The British rider was chosen as one of the best athlete of the 12 months by the French newspaper L’Equipe. Among the many girls, the winner was the Norwegian biathlete Marte Olsbu Roeiseland.
British rider Lewis Hamilton was chosen because the 2020 athlete by the French newspaper L’Équipe, nicely forward of Spanish tennis participant Rafael Nadal, whereas within the girls’s part the winner was the Norwegian biathlete Marte Olsbu Roeiseland.
It’s the first time that the seven-time Formulation 1 world champion has been elected “champion of champions” by the French newspaper, which has produced this checklist since 1975 primarily based on the votes of its journalists.
The Briton took 1,866 factors, forward of Nadal’s 437, who was already voted finest athlete of the 12 months by L’Équipe in 2010, 2013, 2017 and final 12 months.
The “wizard of Paris”, because the newspaper calls him, is forward of the star of the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA LeBron James, the Swedish athlete Armand Duplantis and the French bicycle owner Julian Alaphilippe.
Within the girls’s part, Roeiseland grew to become the primary biathlete to win the award, due to her reign within the World Championships final February, for which she surpassed the Japanese tennis participant Naomi Osaka, the Italian skier Federica Brignone and the Dutch bicycle owner Anna van der Breggen.