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Cav favourite as Sports Personality shortlist announced

Tue, 29 Nov 2011

Mark Cavendish (centre) on the podium at the World Road Race Championships
Mark Cavendish (centre) on the podium at the World Road Race Championships

Mark Cavendish is on the shortlist for the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year Award.

2011 has seen the Manx cyclist win the Tour de France green jersey and the road race world championship.

The 26 year old is the bookies favourite to pick up the award, with major winning golfers Darren Clarke and Rory McIlroy, and world champion athlete Mo Farah also in the running.

It's the third year that Cav has made the final 10, having missed out in the last two years to jockey Tony McCoy and footballer Ryan Giggs.

The shortlist is compiled by sports reporters, with the public voting for the sportsman they believe has achieved the most on December the twenty second

 


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