Sport 5. Sports Personality? Cavendish should walk it Talking of British cycling… how can Mark Cavendish not win Sports Personality of the
Year now? He shouldn't need his bike either - he should walk it. What
he's done this year, in the Tour de France and now at the worlds, is
awesome. But that whole team performance in Copenhagen last
Sunday was brilliant, particularly the last 10km by Bradley Wiggins.
It's a brutal sport and these guys are some athletes. How could anyone
possibly vote for Rory McIlroy now?

Sprinter Mark Cavendish will have four support riders, the maximum possible, in his bid to become Britain's first Olympic gold medallist next July.

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Chiefs cancel all police leave

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Colombia head coach Hernán Darío Gómez resigns after punching woman

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Colombia head coach Hernán Darío Gómez punches woman during night out

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England game cancelled amid London riots

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British soldier 'collected fingers of Taliban dead'

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One in three law centres will fall victim to public spending cuts

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Letters: This Bill will turn our green land into an urban dystopia

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Call for action as cycling road deaths rise again

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Picture of the day: A swim in the park

Competitors dive into the The Serpentine lake in Hyde Park yesterday as the World Championship Series Triathlon came to London.

Victim's family condemn riot

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Farah surges on as Ottey rolls back the years

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