2019 Rider of the Month: January

04 Feb 2019

2019 Rider of the Month: January

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Team Sky’s Rider of the Month competition returns bigger and better for 2019.

The season kicked off in January with Team Sky’s racing programme taking place exclusively in the southern-hemisphere.
 
There were some strong and encouraging rides in January. HIT THE LINK TO VOTE and check out the candidates for this month’s prize.
 
The selection process takes into account all performances within the specific calendar month. February's race is already hotting up, so don’t miss the chance to vote throughout the season.
 
In turn, for helping us decide the winner we’re giving you the chance to win a pair of Oakley Flight Jacket sunglasses, with a matching bag signed by Geraint Thomas.
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Kenny Elissonde
 
The French climber enjoyed a lively start to the year and played a key role in setting up Wout Poels’ Tour Down Under podium finish, setting a searing tempo up Willunga Hill. At the turn of the month Kenny also took a great third place on the second day of the Herald Sun Tour, finishing in elite company into Churchill.
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Kristoffer Halvorsen
 
After a top-10 sprint finish in a star-studded Tour Down Under field, the young Norwegian picked up a second place by the narrowest of margins at the start of Herald Sun Tour. We all knew this guy was knocking on the door of a win, and in January he laid the foundations for what has already proven to be a strong start to February.
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Wout Poels
 
It was Wout’s first trip to Tour Down Under but you wouldn’t have known it. The Dutchman rode a very impressive race, coming as close as anyone to breaking Richie Porte’s stranglehold on Willunga Hill. Second place on the queen stage set him up for third overall. A strong start to the WorldTour season.
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Pavel Sivakov
 
This young rider keeps on impressing and showed some encouraging signs in January. An attacking performance and a strong start to Herald Sun Tour demonstrated what Sivakov is capable of, especially with the benefit of a full injury-free off-season under his belt.

You can vote for your January Rider of the Month here.
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