Cavendish's BBC SPOTY odds slashed by bookies

Mark Cavendish, 2011 World Champion

The odds of Mark Cavendish winning the 2011 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award have been slashed again by British bookmakers.

Finishing last week at 4/9 at bookmakers Ladbrokes, the Manx sprint ace's odds of taking the coveted annual award on Thursday, December 22, have tumbled to 4/11. Closest rival is golfer Darren Clarke, with odds of 5/1. Fellow golfer Rory McIlroy sits at 10/1 with tennis player Andy Murray at an outside 200/1.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.