Dave Brailsford (Team Sky)

Team Sky supremo
Dave Brailsford has put his weight behind this summer’s North Wales Etape Eryri

Chris Sutton and Michael Barry already lining up for the 17 June event, the pro
squad will be heavily represented at the inaugural ride. It’s particularly
interesting for Brailsford, given he grew up in the area.

“The terrain
that the ride visits is stunning and very challenging, I can vouch for that
having cut my cycling teeth on many of these roads!” he said. “I can certainly say that
anybody taking part in the event will have a day and a ride to remember”.

The Etape Eryri, which means Snowdonia in Welsh, features three routes: 103 miles (Etape Mawr), 76 miles
(Etape Canol) and 47 miles (Etape Bach) to cater for different levels of rider.
It starts and finishes in Caernarfon, in the shadow of Mount
Snowdon, and promises to be a
challenging and picturesque ride with beautiful views of Wales’ tallest

Ticket prices range from £27 for the short Etape Bach to £35 for the Etape
Mawr. For more information and to book tickets, visit

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