This particular award is always hotly contested. This year we have an interesting list – big name retirees, a couple of cycling legends, a super domestique and a race itself. To be honest, they all deserve this award …
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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Tony Gallopin (RadioShack-Leopard) caught the leading group on the hop when he attacked on the final climb of the day and held on to take the biggest and most prestigious win of his young career. Continue reading →
When I first moved to the Cote d’Azur I used to regularly see a group of cyclists whom I dubbed ‘The Four Musketeers’. To me they seemed the epitome of professionalism and a credit to their team: always smartly clad, helmeted and on gleaming steeds. I’ve finally had the pleasure of interviewing all four of them for VeloVoices, with GC contender and former Belgian time trial champion Maxime Monfort now completing the quartet. I caught up with Maxime recently after the difficult stage three in Vuelta al Pais Vasco which finished on a 400-metre, 21% ramp! Continue reading →