VeloVoices Awards 2018: Lifetime Achievement

There’s a sad sort of clanking from the clock in the hall at VeloVoices Towers, which regretfully tells us it’s time to bid farewell, so long and adieu to some peloton favourites. Here is our list of nominees for the lifetime achievement award and it’s chock-full of deserving candidates and persuasive arguments. And one very, very controversial outlier. Vote now – and if you think we’ve missed someone off, write them in!

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Tour de France 2018 Stage 18: Demare delivers in Pau

Today’s soporific sprint stage followed the script and once the five-man break had been hauled in from its short leash, the sprinters’ teams took over. Here was a golden opportunity for someone to redeem their Tour. As the peloton swept through the final corner, Cofidis led it out for Christophe Laporte but hot on his wheels was Arnaud Demare. The latter kicked with 350m to go and came around Laporte to sail across the line, holding off the Cofidis rider who finished runner-up and third-placed Alexander Kristoff. Unsurprisingly, there was no change on GC.

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Tour Tweets of the Week: Chava, Sagan, Lawson and the Tao of cycling

It’s on! And we’ve got the first Tour Tweets of the Week for 2018. We have a rider whose name is so smooth to say … Sylvain Chavanel … we have the yellow jerseys from the past few days, a 160km swansong, a big Texan heart, a sausage king (yes, indeedy!) and a lion that wants to kiss us. And that’s just for starters …

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