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Sports Personality of the Year 2010: Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish's 2010

Sports Personality of the Year
Venue: Birmingham LG Arena Date: Sunday, 19 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 6-17 December (in alphabetical order).


Once again Mark Cavendish has proved he is the world's greatest sprinter on the road in 2010.

The 'Manx Missile' won five stages in the Tour de France - although the green jersey still eludes him.

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Cavendish followed up his stunning performance in France by winning the points jersey at the Tour of Spain in September.

The HTC Colombia rider is only the second Briton to secure a sprint title in one of the top three stage races, following Malcolm Elliott's 1989 triumph in Spain.

And the 25-year-old looks primed for continued success, with a career record that includes 15 stage wins in the Tour de France, five in the Giro d'Italia and four in the 2010 Spanish Vuelta.

Cavendish will look to improve on his fourth place at Sports Personality of the Year in 2009 as he attempts to follow track cyclist Sir Chris Hoy, 2008 Sports Personality winner, in lifting the trophy.


Stories from Mark Cavendish's year:

Mark Cavendish

Why Mark Cavendish deserves to win SPOTY



see also
SPOTY top 10: Mark Cavendish
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Tom Daley
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Jessica Ennis
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: David Haye
17 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: AP McCoy
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Graeme McDowell
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Graeme Swann
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Phil Taylor
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Lee Westwood
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Amy Williams
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
2010 BBC Sports Personality - How they voted
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
Cavendish wins Spain sprint title
19 Sep 10 |  Cycling
Cavendish earns landmark victory
09 Sep 10 |  Cycling
Sports Personality ticket details
13 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
Birmingham to host BBC award show
18 May 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY Voting & Judging: Terms & conditions
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
Giggs named Sports Personality 2009
13 Dec 09 |  Sports Personality


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