Wales’ First Minister Carwyn Jones has expressed wishes to build on the country’s exemplary success during the Euro 2016 tournament to further solidify Wales on the map as a prevailing sporting nation for people all over the world to visit and benefit from. Therefore, the Tour of Britain has come at the perfect time as they look to get on the world stage for the worldwide scope in cycling circles far and wide.This year’s Tour of Britain fourth stage will get underway from Denbighshire near our holiday homes for sale (North Wales) for the first time, and recently the organisation committee announced further information for the public to get excited about! Yet again, there will be a list of some of the world’s top cyclists descending on the Denbigh area this coming September, with the town centre the place to be if you want to catch the athletes setting off. 10.30am on September 7th is the exact time and date if you want to get it in your diaries, and don’t be fooled into thinking this isn’t a big deal, as the riders will be taking this event seriously, setting off on a 217km route, taking in Flintshire and finishing at the Royal Welsh Showground at around 15:30pm. What’s more, this is going to be the first time the town of Denbighshire has played host to a stage start of the Tour of Britain, while Powys will also be proudly having the first ever stage finish too. Speaking today at the Royal Welsh Showground, First Minister Carwyn Jones said: “The race is a great opportunity for us to showcase the beautiful Welsh landscape to the cyclists taking part as well as the thousands of spectators who watch the thrilling competition.” “Following the magnificent Euro 2016 tournament, Wales’ sporting achievements are being recognised and celebrated around the globe. “I hope being part of the Tour of Britain will continue to inspire people in Wales to take up sport – and with 2016 being Wales’ Year of Adventure, this is the perfect time for people to get active and plan a sporting adventure!” Image: Geof Sheppard, Creative Commons.