The Youth Tour of Scotland gets underway this morning with the first of four stages taking place in the Perthshire countryside. One of Scottish Cycling’s flagship events 140 elite young riders are assembled at Forteviot for the biggest youth stage race in the UK.
Today’s action features Stage 1 of the race, the Forteviot Road Race. Riders from the UK, Ireland and Isle of Man will battle it out over closed roads with further stages held in St. Davids and Forgandenny. Last year Scottish rider Dylan Hughes and Welsh rider Ella Barnwell won the top prize and went to the Tour of Britain taking part in stages in Cumbria and Wales respectively.
This year the overall male and female yellow jersey winner will once again have the opportunity to compete in a stage of the Tour of Britain this September. Riders are also competing for individual stage wins, point’s competition, King & Queen of the mountains, best Scottish rider and team awards.
Now in its sixth year the Youth Tour of Scotland continues to grow in size and popularity and is a a superb opportunity to witness some of the best young riders in the UK and beyond in action.
Stage 1 starts and finishes in Forteviot. The Race HQ and Finish Area is at Forteviot Village Hall, Forteviot, PH2 9BT. Course maps can be viewed via the British Cycling website.
Racing starts at 9.30am with final rider due through the finish by 2.30pm.
Spectating is free on the course and at the finish area.
Car parking: there is no parking at the Race HQ this is a drop off/pick up area only.
The Youth Tour of Scotland continues tomorrow with Stage 2 St David’s Team Time Trial (am) and Stage 3 St David’s Road Race (pm).