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Cavendish and Knight share award

Mark Cavendish
Cavendish pulled out in the eighth stage of the Tour de France

Cyclist Mark Cavendish and Enduro rider David Knight have been named joint Manx Sportsmen of the Year at the Isle of Man Sports Awards ceremony.

Cavendish told Manx Radio: "The Island has a massive cycling community and to know they're behind me spurs me on. To get this award is beyond great for me."

Snowboarder Zoe Gillings was revealed as Sportswomen of the Year.

James Toseland, the current World Superbike champion, was named the Isle of Man Ambassador for 2007.

The award for the Under-21 Sportsman went to cyclist Jonny Bellis, while crown green bowler Shelley Kennish was named as Under-21 Sportswoman of the Year.

The lifetime achievement award winner was Colby junior football coach and sidecar competitor Dicky Gale.

see also
IOM sports awards nominees named
12 Feb 08 |  Sport Homepage
Brit Cavendish claims Tour spot
29 Jun 07 |  Cycling
Knight sees off Pole at Oswestry
28 Jan 08 |  Motorbikes
Gillings secures snowboard silver
24 Feb 08 |  Winter Sports