Albeau has been nominated for the prestigious Laureus Award.
The 2009 PWA slalom world champion, Antoine Albeau (JP, NeilPryde), has been selected by a panel of sporting legends, as a possible candidate to receive the Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year award.
The Laureus World Sports Awards, which recognise sporting achievement during the period January 1 - December 31, 2009, are recognised as the premier honours on the international sporting calendar. The winners, as voted by the Laureus World Sports Academy, the ultimate sports jury, made up of 46 of the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen of all time, will be unveiled during a televised Awards Ceremony staged in Abu Dhabi on March 10, 2010.
Albeau will be up against surfing legends such as Mick Fanning, Greg Long, and Stephanie Gilmore, as well as the skateboarder of the year, Chris Cole, and Trials bike stunt specialist, Danny MacAskill.