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

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    Posted about 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 over 3 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.

  • 2010 Tour de France Stage 11 Recap: Cavendish Wins Again

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    Posted almost 4 years ago by Matt Murray

    Oakley’s speedster Mark Cavendish won his third sprint finish of the 2010 Tour de France today, giving him 13 career Tour de France stage wins. The stage took the riders out of the mountains, allowing the sprinters to take center stage with the GC candidates playing it cool in the heavy heat.

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