VeloVoices Awards 2016: Breakthrough Rider (Male)

We had a lot of new names on our lips (and on the blog) this year, with all five Monuments going to first-time winners and newbies a go-go winning their first Grand Tour stages. So this is our salute to the young’uns who we think have finally stepped well and truly into the spotlight after a season or two of waiting in the wings.
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Tour de Suisse review: Lopez becomes first Colombian champion

With only an 8-second cushion between himself and Andrew Talansky, and a super-short stage of only 57km, Astana’s Miguel Angel Lopez defended his yellow jersey by attacking hard on the only remaining climb of the stage to become the first Colombian to win the Tour de Suisse. Movistar’s Ion Izaguirre and Giant’s Warren Barguil rounded out the final podium in what was a nip-and-tuck GC battle all week.

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