• Stage 5: Oakley Cycling Star Mark Cavendish Claims Stage Victory at Tour de France, O Riders Dominate Top 10

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    Posted about 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Mark Cavendish just signaled his Tour de France arrival. Oakley’s star cyclist tallied his first stage win and his 16th overall career victory after slaying Stage 5 today in commanding fashion. Mark emerged from a hotly contested bunch sprint at the tail end of the stage – from Carhaix to Cap Frehel. “I’m just passionate about my sport, I love to win and the team gave it everything today to make sure I could get to the line first,” Mark said, rocking his Oakley performance eyewear. “There are a lot of difficult finishes this year and not so many bunch sprints, so I had to make sure I got this one, I had to be resilient.”

  • Tour of Oman: Mark Cavendish Nabs First Season Win in the Middle East

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Mark Cavendish is starting off the season in style. Oakley’s star cyclist smashed his way to his first 2011 win in the final stage of the Tour of Oman from Qurayat to Mattrah Seafront. Cavendish powered across the line ahead of Russia’s Denis Galimzyanov and Italy’s Andrea Guardini at the end of the 157 kilometer stage to claim a bunch sprint victory. Our British standout’s win was HTC-Highroad’s second victory in the 2011 Tour of Oman, after teammate Matt Goss took Stage 2, also wearing the leader’s jersey for two days.

  • 2010 Tour de France Stage 20 Recap: Cav Makes It Five Victories

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    Posted about 4 years ago by Matt Murray

    On a cool overcast day in Paris the 2010 Tour de France came to an end in another dramatic sprint that showcased how dominate Mark Cavendish really can be at the finish line. Beating his next closest competitor by over 10 meters Mark put up a high five to indicate his fifth stage victory at this year’s Tour de France, giving him an unprecedented 15 total stage victories in three years at the Tour.

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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