Your favourite races of 2014: Cycling Weekly reader poll results

There's a big change at the top for some of your favourite races

Alex Dowsett, Tour of Britain 2014, stage seven

The 2014 Cycling Weekly Reader Poll is our biggest yet, with the highest number of votes of any we’ve run so far. We’ve painstakingly sifted through the results, analysed the data and can report that there are several major surprises and a few upsets.

The change in results perhaps indicates a shift in the way cycling, and in particular racing, is viewed in Britain. Although the victories achieved by British riders in 2014 fell short compared to previous years, visits by the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France have further established the UK as a thoroughly capable host of the biggest races, and with an almost unlimited supply of eager spectators.

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