Nicole Cooke world championships 2006

Nicole Cooke missed out on the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year Award 2006, announced during a live broadcast on Sunday evening.

Mid-way through the show, presenter Gary Lineker stated that Cooke had made it into the top five front-runners for the award. However, Eventing World Champion Zara Phillips garnered the majority of the public vote to walk away with the award, defeating bookies' favourite Darren Clarke and third-placed Beth Tweddle.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

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.