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Island can help Cav claim BBC award

The Manx public is being urged to get behind Mark Cavendish this evening (Thursday) and help him become BBC Sports Personality of the Year for 2011.

The 26-year-old cyclist has enjoyed his best ever year, winning the Green Jersey at the Tour de France and then being crowned the world road race champion.

A live two hour show from Media City in Salford will decide the overall winner from the ten sports stars nominated.

Cav is a hot favourite with the bookies, at 4/11 on, and the phone number to ring to register a vote for him will be given out at the start of the programme.

Isle of Man cycling performance director Gary Hinds says the Isle of Man can help him secure another deserved title:

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