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Island urged to back Cav for top award

'Manx Missile' Mark Cavendish could be in for one of the highlights of his sporting career tonight (Thursday).

He is the front-runner for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award, which will be presented at Salford's Media City at the end of a two-hour television programme.

The winner will be determined by a public telephone vote and Dot Tilbury, who is in British cycling's Hall of Fame, wants everybody to ring the number allocated to Cav at the start of the programme:

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