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VeloNews presents Athletic Achievement awards at Interbike gala

  • By VeloNews.com
  • Published Aug. 29, 2014
World champion Marianne Vos won the 2014 Sparkassen Giro. Photo: AFP.

Interbike’s first annual industry awards gala, the IB Awards, celebrates the bike industry’s success and innovation. The 2014 awards honor achievements from the 2014 product year, beginning in July 2013 and concluding in June 2014. Nominees and winners will be selected from categories across the bike community, including Product Innovation, Athletic Achievement, Dealer Excellence, Supplier Performance and Advocacy Efforts.

Interbike has also partnered with multiple media organizations and other key industry colleagues to curate the different award categories, select nominees and ultimately honor the winners.

Tickets for the IB Awards can be purchased during the Interbike registration process. Special advanced ticket pricing for the event is $75 per person, and includes drinks, a sit-down dinner, and awards show entertainment. After September 6th, advance ticket pricing will end and tickets will only be available at onsite registration for $100.

Below is the list of nominees in the Athletic Achievement category; nominees and winners in the Athletic Achievement category have been selected by the editors of VeloNews. Click here for complete award category details.

North American Road Cyclist of the Year (Male/Female) – This award recognizes excellence in road cycling for the 2014 race season amongst North American Pro-level racers and includes both men and women. Performance is considered for all races that transpired between January 1st 2014 through July 22nd, 2014 for both domestic and international races.
• Nominees:
➢ Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp)
➢ Alison Powers (UnitedHealthcare)
➢ Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing)
➢ Eric Marcotte (Team SmartStop)
➢ Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing)

North American MTB Cyclist of the Year (Male/Female) – This award recognizes excellence in mountain bike racing for the 2014 race season amongst North American Pro-level racers and includes both men and women. This category will include performances across all disciplines of mountain bike racing, including XC, DH, Dual Slalom, Enduro, etc. Performance is considered for all races that transpired between January 1st 2014 through July 22nd, 2014 for both domestic and international races.
• Nominees:
➢ Todd Wells (Specialized)
➢ Lea Davison (Specialized)
➢ Stephen Ettinger (BMC Mountainbike Racing)
➢ Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Team)

International Cyclocross Rider of the Year (Male/Female) – This award recognizes excellence in Cyclocross Racing for the 2013 race season amongst International Pro-level racers and includes both men and women. Performance is considered for all races that transpired between July 1st, 2013 through June 30th, 2014 for both domestic and international races.
• Nominees:
➢ Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective)
➢ Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv)
➢ Zdenek Stybar (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
➢ Sven Nys (Crelan AA Drink)

International Cyclist of the Year Male – This award will be given to the individual male professional cyclist that dominates their respective category of racing that year. This award will include all racers in multiple disciplines of cycling (Mountain, Road, and Cross) and across all parts of the world. Performance is considered for all races that transpired between January 1st 2014 and July 22nd, 2014 for road and mountain and from July 1st 2013 through December 31st, 2013 for cyclocross.
• Nominees:
➢ Julien Absalon (BMC Mountainbike Racing)
➢ Vincenzo Nibali (Astana)
➢ Nairo Quintana (Movistar)
➢ Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing)
➢ Sven Nys (Crelan AA Drink)

International Cyclist of the Year Female – This award will be given to the individual female professional cyclist that dominates their respective category of racing that year. This award will include all racers in multiple disciplines of cycling (Mountain, Road, and Cross) and across all parts of the world. Performance is considered for all races that transpired between January 1st 2014 and July 22nd, 2014 for road and mountain and from July 1st 2013 through December 31st, 2013 for cross.
• Nominees:
➢ Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS)
➢ Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv)
➢ Kirsten Wild (Giant-Shimano)
➢ Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective)

North American Revelation Rider of the Year– This award is recognizes the professional cycling athlete (male or female) that has a breakout race year. This athlete could come from the best young rider ranks or could be a racer that finally has a year for the ages and has become a force to be reckoned with. Performance is considered for all races that transpired between January 1st 2014 and July 22nd, 2014 for road and mountain and from July 1st 2013 through December 31st, 2013 for cross.
• Nominees:
➢ Eric Marcotte (Team SmartStop)
➢ Elle Anderson (California Giant Berries)
➢ Katie Clouse (Cole Sport)

International Ride of the Year – This final award recognizes the athlete that performs at an amazing level on one-day event. These epic performances will be one for the ages and could come from one of the classics, or a single stage in one of the big Tours, or an amazing DH run, or even an epic CX event in incredibly difficult conditions. This ride will include male and female and will cover multiple disciplines of cycling. Performance is considered for all races that transpired between January 1st 2014 and July 22nd, 2014 for road and mountain and from July 1st 2013 through December 31st, 2013 for cross.
• Nominees:
➢ Vincenzo Nibali (Stage 5, Tour de France)
➢ Zdenek Stybar (World Cyclocross Championship)
➢ Andrew Talansky (Stage 8, Critérium du Dauphiné)
➢ Nairo Quintana (Stage 16, Giro d’Italia)

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