Sports Personality By Joe Crilly

BBC Sports Personality: Betting Boom For Chris Froome

After partying hard celebrating his Tour de France victory Chris Froome’s odds of winning BBC Sports Personality of the Year have tumbled from 4/1 to 3/1, making him the joint favourite with Lewis Hamilton. Tony McCoy is the 9/2 third favourite.


“Froome has bagged his second TdF title and given how difficult it is to win one, should really be odds on to win this year’s SPOTY,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “The fact that he is still 3/1 represents great value considering it is only Lewis Hamilton who can really be classed as a challenger at this moment in time.”  


BBC SPOTY winner: 3/1 Chris Froome; 3/1 Lewis Hamilton; 9/2 Tony McCoy; 10/1 Katarina Johnson-Thompson; 14/1 Andy Murray; 14/1 Joe Root; 20/1 Jessica Ennis-Hill; 33/1 Chris Robshaw; 33/1 Dina Asher-Smith; 33/1 James Anderson; 33/1 Wayne Rooney; 40/1 Steph Houghton; 40/1 Tyson Fury; 50/1 BAR