Women’s cycling fans vote Coryn Rivera as their Spring Rider of the Year

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Voxwomen and Rouleur have announced Team Sunweb’s Coryn Rivera as the winner of the Voxwomen Spring Rider of the Year. 

Following a phenomenal opening to her first season riding on a women’s WorldTour team, women’s cycling fans from across the world voted Rivera as their winner of the first phase of voting in the 2017 Voxwomen Rider of the Year Awards. Just seven months into the season she has already racked up prestigious wins at the Tour of Flanders, Trofeo Alfredo Binda and a stage at the Amgen Tour of California amongst tens of other podium places.

Rivera said: “Awards like this are special to me because I think it’s not just about what I have accomplished, but about the people that have helped me to get to this point and have believed in me. It’s a huge honour to win the Spring Classics Rider of the Year, however I’d like to dedicate it to my team mates who get me to the finish line, the amazing staff who support us to do what we love, and the incredible votes from my friends, family, fans and supporters.”

The American pocket rocket will now go through to the next phase of voting which will take place in November at the Rouleur Classic Show (November 2-4) this year.

Following a successful first year, Voxwomen has expanded the voting protocol for the 2017 edition to ensure that women’s cycling fans can have their say on the winner. The 2017 Voxwomen Road Rider of the Year will be decided after a series of online votes. Firstly, a selection of stand-out riders from the spring, summer and autumn periods will be put to a public vote by women’s cycling fans and followers. The winning three riders from this vote will then be judged by an expert panel to determine the overall winner of the annual ‘Voxy’ award that will be announced at the Rouleur Classic Show. 

Anthony McCrossan, Voxwomen owner, said: “Coryn has had a standout spring campaign so it comes as no surprise that women’s cycling fans and followers have voted for her in their droves to win this award. We look forward to continuing to follow Coryn’s progression and her successes for the remainder of the season.

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Sharon Laws previews the Italian Giro Rosa

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The Giro Rosa is arguably the most iconic stage race on the Women’s calendar. With the ending of the French Tour de l’Aude in 2010 it is, unfortunately, the only Grand Tour for Women. Traversing Italy, the riders face 10 days of racing including a team and individual time trial and 8 road stages. Unlike the most recent previous editions 2017 appears be ‘flatter’, consisting of only category 2 and 3 climbs. A number of teams have opted to take sprinters and lead out riders instead of pure climbers. The stages, however, often end up much harder in reality than they look on paper so even though it may not be one for the mountain goats I think the General Classification (GC) will still be won by a strong ‘all rounder’ rider.

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Kasia Niewiadoma reflects on her OVOWT win

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Hello Hello! 🙂

What a crazy and weird last few weeks I have had!!!

Coming back to Girona after my small break in Poland wasn’t as ideal as I had planned it to be! When the first part of the season finished with Liège-Bastogne-Liège I headed back home with my family who were supporting me at these races in order to take few days off and completely forget about cycling life. I was feeling pure joy being surrounded by people who I truly love and care about. But as always I have to learn from my own mistakes, let me explain…

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Voxwomen Rouleur Award shortlist announced for spring season

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We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the first part of this year’s Voxwomen Rider of the Year Award, in partnership with the Rouleur Classic, the world’s finest road cycling exhibition.

Last year the inaugural World Tour winner Megan Guarnier flew over for a whirlwind weekend in London, to claim the prestigious award. The US champion was a hit at the Rouleur Classic and it was fantastic to honour her dominance last season.

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After the success of last year, we have expanded the format in 2017 and allowed women’s cycling fans, who are so dedicated to the sport, to have their say.

There will be three online votes held during the racing season and fans can choose their best rider from the spring, summer and autumn periods.

The rider with the most votes accrued in each period will go through to the final round – where as esteemed panel of judges will choose their Voxwomen Road Rider of the year, with the winner announced at the Rouleur Classic on November 2-4 in central London.

The shortlist for Spring, the first round of voting, lasting from January to the Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race on April 29, are:

Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans)
The European and Olympic champion was impregnable in the Ardennes Classics, taking the Amstel-Flèche-Liège hat-trick in mid-April.

Lizzie Deignan (Boels Dolmans)
She fought through early-season illness to deliver victory in her home Tour de Yorkshire, as well as three second places to her Boels-Dolmans team-mate at Amstel, Flèche and Liege.

Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb)
Sunweb’s puncheur-sprinter enjoyed an international breakthrough this spring, sprinting to victory at the Trofeo Binda and Tour of Flanders, as well as third place at Gent-Wevelgem.

Katarzyna Niewiadoma (WM3 Energie)
At 22, the Pole is the youngest racer to make the spring shortlist. She has been a consistent contender, finishing second at Strade Bianche and third in all three Ardennes Classics.

Lotta Lepistö (Cervélo-Bigla Pro Cycling)
The fast Finn showed her Classics capabilities by sprinting to back-to-back wins at Dwars Door Vlaanderen and Ghent-Wevelgem.

Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica-Scott)
Van Vleuten was a one-day contender all spring, winning the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race and finishing third in the Amstel Gold Race, fourth at the Tour of Flanders and fifth at Strade Bianche.

Voting closes on June 16 2017. This is YOUR chance to have your say! Place your vote here.

For further information about Voxwomen, visit www.voxwomen.com

To find out more about the Rouleur Classic Show and to purchase tickets, visit www.rouleurclassic.cc