Comment: This is Chris Froome's best chance of winning BBC's Sports Personality Award

Chris Froome makes it onto the list of 12 nominated for the 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, and this could be his best and only chance of winning it

Chris Froome at the 2017 Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

While many people dismiss the BBC's annual Sports Personality of the Year award as irrelevant fluff, others see it as a mark of distinction not only for the individual that wins it, but for their sport as a whole.

On Tuesday evening, the list of 12 people who have been chosen by the judging panel to be nominated for the award was revealed on BBC's The One Show. And Chris Froome was among them.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.