Great Britain Para-Cycling Team duo Corrine Hall and Lora Turnham’s remarkable world championship-winning performance has been voted British Cycling Ride of the Year 2013.
Hall and Turnham’s time-trial victory at September’s UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships took 41% of the vote with Chris Froome’s Tour de France win second with a total of 16.9%. Becky James’ keirin world title ride completed the top three with a 9.5% share.
Voting was open to the general public who were given the task of choosing the British Cycling Ride of the Year from 10 nominations.
Twenty-five-year-old Turnham - who has a hereditary sight loss condition - and Hall were over nine seconds faster than second-place New Zealand in Baie Comeau, Canada.
The pair had only been riding together on the tandem since March after a training camp in Mallorca.
Two gold medals at June’s UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup in Sergovia, Spain started the gold rush and were followed by another victory in the world cup round in Canada a week before the world championships.
And the talented pair completed a superb season with their first rainbow jerseys despite the early setback of a dropped chain.
The British Cycling Ride of the Year award celebrates the achievements of British riders competing across the world.
Their performances in world-class competition not only demonstrate their ability and dedication to the sport, but act as an inspiration for cyclists of all abilities.
|Hall and Turnham win para-cycling world crown||41.0%|
|Chris Froome reaches summit with Tour de France win||16.9%|
|Becky James writes herself into history with keirin world title win||9.5%|
|Kenta Gallagher wins first world cup event
|Dannielle Khan wins sprint title at junior track world championships
|Liam Phillips wins BMX world championship with vintage display||5.3%|
|Simon Yates climbs to Tour of Britain stage win||5.2%|
|Helen Wyman defends European cyclo-cross crown||3.0%|
|Rachel Atherton storms to world title in South Africa||2.7%|
|Tao Geoghegan Hart shines in Paris-Roubaix Juniors||1.0%|