The Tour of Britain and Women’s Tour organizers have signed a four-year deal with the Welsh Government

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The Welsh Government have partnered with the Tour of Great Britain and women’s tour Organizer, SweetSpot, host of the main stages of the two races.

Both races have been regular visitors to Wales since their inception in 2004 and 2014 respectively. The new deal is for four years and will see the 2023 Tour of Britain finish in the country, while the 2025 race will be staged from Wales for the first time in seven years.

Meanwhile, the 2024 Women’s Tour will start from Wales for the first time in the history of the race. The deal will close in 2026 when the Women’s Tour ends in the Celtic nation.

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This year, the six-stage race spent two days in Wales and featured the event’s toughest finish yet at Black Mountain in the Brecon Beacons, with Elisa Longo Borghini taking the win. The 2021 Tour of Britain visited Wales and featured a dramatic battle between Wout van Aert and Julian Alaphilippe on the Great Orme in Llandudno.

“We are delighted to extend our partnership with the Welsh Government and bring the final stage of the 2023 Tour of Britain to Wales,” said Race Director Mick Bennett.

“The long-term support of the Welsh Government is invaluable as we plan for future stages of the races in Wales. Together we are working to reach as many parts of Wales as possible with both races over the next few years to give as many fans as possible the chance to see the Tour of Britain and the Women’s Tour.”

The Tour of Britain men’s race is a 2nd Pro event and is the highest ranking men’s race in Britain. It was canceled this season after police officers working at the event were reassigned following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Women’s Tour is one of two Women’s WorldTour events including the Ride London Classique. The Women’s Tour was broadcast live on television for the first time this year.

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