Nathan Draper wins Junior Tour of Wales by less than two seconds

Nathan Draper (RST Racing Team) won the five-stage NFTO Junior Tour of Wales by just 1.72 seconds at the weekend, the race's smallest ever winning margin

Nathan Draper. Photo: Andy Whitehouse

Nathan Draper (RST Racing Team) won the overall NFTO Junior Tour of Wales at the weekend by less than two seconds.

The 18-year-old was the victor by just 1.72 seconds, a dramatic final stage finish atop The Tumble threatening to dethrone Draper of the yellow jersey that he had worn since his stage two win on Llangynidr Mountain on Saturday.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.