Froome deemed dead cert to be Sports Personality of the Year

He’s just secured an historic second Tour de France victory and now it seems Chris Froome is destined to cap off a memorable year in style.

You’ve decided that the Team Sky rider is a shoo-in for this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year with 38 per cent of voters making the 30-year-old their top pick for SPOTY glory.

Froome became the first British cyclist to win Le Tour twice in beating rival Nairo Quintana by 72 seconds – and the first rider since the great Eddy Merckx in 1970 to land both the Yellow and Polka Dot jerseys.

And now it appears that even more accolades are on their way.

Behind Froome was retired jump jockey AP McCoy.

A SPOTY winner in 2010, the Northern Irishman will probably have to take a watching brief at the gala event with only 25 per cent making him their winner on this occasion.

Current holder Lewis Hamilton had to share third-place with emerging athletics star Katarina Johnson-Thompson while, despite his Ashes heroics so far, Joe Root finished up in last place.


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William Geldart

Having graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Wales, Bangor, William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.