Tour de France winner Chris Froome missed out in the 2013 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award on Sunday. Wimbledon tennis champion Andy Murray scooped the main award with a landslide victory as cycling came away empty handed.

Murray won the live vote held during the ceremony held in Leeds, taking well over half of all of the votes cast. Rugby’s Leigh Halfpenny placed second with champion jockey AP McCoy in third. Froome placed sixth out of 10 in the final voting.

Team Sky had appeared in a shortlist of three for the Team of the Year award, but the British and Irish Lions rugby squad took the category. There was surprisingly no nomination for the world and European championship winning and world record-setting Great Britain women’s team pursuit squad.

Earlier in the evening, 2012 SPOTY winner Sir Bradley Wiggins had appeared on stage and opened the gold envelope to reveal who came third.

Of the other accolades presented during the evening, the Diamond Award went to Sir Alex Ferguson; Coach of the Year was Warren Gatland; Overseas Personality, Sebastian Vettel; Helen Rollason Award, Anne Williams; Young Sports Personality, Amber Hill; and Unsung Heroes, Maggie & Joe Forber. 

BBC Sports Personality 2013: The votes
Andy Murray: 401,470
Leigh Halfpenny: 65,913
AP McCoy: 57,854
Mo Farah: 51,945
Ben Ainslie: 48,140
Chris Froome: 37,343
Hannah Cockroft: 26,151
Christine Ohuruogu: 13,179
Justin Rose: 9,833
Ian Bell: 5,626
Total votes: 717,454

  • Richard S

    I think the clue is in the second word -Sports Personality. He has none.

  • Jamie C

    Personally I believe the judging panel to be biased. They awarded the Lions team award, which sky should have won, and Gatland coach award which should DEFINITELY have been Brailsford or Lendl. And we are expected to think that this was a fair decision? AND Halfpenny came second? I have no idea how, in terms of pure sporting achievement, they deserved this. To dominate, not just the tour but a plethora of other stage races, is far harder physically, tacitly, in every aspect than to play a few rugby games. Australia aren’t even good! As for me, I voted for Froome about 20 times online: it was just so easy to make multiple bbc accounts! (Froome1,Froome2,etc)

  • mikey g

    I’m hoping that the trophy handed to Andy M was a replica…..’just in case’

  • davidwatkis

    Dear sirs,not surprised Chris missed out on support from you in the comic whatsoever last year we were bombarded to vote for brad for weeks very disappointed to the point I will not buy your mag again

  • ted hutton

    What a shame and there was no mention of GB’s record holding and world beating

    ladies track cycling team during the whole program .Was the BBC in touch with scottie

    of star trec fame to teleport the winners trophy or was the program a big con

  • Terry

    How did they get the SPOTY trophy to America in the few minutes after the voting closed ??
    Has the BBC discovered tele-transportation or was it a fix ??
    Good to see Chris acknowledge the team support- I believe this trend was started by a certain Mark Cavendish way back on TdF stages ……

  • gg/gg

    At least he wasn’t last.