Chris Froome nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017

2017 Tour de France and Vuelta a España winner Chris Froome makes the shortlist for the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year

Chris Froome after stage 20 f the 2017 Vuelta a España.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Chris Froome has been named as one of the 12 nominees for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award 2017, which were revealed during the One Show on Monday evening.

The 32-year-old became the first British rider to win the Vuelta a España this year, as well as claiming a fourth Tour de France title. That elevates him to being not only one of Britain's greatest-ever cyclists, but also one of the most accomplished Grand Tour riders in the world.

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