Nicole Cooke Oct 2008

Olympic cycling champions Nicole Cooke and Geraint Thomas are among the six nominees from five sports in line for the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year award this Sunday (December 7).

Cooke was the author of an historic British double this year, when she became the first cyclist of either sex to win both the Olympic road race title and the World road race championship in the same year.

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.