SPOTY Betting: Froome drugs failure has blown his award chances

Road to nowhere? Chris Froome at the 2018 Tour de France launch

Six weeks after launching next year's Tour de France, Chris Froome is fighting to be allowed to ride in it following an abnormal drugs test. Ralph Ellis looks at the implications for SPOTY...

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"In the space of a few hours following his statement admitting the problem, Froome's price to be this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year flew out from [9.0] to [55.0]. Matched as low as [1.48] for a place in the top three, you can now back him at [6.2]."