Historic Overview Mark Cavendish

Rider

Overall Rank176
NameMark CAVENDISH
Country
  Great Britain
Date of birth21-May-1985 - Douglas (Isle of Man)
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Biography

Mark Cavendish

Mark Simon Cavendish (born 21 May 1985) is a Manx professional road racing cyclist, who rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Dimension Data. As a track cyclist he specialises in the madison, points race, and scratch race disciplines; as a road racer he is a sprinter.

In his first years as an elite track rider, Cavendish won gold in the madison at the 2005 and 2008 UCI Track Cycling World Championships riding for Great Britain, with Rob Hayles and Bradley Wiggins respectively, and in the scratch race at the 2006 Commonwealth Games riding for Isle of Man. After failing to win a medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics he did not compete on track until 2015, subsequently winning his third UCI Track Cycling World Championships title with Wiggins in the madison in 2016, and an individual silver medal in the Omnium at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

As a road cyclist, Cavendish turned professional in 2005, and achieved eleven wins in his first professional season. Cavendish has won thirty Tour de France stages, putting him second on the all-time list, contributing to a joint third-highest total of forty-eight Grand Tour stage victories. He won the road race at the 2011 road world championships, becoming the second British rider to do so after Tom Simpson in 1965. Other notable wins include the 2009 Milan–San Remo classic and the points classification in all three of the grand tours: the 2010 Vuelta a España, the 2011 Tour de France, and the 2013 Giro d'Italia. In 2012, he became the first person to win the final Champs-Élysées stage in the Tour de France in four consecutive years.

Cavendish continued producing good results until August 2018, when he was diagnosed with Epstein-Barr virus. He won seven Grand Tour stages in 2013, one in 2015 and four in 2017. This included a win on stage one of the 2016 Tour de France, claiming him his first Tour de France yellow jersey of his career. Cavendish crashed with Peter Sagan on stage four of the 2017 Tour de France, forcing him out of the race. Before his diagnosis, Cavendish was able to compete in the 2018 Tour de France but was disqualified after not making the cut-off time on stage eleven. Cavendish's only win in 2018 came from a first place on stage three of the Dubai Tour.

In the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours, Cavendish was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) "for services to British Cycling." He also won the 2011 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award with nearly half of the votes going to him out of a field on ten nominations.

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Badges

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Major Victories

Milano - Sanremo 2009
World Championships Road Race 2011
Kuurne - Brussel - Kuurne 2012, 2015
Scheldeprijs - Schoten 2007, 2008, 2011
Clásica de Almería 2015
Tour of Qatar 2013, 2016
Prudential RideLondon - Surrey Classic 2011
Tour de France - stages 2008 (4), 2009 (6), 2010 (5), 2011 (5), 2012 (3), 2013 (2), 2015 (1), 2016 (4)
Tirreno - Adriatico - stages 2009 (1), 2012 (1), 2014 (1)
Tour de Suisse - stages 2009 (2), 2014 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 2008 (2), 2009 (3), 2011 (2), 2012 (3), 2013 (5)
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - stages 2007 (2), 2010 (1)
Tour de Romandie - stages 2008 (1), 2010 (1)
Eneco Tour - stages 2007 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 2010 (3)
Presidential Tour of Turkey - stages 2014 (4), 2015 (3)
Volta ao Algarve - stages 2014 (1)
Tour of Oman - stages 2011 (1)
UAE Tour - stages 2016 (2), 2017 (1)
Tour of Qatar - stages 2009 (2), 2012 (2), 2013 (4), 2016 (1)
Driedaagse De Panne - stages 2008 (2), 2009 (2), 2013 (1)
Tour of California - stages 2009 (2), 2010 (1), 2014 (2), 2015 (4), 2016 (1)
4 Jours de Dunkerque - stages 2007 (2)
Tour of Britain - stages 2007 (2), 2011 (2), 2012 (3), 2013 (3)
Tour of Croatia - stages 2016 (1)
Tour de l'Eurométropole / Circuit Franco-Belge - stages 2007 (1)
More results

Seasons

Mark Cavendish - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 2005 Team Sparkasse 0 2357
2. 2006 T-Mobile Team 107 462
3. 2007 T-Mobile Team 329 190
4. 2008 Team Columbia 1267 29
5. 2009 Team Columbia - HTC 2365 5
6. 2010 Team HTC - Columbia 1518 18
7. 2011 HTC - Highroad 1947 10
8. 2012 Sky Procycling 1175 35
9. 2013 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 1517 22
10. 2014 Omega Pharma - Quick Step Cycling Team 507 166
11. 2015 Etixx - Quick Step 651 110
12. 2016 Team Dimension Data 1043 41
13. 2017 Team Dimension Data 184 424
14. 2018 Team Dimension Data 137 474
15. 2019 Team Dimension Data 66 700
16. 2020 Bahrain - Merida 0 86
Overall: 12813 176