Now is your chance to make your voice heard in our second annual VeloVoices Awards. We’re asking you to select your personal favourites of 2013 across a variety of serious and not-so-serious categories. We’ll publish the final results in the run-up to Christmas.
On Tuesday we ran our poll for the Lifetime Achievement Award. Today it’s the turn of our nominations for the Sartorial Elegance Award, which includes everything from racing kits to facial hair and was won last year by Thomas Voeckler.
Panache: Look at the picture below and vote for Marcel Kittel. It’s all there. The hair. The shades. The James Bond style. No one else even comes close.
Sheree: Alberto Contador, who apart from sporting an occasional five o’clock shadow, is as impeccably turned out on the bike as he is off it. No dodgy knitwear for him at grand tour presentations. He’s elegantly booted, suited, sporting a tie and looking every inch the multiple grand tour winner. No excessive use of hair products and a gleaming white smile, what’s not to admire?
Tim: With tongue firmly inserted into cheek I’m nominating Pat McQuaid who, as UCI President, got away with wearing the Emperor’s New Clothes for far longer than anyone could have dreamed.
Ant: As it’s Movember, respect must be given to John Degenkolb. A swashbuckling style for a rider who likes to mix it up. Degenkolb’s moustache makes him stand out almost as much as his long-range sprinting, and we do love people to stand out from the crowd.
Jack: It’s Peter Sagan for me, because no one rocks purple lenses quite like him. [It makes a change from his green beard at the Tour … – Ed.]
Kathi: Who else but Taylor Phinney? Pink jeans! Guyliner! His trouser leg breaking just over the top of his shoe (I’ve been told this is important …). What’s not to like?
Next: Least Likely To Happen in 2014.
VeloVoices Awards 2013
Breakthrough Rider of the Year
Those aren’t ‘pink’ jeans, they’re HOT PINK! No man is hard enough to wear those…and they’re rolled at the cuff!? Oh my.