Youth Tour of Scotland hits Perthshire roads

By Thomas Duncan

WATCH: A report on the Youth Tour of Scotland 2017

The sixth edition of the Youth Tour of Scotland returned to Perthshire for three days of highly competitive racing.

The event, organised by Scottish Cycling, attracted 150 boys and girls from across the UK and Ireland.

Riders and organisers were based at Strathallan School in Forgandenny just outside Perth, and rode four stages, taking in the villages of Forteviot and Kermesse and the surrounding countryside.

The girls’ race was won by Elynor Backstedt of Wales, daughter of former pro-cyclist Magnus Backstedt.

She took the opening stage on the anniversary of her father’s famous victory in the Paris-Roubaix classic, and held on to the overall lead to the end.

The boys’ race reflected the same pattern, as Alfie George sprinted his way to yellow on Stage 1 and did not relinquish the lead.

The Perthshire local added another victory on Stage 4 to seal victory, and take the green points jersey too.

For the full results, click here.

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