Velothon Wales was a single-day road bicycle race held between 2015 and 2017 in Wales, United Kingdom. It was part of the UCI Europe Tour as a 1.1 race. It was part of the UCI Velothon Majors series of races organised by Lagardère Unlimited, which also includes Velothon Berlin, Velothon Stockholm and Velothon Vienna. These events are characterised by mass-participation sportives before an elite race along a lengthened route. No professional race was held as part of its 2018 edition, with the event folding after this edition.[1]

Velothon Wales
Race details
  • June (2015)
  • May (2016)
  • July (2017)
RegionWales, United Kingdom
DisciplineRoad race
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
OrganiserLagardère Unlimited
Race directorRoland Hofer
First edition2015 (2015)
Final edition2017
First winner Martin Mortensen (DEN)
Most winsNo repeat winners
Final winner Ian Bibby (GBR)

Winners Edit

Year Country Rider Team
2015[2]   Denmark Martin Mortensen Cult Energy Pro Cycling
2016[3]   Great Britain Tom Stewart Madison Genesis
2017[4]   Great Britain Ian Bibby JLT–Condor
2018 No race due to being held as a sportive only[1]

References Edit

  1. ^ a b Rogers, Owen (23 November 2018). "Closed road sportive Velothon Wales folds after four years". Cycling Weekly. TI Media. Retrieved 26 June 2022.
  2. ^ Hurcom, Sophie (14 June 2015). "Martin Mortensen takes victory in inaugural Velothon Wales". Cycling Weekly. TI Media. Retrieved 26 June 2022.
  3. ^ "Stewart wins Velothon Wales". Immediate Media Company. 22 May 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2022.
  4. ^ Penman, Andrew (9 July 2017). "Bibby claims Velothon Wales pro race title after sprint finish". South Wales Argus. Newsquest. Retrieved 26 June 2022.

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