Sam Bennett secured the International Performance of the Year award at the Cycling Ireland annual gala for the second consecutive year.

Bennett notched up 13 wins this season including a double victory at the Vuelta a España, where he secured the third and 14th stages.

History was made in the Spanish Grand Tour as the Carrick-On-Suir rider claimed the green jersey after the stage 3 win, while compatriot Nicolas Roche wore the leader's red jersey - the first time that two Irish riders held the jerseys at the same time.

Among the recipients of the Special Achievement Awards was Katie-George Dunlevy and pilot Eve McCrystal.

The paracycling duo claimed their fifth world title, with gold in the time trial at the Road World Championships and added a silver medal in the Road Race.

Lara Gillespie of Scott Orwell Wheelers was named Female Rider of the Year, having won bronze at the Junior Track World Championships and three silver medals at the Junior Track European Championships.