VeloVoices Awards 2017: Unsung Heroes

This is an award that can be a rider or someone who works within cycling – and we have both this year. A couple of hard-riding domestiques and one mighty woman who is taking on inequality in sport. Yeah! But if you’d like to sing the praises of someone not on our list, it’s time for a write in vote … 
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Tour de France 2017 : Stage 6 – Two in Troyes for Kittel

After the excitement of the last two days, today’s long stage was thankfully calm, with a three-man breakaway out front for most of the hot, sunny route, which predictably ended in a bunch sprint. Marcel Kittel powered through on the left-side of the peloton in a perfectly timed show of strength to take his second stage victory. Green jersey wearer Arnaud Demare was runner-up, with Kittel’s German compatriot Andre Greipel rounding out the podium. Meanwhile, race leader Chris Froome and the rest of the GC contenders finished safely in the peloton.

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Tour of Britain review: Van Baarle wins rollercoaster race

A parcours crammed full of challenging short, sharp climbs produced a rollercoaster of a race, with the yellow jersey being passed from rider to rider like a hot potato. But when an exhilarating week of racing came to an end on the streets of London, the winner was not Bradley Wiggins or Michal Kwiatkowski or one of the host of marquee names but Dutch neo-pro Dylan van Baarle, who held his nerve on the final day to announce himself to the cycling world with no small amount of panache.

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