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Cavendish and Gillings win awards

Cavendish and Gillings
Cavendish (left) and Gillings also won the awards for 2007

Cyclist Mark Cavendish and snowboarder Zoe Gillings were named the 2008 Isle of Man sportsman and sportswoman of the year in Douglas last week.

Cavendish, 23 retained the award he shared last year with Enduro star David Knight and picked up his award to a standing ovation.

Zoe Gillings also retained the sportswoman of the year award after a highly successful World Cup series.

Gillings said: "I'm delighted to have my achievements recognised at home."

She added: "It's been a great year and to know the Manx people are behind me is a very special feeling."

The British number one also received the British Olympic Association trophy for her outstanding performances in the World Cup series, which left her ranked fifth in the world.

Isle of Man Sports Awards

Sportsman of the Year - Mark Cavendish

Sportswoman of the Year - Zoe Gillings

Team of the Year - Douglas RUFC

Under-21 Male - Peter Kennaugh (cycling)

Under-21 Female - Emma Harris (golf)

Disability Sportsperson - Rusty Kneale-Barrow (archery)

Sports Administrator - Allan Thompson (Vagabonds Rugby Club)

Ambassador - Nick Crowe (sidecar)

Lifetime Achievement - Brian Partington

Outstanding Achievement - Dan Kneen (motorcyclist)

see also
Gillings finishes season in style
20 Mar 09 |  Winter Sports
Gillings wins top Olympic honour
29 Dec 08 |  Olympics
Cavendish misses out in Belgium
09 Apr 09 |  Cycling
Cavendish and Wiggins win stages
02 Apr 09 |  Cycling

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