VN Awards: The defining photos of 2021
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Mark Cavendish and Marianne Vos make their mark on the history books.
Was there anything Wout van Aert couldn't win in 2021?
Fabio Jakobsen returns from a near-death experience to win three stages of the Vuelta a España.
L39ion of Los Angeles adds a women's squad, and launches its own race.
The veteran Coryn Labecki experienced a number of firsts, many good, one tragic.
Sepp Kuss had us waving the stars and stripes in multiple grand tours.
Reduce, reuse, repair, and recycle was An Absolute Good Thing in 2021.
American Jennifer Valente wins Olympic gold.
Sure, some of it is marketing. But a few companies are making tangible changes.
Annemiek van Vleuten. Who else?
The good, the bad, and the sketchy.
Tadej Pogačar was unlike anyone we've seen before.
The highest highs and the lowest lows.
Gravel bikes abound, but this one checks all the boxes, and at a great price.
Jumbo went big in 2020; Boels-Dolmans has dominated for for years.
These awards were easy to choose.
Normally a welcome distraction from reality, cycling this year crashed headlong into real-world problems.
Amstel Gold Race had tons of action and a thrilling finale, which is why it was our Race of the Year for 2019.
In 2019 Mathieu van der Poel redefined what it meant to be a successful bicycle racer, taking huge wins across road, cyclocross, and cross-country mountain biking. He is our Cyclist of the Year.
On this episode of The VeloNews Podcast, Andrew Hood and Fred Dreier examine the 2019 VeloNews Awards, as well as the Stories of the Decade.
The burgeoning gravel segment is the most exciting trend in cycling, and better still, brands are making it more affordable for new riders.
Between Primoz Roglic and Sepp Kuss's breakthrough rides, 2018 was a breakthrough year for the LottoNL-Jumbo team.
It looked like Aqua Blue Sport would continue its upward trajectory, but instead the team closed abruptly at the end of 2018.
Peter Sagan's sterling 2018 season was highlighted by victory in Paris-Roubaix. Here's the inside story of how he won a cobblestone.
We give Giro the 'Thoughtful Update' award for its brain-saving design that integrates MIPS technology into the helmet shell.
With a bold attack on the route's final climb of the Poggio, Nibali built on his reputation as a fearless attacker with tactical nous.
They called themselves the "Wolfpack," and in 2018, Quick-Step Floors riders proved to be cycling's apex predators.
With so many superbikes launched in 2018, it was hard to pick just one for this award. So we didn't. Here are three.
Sweeping all of America's top stage races, Katie Hall was dominant in 2018, and she has a new challenge on tap for next season.
A contingent of cross-country mountain bikers took the World Cup by storm in 2018, and the future is bright for the American women.
The latest climbing talent to come out of Colombia, Egan Bernal has already established himself on cycling's biggest stage.
Who was better in 2018: Annemiek van Vleuten or Anna van der Breggen? Dane Cash and Fred Dreier debate the merits of each.
At face value, Froome's Tour-Vuelta double earns him cyclist of the year award, but time will tell with his pending Salbutamol scandal.
Our top off-road riders of 2017 are Nino Schurter, Wout van Aert, Sanne Cant, and Mathieu van der Poel.
2017 was a great year in tech with new bikes, new accessories, and of course new scandals.
Greg Van Avermaet dominates with four major wins: Paris-Roubaix, Gent-Wevelgem, E3 Harelbeke, and Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.
After winning the Olympic road race in 2016, van der Breggen enjoys the most successful season of her young career.
Pint-sized sprinter Coryn Rivera becomes the first American, man or woman, to win the Tour of Flanders in a thrilling finale.
Tom Dumoulin keeps his cool despite untimely bathroom break to save his Giro d’Italia during the epic stage 16 over the Stelvio.
Neben streamlined her racing schedule to focus on just two races: the world and national championships. And it worked.
Evan Huffman is the standout rider within his standout Rally Pro Cycling team with top Tour of California results.
