Race/Rider of the year
I'm already starting to get fantasy cycling withdrawl symptoms, but at least it's under 100 days until the start of the 2014 season.
Anyway, looking back at 2013, what/who were your race and riders of the season. This can be in fantasy terms or otherwise.
I'll go first, my rider of the season is Fabian Cancellara. He came back from the shocking 2012 to totally dominate the 2013 classics beating Sagan and the rest by a considerable distance.
Race-wise I'm not sure, I enjoyed the early season stage races, particularly Paris-Nice and the Volta ao Algarve because they were short and unpredictable, but felt a little let down by the grand tours. The dominance of Nibali/Froome in the Giro/Tour took all of the enjoyment out of the GC battle and I never really got into the Vuelta.