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Thank-you Welshpool! Tour Director praises town

Created on 14/07/2022 @ 12:10

As the dust settles on one of the more memorable days of the year, the race director for Britain’s leading UCI Women’s WorldTour event has praised Welshpool for putting on a world-class welcome last month.

Stage four of the Women’s Tour started from Wrexham and reached Welshpool via a 148km route that included Llansilin and Penybontfawr, before an anti-clockwise loop of Lake Vyrnwy.

It then wound its way towards the finish line in Broad Street via Llanfihangel, Dolanog, Castle Caereinion, Berriew, Montgomery, Forden and Leighton.

Our majestic Montgomeryshire scenery was captured live on the Eurosport Player and the GCN+ app, with extensive highlights shown on ITV.

“We enjoyed a great reception from Welshpool and would like to thank everyone in the town for welcoming us so warmly,” said race director, Mick Bennett.

“It was fantastic to see the way that Powys County Council had engaged the schools and businesses in the town.

“The route through Mid Wales certainly proved as testing as anticipated and created great racing and a thrilling finish with Grace Brown taking the win and the race lead on the day.”

The warm reception given to the race in Mid Wales was also praised by Val Hawkins, chief executive of MWT Cymru, a membership organisation that represents more than 600 tourism and hospitality businesses across Powys, Ceredigion and Southern Snowdonia.

“It was fantastic to see the Women’s Tour receive such a warm welcome in Mid Wales,” she said. “Coverage of this race has helped to showcase our towns, villages and beautiful countryside, including the iconic Lake Vyrnwy, to a worldwide audience.

“Having film footage of the region broadcast on national television will hopefully encourage viewers to come and experience, unwind and explore Mid Wales which is renowned for its travel routes, nature, wellbeing, landscape and stunning coastline and beaches.”

PICTURES: The Women’s Tour stage four finish in Welshpool.

Image: SWpix. 

Riders cross Lake Vyrnwy dam during stage four of the Women’s Tour.

Image: SWpix.


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