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Armstrong receives Spanish accolade

27/12/2005 06:33:29 AM Comments (0)

American cyclist Lance Armstrong, who won his seventh Tour de France in July, has been voted sports personality of the year, according to a poll published in the Spanish daily newspaper El Pais.

Armstrong beat Spain's first Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso and Italian motorcycle rider Valentino Rossi in the poll of 100 leading Spanish sporting figures.

The Spanish sportsperson of the year was Alonso and the revelation of the year was 19-year-old tennis player Rafael Nadal who won the French Open and 10 other ATP tournaments this year.

Alonso's victory in the Formula One world championship was voted the outstanding sports event of the year.

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