After a stunning season Annemiek van Vleuten won the second ever Voxy Award, presented at the Rouleur Classic. The winner of La Course, the World Time Trial Championships and two stages of the Giro Rosa, the Orica Scott rider was chosen by an esteemed panel of judges including industry experts, broadcasters and journalists.
Proving there is no end to her talents, Van Vleuten was not able to collect the award as she was racing in the Track World Cup in Poland. She sent a video message thanking the fans, and former teammate and fellow Dutchwoman Iris Slappendel made an appearance on her behalf at the three-day cycling exhibition in London.
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Slappendel, now retired, talked about what Van Vleuten was like to race both against and alongside, her season highlights, the future of women’s cycling and her own design company and collaboration with Voxwomen.
We were also filming for the Voxwomen Cycling Show, to be broadcast at the start of next month, so keep your eyes peeled for all the action from Rouleur Classic, including interviews with Slappendel and Tiffany Cromwell.
Van Vleuten is the second winner of the Voxy Award after Megan Guarnier of Boels Dolmans claimed the inaugural prize for winning the first ever UCI Women’s World Tour Title.