Bill Owen

Bill Owen has been the backbone of cycling for longer than anyone can really remember. He famously burnt all his race signs and banners out of frustration after staging the National Road Race Championships 10 years ago, but returned to produce other big races, including three more National Champs as well as the Women?s World Cup.

Next week Owen brings his latest venture to his home town, the Abergavenny International Festival of Cycling, which features three UCI-sanctioned events in the Abergavenny International Criterium, Iron Mountain Sportif and the centrepiece Grand Prix of Wales.

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