Tour of Normandy: The French race with a long history of British success

This year's Tour of Normandy begins on Monday, March 21, with 14 British riders competing. Raleigh-GAC, JLT-Condor and Madison-Genesis are all riding

Tour de Normandie 2015, stage one

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

By Thomas Dodd

The Tour of Normandy has been a happy hunting ground for British cycling in recent years and this year's race sees three teams from the United Kingdom competing in the week-long race in northern France.

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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.