Surely there has been a mistake, an oversight, a clerical error? The Wattmeister does not appear on the list of contenders for the prestigious Sports Personality of the Year Award, despite a slew of Personal Bests on Strava, and a King of the Mountain on the segment, “Calle B”, near Ainsa in the Pyrenees.
Several telephone calls to the BBC confirm that the omission is final and irreversible. The doorman was most apologetic.
Watching on a live TV link from Wattmeister Towers, there was a bizarre moment when Eddie Izard presented an award in what appeared to be an identical outfit to Clare Balding….right down to the hair style and lipstick.
Congratulations to all the nominees and especially to this year’s winner, Andy Murray, who is without doubt one of the greatest athletes in the world.