BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015: Vote Chris Froome for the annual award

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015
BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015

Kenyan born British cyclist Chris Froome is one of the sporting stars on the shortlist for BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

The 30 year old was nominated after winning the Tour de France twice, claiming his second victory in July.

Froome’s best placing in the annual awards was 6th in 2013, but between 2008 and 2012 three of the five winners were from the world of cycling.

So could this year see Chris victorious?

Chris Froome
Team Sky rider and Tour de France Winner Chris Froome crosses the English Channel by bicycle, using the Eurotunnel service tunnel and support by Jaguar Cars. Photo: Jaguar MENA

Froome is joined on the shortlist by fellow cyclist, 26 year old Lizzie Armitstead. The Olympic silver medallist became World Road Race Champion after winning the gruelling 130km race by a wheel in Richmond, Virginia.

She also claimed the British title – just 11 days after being taken to hospital following a crash at the Women’s Tour.

Somali born runner Mo Farah makes it onto the list after becoming the first man to pull off a triple double – triumphing in two athletics events at two World Championships and an Olympics.

The 32 year old won his third successive 5,000m world gold medal in Beijing in August, having already retained his 10,000m title. This was his seventh global track title in a row.

He has been nominated three times previously but ominously, the last time a long distance runner scooped the award was back in 1974.

Mo Farah celebrates double
Mo Farah celebrates his double at the London Olympics in 2012. Photo by Tab59 (Used under the Creative Commons Licence).

Footballer Lucy Bronze, athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill, boxer Tyson Fury, Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton, tennis star Andy Murray, swimmer Andy Peaty, long jumper Greg Rutherford, rugby league star Kevin Sinfield and gymnast Max Whitlock.

To find out how to vote, please visit the BBC website.


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