Historic Overview Mark Cavendish

Rider

Overall Rank270
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 British professional road racing cyclist who currently rides for UCI ProTeam Team Dimension Data. As a track cyclist he specialises in the madison, points race, and scratch race disciplines and 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 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 not winning a medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics he did not compete on track until 2015, subsequently winning with Wiggins in 2016 a third world championship title in the madison, and individually a silver medal in the Omnium at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

As a road cyclist, Cavendish turned professional in 2005, and achieved a record 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.

In the Queen's Birthday Honours 2011, Cavendish was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to British Cycling. He won the 2011 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award and in 2012 was named the Tour de France's best sprinter of all time by French newspaper L'Equipe.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Milano - Sanremo 2009
World Championships Road Race 2011
Ride London 2011
Kuurne - Brussel - Kuurne 2012, 2015
Abu Dhabi Tour - stages 2016 (2), 2017 (1)
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)
Tour of California - stages 2015 (4), 2016 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 2010 (3)
Presidential Tour of Turkey - stages 2014 (4), 2015 (3)

Seasons

Mark Cavendish - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 2006 T-Mobile Team 112 456
2. 2007 T-Mobile Team 342 170
3. 2008 Team Columbia 895 43
4. 2009 Team Columbia - HTC 1749 8
5. 2010 Team HTC - Columbia 989 34
6. 2011 HTC - Highroad 1417 18
7. 2012 Sky Procycling 754 66
8. 2013 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 1128 29
9. 2014 Omega Pharma - Quick Step Cycling Team 523 151
10. 2015 Etixx - Quick Step 573 122
11. 2016 Team Dimension Data 726 77
12. 2017 Team Dimension Data 180 423
13. 2018 Team Dimension Data 142 372
Overall: 9530 270