The Top 10 Most Iconic Moments of 2016 In Cycling

What a year it has been for cycling! So much Has happened and how exciting has it been?! With so much to remember we are showcasing our Top 10 Most iconic moments of 2016 in cycling. So here is our top Ten shortlist of the most iconic moments of 2016.  So without further ado…


In #10 Cav & Wiggo winning the Ghent Six Day track event, in Belgium, What a memorable moment for the pair. Becoming the first all-British. An emotional dream come true. winners.

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Image Source: Sky Sports



In #9 of our Top 10 #Countdown of the most iconic moments of 2016 was to see Fabian Cancellara take home a gold Medal at the  Rio Olympics  in the individual time trial in his final year of pro racing! – A truly outstanding performance and going out on a high!


Rio de Janeiro - Brasil - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Fabian Cancellara (Suisse / Trek Factory Racing) pictured during men’s ITT - Olympic Games 2016 in Rio - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2016

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In #8 of our Top 10 #Countdown moments of 2016 is Vincenzo Nibali winning the Giro d Italia, after going into stage 19 almost 5 minutes down, he managed to take victory in the final stages. What a ride…

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Image Souce: Eurosport



Top 10 #Countdown of the most iconic moments of 2016 – In #7 Chris Froome Running up Mont Ventoux! Need we say anymore..?!

chris froome running mont ventoux



In #6 of our Top 10 #Countdown moments of 2016 has to be the most decorated Paralympian of all time. Britain’s very own Sarah Storey. Claiming her 14th Paralympic gold in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

sarah storey olympian



In #5 Chris Froome winning his Third Tour de France was simply phenomenal and becoming Britain’s first ever three-time winner of the race and is the first cyclist to successfully defend his title in over a whopping 20 years.

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In #4 The people’s Champion Esteban Chaves with an epic season and always with a smile on his face! His epic season resulted in some mind blowing results including, 1st Giro di Lombardia, 1st Giro dell’Emilia, 2nd Overall Giro d’Italia, 1st Stage 14, and held the Jersey pink after Stage 19 and also a huge 3rd Overall Vuelta a España.



In #3 has to be Peter Sagan Defending his World Championship Title. Beating Mark Cavendish in the searing heat on a 257.3-kilometre route in the desert around Doha which went down to a head to head Sprint! Was certainly the Year for Sagan! Possibly being the best season of his career so far! Super Sagan!


Peter Sagan wins the Elite Mens road race at the 2016 World Road Championships

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Our Top 10 #Countdown of the most iconic moments of 2016 – In #2 Laura and Jason Kenny Winning Five Golds at the 2016 Olympics With Laura being the First British Woman to win four gold medals and Jason matching Hoy’s tally of  6 Olympic Gold Medals, What a power couple they are.


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Image Source: The Telegraph




And the winners of our Most Iconic Moments of 2016 albeit not 100% pure Cycling has to be awarded to the Brownlee brothers! This has to be one of the most inspiring things in sport we have ever seen, and not just in 2016.  Alistair Brownlee helping brother Jonny to the finish line takes the top spot for us! Share if you agree.



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