BEING HIT BY a car didn’t derail Philip Deignan from attending the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards in Belfast last night.
The Letterkenny cyclist, who is on Team Sky, was at the SSE Arena to support his fiancee Lizzy Armitstead, who was nominated for the top award. She would finish 10th, picking up with 2.21 per cent of the 1,009,498 votes cast by the public. Scotland’s tennis player Andy Murray won the overall award.
— Lizzie Armitstead (@L_ArmiTstead) December 21, 2015
Deignan had been training in Majorca and suffered a broken elbow in the incident but hopes to be back in the saddle in February.
Armitstead, in August, retained the UCI Women’s Road World Cup in the final round at the GP dePlouay-Bretagne. The Otley, West Yorkshire native won the 2015 UCI Road World Championships that took place in and around Richmond, Virginia, USA, in September.
The pair got engaged in September and in and interview with VeloUK, she said: “If you’re happy and settled, everything falls into place. Being with Philip has helped and although we don’t talk cycling much, just being happy has had a positive impact on my cycling.”Tags: