Ever since adding his Copenhagen World title to the green jersey win in the Tour de France, the Manx Missile has been at the head of Coral’s market and with little confidence for other candidates, his price has shortened.
“It’s a one horse race as far as the betting goes, punters don’t want to be on anyone else but Cav,” said Coral spokesman Gary Burton, “he has been backed continuously for three months and would be the worst result for us.”
Mo Farah has attracted plenty of interest in Coral’s betting without Cavendish, he is into 9-4, having been 7-2 earlier in the week.
BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2011
1-3 Mark Cavendish, 5-1 Darren Clarke, 12-1 Mo Farah, 14-1 Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy, 50-1 Alistair Cook, 100-1 Amir Khan, Andy Murray, Andrew Strauss, Dai Greene,
Betting without Cavendish
11-8 Darren Clarke, 9-4 (from 7-2) Mo Farah, 9-2 Rory McIlroy, 5-1 Luke Donald, 20-1 Alistair Cook, 40-1 Andrew Strauss, Dai Greene, 66-1 Andy Murray, 80-1 Amir Khan,