Cavendish launches Manx sports scholarships

Mark Cavendish in points jersey, Tirreno-Adriatico 2012, stage three

Mark Cavendish announced on Thursday night that he will fund three annual scholarships for promising sportspeople on his native Isle of Man.

"This island is great at producing sportspeople across the board, across all sports - but you can't show it when you're on an island, you need to get away," said Cavendish, speaking at the Isle of Man Sportsman of the Year awards.

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