Garner in final three for BBC young sports personality award

Lucy Garner wins junior women's road race, Road World Championships 2011

Junior road race world champion Lucy Garner has made it into the final three candidates for the BBC's 2011 Young Sports Personality of the Year award.

Garner, 17 from Leicestershire, was selected alongside swimmer Eleanor Simmonds and golfer Lauren Taylor from a shortlist of ten. The final three were chosen by a panel chaired by BBC Sport presenter John Inverdale.

The winner will be announced during the 2011 BBC Sports Personality of the Year live television broadcast on BBC One on December 22. 

In addition to her world road race title, Garner also won the Youth Commonwealth Games road race and was part of the winning team time trial squad. She was also crown National Madison champion on the track alongside team-mate Harriet Owen.

Manx sprinter Mark Cavendish is the bookmakers' favourite to win the senior 2011 SPOTY title, which will be decided by public vote during the television broadcast.

Garner won the Sunday Times young sportswoman of the year award on Thursday.

Related links

Garner on BBC young sports personality shortlist

Cyclists nominated for Sunday Times sportswomen award

Lucy Garner: Rider Profile

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