Leading cycling travel and experiences brand Sportive Breaks will partner with the Tour of Britain’s new best young rider jersey this September.

With the race now a proven showcase for emerging talent, the white jersey is being introduced to the Tour for 2023. It will sit alongside the leader’s jersey, cottages.com points jersey, and king of the mountains jersey, and will be presented to the leading under-23 rider in September’s event.

Previous leading under-23 riders in Britain’s national Tour have included Tom Pidcock (2022), and Ethan Hayter (2021), while the likes of Simon Yates, Geraint Thomas, and Ian Stannard have all claimed the honour in the past.

Produced by Le Col, the Sportive Breaks best young rider jersey will be white, featuring the same patchwork-style pattern as used on the overall leader’s jersey that represents Britain’s vast countryside and fields when viewed from above.

Sportive Breaks are offering VIP experiences at this September’s Tour of Britain, including the opportunity to ride each day’s finish in the company of Grand Tour stage winner Dan Martin, and packages to view stages from the VIP guest cars. Visit the Sportive Breaks website for more information.

They also offer the biggest selection of European Gran Fondo and Cyclo-Sportive events alongside hospitality and experiences at the world’s biggest races such as the Giro d’Italia and Ronde van Vlaanderen.

Tom Pidcock was the highest-placed under-23 finisher in last year's race

Photo: Tom Pidcock (INEOS Grenadiers) was the highest-placed under-23 finisher in last year’s race


Alex de Waard, Sportive Breaks director, said: “We’re delighted to be providing a showcase for cycling’s most promising up-and-coming riders at this year’s Tour of Britain. The Sportive Breaks best young rider jersey will make it easy for the estimated roadside audience of over one million spectators to pick out the leading under-23 rider in the race as they pass through their village, town, or city!”

About the Tour of Britain 2023

The Tour of Britain 2023 will begin in Greater Manchester on Sunday 3 September and culminate eight stages later in South Wales (Sunday 10 September). Along the way the riders will race through Wrexham, East Riding of Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Suffolk, Essex, and Gloucestershire, creating an unforgettable sporting spectacle that is free for all to watch.

Sixteen of the world’s leading teams will fight for glory in the race, led by Tour de France champions Jumbo – Visma, home favourites INEOS Grenadiers and BORA – hansgrohe.

ITV4 will continue to broadcast live flag-to-flag coverage of every stage, as well as a daily highlights show, allowing fans in the UK to watch the action unfold wherever they are. International coverage will be available in over 150 countries courtesy of Eurosport and GCN+.