Mark Cavendish

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Mark Cavendish

Revised: January 2016

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A product of British Cycling’s Great Britain Cycling Team Academy Programme, Mark Cavendish is now one of the world's most recognizable sportsmen.

Cavendish is a two-time world champion on the track, winning gold in the Madison at the 2005 UCI Track Cycling World Championships with Rob Hayles and again in 2008 with Bradley Wiggins.

Cavendish and Wiggins finshed ninth in the Madison at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

On the road, he took Commonwealth Games gold in 2006 in the scratch race.

In 2011, Mark became the first ever British rider to win the green jersey in the Tour de France.

Also in 2011, Mark became the first British male to win the senior UCI Road World Championship title since Tom Simpson in 1965.

On the 30 November 2011, Mark was awarded the MBE for his services to the sport, and on the 22 December he was crowned as the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

In 2012, Cavendish won the British Cycling National Road Race Championship men's title in Glasgow.

Mark has won the points jersey in all three Grand Tours, completing the collection in 2013 at the Giro d'Italia. In 2014, Mark crashed out of the Tour de France in stage one (Leeds to Harrogate) and was unable to start stage 2 due to his injuries. 

Mark returned to the track in late 2015 having stated his desire to win an Olympic medal, and was selected to represent Great Britain in the final round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Hong Kong - his first major international track event since 2009. Mark rode in the qualifying round of the team pursuit (in which the squad then went on to take bronze) before turning his focus to the omnium event in which he finished in a very respectable fourth place.

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Selected Career Highlights to Date


Dubai Tour
1st overall


Tour of Qatar
1st overall

Giro d'Italia
1st - Points jersey


Milan San Remo
1st overall


UCI Road World Championships, Copenhagen (Denmark)
1st - Men's race

Tour de France
1st - Points jersey


Vuelta a Espana
1st - Points jersey


Milan San Remo, 1st overall


UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Manchester (UK)
Gold, Madison


UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Beijing (China)
Silver, Madison


UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Sydney (Australia)
Bronze, Madison

Commonwealth Games, Melbourne (Australia)
Gold, Scratch Race (for Isle of Man)


UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Los Angeles (USA)
Gold, Madison

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Manchester (UK)
Silver, Team pursuit
Bronze, Madison

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Sydney (Australia)
Silver, Team pursuit
Bronze, Madison

UEC European Track Championships (Italy)
Gold, Points race


Track Worlds 2016


Team Jersey 15/16