April heralds a packed week of action for athletes on Great Britain Cycling Team’s Rider Route, with Junior Academy and Senior Academy athletes in action at the Energiewacht Tour, Ronde van Vlaanderen Beloften and Paris-Roubaix Juniors.
Great Britain Cycling Team’s women will kick off the action on Wednesday 6 April at the Energiewacht Tour stage race in the Netherlands, with both junior and under-23 squads in the fray.
The weekend will see Great Britain Cycling Team’s men in action in two iconic events; the Senior Academy in the under-23 version of the Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders) on Saturday, followed a day later with the Junior Academy men contesting their edition of the spring classic monument, Paris-Roubaix.
“It’s a huge opportunity for our Junior and Senior Academy athletes” said Great Britain Cycling Team performance pathway manager Ian Yates.
“For the boys, races like Flanders and Roubaix are obviously legendary, but more importantly, they provide a unique set of experiences that are invaluable for their long-term development.
“It is also good to see a large number of our girls – particularly the juniors – getting to experience a race like Energiewacht, providing them with international stage race experience against an international calibre field.