Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish

Grand Tours

Tour de France
Points classification (2011)
23 stages (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Giro d'Italia
10 stages, 2 TTT (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012)
Vuelta a España
Points classification (2010)
3 stages, 1 TTT (2010)

Single-Day Races and Classics

UCI World Road Race Champion (2011)
Milan – San Remo (2009)
Grote Scheldeprijs (2007, 2008, 2011)
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne (2012)

Other Stage Races

Ster ZLM Toer (2012)
Medal record
Road bicycle racing
Competitor for Great Britain
World Championships
Gold 2011 Copenhagen Road race
Track cycling
Competitor for Great Britain
World Championships
Gold 2005 Los Angeles Madison
Gold 2008 Manchester Madison
Competitor for Isle of Man
Commonwealth Games
Gold 2006 Melbourne Scratch race
Infobox last updated on
23 October 2012

Mark Simon Cavendish, MBE (born 21 May 1985) is a Manx professional road racing cyclist who rides for UCI ProTeam Team Sky. Cavendish will ride for Omega Pharma-Quick Step in the 2013 season after signing a three-year contract with the team. Originally a track cyclist specialising in the madison, points race, and scratch race disciplines, he has competed on the road since 2006, rising to prominence as a sprinter. He was the 2011 Road Race World Champion and winner of the 2011 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award.

On the track Cavendish won gold in the madison at the 2005 and 2008 World Championships riding for Great Britain, with Rob Hayles and Bradley Wiggins respectively, and in the scratch race at the 2006 Commonwealth Games riding for Isle of Man.

As a road cyclist he achieved eleven wins in his first professional season, equalling the record held by Alessandro Petacchi. Cavendish has won 23 Tour de France stages putting him 4th on the Tour's all-time list and 9th on the all-time list of Grand Tour stage winners with 36 victories. Other notable wins include the 2009 Milan – San Remo classic and the points classification in both the 2010 Vuelta a España and the 2011 Tour de France. The most successful sprinter in Tour de France history, in July 2012, French newspaper L'Equipe named Cavendish the Tour de France's best sprinter of all time.

Read more about Mark Cavendish:  Early Life, Riding Style, Personal Life

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