• Mark Cavendish Voted 2011 BBC Sports Personality of the Year

    Cav-David Davies-The Guardian

    Posted over 2 years ago by Elishia Matta; Photo: David Davies, The Guardian

    World Road Race Champion and Tour de France green jersey winner, Mark Cavendish won the 2011 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award by a landslide with nearly 50% of the 342,147 votes cast.

  • New World Champ: Star Cyclist Mark Cavendish Claims World Road Race Title in Copenhagen

    Cycling: Road World Champ. 2011 / Men Elite

    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Let the 2012 hype begin. Oakley’s Star Cyclist, on the heels of a Points Title at Tour de France, claimed a bold victory at the World Road Race Championships in Denmark by dominating a bunch sprint at the tail end of the race, effectively sealing the first Rainbow Jersey for Great Britain since 1965. But it was close. Really close.

  • Powering On: Star Cyclist Mark Cavendish Claims Stage 15 at Tour de France, Oakley Riders Hold Three Of Four Overall Standings Spots

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    15 ultra intense stages are in the rear view mirror. And still, Oakley riders are displaying their top form. Mark Cavendish, as expected, is definitely one of the most impressive. Oakley’s star sprinter continued dominance of his craft by claiming the 15th Tour de France stage – his fourth stage win of the race and a move to tighten his grip on the overall points competition lead. The British speed demon blazed past the rest of the field at the tail end of the stage’s 192.5km stretch from Limoux to Montpellier – racking up his overall eighth win of the 2011 season. O’s prominent HTC Highroad rider now holds 70 wins: 29 Grand Tour Stage and 19 in the Tour de France – under his belt. More than impressive. And the Green Jersey definitely looks at home on him.

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