BBC Sport - Sports Personality 2015 contender: Lizzie Armitstead

Sports Personality profile: Armitstead

During the countdown to the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award on Sunday, 20 December, we will be looking at each of the 12 shortlisted contenders.

Cyclist Lizzie Armitstead, 26, won gold at the Road Cycling World Championships in September and retained her UCI Road World Cup title with a dramatic victory in the final round at the GP de Plouay-Bretagne.

You can vote for this year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year during the BBC One show on Sunday, 20 December, either by phone or online.

If you vote online you must register to have your say on 20 December. Find out how here.