Lionel Birnie

Sunday, December 15: Two gold medals in the junior track World Championships puts Dannielle Khan in number 16 of our top 30

Saturday, December 14: Katie Archibald has enjoyed a meteoric rise on the track this year, winning a European Championship and helping to set a new world record

Friday, December 13: Mike Cuming won the Tour de Korea, one of the toughest races in the Asia Tour and he's number 18 in our list

Friday, December 13: Mike Cuming won the Tour de Korea, one of the toughest races in the Asia Tour and he's number 18 in our list

Thursday, December 12: 18-year-old Hackney man Tao Geoghegan Hart had an outstanding season, he's number 19 in our countdown

Wednesday, December 11: National time trial champion and team pursuit world record holder Joanna Rowsell is number 20 in our countdown

Tuesday, December 10: Adam Yates enjoyed a breakthrough year which saw him scooped up by Orica-GreenEdge for 2014

Tuesday, December 10: Adam Yates enjoyed a breakthrough year which saw him scooped up by Orica-GreenEdge for 2014

A look back at Mark Cavendish's year from a great start in Qatar, missed opportunities at the classics, a great Giro d'Italia but a difficult Tour de France

Chris Froome won the 2013 Tour de France in devastating fashion, but who is the polite, softly spoken Brit with a South African accent?