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 Friday we ran our poll for the Sartorial Elegance Award. Today it’s the turn of our nominations for the Least Likely to Happen in 2014 Award, which was won last year by the prospect of Pat McQuaid and Hein Verbruggen apologising for anything. No surprise that it didn’t happen.
Sheree:The resurrection of a purely Basque squad any time soon at any of the three levels: WorldTour, Pro Continental or Continental. That bus has gone and with it some of the romance from cycling.
Will we ever see their like again?
Tim: After all the shenanigans over his book and various doping claims, Michael Rasmussen to be invited to join Belkin in any capacity other than perhaps a ‘one night only’ engagement as Guy Fawkes on a bonfire next November. Roast ‘Chicken’, anyone?
Ant:Dan Martin getting chased up Ilkley Moor by a giant whippet in the Tour de France. [As opposed to a panda or Nairo Quintana? – Ed.]
Anyone fancy wearing a costume in Yorkshire next summer?
Jack: Anyone going to the Tour of Britain without an umbrella. [If this year’s edition is anything to go by, a life-raft might be more appropriate … – Ed.]
Kathi: A year of no doping stories. As much as we’d like to think that we’ve heard it all, as can be seen by Rasmussen’s revelations, we haven’t. Not by a long chalk, I reckon.
Don’t call us, Michael. We’ll call you. Or not, as the case may be
Panache:Chris Horner to win another grand tour (or find a contract for that matter). [It’s probably just as well there’s no seniors tour … – Ed.]