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Cav is red hot favourite for BBC award

The odds against Manx cycling superstar Mark Cavendish winning the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award have been slashed again by bookmakers.

Ladbrokes say he is now the 4/11 on favourite to take the coveted prize, with his closest rival, golfer Darren Clarke, drifting out to 5/1.

The winner of the annual award will be announced at the end of a live show on Thursday evening.

The outcome is decided by a public telephone vote and number to dial to support the 'Manx Missile' will be given out at the start of the programme.

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