Posted by Editor on 11/7/06
Vote for Steve Peat
Courtesy Paddy Cuthbert
Voting has opened for the 2006 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award.
The 2006 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award may have prompted critical opinions that British sporting success stories have been a bit thin on the ground this year. This is definitely not the case in mountain biking where Britain's Tracy Moseley and Steve Peat took the overall UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup Champion titles. In Steve's case, it's the third time he's won this impressive title (02,04 & 06).
With the biggest event in mountain biking, the 2007 UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships, coming to the UK for the first time next September, it's time for the UK's most successful rider to get some much-deserved recognition.
The organisers of the World Championships in Fort William in 2007 are trying to rally the huge mountain biking community to vote for Steve Peat and put a real sporting success story in front of the Great British public.
Mike Jardine from the World Championships organisers, Rare Management, said: 'British mountain biking is in a fantastic position right now, with some incredible performances from our top riders, a huge increase in participation at home and some of the best events on the planet. We think it's time for the enormous mountain bike community to make a noise and get Steve onto the BBC Sports Personality shortlist.'
For the first time, viewers of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year show (10 December 2006) will be able to vote from a shortlist of 10 contenders. The top 10 for the event will be drawn up using a new nominations voting system that will run until 15 November on the BBC Sport website.
This new voting system is the perfect platform in which to back British mountain biking, British mountain bike riders and the first ever Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships to be held on home soil.
Get the message out, Vote Online now to nominate Steve Peat for the shortlist for the 2006 BBC Sports Personality of the Year!
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