Mark Cavendish

Pro Since 2006
29 Età UK

BIOGRAPHY

Mark Cavendish, a Brit from Isle of Man, is a professional road cyclist who rides for Etixx-Quick-Step. What you see is what you get with Cavendish – his fiery, yet professional approach is what makes him the world-class athlete that he is. He is rarely out of the limelight or headlines for long. Originally a track cyclist in the Madison, Points race and Scratch race, Cavendish has competed on the road since 2006. He is a double Madison World Champion and Commonwealth Games gold medalist on the track. He has won 25 Tour de France stages during his career.

Cavendish achieved eleven wins in his first professional season, equaling the record held by Alessandro Petacchi. In the 2008 Tour de France he won four stages, a then unprecedented achievement for a British cyclist. Then he surpassed this feat by winning six stages in 2009. He has since been described as the fastest sprinter in the world. Cavendish recorded his 100th career stage win at the 2013 Giro d’Italia and his 25th career Tour de France stage win at the 2013 race.  Known as the Manx Missile, Cavendish is one of the most exciting figures in road cycling and will be for years to come.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2013 - 25th Career Tour de France Stage Victory
  • 2013 - Giro d'italia - Points Classification Winner 
  • 2013 - Stage 12 Giro d'Italia - 100th Career Win 
  • 2011 - UCI Road Race World Champion
  • 2011 - Tour de France - 5 Stage Wins and Green Jersey Winner
  • 2010 - Vuelta a España - 4 Stages and Points Jersey Winner
  • 2010 - Tour de France - 5 Stage Wins
  • 2009 - Tour de France - 6 Stage Wins
  • 2009 - Giro d'Italia - 4 Stage Wins
  • 2008 - 1st, British Madison Championship
  • 2008 - 18 victories in this year alone

SPONSORS

Specialized, American Pistachio Growers, Jaguar, Oakley, Nike, Science In Sport

HOBBIES

Riding fast, cars, fashion and family.

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