A platform for young talent to shine
organized by Škoda de Tour Luxembourg
International Junior Race
The GP Général Patton is an international junior race which attracts some of the best junior riders from around the world and is a highly competitive event. The race typically covers a distance of around 100 kilometers and features challenging terrain, making it a true test of a rider’s skills and endurance.
International Junior Race
The GP de Luxembourg is an international junior race and attracts young riders from all over the world. The race covers a distance of around 120 kilometers and features challenging terrain, including climbs and descents.
International U16 Race
The Critérium européen des jeunes is an international U16 race. It attracts some of the best young riders from across Europe and is a highly competitive event. The race typically covers a distance of around 80 kilometers and features challenging terrain, making it a true test of a rider’s skills and endurance.
Paving the Path for Future Cycling Stars
The Youth Races organized by the Škoda Tour de Luxembourg provide a platform for young talent to showcase their skills and gain valuable experience and exposure.
These races are a crucial stepping stone for young riders who are looking to make a name for themselves in the competitive world of cycling.
Many of the top riders in the professional peloton today got their start in youth races like the GP Général Patton, GP de Luxembourg, and the Critérium européen des jeunes. These races offer young riders the opportunity to compete against their peers, test themselves against top-level competition, and develop the skills and experience necessary to succeed at the highest level.
With its focus on developing and supporting young talent, the Škoda Tour de Luxembourg is helping to shape the future of cycling and ensure that the sport continues to thrive for years to come.
2023 Races Information
Experience the excitement of the 2023 Youth Races featuring thrilling stages and promising young talents. Don’t miss this action and come support the riders of tomorrow.
Troisvierges will also host the 76th GP Général Patton on July 1 2023. The winner could become one of the big stars of cycling in just a few years: Remco Evenepoel (2018/Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team), Alexandr Vlasov (2014/Bora-hansgrohe) and Marc Hirschi (2015/UAE Team Emirates) once showed themselves to the Luxembourg public, and all three of them have since won some of the biggest races in the WorldTour.
For Luxembourg’s best juniors, the traditional GP Patton could be a signpost of the direction their cycling careers could take them.
76th GP Patton for Juniors
Troisvierges > Troisvierges (starts at 01/07/2023 at 14.30)
One day later, on July 2 2023, the juniors will compete again at Munzhausen. This time in a fairly new race: The GP de Luxembourg will be held for the third time. Three years after winning the first edition in 2019, Maurice Ballerstedt is now racing as a professional rider for Alpecin-Fenix alongside Mathieu van der Poel.
The Luxembourg audience can look forward to youth cycling at the highest level.
3rd GP de Luxembourg for Juniors
Munzhausen > Munzhausen (Starts at Sunday 01/07/2023 at 13.00)
The 24th Critérium Européen des Jeunes will challenge the elite of the novice category on two demanding stages around Troisvierges and Munzhausen. The young racers want to present themselves to the scouts of the big professional teams. With Cian Uijtdebroeks (2019) and Marco Brenner (2018), the last two winners of the Critérium Européen des Jeunes have meanwhile managed to join WorldTour teams: Uijtdebroeks rides for Bora-hansgrohe, Brenner competes for Team DSM.
26th Critérium Européen des Jeunes for Under 17
Stage 1: Troisvierges > Troisvierges (start at Saturday, 01/07/2023 11.00)
Stage 2: Munzhausen > Munzhausen (starts at Sunday 02/07 10.00)
Photos and Videos from Youth Races - 2023
Check out the list below of the winners of the youth races over the years