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British Cycling's Ride of the Year 2011

Danny Hart’s remarkable downhill winning effort at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships has been crowned British Cycling’s Ride of the Year 2011.

Danny Hart

Nineteen-year-old Danny Hart experienced his “perfect day” when he won the World Downhill title on a rain-ravaged course which had defeated the best riders in the world, with a ride of such skill and flair that it almost defied description.

After being shortlisted, Hart claimed 57.79% of the public vote, ahead of the British men's road race team that delivered Mark Cavendish to gold in second place and Jon-Allen Butterworth in third.

You can view Hart’s winning ride on his nomination page here. Full results are below.



Why they are here - read about the nominations

Jon-Allan Butterworth

The young rider embarked on his first world championships an unknown quantity but produced a performance that launched himself onto the world stage.

Women's team pursuit

The world championship-winning ride by Dani King, Wendy Houvenaghel and Laura Trott in the women’s team pursuit.

Bradley WigginsBradley Wiggins wins the Dauphiné

Wiggins triumphed by carefully maximising his own advantages whilst negating his rivals’ strengths.

Annie LastAnnie Last’s World Cup breakthrough

Round six of the World Cup and the British Champion strikes upon a combination she had been seeking for two years - a good start, an open road and the legs to back it up.

Chris Froome wins remarkable stage 17 of Vuelta

This ride epitomised Froome’s efforts in the tour – against all the odds he managed to snatch victory at the death.


Danny HartDanny Hart

Nineteen-year-old Danny Hart experienced his 'perfect day' when he won the World Downhill title on a rain-ravaged course which had defeated the best riders in the world.

Lucy Garner

Lucy Garner’s junior world title win in Copenhagen has to be on every road cycling fan’s top ten moments of 2011.

Great Britain's elite men's road team

Sunday 25 September 2011 is destined to become, at least amongst cycling fans, one of those ‘I remember where I was when..,’ days.

Storey reigns supreme at road world championships

Sarah Storey defended her world titles in the C5 time trial and road race in style.