Are Nicole Cooke’s efforts not greater than that of Chris Hoy's or the big nosed swimmer?
She was the first ever woman to win the world championship and Olympic road races in the same year. I would say that that is more deserving but then again it has never been about sporting achievement.
I never bother with this pish, after previous winners that included drugs cheats and parasitic Germans it does not deserve a ha’ppeny of licence payers money to stage.
Half the problem with such an event is that it's effectively saying that being the best in one discipline is worth less than being the best in another. At least in previous years our successes were fewer to the point that we had little choice in determining who was the best out of the bunch.