Cyclist Simpson wins 1965 Sportsview

As BBC Sport celebrates 60 years of Sports Personality of the Year, we look back at the archive compilation to remember the achievements of all the previous winners.

In 1965, cyclist Tommy Simpson was named Sportsview Personality of the Year winner.

This award recognised Simpson's outstanding achievement, becoming the first Britain to win the UCI world road-race championships, riding for Peugeot-BP-Englebert.

Simpson passed away two years later from exhaustion during the Tour de France.

BBC Sports Personality of the Year will celebrate its 60th show when the 2013 event is broadcast live from Leeds on Sunday 15 December from 1940 GMT on BBC One. Further coverage on the BBC Sport website and Radio 5 live.

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