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VOTE: Men’s Race Day of the Year

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108th Tour de France 2021 - Stage 4 Photo by Guillaume Horcajuelo - Pool/Getty Images

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What was the 2021 Men’s Road Race of the Year?

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  • 3%
    Olympic Road Race: Golden Carapaz
    (5 votes)
  • 16%
    World Championships: Ala Repeats
    (21 votes)
  • 33%
    Paris-Roubaix: Drama in the Mud
    (43 votes)
  • 2%
    Liege-Bastogne-Liege: Pogacar Sprints
    (3 votes)
  • 7%
    Tirreno Stage 5: van der Poel Goes Long
    (10 votes)
  • 1%
    Milano Sanremo: Stuyven’s Big Day
    (2 votes)
  • 12%
    Strade Bianche: van der Poel Powerful Finale
    (16 votes)
  • 4%
    Tour de France St. 4: Cav is Back!
    (6 votes)
  • 2%
    Tour St. 8: Teuns Wins, Pogs Takes Control
    (3 votes)
  • 3%
    Tour St. 11: What the Wout??
    (5 votes)
  • 3%
    Tour St. 13: Cav Ties Merckx
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Giro Stage 9: Bernal is Back too!
    (1 vote)
  • 3%
    Ronde van Vlaanderen: Asgreen Shocker
    (4 votes)
  • 1%
    European Champs: Colbrelli outlasts Evenepoel
    (2 votes)
  • 3%
    Another Day
    (5 votes)
130 votes total Vote Now

Some quick recaps...

Olympic RR: Richard Carapaz shreds the elite field and soloes to golden glory

World Championships: Classics racing in Belgium, but it’s the French defending winner (from a Belgian trade team) who outfoxes the home team and an elite field in a chess match of a race.

Paris-Roubaix: A rollercoaster of a race, with Moscon taking but then losing control, and an Italian winner, Colbrelli, snatching the sprint from upstart Vermeersch and heavyweight van der Poel.

Liege-Bastogne-Liege: The reigning Tour de France champ becomes a man for the Classics too, outsprinting the fast-finishing world champion in the process.

Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 5: What his dad called Mathieu van der Poel’s greatest race day, a 50km attack on a hilly circuit on a foul weather day.

Milano-Sanremo: Stuyven shocks the heavyweights with an escape coming off the Poggio.

Strade Bianche: A beautiful event punctuated by a devastating van der Poel attack for the win.

The Tour de France Stages:

  • 4 — Cavendish announces his return with a sprint win
  • 8 — Alps stage to Le Grand Bornand sees Pogacar dominate his rivals and Teuns stay away for the stage win
  • 11 — the Double Ventoux Stage! And it’s a cyclocross guy who takes it!
  • 13 — the day Cavendish wrote his name in the record books next to Merckx

Giro stage 9: Bernal breaks the race open in Abruzzo

Ronde van Vlaanderen: Exciting race comes down to a two-man break where the guy you assumed would win the sprint... did not win the sprint. Kind of a theme for the season.

European Championships: Exciting finale with Colbrelli besting Evenepoel

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