After a series of crushing defeats, Peter Sagan sprinted away from the pack at the Bergen worlds to win his third straight rainbow jersey.
After Dan Martin placed sixth in the Tour de France, doctors discovered that a stage 9 crash left him with two fractured vertebrae.
A look at some of the awards we handed out at the conclusion of the 2016 season.
Peter Sagan's stunning victory at Richmond worlds earns him the Ride of the Year award.
Lizzie Armitstead's bold move in the finale of road worlds earns her Ride of the Year, and more importantly, the rainbow jersey.
Under intense scrutiny and occasional controversy at this year's Tour, Chris Froome proved his mettle on and off the bike.
John Degenkolb doubled-up in 2015 with two monument wins, earning him the title as best classics rider of the season.
SRAM's revolutionary wireless electronic shifting was well worth the wait.
Team Sky showed its versatility in 2015, winning classics, one-day stage races, TTs, sprints, oh, and of course, the Tour de France.
Anna van der Breggen won the biggest women's stage race in the world and also earned three medals at world championships.
With a flurry of hour record attempts in 2015, there's little doubt that 60 minutes is the time period of the year.
Alejandro Valverde was a podium threat at nearly every race he started in 2015, from the spring classics to worlds in September.
Never heard of the Belgian Schaal Sels race? It's worth a look with a crazy route that runs through farm fields on dirt roads and cobbles.
Boels riders collected buckets of wins in 2015, and Lizzie Armitstead won the overall World Cup title.
Not surprisingly, Richmond was the venue for several awards-worthy performances, from sportsmanship to breakthrough results.
The combination of the Zwift virtual-reality app and Wahoo's less-expensive Kickr Snap is a great way to stay sane during wintertime.
Two Specialized engineers have developed some of the worlds fastest bicycle tires.
Megan Guarnier's medal-winning ride at worlds earns her this honor, while Tejay van Garderen's consistent riding nets him the men's award.
Marcel Kittel was the sprinter of reference last year, but where did he go in 2015?
Rohan Dennis snatched a USA Pro Challenge win from teammate Brent Bookwalter, earning him this not-so-honorable honor.
It took Speedplay a painfully long time to launch its new mountain bike pedal, the Syzr. Now we'll see if it's worth the wait.
Toms Skujins and Lauren Stephens are named domestic riders of the year after impressive performances in U.S. races.
Velocio Superfly women's bibs win a prize for offering an easy way for female riders to take a nature break while out riding.
Vincenzo Nibali's infamous tow in the Vuelta a Espana earns him the Park 'n' Ride Award, a creative — but illegal — race tactic.
Motos were the greatest hazards of the 2015 season after taking out numerous prominent riders, such as Peter Sagan and Greg Van Avermaet.
The Paris-Roubaix peloton wins this award for its risky crossing of a high-speed train track after the barriers had come down.
Nino Schurter and Jolanda Neff proved to be the most consistently dominant mountain bike racers of the 2016 season.
Trek's move to sell direct to consumers via the Internet was a major change in how it does business.
Cycling is all about the elements, and for this award, we found four races that subjected riders to fire, wind, water, and earth.
Fox suspension came out swinging with a line of new mountain bike forks with vastly improved damping.
Sanne Cant's impressive consistency won her the title as best women's cyclocross rider of 2015.
Etixx-Quick-Step wins this dubious honor after missing out on a race win at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, despite having a three-man advantage.
Will we ever be able to applaud the bike industry for creating a truly standard bottom bracket standard? We hope so, just not yet.
Mathieu van der Poel's stunning 2015 world championships win earns him the award for best ride of the year by a men's cyclocrosser.
Jean-Christophe Péraud suffered a terrible crash in the Tour de France, but he persevered to finish the race, showing his true grit.
Tom Dumoulin shocked the GC heavies with a brilliant ride at the Vuelta a Espana, winning him the Surprise of the Year award.
Cannondale's new SuperSix is Road Bike of the Year, thanks to its amazing performance and handling. Trek wins Bike Design of the Year award.
Froome racked up 13 wins this season, including the Tour de France