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22,000 SPOTY votes for our ambassador, Lizzie Armitstead!

Over 22,000 people voted for cyclist Lizzie Armitstead as the Cycleplan ambassador enjoyed a wonderful night at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

The Olympic silver medallist lined up alongside eventual winner Andy Murray and Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton during a star-studded night in front of a sell-out 7,500 crowd at the SSE Arena in Belfast.

Armitstead’s nomination capped a wonderful year for the 26-year-old who became world road race champion  with a stunning triumph in America after winning the gruelling 130km race by just a wheel from Netherlands’ Anna van der Breggen.

She became only the fourth British woman to win the title, following Beryl Burton, Mandy Jones and Nicole Cooke

Armitstead also won a second successive Road World Cup and claimed the British title – just 11 days after being taken to hospital following a crash at the Women’s Tour.

To complete her brilliant 12 months, Armitstead also announced that she was engaged to fellow professional cyclist Philip Deignan who accompanied her to the ceremony on Sunday evening.

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