Cycling Weekly is revealing the top 50 2012 British Riders of the Year, counting down every day until December 19.
The top 10 will be revealed in Cycling Weekly’s Christmas issue, on sale from Thursday December 20.
33rd DAVID STONE
The 31-year-old from Birmingham won gold in both the road race and time trial in his category at the Beijing Paralympics four years ago.
Stone, who has Cerebral Palsy was aiming for a repeating at Brands Hatch, where the Paralympic road cycling events were held this year.
However, Stone was edged into bronze medal position in the mixed road time trial by Australia’s Carol Cooke and Germany’s Hans-Peter Durst.
Come the road race, he was determined to get his hands on the gold medal and was able to bide his time, tracking Italy’s Giorgio Farroni before making a move to get away and cross the line seven seconds clear.
Don’t agree with our choice of riders? You can vote for your top 10 British Riders of 2012 on the CW website. When Tweeting about our countdown or your nominees, use the #ridersoftheyear hashtag. We’ll be running your choice in a future issue.
Riders revealed so far…
December 8: Number 34 – Emma Pooley
December 7: Numbers 36-35 – Nikki Harris and Russell Downing
December 6: Numbers 38-37 – Anthony Kappes and Andy Fenn
December 5: Numbers 40-39 – Josh Edmondson and Matt Bottrill
December 4: Numbers 42-41 – Luke Rowe and Michael Hutchinson
December 3: Numbers 44-43 – Sam Lowe and Jon Dibben
December 2: Numbers 46-45 – Rebecca James and Jessica Varnish
December 1: Numbers 50-47 – Alex Peters, Kristian House, Richard Handley and Wendy Houvenaghel