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Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans) and Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) received awards for winning the women’s and men’s individual rankings at the third UCI Cycling Gala last night in China.
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25 Oct 2017 - 11:28 AM  UPDATED 25 Oct 2017 - 11:29 AM

The winners of the UCI Women’s WorldTour and the UCI WorldTour were among the recipients of awards that went to the best riders and best teams of the two WorldTour calanders as well as to champions crowned at the UCI Road World Championships, the male Grand Tours and the UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships.

For its third edition, the UCI Cycling Gala, organised in partnership with Wanda Sports, took place in Guilin just hours after the finish of the last stage of the Gree Tour of Guangxi, the final event of the 2017 UCI WorldTour. The day also saw the Tour of Guangxi Women’s Elite World Challenge, a race which will join the UCI Women’s WorldTour in 2018.

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“I would like to heartily congratulate the riders, men and women, their teams and their National Federations, who together have enabled us to enjoy a magnificent season,” said UCI President David Lappartient.

Van der Breggen and Van Avermaet both reflected on their formidable seasons on the bike, but both remain motivated to win the elusive rainbow stripes of the world road champion.

Full list of award winners

Winner of the UCI WorldTour individual ranking: Greg Van Avermaet (BEL – BMC Racing Team)
2nd in the UCI WorldTour individual ranking: Christopher Froome (GBR – Team Sky)
3rd in the UCI WorldTour individual ranking: Tom Dumoulin (NED – Team Sunweb)
Winner of the UCI WorldTour team ranking: Team Sky
Winner of the UCI Women’s WorldTour individual ranking: Anna van der Breggen (NED – Boels Dolmans Cycling Team)
2nd in the UCI Women’s WorldTour individual ranking: Annemiek van Vleuten (NED – Orica Scott)
3rd in the UCI Women’s WorldTour individual ranking: Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL – WM3 Pro Cycling Team)
Winner of the UCI Women’s WorldTour team ranking: Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
Winner of the UCI Women’s WorldTour youth ranking: Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (DEN – Cervélo-Bigla Pro Cycling Team)

UCI World Champion, Men Elite road race: Peter Sagan (SVK)
UCI World Champion, Women Elite road race: Chantal Blaak (NED)
UCI World Champion, Men Elite individual time trial: Tom Dumoulin (NED)
UCI World Champion, Women Elite individual time trial: Annemiek van Vleuten (NED)
UCI World Champion, Men Elite team time trial: Team Sunweb
UCI World Champion, Women Elite team time trial: Team Sunweb

Winner of the Giro d’Italia: Tom Dumoulin (NED – Team Sunweb)
Winner of the Tour de France: Christopher Froome (GBR – Team Sky)
Winner of the Vuelta Ciclista a España: Christopher Froome (GBR – Team Sky)

UCI World Champion, Women Elite para-cycling individual time trial and road race (C4): Shawn Morelli (USA)
UCI World Champions, Women Elite para-cycling individual time trial and road race (B): Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal (IRL)
UCI World Champion, Men Elite para-cycling individual time trial and road race (T1): Sergei Semochkin (RUS)
UCI World Champion, Men Elite para-cycling individual time trial and road race (H2): Luca Mazzone (ITA)

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