HUNDREDS of people lined the streets of Wrexham to enjoy the Tour of Britain on Monday morning (September 4). 

The cycle event returned to Wrexham for the first time in eight years as riders from all over the world tackled a 110km route across the county. 

They set off from Chester Road in Wrexham, travelling through Llay, Gresford, Rossett, Holt, Malpas, Bangor on Dee, Penley, Overton, Johnstown and Rhos. 

A big crowd gathered in the city centre, where activities were put on to celebrate the event being hosted in Wrexham for the first time ever. 

The people of Wrexham were glad to see such a prestigious event being held in the town. 

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One person said: "It's so good to see events like this in Wrexham, it's a brilliant day for it and it's great to see so many people out to support and watch."

Another added: "It's great to see events like this in the town, Wrexham is on the up and having things like this come here shows that."

The sun was shining and the cycling didn't disappoint, Dutchman, Olav Kooij secured his second win of this year's event, going back to back in Wrexham.

The Leader: Olav Kooij celebrates winning in WrexhamOlav Kooij celebrates winning in Wrexham (Image: PA)

Danny van Poppel came second, while Kooij's Jumbo-Visma team-mate Wout van Aert, finished third.

Van Poppel’s Bora-Hansgrohe team-mate, Ireland’s Sam Bennett, was fourth, while the Tour’s shortest 110-kilometre course was marred by Tobias Lund Andresen’s heavy fall as the leaders wound it up for the finish.

The Danish DSM rider crashed to the ground as he tried to get on the outside of Kooij, but the Dutchman held his line and went on to extend his lead at the top of the general classification.

The Leader: Hundreds lined the street to see Tour of Britain in WrexhamHundreds lined the street to see Tour of Britain in Wrexham (Image: PA)


Ethan Vernon was again the leading British rider, finishing sixth behind Movistar’s Max Kanter, while Ineos Grenadiers’ Tom Pidcock, who hopes to challenge for the overall honours, was ninth.