Bit of Christmas fun here. Bradley Wiggins won the 2012 BBC Sports Personality Of The Year last night, so we got to thinking if there was an annual international award for the Mountain Bike Personality Of The Year ,maybe held at a ceremony in the back room of the Three Horse Shoes in Monmouth (they do a cracking buffet and the beer isn’t bad either), to honour the achievements of an individual MTB athlete for their endeavours in 2012, then who would you nominate?
Cedric Gracia perhaps for his remarkable recovery from injury, maybe Aaron Gwin for his dominating season or WC winner Rachel Atherton, perhaps World Champions Greg Minnaar, Morgane Charre, Loic Bruni, Holly Feniak, freeriders Brandon Sememuk, Sam Pilgrim and Olly Wilkins (suggested by BigBecks), Chris Akrigg, or how about 4x Champ Roger Rinderknecht, maybe Rampage winner Kurt Sorge, Enduro rider Remy Absalon, or it could be a race organiser like Chris Ball, Simon Paton…anyone connected to mountain biking who has had an outstanding year…
Who is your MTB Personality Of The Year 2012?
- Cedric Gracia (33%, 1,232 Votes)
- Greg Minnaar (13%, 492 Votes)
- Steve Peat (8%, 305 Votes)
- Aaron Gwin (6%, 238 Votes)
- Rob Warner (5%, 206 Votes)
- Rachel Atherton (5%, 194 Votes)
- Steve Smith (5%, 185 Votes)
- Chris Akrigg (4%, 169 Votes)
- Brandon Semenuk (4%, 140 Votes)
- Dan Atherton (3%, 111 Votes)
- Brendan Fairclough (3%, 96 Votes)
- Jerome Clementz (2%, 85 Votes)
- Brook MacDonald (2%, 78 Votes)
- Danny Hart (2%, 72 Votes)
- Sam Pilgrim (1%, 56 Votes)
- Morgane Charre (1%, 51 Votes)
- Tracy Moseley (1%, 26 Votes)
- Gee Atherton (2%, 24 Votes)
Total Voters: 3,760
Tell us who you would vote for and why in the comments below!