Voting has ended and it is now time to reveal the winners of the PCM.daily Awards for 2014. With 34 categories this year there are more winners than ever before. This does of course mean more disappointments as well!
Some categories were very close indeed - we have joint winners of some awards! For many their success here is for the first time - and not just in the New Member category - but there are some returning winners as well. Who? Well, click 'Read More' to find out.
Thanks to emmea for creating the user bar templates, and to roturn for helping me update them with this year's winners.
Rider of the Year: Alberto Contador (38%). Runner-up: Michal Kwiatkowski (28%)
Surprise (Rider) of the Year: Jean-Christophe Peraud (44%). Runner-up: Tim Wellens (27%)
Team of the Year: Ag2r La Mondiale (24%). Runner-up: Movistar (23%)
Grand Tour of the Year: Vuelta a Espana (47%). Runner-up: Giro d'Italia (31%)
Grand Tour Stage of the Year: Stage 5 of Tour de France (58%). Runner-up: Stage 16 of Giro d'Italia (27%)
Race (non GT) of the Year: Criterium du Dauphine (62%). Runner-up: Tirreno - Adriatico (22%)
Stage (non GT) of the Year: Stage 8 of Criterium du Dauphine (40%). Runner-up: Stage 5 of Tirreno - Adriatico (38%)
Classic of the Year: Paris-Roubaix (44%). Runner-up: Ronde Van Vlaanderen (42%)
Manager of the Year: roturn and tsmoha (24% each)
In one of the closest categories of the whole awards with only 4 votes between all 5 nominees, it is only fitting that we have joint winners!
Team of the Year: Quickstep (30%). Runner-up: Oz Cycling Project (27%)
Only one vote in it in the battle of PCT teams, both of whom look set to promote, and it is Quickstep who win this award.
Reporter of the Year: tsmoha (45%). Runner-up: roturn (32%)
They may have shared the Manager award, but not this one, which tsmoha takes outright. All reporters contributions are very appreciated, but the volume of reports from tsmoha in recent months has been very impressive.
PT Race of the Year: Tour de France (34%). Runner-up: Giro d'Italia (22%)
Non-PT Race of the Year: Tour d'Andorra (38%). Runner-up: Tour of Vancouver (28%)
Best Team HQ of the Year: Oz Cycling Project (43%). Runner-up: Tinkoff Credit Systems Bank (19%)
A clear winner here, as tsmoha picks up his 3rd ManGame award of the year!
Best Forum Thread: Other Races 2014 (38%). Runner-up: Writer's Block (26%)
Best Avatar: the_hoyle (27%). Runner-up: valverde321 (25%)
Best Story Writer: Ian Butler (43%). Runner-up: Shonak (34%)
After missing out in a number of categories last year, this time Ian is a winner!
Best Team Story: Team Novo Nordisk by Sutty68 (40%). Runner-up: NRS 2015 by tsmoha (26%)
After being runner-up last year to Nordic Cycling, it is Sutty's Team Novo Nordisk story which steps up this year to take the crown.
Best One-Rider Story: aCross the Road by Shonak (40%). Runner-up: The Comeback by Mresuperstar (18%)
After coming close in the Story Writer award, Shonak's aCross the Road story is the comfortable winner here, seeing off last year's winner The Comeback.
Best Forum Game: EPIC (46%). Runner-up: I'm with stupid (19%)
Best Site Initative: Management Game (36%). Runner-up: Weekly News (25%)
Funniest Screenshot: Camera's not set up properly by the_hoyle (32%). Runner-up: 10 little Meijis jumping on a bed by tsmoha (22%)
Best Jersey Designer: aidanvn13 (41%). Runner-up: anderspcm (25%)
It's a reversal of last year's two positions as aidanvn13 takes the victory. His focus is on Fantasy jerseys, in particular those for the Management Game.
Best Graphic Artist: the_hoyle (37%). Runner-up: Jacky Durand (24%)
His user requests have clearly earned him a lot of fans and appreciation, as the_hoyle takes the win ahead of Jacky Durand.
Best Stage Maker: emmea and Margh Norway (36% each).
A very close vote all the way, and the result is a draw! It is the 4th win for emmea, but the first time for Margh Norway.
Best Database: PCM.daily's Expansion Pack for PCM14 (39%). Runner-up: PCM.daily Members DB (21%)
Best (non-DB) Download: Lachi's Editor (). Runners-up: Fast Editor, Jacky Durand's Sponsor kits and Young Rider XMLs ( each).
Member of the Year: Sutty68 (34%). Runner-up: Jesleyh (25%)
It was a two-horse race throughout the voting with Sutty against last year's runner-up Jesleyh. In the end it is Sutty who triumphs, to win our most prestigious award.
New Member of the Year: matt17br (75%). Runner-up: sgdanny (13%)
Matt is the biggest winner across all categories, with a huge 75% of the votes.
Admin of the Year: Aab-ern (33%). Runner-up: Jesleyh (26%)
Aab is rewarded for all the behind the scenes technical work that he does for the site.
Most Helpful Member of the Year: Lachi (32%). Runner-up: Jesleyh (28%)
Lachi has been one of the most helpful members on the site for many years now, and finally he has become the winner of this award. It was very close between him and Jesley though.
Funniest Member: brewers90 (31%). Runner-up: cactus-jack (25%)
Fairly close but the Story Games humour has won it for brewers over the defending champion.
Most Missed Member: lluuiiggii (49%). Runner-up: issoisso (24%)
A big win for lluuiiggii, which is hardly a surprise given his recent record in these awards.