VeloVoices Awards 2019: Surprise of the Year

Last year, it was Mads Pedersen‘s second place in the Ronde van Vlaanderen … will he get it again this year, but this time for the rainbow jersey? Or will Alberto Bettiol win for his surprise Ronde win? There was a mystifying transfer, a big race disappearing and a lot of conflicting testimony … It’s time to vote for your Surprise of the Year …

Voting ends on 14 December 2019 at 11.59PM, GMT. If you think there’s someone who should be on the list, there’s a write-in option on the poll at the bottom of the post! 

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Tweets of the Week 2019: Ronde and Ronde we go!

It was the start of Holy Week on Sunday, the week that Classics fans wait anxiously for every season. It begins with the Ronde van Vlaanderen and finishes next Sunday with Paris-Roubaix. So let us ride over the cobbles and hellingen in the Twitterstream and bring you the best of the bunch.

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Tour de Pologne 2016 review: Tim Wellens scoops the prizes in Poland

Tim Wellens’ solo victory on Saturday’s queen stage during a Dantesque deluge brought him a suitcase full of jerseys, including the race leader’s, and a healthy GC margin, which he maintained into Monday’s individual time-trial (after the organisers cancelled Sunday’s stage). He finished only some 30 seconds off overall runner-up Fabio Felline and third placed Alberto Bettiol to confirm his overall victory.

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