Annemiek van Vleuten, nominated for the 2022 Laureus Awards

Annemiek van Vleuten, nominated for the 2022 Laureus Awards

In the Comeback of the Year category

The Olympic champion and leader of the Movistar Team, recognized this Wednesday in the list of candidates for the ‘Oscars of Sport’, whose gala will take place next April.

This Wednesday, the Movistar Team received the enormous joy of seeing the extraordinary last year of its great sports leader, Annemiek van Vleuten, recognized with the nomination for Resurgence of the Year (‘World Comeback of the Year’) at the Laureus World Sports Awards 2022, the most important awards in sport worldwide.

The recognition, from more than 800 sports journalists from around the world, unites the name of Van Vleuten, Olympic time trial champion in Tokyo, with that of five other world-class athletes chosen on the list that will compete for the award: the also cyclist Mark Cavendish; skateboarder Sky Brown; the multiple MotoGP world champion Marc Márquez; diver Tom Daley; and gymnast Simone Biles.

The election of the winner is now in the hands of the 72 members of the Laureus Academy, great legends of the sport among which are pedal aces such as Miguel Indurain, Fabian Cancellara or Sir Chris Hoy. The delivery of all the 2022 Laureus awards, in a virtual ceremony, is scheduled for the month of April.

Annemiek van Vleuten: «Tokyo was for me one of those incredible moments, that sport gives you once in a lifetime, in which you can quickly pick yourself up when things have not gone well for you after putting a lot of time and effort into your work. To be back racing, just two days after what happened in the online event, and to get that gold was a wonderful moment. I am very happy that the world press has given importance to that achievement and to receive this Laureus nomination. Congratulations to all the nominees, both in my category and in all those that make up the awards».

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