It’s been a great, great cycling season! We had five different winners of the Monuments, three brand new winners of the Grand Tours – all from countries that have never won a Grand Tour before … what more could you want? The coveted VeloVoices Rider of the Year is for the rider whose presence in a race makes it more exciting, who rides with guts and who is gracious in both victory and defeat. Last year’s Rider of the Year was Julian Alaphilippe – can he double up this year? Here are our nominations …
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!
The final week of the Vuelta was crazier than a crazy thing from Crazy Town. But that makes for a particularly good Tweets of the Week. We have it all – just like Bogie and Bacall … or should I say Knox and Gilbert, the bromance of the Vuelta. We also have attackers, some serious trash talk, winners, podiums …
The 2019 Vuelta a Espana has been a topsy-turvy race. It had more unexpected happenings than an entire series of Stranger Things. So it wouldn’t have been a shocker if today’s traditionally processional stage became an all-out war that turned the GC on its head. In the end, sanity prevailed and Deceuninck Quick-Step’s Fabio Jakobsen took the sprint win in the Madrid finale. As expected, Jumbo-Visma’s Primoz Roglic won the Vuelta overall.