Ladies (if any...) and gentlemen... with the winner of Ballon d'Or having been announced, it's now time to proceed to the real awards, the one that y'all actually care about: the PCM.daily Awards 2013!
With 28 awards being handed out, it's the biggest 'show' yet. More chances of winning, more chances of taking more than one trophy home. Or, for the glass hallf empty-people, more chances of being utterly disappointed.
But let's get straight to it, beginning with the cycling awards.
Thanks a lot to emmea for the userbars for the awards winners. Much appreciated.
Classic of the Year: Milano - Sanremo (46 %). Runner up: Paris - Roubaix (30 %)
Stage (non GT) of the Year: 6th stage of Tirreno - Adriatico (71 %). Runner up: 5th stage of Tour Down Under (13 %)
Race (non GT) of the Year: Tirreno - Adriatico (51 %). Runner up: Eneco Tour (20 %)
Grand Tour Stage of the Year: 20th stage of Giro d'Italia (38 %). Runner up: 13th stage of Tour de France (37 %)
Grand Tour of the Year: Tour de France (38 %). Runner up: Giro d'Italia (37 %)
Team of the Year: Movistar (32 %). Runner up: Omega Pharma - Quickstep (27 %)
Surprise of the Year: Michal Kwiatkowski (45 %). Runner up: Christopher Horner (21 %)
Rider of the Year: Vincenzo Nibali (35 %). Runner up: Peter Sagan (29 %)
Race of the Year: Tour de France (46 %). Runner up: Paris - Roubaix (31 %)
Team of the Year: Team Gazelle (53 %). Runner up: Tinkoff Bank / Wikipedia (24 %)
The DubbelDekker-led Team Gazelle has made an immediate impact on the Continental division since joining prior to this season. Despite being an all-new team, it's dominantly leading its division and can even compete with most Pro Continental teams.
Manager of the Year: roturn (38 %). Runner up: aidanvn13 (24 %)
roturn has been keeping the game going when SportingNonsense has had other things to do, has reported a lot of races, all of high quality, while keeping his own team thread up to date with interesting news. A huge contributor to the game.
Download of the Year: Lachi's Editor (44 %). Runner up: Jacky Durand's Sponsor Kits (26 %)
Database of the Year: PCM.daily's Expansion Pack (42 %). Runner up: PCM.daily's 2013 DB (35 %)
Stage Maker of the Year: Stylus (52 %). Runner up: emmea (22 %)
A dominant win for the Italian who dethronizes Pellizotti2 and keeps the double time winner emmea on safe distance on his way to the award.
Graphic Artist of the Year: anderspcm (50 %). Runner up: Jacky Durand (19 %)
The Dane's win was never really in danger, and anderspcm is thus rewarded for his great graphics work, primarily jerseys, throughout the year of 2013, not to mention his excellent team packs.
Jersey Designer of the Year: anderspcm (52 %). Runner up: aidanvn13 (20 %)
Despite arguably tougher competition, anderspcm takes his 2nd award in style. He may not be the most productive, but you can't put a finger on the quality of his works. Worth noting that he breaks Will007's dominance, having won the last 3 years.
Site Initiative of the Year: Weekly News (44 %). Runner up: Story of the Month (17 %)
Forum Thread of the Year: Sky Doping/Hate Thread by TheManxMissile (49 %). Runner up: General Career Discussion by Jesleyh (25 %)
Funniest Screenshot of the Year: Zombie Apocalypse! by Stromeon (69 %). Runner up: Time Advantage by Waghlon (15 %)
One-Rider Story of the Year: The Comeback by Mresuperstar (56 %). Runner up: Salvatore Puccio by andy222c (26 %)
Mresuperstar's story won the Story of the Month award back in November, but now takes the grand prize, taking over from 'A Tale of Two' that won last year.
Team Story of the Year: Nordic Cycling by Atlantius (34 %). Runner up: Team Type 1 by sutty68 (24 %)
In a relatively close race, Atlantius' Nordic Cycling, which has previously won the Story of the Month award in August, comes out on top.
Story Writer of the Year: Mresuperstar (33 %). Runner up: Ian Butler (29 %)
Three votes tips the award in favour of Mresuperstar who thereby takes the Stories Double. Also worth noting that no one has ever managed to win this award two years in a row.
Avatar of the Year: cactus-jack (45 %). Runner up: jt1109 (30 %)
Betting Champion of the Year: mbjerten (24,020 PCM$). Runner up: mosquito51 (5,800 PCM$)
Funniest Member of the Year: cactus-jack (36 %). Runner up: issoisso (35 %)
They fought it out until the very end, but it is a Norwegian that takes the very first award in this category by just two votes ahead of issoisso.
Most Helpful Member of the Year: lluuiiggii (61 %). Runner up: Lachi (20 %)
The Brazilian takes yet another dominant win and keeps the award that he won for the first time last year. Few will argue against this, considering lluuiiggii's help in all areas of the site.
Admin of the Year: Rin (28 %). Runner up: Pellizotti2 (20 %)
In a close contest, it is one of the newcomers in the crew that runs away with the top prize. The man of ideas and the man of downloads, Rin, wins with 4 votes ahead of Pellizotti2.
New Member of the Year: Shonak (27 %). Runner up: 547984 (26 %)
If any of the other polls were close, it's nothing compared to this won. Shonak wins with 1 vote ahead of 547984 and just 3 votes down to the rest of his competitors, Dippofix and welker3257. But a win is a win - just goes to show how lucky we've been in terms of new members last year.
Member of the Year: lluuiiggii (40 %). Runner up: Jesleyh (17 %)
Being extremely helpful and making the PCM.daily databases that's been used by pretty much everyone around this site, it's difficult to compete with lluuiiggii who wins for the 2nd year in row.