Stage 4 of the tour of wales is arguably the easiest stage. Again it started with an afternoon at the HQ and Keele did an amazing job of making sure we all were ready before the start.

Team drinks?

The weather just about held as the peleton wizzed down the Heads of the Valley road again. Most of the days stage took place on dual carriageways so traffic avoidance was an issue. When a peleton slows it tends to bunch up and you get forced into the outside lane! Not that this was a problem as the flat straight roads allowed an average speed of 28mph. Much more like the racing I am used to I just could not seem to find my stride. The whole of the race I tried to move up the the swirling motion of the riders kept pushing me backwards. A rather uninteresting stage ended in a bunch sprint where I was 65th. At the end of day two I had moved up from 55th to 49th overall. Dad was back in the convoy so no photos unfortunately. Instead here are the links to the JToW website and the report on British Cycling.

I have not managed to spot myself in any of the photos but if you want to try my team are riding in blue and white 80′s graphics jerseys.

http://www.juniortourofwales.org.uk/
http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/road/article/roa20120826-road-Road–Peters-draws-first-blood-in-Junior-Tour-of-Wales-0