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Sports Personality 10: Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish

Sports Personality preview show looks back at Mark Cavendish's 2009

Sports Personality of the Year
Venue: Sheffield Arena Date: Sunday, 13 December Time: 1900 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC One, BBC Radio 5 Live & BBC Sport website.

We will be dedicating a day to one of the top 10 contenders from 2-11 December (in alphabetical order).


Mark Cavendish was simply the fastest cyclist in 2009.

The 24-year-old Manxman won a history-making six stages in the Tour de France and his final victory in Paris was extra special as he became the first Briton to win on the Champs-Elysees.

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During the Tour, the Team Columbia rider wore the prestigious Green Jersey and in the early stages of the Giro d'Italia he wore the leader's Maglia Rosa jersey.

Cavendish won many stages in many races throughout the season - with another highlight being his victory in the Milan-San Remo Classic earlier in the year.

Isle of Man's finest has been successful in track cycling, too.

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The speedster won gold in the Madison with partner Rob Hayles at the World Track Cycling Championships in Los Angeles in 2005.

And the following year he sprinted to gold in the scratch race at the Commonwealth Games while competing for his island.

In 2008, Cavendish picked up his second Madison world title, this time with Olympic gold-medal winning Bradley Wiggins in Manchester.


Stories from Cavendish's year:



SPORTS PERSONALITY:
Sun 13 Dec, 1900 GMT,
BBC One & BBC Radio 5 Live.

see also
Sports Personality 10: Jenson Button
30 Nov 09 |  Sports Personality
Sports Personality 10: Tom Daley
30 Nov 09 |  Sports Personality
Sports Personality 10: Jessica Ennis
30 Nov 09 |  Sports Personality
Sports Personality 10: Ryan Giggs
30 Nov 09 |  Sports Personality
Sports Personality 10: David Haye
30 Nov 09 |  Sports Personality
Sports Personality 10 : Phillips Idowu
30 Nov 09 |  Sports Personality
Sports Personality 10: Andy Murray
30 Nov 09 |  Sports Personality
Sports Personality 10: Andrew Strauss
30 Nov 09 |  Sports Personality
Sports Personality 10: Beth Tweddle
30 Nov 09 |  Sports Personality


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