I've always had my wheels handbuilt with Mavic open pro cd rims laced onto Shimano 105 or Ultegra hubs and they've stood me well over several etapes and rough Peak district roads. Though not always the lightest wheel sets they are usually very strong and the open pro rim is a nice shape for climbing combining stiffness and light weight.
Just make sure you find a good wheel builder.
Campagnolo proton wheels used to be good value light and strong though the front was often radially spoked which i've found to be quite week.
1998 Kona Explosif Reynolds 853,
1997 Kona Cindercone 17 inch frame for sale 2005 Ribble Scandium /Carbon compact,
1998 Colnago Master X lite,
1990 Custom built Reynolds 531
1993 Kona Kilauea Single speed