Dame Sarah Storey has been nominated for the Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award after a standout 2014 season.
Storey’s dominant career was put on hold in 2013 as she gave birth to her daughter Louisa in June that year, but she returned to win four world titles across road and track last year.
With the para-cycling world championships coming up at the end of March in Apeldoorn, Storey will prepare for her title defences with a crack at the women’s Hour Record in London on February 28.
Speaking of her nomination, Storey said: “It’s a huge and unexpected honour to be nominated for this award. Making a comeback after a year out to have Louisa was always the plan but I never expected how much stronger I would become.
“It’s been a huge honour to be able to continue to win gold medals for Great Britain and as a result get nominated for this prestigious award. Many thanks to everyone who supports me, my success is a team effort.”
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