ASO partners Human Race to bring Dragon Ride L'Étape Wales by Le Tour de France

The existing sportive will be upgraded to an ASO backed event from this June

Dragon Ride. Photo: Jesse Wild

(Image credit: Jesse Wild/Cycling Weekly)

Tour de France organiser ASO will join forces with British events company Human Race once again, this time turning the existing Dragon Ride into the Dragon Ride L'Étape Wales by Le Tour de France.

The two companies already work together on L'Étape London, which was launched in September 2015. This second event is another association for the Tour de France in the UK sportive market off the back of the professional race's visit in 2014.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.