‘If Chris Froome had won in the Olympics then maybe he would have been nominated’

Sports Personality of the Year-nominated Laura Kenny gives her thoughts on the omission of Chris Froome from the shortlist

Chris Froome in the men's road race at the 2016 Olympic Games. Photo: Graham Watson

(Image credit: Watson)

Laura Kenny (Matrix Fitness), one of four cyclists nominated for this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) agrees with the numerous people who think three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome (Team Sky) should have been included on the shortlist.

However, she recognises that selecting sixteen individuals from all the achievements of British athletes this year would have been tough, particularly as success at the Rio Olympics is also taken into account.

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