Chris Froome is one of 10 sportspeople nominated for the 2013 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

The Tour de France winner joins sailor Ben Ainslie, cricketer Ian Bell, wheelchair sprinter Hannah Cockcroft, runner Mo Farah, rugby player Leigh Halfpenny, jockey AP McCoy, tennis player Andy Murray, runner Christine Ohuruogu and golfer Jutin Rose.

Wimbledon champion Murray is the runaway bookies’ favourite to take the win.

Last year the award was won by 2012 Tour de France champion and Olympic time trial gold medallist Bradley Wiggins. Mark Cavendish scooped the award in 2011, and track sprinter Chris Hoy won it in 2008. Before Hoy, the only cyclist to have won the award since its inception in 1954 was Tom Simpson in 1965.

The winner of the award will be decided by public vote during a live broadcast of the award ceremony in Leeds on Sunday, December 15.

  • Sam

    Froome and his missus – definitely very active on the manipulation front.

    Admire the guy as an elite athlete – but cant be doing with the personal aspect as it comes across.

    No vote from me for the cyclist nominee this year – shame Becky James didnt make the list

  • Colin

    Noticed in papers today, that yet another story about the Froome-Wiggins relationship has appeared. Wish media would let it drop, but what I don’t like is the way Wiggins is constantly portrayed as the bad guy. Froome is a manipulative individual. It’s funny isn’t it how he got ‘loyal’ support from Porte at the Criterium International, Dauphine and TDF. His victory will not have everyone questioning for years to come, who was the strongest? Could Porte have won? Like Wiggins has had to endure since his win because of Froome’s snide and unnecessary attacks because that is what they were, to show his own strength to world. He tarnished Wiggins victory and if I were Wiggins, I would have got a Sherpa to send Froome’s share of the bonus money to the top of Mount Everest and said go on Chris, you like climbing and showing off so go fetch it. Andy Murray for BBC Sports Personality!

  • Jack

    Great cyclist and sports person it’s just the ‘ality’ he’s missing.