Cavendish on BBC Sports Personality shortlist

Mark Cavendish celebrates winning his first Vuelta stage, Vuelta a Espana 2010, stage 12

British sprint star Mark Cavendish has been named as one of the ten sports people on the shortlist for the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year 2010 award.

Cavendish joins diver Tom Daley, heptathlete Jessica Ennis, boxer David Haye, jockey AP McCoy, golfer Graeme McDowell, cricketer Graeme Swann, darts player Phil Taylor, golfer Lee Westwood and skeleton rider Amy Williams on the list drawn up by a panel of 30 sports editors from national and regional newspapers.

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