Ned Boulting

United Kingdom
Years on Team 2
Grand Tours Covered 24

Ned completed his 17th Tour de France for ITV Sport this summer as lead commentator having reported on the event since its centenary year.

He is a best selling author, having penned four cycling titles and widely acknowledged as one of the most intelligent, respected and loved members within the wider sports media. If this wasn’t enough, he is excited to announce that after a short break, the first ever one man theatrical show about cycling will be back in 2020.

Cillian Kelly

Research Director
Years on Team 2
Years in Software Development 12

Cillian Kelly is a renowned cycling statistician who has earned a reputation as a source of interesting and peculiar facts about the world of professional cycling.

He writes and co-hosts a podcast called This Week in Cycling History which regales and examines the races, riders and incidents of the past and how they have shaped the sport today. He writes regularly on his own website which provides a mix of commentary and statistics and has also written articles for Pro Cycling Magazine, Rouleur and Cycling News. He also has a PhD in software development.

2019 Judges:

Orla Chennaoui Northern Ireland
David Millar United Kingdom
Phil Liggett United Kingdom
Christian Prudhomme France
Rochelle Gilmore Australia
Rolf Sorensen Denmark
Robbie McEwen Australia
Sean Kelly Ireland
Renaat Schotte Belgium
Ryder Hesjedal Canada
Daniel Mangeas France
Marion Rousse France

2019 Contributors:

Phillipe Gilbert Belgium
Richard Carapaz Equador
Annemiek van Vleuten Netherlands
Michael Hutchinson Northern Ireland
Matt Rendell Australia
Orla Chennaoui Northern Ireland
Bob Roll USA
Peter Cossins United Kingdom
Philippe Auclair France
Tom Isitt United Kingdom
Paul Fournel France
Kit Nicholson United Kingdom
Lucy Martin United Kingdom
Lukas Knöfler Germany
Matthew Green United Kingdom
Steve Leard United Kingdom

The Road Book Awards are adjudicated by a highly regarded truly international panel of judges, spreading across 9 countries and 3 continents. The panel includes those covering the sport in both the written media and the commentary box, as well as a range of ex cyclists, among them Grand Tour winners. 

Our contributors also hail from every corner of the globe; South America to Africa and the USA  – editor Ned Boulting has curated an international cast to share their unique insight and perspective on the pro cycling year with writing that will be read and re-read in years to come.