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Wiggins wins Sports Personality

Tour de France and Olympic cycling gold medallist Bradley Wiggins has been crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year. The 32-year-old was presented with the trophy by the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge.

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Late flurry of bets on Ennis to scoop Sports Personality crown

Jessica Ennis celebrates her victory in the heptathlon at the Olympic Stadium Credit: PA Wire

Bookmakers have revealed a late flurry of bets on Jessica Ennis being crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Odds on the Olympic heptathlon champion taking the award have fallen from 9/1 to 4/1 in the last 48 hours, betting company William Hill said.

She is now firmly second favourite behind cyclist Bradley Wiggins, who is odds-on to win after his historic triumph in the Tour de France and gold in the Olympics time trial.

William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said: "There is no doubt that momentum has swung away from Bradley and Jess is steaming up on the outside. The only question is has she left her run too late?"

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