MARIANNE VOS-CYCLIST OF THE YEAR!
December 6, 2012
In 2012, Marianne Vos rode Giant bicycles to countless victories, beginning the year by winning the Dutch National Cyclocross Championship, and then the World Cyclocross Championship, racing the Giant TCX Advanced SL.
Numerous victories followed in ‘cross and World Cup road racing, culminating with her biggest successes of the year on two stages: a Gold Medal in the Olympic Road Race in July, and First Place in the World Road Championships in September. The 25-year old reached both these pinnacles racing the Giant TCR Advanced SL.
She tells Velo: “I like the speed and the tactics of the points race, and I like the explosiveness and the honesty of a cyclocross race, but I also like the suffering and the team tactics in a road race.”
Velo says Vos is, “…a rider so gifted that she is virtually unrivaled in the women’s peloton – and perhaps in the sport of cycling as a whole.”
We are proud and honored that Marianne Vos has achieved her terrific success while riding Giant. Congratulations from all of us at Giant, Marianne!
Read the complete story in Velo magazine’s 25th Annual Awards Issue.