The third stages of the Youth Tour of Scotland saw the boys and girls encounter a flat road race of 75km and 55km respectively.
Team Wales Boys at the Youth Tour of Scotland
Joe Holt won the White Young Rider jersey and will wear it for the the fourth and final stage on Sunday. Dylan Kerfoot-Robson is second in the King of the Mountains competition, going into the final stage. Joe Holt, Joe Wiltshire and Gwyn Lovibond were all involved in a crash durng the third stage, but showed determination and dedication to complete the stage.
Team Wales Girls at the Youth Tour of Scotland
Megan Baker finsihed the Stage Three in second place of the General Classification, with the Team Wales girls also in second position in the team competition ahead of the hilly fourth stage on Sunday.
Sunday will see the boys complete a 50km hilly road stage with the girls setting off later to complete a 30km hilly road stage.
Full results to follow...
At the end of day one of the Youth Tour of Scotland, Team Wales have three jerseys going into Saturday's flat road stage.
Dylan Kerfoot-Robson won the Individual Time Trial and was awarded the Green Points jersey and Yellow Race Leader jersey. The Team Wales boys came second in the Team Time Trial on Friday afternoon, with Joe Holt just one second off the Young Riders jersey.
Megan Barker wears the Yellow Race Leader jersey for the Team Wales girls going into Stage Three on Saturday. Team Wales girls also won the Team Time Trial on Friday afternoon; a brilliant first day all round at the Youth Tour of Scotland.
Stage Three comprises of a flat 55km road race for the girls and a 75km road race for the boys.
Full results to follow...
This weekend Team Wales have travelled to Scotland to take part in the Youth Tour of Scotland.
The tour provides youths with a unique opportunity to race a full stage race on road circuits in the UK. The tour takes the riders around the area of Perth, with Individual Time Trials, Team Trials and two road races for both youth boys and girls.
The new three day event on the youth calendar, with the support of Perth & Kinross Council and Tayside Police, offers something relatively unique on mainland Britain – fully closed, Kermesse sized, road race circuits for youth bike racers in teams. Thirty-six clubs, race teams, regional squads and the Ireland Talent Team make up the start list of 145 young girls and boys in teams of four. The girls’ field of 45 is made up of both youth A and B riders whilst the 100 up boys’ race is youth A only. The race will also take in a flat course on Easter Saturday followed by a challenging hilly course to finish on Easter Sunday.
Commenting on the event, the Youth Tour of Scotland organisers said: “Both sets of riders will certainly be keen to pull on the race winners yellow jerseys at the end of four challenging stages but just like in the Tour de France, they will also be able to chase the wearing of the green points jerseys, the polka dot king of the mountains jerseys, the white young riders jerseys and the best team classification with the wearing of the blue jerseys.
Team Wales before they begin their journey to Scotland
Representing Team Wales in the 2012 Youth Tour of Scotland are:
With volunteer team manager Karl Nielsen and volunteer team coach Steve Thomas.
Friday April 6th
10.00am Stage 1 Girls Individual Time Trial 1.8km/1 lap
10.30am Stage 1 Boys Individual Time Trial 1.8km/1 lap
2.00pm Stage 2 Girls Technical Team Time Trial 4.5km/3laps
3.00pm Stage 2 Boys Technical Team Time Trial 4.5km/3 laps
Saturday April 7th
9.30am Stage 3 Girls Flat Road Race 55km/8 laps
1.00pm Stage 3 Boys Flat Road Race 75km/11 laps
Sunday April 8th
9.00am Stage 4 Boys Hilly Road Race 50km/10 laps
11.00am Stage 4 Girls Hilly Road Race 30km/6 laps