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WorldTour awards handed out at 2018 UCI Cycling Gala - Gallery

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The Quick-Step Floors team celebrate winning the WorldTour

The Quick-Step Floors team celebrate winning the WorldTour
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Quick-Step Floors won the 2018 WorldTour teams classification

Quick-Step Floors won the 2018 WorldTour teams classification
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UCI President David Lappartient addresses the audience

UCI President David Lappartient addresses the audience
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2018 men's WorldTour champion Simon Yates wasn't there to collect his award, so teammate Matteo Trentin went up instead

2018 men's WorldTour champion Simon Yates wasn't there to collect his award, so teammate Matteo Trentin went up instead
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Alejandro Valverde wasn't there to accept the award for 2018 world champion, so the President of the Spanish Cycling Federation went up in his absence

Alejandro Valverde wasn't there to accept the award for 2018 world champion, so the President of the Spanish Cycling Federation went up in his absence
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The evening's entertainment

The evening's entertainment
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UCI President David Lappartient addresses the audience at the 2018 UCI Cycling Gala

UCI President David Lappartient addresses the audience at the 2018 UCI Cycling Gala
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Japan's Keiko Noguchi accepts the award for Para-Cycling women's C2

Japan's Keiko Noguchi accepts the award for Para-Cycling women's C2
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William Groulx (USA) wins the men's H2 Para-Cycling award

William Groulx (USA) wins the men's H2 Para-Cycling award
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Canada's Shelley Gautier wins the women's T1 Para-Cycling award

Canada's Shelley Gautier wins the women's T1 Para-Cycling award
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Gracie Elvin accepts the women's time trial world champion award on behalf of Annemiek van Vleuten

Gracie Elvin accepts the women's time trial world champion award on behalf of Annemiek van Vleuten
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Sofia Bertizzolo was the best young rider in the 2018 Women's WorldTour.

Sofia Bertizzolo was the best young rider in the 2018 Women's WorldTour.
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Philippe Gilbert holds Quick-Step's trophy for 2018 WorldTour teams classification champions

Philippe Gilbert holds Quick-Step's trophy for 2018 WorldTour teams classification champions
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Simon Yates could not attend so teammate Matteo Trentin had to accept his award

Simon Yates could not attend so teammate Matteo Trentin had to accept his award
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UCI President David Lappartient grabs some snaps

UCI President David Lappartient grabs some snaps
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The evening's entertainment

The evening's entertainment
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The evening's entertainment

The evening's entertainment
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The stage is set

The stage is set
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The evening's entertainment

The evening's entertainment
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Members of the Movistar team represent Valverde on stage

Members of the Movistar team represent Valverde on stage
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The dignitaries on stage at the 2018 Gala

The dignitaries on stage at the 2018 Gala
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A word from 2018 Tour of Guangxi winner Gianni Moscon

A word from 2018 Tour of Guangxi winner Gianni Moscon
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The hall for the awards night

The hall for the awards night
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Guests file in

Guests file in
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The dignitaries on stage at the 2018 Gala

The dignitaries on stage at the 2018 Gala
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The hall for the awards night

The hall for the awards night
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Miles Scotson receives the award for men's time trial world champion on behalf of Rohan Dennis

Miles Scotson receives the award for men's time trial world champion on behalf of Rohan Dennis
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Gracie Elvin receives the award for women's time trial world champion on behalf of Annemiek van Vleuten

Gracie Elvin receives the award for women's time trial world champion on behalf of Annemiek van Vleuten
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Entertainment for the evening

Entertainment for the evening
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2018 men's WorldTour champion Simon Yates wasn't there to collect his award, so teammate Matteo Trentin went up instead

2018 men's WorldTour champion Simon Yates wasn't there to collect his award, so teammate Matteo Trentin went up instead
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Ronny Lauke says a few words as Canyon-SRAM receive the award for the women's TTT world title

Ronny Lauke says a few words as Canyon-SRAM receive the award for the women's TTT world title
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Max Schachmann collects Quick-Step's prize for men's TTT world champions

Max Schachmann collects Quick-Step's prize for men's TTT world champions
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Annemiek van Vleuten wasn't there to collect the prize for Women's WorldTour winner, so teammate Gracie Elvin had to go up

Annemiek van Vleuten wasn't there to collect the prize for Women's WorldTour winner, so teammate Gracie Elvin had to go up
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Peter Sagan was second in the 2018 WorldTour standings. Bora DS Christian Pomer collected his award

Peter Sagan was second in the 2018 WorldTour standings. Bora DS Christian Pomer collected his award
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Alejandro Valverde was third in the 2018 WorldTour standings. In his absence his Movistar teammates accepted the award

Alejandro Valverde was third in the 2018 WorldTour standings. In his absence his Movistar teammates accepted the award
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UCI President David Lappartient at the 2018 UCI Cycling Gala

UCI President David Lappartient at the 2018 UCI Cycling Gala
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Jianlin Wang, China Wanda Group President, addresses the audience

Jianlin Wang, China Wanda Group President, addresses the audience
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There was an award for Peter Sagan but he wasn't there to collect it

There was an award for Peter Sagan but he wasn't there to collect it
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The curtain came down on the 2018 road season with the Tour of Guangxi on Sunday, and afterwards the riders - men and women - swapped lycra for tuxedos for the fourth edition of the end-of-season UCI Cycling Gala. 

First held in Abu Dhabi in 2015, the event moved to China last year with the creation of the Tour of Guangxi as the final event on the WorldTour calendar. The ceremony saw a number of awards handed out, for winners of the various classifications of the men's and women's WorldTour and also for all the recently crowned world champions from the Innsbruck Worlds. 

While the riders who'd competed in the Tour of Guangxi were all present, few others made the trip to China, meaning many awards had to be accepted by teammates on behalf of the real winners. 

Neither Simon Yates nor Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) - the 2018 WorldTour champions - were there in person, so Matteo Trentin and Gracie Elvin collected their respective awards. New world champion and second-placed finisher in the WorldTour standings, Alejandro Valverde, was similarly absent, as was third-placed Peter Sagan. 

The men's WorldTour teams classification was one of the few awards to be collected in person, with Philippe Gilbert leading Quick-Step Floors onto the stage to cap a season that has produced an astonishing 73 victories.

The evening also saw entertainment from Chinese singers and dancers, with Rigoberto Uran joining in, plus an address from UCI President David Lappartient. 

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