It’s time to salute and sing of the praises of riders who rarely take the spotlight themselves. The last ones standing by their leader on the mountain or in the white heat of the sprint. Need some pace setting, a bidon, banana or waterproof? These are the teammates you call. Here’s our unsung hero selection. But if you’d like to sing the praises of someone not on our list, it’s time for a write in vote …
Previous winners: 2015 – Manuel Quinziato; 2016 – Stephen Cummings and Damien Howson; 2017 – Daniel Oss
It is never all over until the fat lady sings and your front wheel is over the white line (err …) on the road. 2015 has provided us with race finishes that were astute, exciting, tear-jerking and in some cases quite frankly outrageous. Stand by and get ready to cheer until you’re hoarse for the VeloVoices Best Race Finish Award.
In our most recent podcast, Panache and I discussed our ten favourite races of 2013. We then asked you, our VeloVoices readers, to vote for your best race of the year. Well, the votes are in and the winner was … Tony Martin’s near stage-long solo escape on stage six of the Vuelta.