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Velo International Cyclist, International Cyclocross Woman, International Women’s Sprinter of the Year: Marianne Vos

  • By Matthew Beaudin
  • Published Dec. 17, 2012
With Olympic gold, road and ’cross world titles, the World Cup overall and a Giro win, Marianne Vos is Velo's Cyclist of the Year for 2012. Photo by Graham Watson | grahamwatson.com

Vos’ Amazing 2012 Season

January
1st — Dutch national cyclocross championship (The Netherlands)
1st — World cyclocross championship (Belgium)

March
1st — Ronde van Drenthe, World Cup (The Netherlands)
1st — Trofeo Alfredo Binda, World Cup (Italy)

April
3rd overall — Energiewacht Tour (The Netherlands)
2nd — La Flèche Wallonne Femmes, World Cup (Belgium)
1st overall — Festival Luxembourgeois du Cyclisme Féminin Elsy Jacobs (France)

June
2nd — Dutch national road championship (The Netherlands)

July
1st overall (five stage wins) — Giro Donne (Italy)
1st overall (two stage wins) — Tour Feminin en Limousin (France)
1st — Olympic road race (Great Britain)

August
3rd — Open de Suède Vargarda TTT, World Cup (Sweden)
3rd — Open de Suède Vargarda, World Cup (Sweden)
1st — GP de Plouay, World Cup (France)
1st overall — UCI World Cup

September
1st overall (two stage wins) — Holland Ladies Tour (The Netherlands)
1st — World road championship (The Netherlands)

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Matthew Beaudin

Matthew Beaudin

Matthew Beaudin graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder's journalism school in 2005 and immediately moved to Telluride, Colorado, to write and ski, though the order is fuzzy. Beaudin was the editor of the Telluride Daily Planet for five years. He now lives in Boulder, where he joined VeloNews in the spring of 2012. Music. Coffee. Bikes. His dog, Anabelle. That about sums it up. Follow him on Twitter @matthewcbeaudin.

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