Welcome to the WGT
Here you’ll find a little bit of WGT history and all previous series results. For the latest news and updates, check out the WGT Newsreel, and if you’re keen to get involved, check out our sign-up page.
WGT was created during the first COVID lockdown, back in April 2020. The first competition was based on time, similar to the GC in a cycling grand tour, and saw almost 200 Welsh triathletes taking part. Our first WGT winners were Frances Owen and Ben Goodfellow – both of Wrecsam Tri club.
Since then, we’ve had a Summer 2020 Series (including the first ever Welsh Triathlon Virtual National Champs), a Winter 2020 WGT Series (where we welcomed the Scots for the first time) and a Spring 2021 AG-based competition. A big thank you to everyone involved, to Welsh Triathlon and Triathlon Scotland, and to Clifton Coffee for their continued support.
Thankfully, there’s been a good outdoor season in 2021, but the weather is changing, and there’s more virtual racing on the horizon! Winter Series (2021/2022) kicks off in December, check it out here: 2021 WINTER GRAND TOUR
HISTORY + PREVIOUS WGT RESULTS:
WGT #4: Spring Series 2021
- FULL RESULTS (Excel)
- Overview: The most recent WGT series, and the first Age-Group based competition. From the 9 age categories contested, the Scots were victorious (5 – 4). This was also the series with the 80km iTT and 2 outdoor running rounds.
- Ashleigh Jolly – Perth Tri Club (30-39)
- Laura Kent – Perth Tri Club (40-49)
- Tracey Williams – Celtic Tri (50-59).
- Alex Kindred (20-29)
- Matt Anthony – Swansea Vale Tri (30-39)
- Robert Harrison – Monifieth Tri Club (40-49)
- Dave Williams – Celtic Tri (50-59)
- Paul Haslam – Perth Tri Club (60-69)
- Ian May – Pentland Triathletes (70-79)
WGT #3: Winter Series 2020 / 2021
- FULL RESULTS (Excel)
- Overview: The Scots join the competition as the 2 triathlon nations go head-to-head. Carmarthen Triathlon Club take top step in the club competition, with their top-Zwifter Matt Blue winning the A cat men. In the women’s competition, Emily Marchant (B) (Swansea Vale) dominated the racing and completed the clean sweep of wins across bike and run.
- B Stephen Connolly (Strathclyde)
- C Markus Pieterse (Swansea Vale)
- D Darren Gilbert (Trilloydy).
- C Sarah Wills (White Rock)
- D Rachel Gabb (Celtic Tri)
WGT #2: Summer Series 2020
- Women’s (Excel)
- Men’s (Excel)
- Teams (Excel)
- Overview: This was the one with the famous 4.5 Sisters Reverse route, and a finish on the Champs Elysee! The series was race category-based and also included the first ever Welsh Triathlon Virtual National Champs event!
- Women: Celtic Tri.
- Men: NEWT.
- Combined: Cardiff Tri.
- Individual women:
- A Beckie Comins (SWifters)
- B Rhian Roxburgh (GOG)
- C Rosie Davies (CardiffTri)
- D Katja Empson (WhittleFit)
- Individual men:
- A Rhys Jones (Trizone)
- B Daniel Taylor (White Rock)
- C Thomas Amery (NEWT)
- D David Manley (NEWT)
WGT #1: April 2020
- GC men final (Excel)
- GC women final (Excel)
- Overview: It took a global pandemic to kick-start the WGT. Back then we weren’t sure what was to come with the virus, whether face-masks worked, or how many lockdowns there would be. One thing was for sure though…Zwift got VERY popular and was 100% safe. The first ever WGT fixture was the Bologna 8km TT. A strictly Welsh affair back then, and time-based like a grand tour, the North dominated the men’s and women’s competitions:
- Ben Goodfellow (Wrecsam Tri) 7hr 43
- Joe Beech 7hr 45
- Ben Lloyd (Wrecsam Tri) 7hr 57
- Frances Owen (Wrecsam Tri) 8hr 44
- Rhian Roxburgh (GOG) 9hr 09
- Rosie Davies (Cardiff Tri) 9hr 55
- Men’s Team Competition
- Celtic Tri
- Cr@p Tri
- Cardiff Tri
- Women’s Team Competition
- Cardiff Uni Tri Club
- Cardiff Tri