Gallery and Video: Cavendish's top five moments of 2011

Mark Cavendish has won the BBC Sports Personality of the year award for 2011, becoming just  the third cyclist to win the award after Tom Simpson in the 1960s and Sir Chris Hoy in 2008. Cyclingnews takes a look back at the Manxman's incredible year, with the top five moments of his season.

24 July: Taking the green jersey at the Tour de France

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Mark joined the Cyclingnews team in October 2011 and has a strong background in journalism across numerous sports. His interest in cycling dates back to Greg LeMond's victories in the 1989 and 1990 Tours, and he has a self-confessed obsession with the career and life of Fausto Coppi.