VOTING IS NOW OPEN FOR THE SUBARU 2015 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
2015 was an outstanding season for Australian cyclists throughout the world on the road, track and dirt.
This is your chance to tell us who was your favourite cyclist of 2015 by voting in the 2015 Subaru People’s Choice Award.
Just by voting, you will go into the running to win one of five fantastic prizes including our MAJOR PRIZE which includes tickets for two to attend the 2015 Jayco Cycling Australia Awards in Melbourne on Friday 13 November where the People’s Choice award will officially be presented.
2015 has been a stand out season for Canberran Matthews with stages and leader’s jerseys at Paris-Nice, Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco, Giro d’Italia and Tour of Alberta. Plus podium finishes in classics Milano-Sanremo, De Brabantse Pijl, Amstel Gold Race and Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec before a silver medal at the World Championships.
South Australia’s Neylan returned to her best in early 2015 with a podium appearance at the Cycling Australia Road National Championships, before winning the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, and placing fourth at Oceania Championships. She also claimed Trophée d’Or Féminin and a top 20 finish at the Road World Championships.
A break through season for Canberra’s Elvin, as the two time National Champion claimed her first win in Europe at Gooik-Geraardsbergen-Gooik, followed by a stage win in the Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen in the second half of the season.
Ewan of New South Wales established himself as a force in the professional peloton with 11 wins across Australia, Asia and Europe including the overall victory at the Tour de Korea before culminating his explosive debut season with an impressive stage win in his maiden grand tour, the Vuelta a Espana.
The strong man of international cycling, Queensland’s Hansen completed all three Grand Tours for the fourth consecutive year, setting a new record of 13 grand tour finishes in a row, a run that stretches back to the 2011 Vuelta a Espana.
What a year from the Victorian all rounder! Donohoe claimed gold in the scratch race and two silver medals at the Para-cycling Track World Championships, then defended his road title and won silver in the time trial at the Para-cycling Road Worlds, before competing in the under 23 road race at the World Championships.
Victoria’s Cooke claimed a third consecutive world title in the T2 time trial at the Para-cycling Road Championships, plus grabbed a silver medal in her road race, making six medals from six events in three years.
South Australia’s Meares continued to fill the record books in 2015, becoming the first women to win 11 track world titles after clinching keirin gold at the World Championships. The Queensland-native also added two national titles to her resume, taking her tally to 33.
South Australia’s Edmondson confirmed herself as one of the top talents in track cycling with two world titles at the World Championships – firstly a world title and a world record in the team pursuit followed by gold in the omnium.
Brisbane’s Jungfels was crowned the MTB Observed Trials Women’s World Champion in 2015, the first ever Australian world champion in the discipline after claiming the bronze medal in 2013.
South Australian Brosnan took an overall podium finish in third at the 2015 UCI Downhill Elite Men’s World Cup Series before going on to finish sixth at the World Championships.
Cairns’ Hannah, the Australian Champion claimed bronze at the UCI Downhill World Championships, after finishing fourth in the overall World Cup series.
A return to the track in 2015 for South Australia’s Bobridge earned him a silver medal in the individual and bronze in the team pursuit at the World Championships. The South Australia set a new Australian Hour Record in January after claiming silver in the team pursuit.
South Australian O’Shea claimed silver in the omnium at the World Championships, his third medal in the event in the last four seasons. In January he also claimed his second consecutive points race title at the National Championships.
Canberra’s Wiasak made her Track World Championship debut in February and in her first event rode to her maiden world title and an Australian record in the individual pursuit, while also claiming two medals at the National Championships.
After claiming the national time trial title Tasmanian Porte confirmed his stage racing credentials winning Paris-Nice, Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, Giro del Trentino and finished second at Tour Down Under in the first half of 2015.
One of the world’s fastest men on two wheels, Adelaide’s Glaetzer experienced a mesmerising 2015 on home soil which included a sprint national title, the fastest ever flying 200m ever recorded, and both sprint competitions at ITS Adelaide which continued an unbeaten run in the sprint on Australian soil the past two years. Glaetzer also finished fifth in the sprint at the World Championships.
Dennis’ talent was on display throughout 2015 as the South Australian won the Tour Down Under and USA Pro Challenge, set a new hour record, won two stages and wore the yellow jersey at the Tour de France before successfully defending his team time trial world title.
Voting closes midnight October 25!