Robert Gesink and Marianne Vos were named Dutch Cyclists of the year on Monday. Members of the Club 48 cycling club and the readers of Wieler Magazine voted for the awards.
Gesink, of Team Rabobank, finished top-ten in the Vuelta a España, the Olympic time trial race, the Olympic road race and the World Championship road race. He finished fourth overall in Paris-Nice after wearing the leader's jersey for two stages. The 22-year-old beat Lars Boom, who won last year, and Steven de Jongh for the title.
Vos won the title for the third year in a row, this time ahead of Willy Kanis and Suzanne de Goede. The 21-year-old with Team DSB Bank won 23 races this season. She also finished second in the World's road race.
Coen Vermeltfoort, 20, was named best young rider. His eight wins on the season included the Paris-Roubaix Espoirs. (SW)