As it does every year, pro cycling produced an amazing array of photography in 2019. Our editorial team sifted through hundreds of images from various cycling photographers to come up with our favorite photos from the 2019 season for our annual VeloNews Awards Issue. Here are our selections from the year in racing:
Riders are anxious to see if the San Remo course will feature the Poggio climb or if the character of season's first monument will change in dramatic fashion
The Belgian star needs to win the elusive Italian classic to be join the elite club of sweeping all five of cycling's prestigious monuments
Key features of Milano-Sanremo, Paris-Roubaix, and Tour of Flanders all at risk due to landslides or red tape.
Due to their length, the five monuments of cycling are in a class of their own when it comes to the physical demands. Paris-Roubaix may be the hardest of all.
Every few years, we see a pro cyclist string together a stunning run of victories. The year is 2019, and the rider is Julian Alaphilippe. What's next?
Deceuninck-Quick-Step rallies around Julian Alaphilippe to deliver the French phenom to another big victory this spring.
Sagan hoping to bounce back from early-season illness and Sanremo disappointment in time for cobbled monuments.