Tennis star Sam Stosur and world champion athlete Sally Pearson haven’t got a mention but one of Australia’s favourite cyclists Anna Meares is in the running for a Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year nomination. Yesterday Tour de France winner Cadel Evans and Casey Stoner’s names were put up as potential nominations by award officials with Meares the only Australian mentioned today when they released early contenders for the honour. Meares, who won a trifecta of gold medals at the world track cycling championships in Holland earlier this year, continues to prove herself one of the most likeable and popular athletes in Australia sport.
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