Tuesday, December 14, 2010

BBC Sports Personality Of The Year 2010: When I Say I Am The Best, It’s Honesty, Not Arrogance, Says Mark Cavendish ...

The criticism most frequently directed at the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year is one of terminology: the majority of those nominated for the gong, runs the argument, are devoid of personality. It is not a sneer that could be applied this year. Not with Mark Cavendish in the running.

The bracingly self-confident Manxman is short of neither character nor opinion.

Nor, in 2010, has he suffered an achievement deficit. Finishing second in the sprint classification, he added five more stage wins in the Tour de France to the six he won in 2009, taking his tally to 15, to become easily the most successful British rider in the race’s history.

More at the Telegraph article.

[PostScript: In 2011, Cav won 5 more stages and won the final Paris stage again, three times in a row. In Europe, Cavemdish is as famous as David Beckham.]