In 2011, cyclist Mark Cavendish was crowned Sports Personality of the Year.
Cavendish had a terrific year on the bike, winning five stages of the Tour de France to take the green jersey, which is worn by the leader in the points competition.
He followed that by being crowned world road race champion after a dominant performance in Copenhagen.
BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015 is broadcast live from Belfast on Sunday, 20 December from 19:00 GMT on BBC One. Further coverage on BBC Sport's online platforms and Radio 5 live.