VeloVoices Awards 2016: Breakthrough Rider (Female)

The utterly brilliant Sarah Connolly has kindly honoured us with putting forward her nominations for our women’s cycling categories and here is her first set of nominations. This is pretty self-explanatory – the riders who had their breakthrough results. Some of them have shown promise and had good podiums, or even a win, but 2016 was the season when they really arrived.
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The Big Feature: Orica-AIS’s Annemiek van Vleuten

Here at VeloVoices, we freely admit we don’t have enough knowledge or television coverage to write about women’s cycling with authority. However, Alberto Celani, an Italian journalist, former press officer for Astana Be Pink and economics advisor to the UCI Women’s Cycling Working Group, has kindly offered to help us out. Here is his interview with Orica-AIS’s Annemiek van Vleuten. Continue reading