Cavendish misses out on BBC award

Mark Cavendish and Fiorella Migliore, BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards 2009

Mark Cavendish has missed out on the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year awards, broadcast live on BBC One from the Sheffield Arena on Sunday night.

The sprint sensation from the Isle of Man was shortlisted after his stellar year in the saddle, which saw him win Milan-San Remo and six stages of the Tour de France among an astonishing 23 professional victories.

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