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It's the big SPOTY showdown tonight and the Manx Missile is the odds-on favourite...

8pm tonight. We'll be sitting down for the annual road.cc Christmas nosh up but we'll have our phones with us, because it's also the time when the annual BBC Sports Personality of the Year kicks off. And the runaway favourite is Mark Cavendish.

That's hardly surprising when you think about the year he's had. World Champion. Five Tour de France stage wins, and the green jersey. Two Giro stage wins. And more. With the golfing block vote split three ways and the rest of the field having good rather than outstanding years, Cav looks to be a shoe-in and the bookies agree: last we looked he was 2/7 to take the title, with Darren Clarke next best placed at 11/2.

He won't win if we don't all vote. So don't forget! 8pm onwards, BBC1. We'll be raising a glass in Cav's honour sometime near the end of our slap up meal, hopefully...

Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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I wont forget to vote, but as a proud Scotsman, Andy Murray gets my vote  4

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creepymonkey [31 posts] 4 years ago
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Sports Personality of the year? Andy Murray doesn't have a personality...

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withnails [78 posts] 4 years ago
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The same Andy Murray that has never won a Grand Slam or even been ranked number 1? Let's celebrate genuine winners (whether cycling or not), rather than plucky runners up.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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creepymonkey wrote:

Sports Personality of the year? Andy Murray doesn't have a personality...

That made me laugh quite hard, In comparison to Cav, Cav is a boring basket

Murray has a great personality, it might not come off in some of his interviews, but watch him on anything else, like the panel show's he's been on, you might change your mind

If there is on person that not having a personality can be aimed at, its Cav, never seen a dourer guy in interviews after being such a big name and winning so much, you would think he'd be less of a bore