Cycling Career Highlights
Mark Cavendish, Great Britain Born : 1985 in Douglas, Isle of Man. Cavendish has been the world's best sprinter. In his early career an explosive final sprint in Stage races finished off the disciplined work of his dedicated team. During the last few years he has achieved 28 stage victories in the Tour de France and a further 16 victories in the Giro. Perhaps the most significant performance was the win in his first One Day Classic - the 2009 Milan-San Remo. In 2011 he won the coveted Green Points Jersey  after his third consecutive win on the Champs Elysees. The year ended with victory in the World Championship. In 2012, despite sacrificing his own defence of the Tour Green Jersey to assist Wiggins to an historic GC win, he was still able to achieve the greatest number of Tour stage wins for a sprinter and take an unprecedented 4th final stage win on the Champs Elysees. 5 stage wins in the 2013 Giro and Points winner confirmed his status as "Padrone" of the sprints. In the last few years he has found it difficult to maintain his dominance but with more "freelancing" rather than with a "team train" he proved in 2016 that he could still win tour stages.
 

Major Victories

Track

2005:
World:
Madison

Road

2007:
GP de L'Escaut
2008:
Tour de France:
Stage 5
Tour de France: Stage 8
Tour de France: Stage 12
Tour de France: Stage 13
Giro d'Italia:
Stage 4
Giro d'Italia: Stage 13
GP de L'Escaut
2009:
Tour de France:
Stage 2
Tour de France: Stage 3
Tour de France: Stage 10
Tour de France: Stage 11
Tour de France: Stage 19
Tour de France: Stage 21
Giro d'Italia:
Stage 9
Giro d'Italia: Stage 11
Giro d'Italia: Stage 13
Milan-San Remo
Sparkassen Giro Bochum
2010:
Tour de France:
Stage 5
Tour de France: Stage 6
Tour de France: Stage 11
Tour de France: Stage 18
Tour de France: Stage 20
Tour of Spain: Points
Tour of Spain: Stage 12
Tour of Spain: Stage 13
Tour of Spain: Stage 18
2011:
Tour of France: Points
Tour de France:
Stage 5
Tour de France:
Stage 7
Tour de France:
Stage 11
Tour de France:
Stage 15
Tour de France:
Stage 20
Giro d'Italia:
Stage 10
Giro d'Italia:
Stage 12
GP de L'Escaut
World Championship
2012:
Tour de France:
Stage 2
Tour de France:
Stage 18
Tour de France:
Stage 20
Giro d'Italia :
Stage 2
Giro d'Italia :
Stage 5
Giro d'Italia :
Stage 13
Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne
Ster ZLM Toer
2013:
Tour de France:
Stage 5
Tour de France:
Stage 13
Giro d'Italia: Points
Giro d'Italia:
Stage 1
Giro d'Italia: Stage 6
Giro d'Italia: Stage 12
Giro d'Italia: Stage 13
Giro d'Italia: Stage 21
Tour of Qatar
British Championship
2014:
2015:
Tour de France:
Stage 7
Clasica del Almeria
Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne
Dubai Tour
2016:
Tour de France:
Stage 1
Tour de France: Stage 3
Tour de France: Stage 6
Tour de France: Stage 14
Tour of Qatar