Mark Cavendish wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

Hugh Porter and Mark Cavendish, Revolution 34, 19 November 2011

British sprint star Mark Cavendish won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award 2011 on Thursday evening after grabbing just under half of all public votes.

The Manxman was on the ten-man shortlist for the award after becoming the first British rider to win the green jersey at the Tour de France and winning the road race world championship.

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