Cavendish leads the contenders in Sports Personality of the Year


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The Independent Online

Cyclist Mark Cavendish and golf major winners Darren Clarke and Rory McIlroy lead an all-male list of nominations for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. Cavendish, who became the first British winner of the green jersey in the Tour de France this year, is also joined by cricketers Alastair Cook and Andrew Strauss; No 1 golfer Luke Donald; athletes Mo Farah and Dai Greene; boxer Amir Khan and tennis star Andy Murray.