Cycling Weekly Awards 2021

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Voting is now closed for the Outstanding Achievement, and International Rider of the Year awards. Thanks to everyone who got involved and voted for their favourite rider. All other awards will be decided by the judging panel to be announced soon. 

Here are the awards to be announced this December

Male Rider of the Year
Shortlist: Mark Cavendish, Ethan Hayter, Tom Pidcock, Matt Walls, Jason Kenny Jaco Van Gass
Sponsored by Zwift

Female Rider of the Year
Shortlist: Laura Kenny, Dame Sarah Storey, Joss Lowden, Abi Smith, Katie Archibald, Lizzie Deignan, Evie Richards, Anna Henderson
Sponsored by Zwift

International Rider of the Year
Shortlist: Tadej Pogačar, Wout van Aert, Annemiek van Vleuten, Mathieu van der Poel, Primoz Roglič, Anna van der Breggen, Elisa Longo Borghini
Sponsored by Lezyne

Rising Star
Shortlist: Ethan Vernon, Josh Tarling, Leo Hayter, Zoe Bäckstedt, Max Poole
Sponsored by Lezyne

Outstanding Achievement
Shortlist: Jason Kenny, Christina Mackenzie, Anna Kiesenhofer, Lizzie Deignan, Dame Sarah Storey, Josh Quigley, Joss Lowden
Sponsored by Lezyne

Domestic Rider of the Year
Shortlist: James Shaw, Abi Smith, Illi Gardner, Jacob Scott, Hayley Simmonds, Alex Peters
Sponsored by Lezyne

Club of the Year
Shortlist: Velociposse, San Fairy Ann CC, Falkirk Junior Bike Club, Lincoln Wheelers, Evolve, Lichfield City CC.
Sponsored by Santini

Local Hero
Shortlist: Chris Jones - North Cheshire Clarion Juniors, Nikki Metcalfe - Team Boompods, Christina Gustafson - Reading CC, Graham Bristow - Derny Doyen
Sponsored by Lezyne

Indoor Inspiration
Shortlist: Craig Needham, Russ Downing and Matt Payne, Tim Searle, Ed Laverack
Sponsored by Zwift

Lifetime Achievement
To be announced on Thursday, December 9

2021 award categories

Categories below that do not go to a public vote will be decided by our judging panel. 

Female rider of the year 
Male rider of the year
International rider of the year
Domestic rider of the year
Rising star
Outstanding achievement
Local hero
Indoor inspiration
Lifetime achievement
Club of the year  

Our club of the year sponsor – Santini Custom –  has put together the following prize package for the winning club:

Pro Tour Team experience for 15 club members including:
- Eco Sleek Race jersey and Chrome endurance Bib shorts (as worn by Santini’s WorldTour Teams) for 15 members
- Unique FOC Design with Santini head designer  
- Team Featured in Santini social media
- 10% discount on all future club kit orders for six months