This time next week, thousands of people will start to
congregate at the top Caerphilly Mountain for what is rapidly
becoming one of Wales' biggest annual sporting events. For
the third year running the Tour of Britain rolls into town.
Starting in Machynlleth, stage 5 winds it way through the Elan
Valley and Brecon Beacons before arriving in Caerphilly where after
150 miles of racing the riders will face one final obstacle, the
infamous Caerphilly Mountain. Not content to make the riders
struggle up it once, the route takes the race around the outskirts
of the town and back to the foot for another go.
It will certainly prove to be a tough conclusion to the stage,
especially the second time around.
Some of the world best cyclists will be competing as they aim for
the race leaders Gold Jersey as well as making the final
preparations for the World Championships in Florence the following
Household names such as Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish will be
taking part as well as world class sprinter Alessandro Petacchi,
winner of the famous Liege-Bastogne-Liege race Dan Martin and the
young sensation from this year's Tour de France, the Columbian
climber Nairo Quintana.
To find out more about the race, visit the Tour of Britain website