attacking final stage which finished up the Tumble and was won by Joshua Edmondson (Motorpoint Marshals Pasta).

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.

Day-by-Day Reports

Day 1: The classic Junior National Series stage race, the RIS Junior Tour of Wales, got underway on the Saturday morning with a time trial over a distance of 4.5 miles (7.2km). The stage was won by Sam Harrison (Wales) from Joshua Edmondson and Simon Yates. In the afternoon, it was the turn of Edmondson who was recently fourth in the Junior World Championship Road Race. He won the mountain top finish ahead of Owain Doull and Simon Yates who was third for the second stage running. Full Report

Day 2: What a day it was on the second day of the RIS Junior Tour of Wales. It started with wind and rain and the field of 100 riders splitting almost straight away on the hilly circuit  at the Brynbach Park. After a select group got away, it was British Road Race Champion Dan McLay (Hargroves Cycles) who triumphed with a solo effort. The World Madison Champion made it two stages from two in the afternoon when he was quite simply ‘motoring’. McLay and Tom Moses (Glendene CC)  got clear of the break they were in with McLay winning the sprint to take the stage and the Yellow jersey. Full Report

Day 3: World Madison Champion, Dan McLay (Hargroves Cycles) has won the 2010 Tour of Wales after an attacking final stage which finished up the Tumble and was won by Joshua Edmondson (Motorpoint Marshals Pasta). McLay managed to limit his losses to his nearest rival, Sam Harrison, and clung on to the final overall by seconds. Harrison was second and Joshua Edmondson third. Full Report

Rider Blog: Richard Seymour (Wales): One of the Welsh team riding in support of overall contender Sam Harrison was Richard Seymour who has only been racing for a year. Here is his diary of his race in the 2010 RIS Junior Tour of Wales. "There’s always a first time for everything but I’ve never had so many firsts in one go! First time riding for Wales, my first ever Junior race, first ever For Goodness Shake recovery drink and first time in a stage race! Shame it wasn’t a first place finish though… I had a very nervous week prior to the Junior Tour as it was one of my first big races". Read the full diary ...

Final Overall Standings in Junior RR Series

1. Simon Yates, Maxgear RT    329
2. Tom Moses, Glendene A & CC    261
3. Joshua Edmondson, Motorpoint/Marshalls Pasta    256
4. Sam Harrison, Planet X Road CC    255
5. Adam Yates, Maxgear RT    171
6. Daniel McLay, Hargroves Cycles/Trant/Next/Scott/GSI    159
7. Matthew Holmes, Teamwallis CHH Racing Team    120
8. Chris Nicholson, Team Manx Telecom    110
9. Owain Doull, Hargroves Cycles/Trant/Next/Scott/GSI    107
10. Lewis Balyckyi, Teamwallis CHH Racing Team    105

Photo Albums from Stages 3, 4 & 5

Stage 3

Stage 4

Stage 5 & Presentation