STEVE PEAT IS THE WORLD CHAMPION (FINALLY)

by Ben Haworth 42

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peatbeerSteve Peat: “I have had such bad luck at the World Championships but today I had an awesome run … Over the years it has become my nemesis, I don’t think it’s sunk in yet, I’m still pretty overwhelmed with it all … I’m the oldest guy out there and I’ve been trying for a long time with a lot of second places, but I felt strong coming into this race … It was pretty emotional putting the jersey on, on the podium knowing I could wear it as World Champion for the next year, I’ve been trying for a long time and it’s just an unreal feeling.”

Comments (42)

  1. Get in…. got there in the end…… nice one Peaty

  2. Brilliant – good work

  3. GET IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Couldn’t be more deserved. Peat is a legend

  5. Fantastic news, well done! Gives hope to all of us that one day we’ll learn to wheelie 😉

  6. As Peaty would say “Stoked”!

    Rainbow stripes are forever.

  7. always been a legend and now that its in the record books its official….well done peaty

  8. I’ve watched him race at Eston in 97′ and he was a legend then. Nico was good, but Peaty is the greatest.

  9. FANTASTIC NEWS…

    Well deserved as he is a legend …..

  10. This has really cheered my morning! Well deserved rainbow jersey!

  11. Absoflinkinlutely fantastic!!!! Gonna be grinning all day 😀

  12. Chuffed. Well chuffed. I’ll raise a glass in his honour tonight.

  13. GO BUY A SANTA CRUZ BIKE ASAP

  14. This is fantasic news :O)))) A real monument to hard work and determination. A great ambassador for the sport, for sport in general and for being an all round good guy :O)

  15. There is no one more deserving! absolute chuffing LEGEND!!!!

  16. Sport personality of the year. Well deserved.

  17. blinding stuff. just watched the whole 2 hours on the edge of my seat. champion, literally!

  18. Fantastic!! Great to hear the good guy wins…he really deserves this.. everyone knows what a champ he is, and now its totally proven..

  19. Well deserved. What a legend.

  20. Great result. Great for cycling, great for mountain biking, great for Britain. It’s on the bbc website too….

  21. Awesome news! I just had a little dance around the room. What a super guy!

  22. Great news.Not bad for a wazack.I will raise a glass of stella in his honour.

  23. Can we start spamming for Sports Personality of the Year?
    S’gonna be some cricketer, innit? Or Dean Richards ;¬)

  24. Hopefully this’ll be a big boost for British cycling (if the media reports this massive achievement properly).

    Well done, Stevie.

  25. is there a bike rider in britain who didn’t have a big grin after hearing this news? It was even lead story on the BBC News Cycling page, shock horror.

    WELL DONE PEATY!!!!!

  26. COME OOOON PEATY,,,GET IN YOU BEAUTY,,,,,

  27. Thank ….. for that! Such a top bloke! Beer… the drink of champions!

  28. Fantastic! (wipes away a tear)

  29. Proof, you can be a top bloke, a true ambassador for our sport, and through all that come out on top as the fastest rider in the world!

    Makes me proud and gives me hope!

  30. FANTASTIC

    WELL DONE PEATY!!!!

  31. Sir Steve Peat….

    Has a good ring to it.

    Excellent, well done

  32. What a geezer. Well done Peaty! The world is a better place for this result

  33. Ferkin well done peaty!

  34. Absolutely brilliant. Well deserved win and about bloody time.
    Go Peaty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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