CHAZ DAVIES has won the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year award.
The 2011 World Supersport champion was named the winner from a public vote. The 24-year-old Welshman, acknowledged his victory on Twitter, saying: "Can't believe that.... BBC WALES SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 2011!!!!!! Thanks everyone for your vote, did no way expect that result!
"Competing against hugely talented athletes, footballers, rugby players etc us bike racers usually don't get or even expect to be able to compete for such an accolade. Thankyou the public for helping put bike racing on the map a little bit more :-)
"And thank you BBC Wales for giving us this chance! Lunch time now here in California.... pizza on me!"
Davies, who also won the BBC Wales Young Sportsman of the Year in 2005, steps up to the World Superbike championship with the ParkinGO team and Aprilia.