Mark Cavendish, Bio
Born: 21st May 1985
Home: Isle of Man, UK
Mark Cavendish is known as the fastest man on two wheels. Mark is also the fieriest man in cycling. He became the star of the European road sprinting scene in 2007, when he rode his first full season. With 11 wins, his was the most successful professional debut in European road racing history and equaling the record held by Alessandro Petacchi. Mark won the prestigious points jersey in five major races and, most impressively of all, beat some of the established legends of road sprinting, such as Erik Zabel, Robbie McEwen, Tom Boonen and Alessandro Pettachi.
Rarely out of the limelight or headlines for long Cavendish was originally a track cyclist in the Madison, points race, and scratch race, he has competed on the road since 2006. He is a double Madison World Champion and Commonwealth Games gold medalist on the track.
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 gaining him the title of the fastest sprinter in the world. He continued his wins in 2009 by taking the Spring classic, Milan-Sanremo.
Cav will be wearing his own signature Oakley Radarlock at the 2013 Tour De France. With Switchlock technology built in, he can change lenses in mere seconds. It comes complete with a spare lens, Rapha cycling hat and custom Microclear bag thrown in...
Voted "Rookie of the Year" 2007 by Cycling Weekly
Winner points jersey Tour of Britain 2006; stage 2nd (2 times), stage 3rd Tour of Britain 2006
Winner Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen 2007
2 x stage wins Tour of Catalonia 2007
2 x stage wins, sprints jersey and points jersey Tour of Britain 2007
Two stage wins Giro d'Italia, 2008
1st place - Prologue Tour De Romandie, 2008
1st place Schelderpijs, 2008
Two stage wins Three Days of De Panne, 2008
1st Place - Team Pursuit - Track World Championships
1st place British Madison Championship , 2008
18 victories in 2008
2 x stage winner Tour of California 2009
1st place Milan -San Remo, 2009
3 stages - Giro d'Italia - 2009
1st stage at the Tour of Qatar
2009: 1st Stage 2 Tour de France
2009: 1st Champs-Elysees Tour de France
2011: Wins Green Jersey at the Tour De France for Best Sprinter
2011: 1st place- World Road Racing Championship
2012 1st Champs-Elysees Tour de France