The UCI presented prizes to this year’s top men and women professional road cyclists at the fifth end-of-season gala in Guilin, China, yesterday.
The ceremony was held a few hours after the finish of the Tour of Guangxi and Tour of Guangxi Women’s World Tour, which closed the World Tour and Women’s World Tour calendars for 2019.
The evening celebrated the highlights of the sport over the past 12 months and acknowledged the riders who stood out.
In total, 17 prizes were presented.
Recipients included Denmark’s Mads Pedersen and the Netherlands’ Annemiek van Vleuten, who were crowned road world champions, as well as time-trial champions Rohan Dennis of Australia and Chloe Dygert of America.
Belgian Victor Campenaerts received an award for the UCI Hour Record he set in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
“I’d like to warmly congratulate everyone who received an award during this magnificent ceremony,” said UCI president David Lappartient.
“All made a major contribution to the success of the past season and we look forward to seeing them on the road again in 2020.”
View the full list of the 2019 UCI Cycling Gala award winners:
Road World Championships, Yorkshire (Great Britain)
• Men elite road race world champion: Mads Pedersen (DEN)
• Women elite road race world champion: Annemiek van Vleuten (NED)
• Men elite individual time-trial world champion: Rohan Dennis (AUS)
• Women elite individual time-trial world champion: Chloe Dygert (USA)
• Team time-trial mixed relay world champions: Netherlands
World Ranking (Men)
• Best rider: Primoz Roglic (SLO)
• Best team: Deceuninck-Quick-Step (BEL)
Women’s World Tour
• Best rider: Marianne Vos (NED)
• Best young rider: Lorena Wiebes (NED)
• Best team: Boels Dolmans Cycling Team (NED)
• Best handbike (H) division athlete: Andrea Eskau (GER)
• Best tricycle (T) division athlete: Jianxin Chen (CHN)
• Best cycle (C) division athlete: Ricardo Ten (ESP)
• Best tandem (B) division athlete: Emma Foy and Hannah Van Kampen (NZL)
Victor Campenaerts (BEL) – 55.089km in Aguascalientes, Mexico, on April 16
Greg LeMond (USA) for the 30th anniversary of his Road World Championships / Tour de France double
Beefeaters’ sequence – at the 18th stage of the 2019 Tour de France.