It’s time to reveal the winners of the 2018 VeloVoices Awards. Your favourite races, riders, stories and moments from an epic cycling season. Luke, Kathi, Midge and Euan don their gladrags and open the envelopes. Is the finish of stage 4 of the Dubai Tour better than Milan-Sanremo’s? Has Floortje Mackaij got better locks than Daniel Oss? And who wins the coveted Rider of the Year awards? We might be a little rusty getting back into podcasting after a long break but we had fun – hopefully you can hear the results over the laughter …
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!
This prestigious award is not decided on by mere trifles such as UCI points or pay slips. Like our regular Rider of the Race accolade, this title goes to the rider who has leapt out and grabbed us with his panache, made us laugh, made us cry and most of all made us LOVE this sport.
Previous winners: 2012 – Bradley Wiggins; 2013 – Peter Sagan; 2014 – Michal Kwiatkowski; 2015 – Peter Sagan; 2016 – Peter Sagan; 2017 -Tom Dumoulin