NEWPORT'S Jon Mould will get on his bike again after a nasty injury two months ago when he takes part in the British Cycling Elite Series Grand Prix of Wales tomorrow.

Mould will line-up alongside a full field of 140 riders to take on the 110-mile course around Monmouthshire that finishes with 10 laps of Abergavenny.

The man who dominated the Tour Series in the spring, winning six of the 10 legs, fell in the last of those races and needed an MRI scan to determine the seriousness of the damage.

Thankfully it was not as bad as suspected and, although he had a bulge on his shoulder, the injury did not require surgery.

The 25-year-old gave the Elite Circuit Series he won last year, the second Welsh leg of which was held around the streets of Abergavenny last night, a miss and is now jumping on his bike tomorrow with the aim of riding well in the Tour of Britain in September.

JLT Condor rider Mould said: "I am just not trying to aggravate the injury. I have broken a bone and strained a lot of muscles as well."

He will be up against stiff opposition in the Grand Prix of Wales, the culmination of the Abergavenny Festival of Cycling, no more so than last year's winner Chris Lawless and former champion Russell Downing - both are teammates of Mould.

Other Welshmen in the field are Newport's Ben Simmons, who is riding for the AJA DMT Cipollini UK team, plus Wales Commonwealth Games team members Dale Appleby and Rob Partridge.

Also in the field will be former Team Sky rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke, who was banned until the end of last year after anomalies were found in his biological passport data.

Tiernan-Locke founded the Saint Piran team this year and has ridden on the domestic scene, winning the Modbury Spring Road Race in March.

The race will also see a full entry of eight riders from Team Wiggins, the squad formed by the former Tour de France winner, four entrants from the Team Rwanda Under-23 side who are on a summer trip to the UK to further their education in road racing, and entrants from Ireland.

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