Vuelta 2018: Stage 14 – Yates takes the stage and the race lead

It’s Luke’s first race review for VeloVoices – and he picked a good stage to start with! It was promised to be a day to shake up the GC. And in Stage 14 of Vuelta 2018Simon Yates showed his climbing prowess once again as he rode away from the other GC hopefuls, who seemed more concerned about what others were doing than contemplating the stage win or the overall lead (looking at you, Nairo). Jesus Herrada lost the pace of the pure climbers almost as soon as they hit the final climb and conceded the red leader’s jersey to Yates.  Continue reading

VeloVoices Awards 2016: Rider of the Year (Female)

Here with Sarah Connolly‘s nominations for women’s rider of the year. And it’s good to see that Sarah has fit right into the VeloVoices ethos of never letting guidelines dampen enthusiasm. She tried to give us five – but her final count is six and an honourable mention! Over to Sarah … 
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VeloVoices Awards 2016: Unsung Hero (Female)

Sarah Connolly’s nominations for our women’s Unsung Hero Award – with a few surprises! 

This category is meant for domestiques, but you might be surprised to see some big names in here. One of the things that is special about women’s cycling is that because their trade teams are limited to six riders, they can’t specialise as much as the men can, so you’ll find riders who are TT experts and climbers, GC riders who race sprint lead-out, and of course, superstars supporting their teammates. So don’t be surprised if you see wins from these riders as well as sterling support. Continue reading