British Cycling fans have voted Lizzie Armitstead’s stunning UCI Road World Championships win as their 2015 Ride of the Year. She wins the Cycle Industry cup. The accolade is organised by British Cycling and supported by the Bicycle Association of Great Britain.
Fans were asked to choose from a shortlist of 14 performances from Great Britain Cycling Team riders after what has been another fantastic year across the disciplines.
The shortlist was chosen by an expert panel: Great Britain Cycling Team technical director Shane Sutton, British Cycling cycle sport and membership director Jonny Clay, Sky Sports cycling journalist Orla Chennaoui and British Cycling president Bob Howden – with the awards being hosted by British Cycling in partnership with the Bicycle Association. Lizzie has won the coveted Cycle Industry’s Golden Jubilee Trophy.
Howden, who was in Richmond to witness Armitstead’s victory, said:
“This was a phenomenal performance, and clearly one which captured the imagination of cycling fans in this country.
“Lizzie’s victory was a landmark moment in the history of British Cycling. She represents the best of our great sport and deserves all of the praise she has had from across cycling and the wider sporting community since her victory in Richmond.
"I was very proud to have been there to see her victory in person. Her coolness under pressure in that final kilometre is the hallmark of all the great champions of cycling.”