• Sneak Peek: Oakley To Launch Mark Cavendish Signature Series RadarLock™ Monday

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    Posted over 1 year ago by John Ohail

    Oakley and Mark Cavendish have been synonymous for many years. So it is only fitting that the dynamic duo would team up once more for something extraordinary. The Manx Missile and Oakley have gotten together to create a new signature series RadarLock™ sport performance sunglass in honor of one of the greatest sprint cyclists of all time. Oakley created the Mark Cavendish Signature Series RadarLock™ in celebration of Cav’s achievements and his relentless dedication to push the boundaries of cycling.

  • Oakley Road Cycling: Showing Early Season Promise

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    Posted over 1 year ago by John Ohail

    Road cycling is finally back in full swing and ready for another promising season. Putting all distractions behind them, the peloton strapped in and hit the roads all around the world. The Oakley team has experienced an overwhelming amount of success already in the opening stages of the season. Racking up GC wins in Australia and Qatar, along with a growing number of stage wins and other accolades in Argentina, it’s looking like another favorable season for Oakley road cyclists.

  • The Manx Missile, Mark Cavendish Visits Oakley World Headquarters

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    Posted over 1 year ago by John Ohail

    It’s been an eventful 2012 for Mark Cavendish to say the least. The Manx Missile, secured another three Tour de France stage victories this year, including his 23rd career stage win, making him the most accomplished sprinter in the Tour’s history, in terms of victories by a sprinter. While the focus of the 2012 Tour seemed to be on teammate, Bradley Wiggins, Cavendish took it mostly upon himself to rally for his stage victories, including his fourth consecutive final-stage win on the Champs Elysees. Cavendish became a father this year with the birth of his baby girl, Delilah Grace. And most recently, he announced he’d be leaving TeamSky to ride for Omega Pharma-Quick Step in 2013, making them a powerhouse squad, consisting of current time-trial World Champion and 2012 Olympic silver medalist, Tony Martin along with Belgian superstar Tom Boonen, to name a few.

Mark Cavendish

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"I don't consider myself lucky to be a professional. I'm a pro because I worked for it. I'm not a pro because I was lucky, but I'm lucky to be where I am." "It's an unbelievable sense of achievement when you cross the line first, knowing all the hard work your team and yourself have put into the race, and everything leading up to it, has all been worthwhile. " "I want to keep winning - big, small, long, short, road, track, hard, easy - it doesn't matter, as long as the team or I are first across the finish line. I just love racing my bike! "

Date of Birth:
May 21, 1985
Hometown:
Isle of Man, UK
Sponsors:
Omega Pharma, Quick Step, American Pistachio Growers, Specialized, Jaguar, Nike, Science In Sport

Career Highlights

    • 2008: 1st, British Madison Championship
    • 18 victories in 2008
    • 2009: 2 Stage Wins Tour of California
    • 2009: 1st, Milan - San Remo
    • 2009: 3 Stage Wins - Giro d'Italia
    • 2009: 1st stage at the Tour of Qatar
    • 2009: 6 Stage Wins, Tour de France
    • 2009: 4 Stage Wins, Giro d'Italia
    • 2010: 5 Stage Wins, Tour de France
    • 2010: 4 Stages and Points Jersey Winner, Vuelta a España
    • 2011: 3 Stage Wins, Giro d'Italia
    • 2011: 5 Stage Wins and Green Jersey Winner, Tour de France
    • 2011: UCI Road Race World Champion
    • 2012: 1st, Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
    • 100th Career Win - Stage 12 Giro d'italia 2013
    • 2013 - Points Classification Winner - Giro d'Italia
    • 2013 - 25th Career Tour de France Stage Victory