The "Vélo d'Or" (French for "Golden Bicycle") is a cycle racing award, created in 1992 by the French cycling magazine Vélo Magazine. The award is given annually to the rider considered to have performed the best over the year.
Originally, Lance Armstrong won the Vélo d'Or five times, but his results were removed after USADA stripped him of his Tour victories. The Vélo d'Or for these years was not given to the second-ranked cyclist. As of 2016, Alberto Contador holds the record of winning the award four times.
There is also another distinction for French racers named "Vélo d'Or français".
- "Armstrong : tout doit disparaître". Europe 1 (in French). Retrieved 2018-10-27.
- Armstrong's results have been removed by Velo magazine
- "Alejandro Valverde élu Vélo d'or 2018, Thibaut Pinot est le Vélo d'or français". L'Équipe (in French). Retrieved 2018-10-27.
- "Julian Alaphilippe élu Vélo d'or 2019". L'Équipe (in French). Retrieved 1 December 2019.