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Historic Overview Mark Cavendish

Rider

Overall Rank152
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 currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Astana Qazaqstan Team. As a track cyclist he specialises in the madison, points race, and scratch race disciplines; as a road racer he is a sprinter. He is widely considered one of the greatest road sprinters of all time, and in 2021 was called "the greatest sprinter in the history of the Tour and of cycling" by Christian Prudhomme, director of the Tour de France.

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 again 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 34 Tour de France stages, tying him for first on the all-time list with Eddy Merckx, contributing to a third-highest total of fifty-three Grand Tour stage victories. He won the men's road race at the 2011 Road World Championships, becoming the second male British rider to do so after Tom Simpson. Cavendish has also won the points classification in all three of the grand tours: the 2010 Vuelta a España, the 2011 and 2021 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.

He won seven Grand Tour stages in 2013, one in 2015 and four in 2016. This included a win on stage one of the 2016 Tour de France, claiming his first Tour de France yellow jersey. Cavendish crashed with Peter Sagan on stage four of the 2017 Tour de France, forcing him out of the race. Cavendish continued producing good results until August 2018, when he was diagnosed with Epstein–Barr virus. 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. He returned to the Tour de France at the 2021 edition, winning four stages to take his total to 34 stage wins, equalling the overall stage victory record, and winning his second points classification.

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 of ten nominees.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

3 34 17 3 4 2 5 2 2 146

Major Victories

World Championships Road Race 2011
Milano - Sanremo 2009
Kuurne - Brussel - Kuurne 2012, 2015
Milano - Torino 2022
Scheldeprijs - Schoten 2007, 2008, 2011
Clásica de Almería 2015
Tour of Qatar 2013, 2016
Prudential RideLondon - Surrey Classic 2011
Münsterland Giro 2021
ZLM Tour 2012
Tour de France - stages 2008 (4), 2009 (6), 2010 (5), 2011 (5), 2012 (3), 2013 (2), 2015 (1), 2016 (4), 2021 (4)
Giro d'Italia - stages 2008 (2), 2009 (3), 2011 (2), 2012 (3), 2013 (5), 2022 (1), 2023 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 2010 (3)
Tirreno - Adriatico - stages 2009 (1), 2012 (1), 2014 (1)
Tour de Romandie - stages 2008 (1), 2010 (1)
Tour de Suisse - stages 2009 (2), 2014 (1)
Eneco/Binckbank Tour - stages 2007 (1)
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - stages 2007 (2), 2010 (1)
Tour of California - stages 2009 (2), 2010 (1), 2014 (2), 2015 (4), 2016 (1)
Presidential Tour of Turkey - stages 2014 (4), 2015 (3), 2021 (4)
Tour de Belgique - stages 2021 (1)
Volta ao Algarve - stages 2014 (1)
Tour Colombia - stages 2024 (1)
Tour of Oman - stages 2011 (1), 2022 (1)
UAE Tour - stages 2016 (2), 2017 (1), 2022 (1)
Tour of Qatar - stages 2009 (2), 2012 (2), 2013 (4), 2016 (1)
Driedaagse De Panne - stages 2008 (2), 2009 (2), 2013 (1)
4 Jours de Dunkerque - stages 2007 (2)
Danmark Rundt - stages 2007 (1), 2012 (1), 2013 (1)
Tour du Poitou-Charentes - stages 2014 (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)
Tour de Hongrie - stages 2024 (1)
ZLM Tour - stages 2007 (1), 2008 (1)
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Seasons

Mark Cavendish - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 2005 Team Sparkasse 51 721
2. 2006 T-Mobile Team 156 389
3. 2007 T-Mobile Team 334 194
4. 2008 Team Columbia 1260 32
5. 2009 Team Columbia - HTC 2387 5
6. 2010 Team HTC - Columbia 1794 13
7. 2011 HTC - Highroad 1978 11
8. 2012 Sky Procycling 1219 36
9. 2013 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 1529 23
10. 2014 Omega Pharma - Quick Step Cycling Team 505 174
11. 2015 Etixx - Quick Step 658 115
12. 2016 Team Dimension Data 1036 44
13. 2017 Team Dimension Data 182 422
14. 2018 Team Dimension Data 132 485
15. 2019 Team Dimension Data 63 711
16. 2020 Bahrain - McLaren 58 607
17. 2021 Deceuninck - Quick Step 833 70
18. 2022 Quick Step - Alpha Vinyl Team 420 187
19. 2023 Astana Qazaqstan Team 485 154
20. 2024 Astana Qazaqstan Team 39 719
Overall: 15119 152