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Douglas, Isle of Man
175 cm
70 kg

Mark's biography

Prof. since: 2007
Victories: 136
Style of rider: Sprinter
Nickname: Cav and Manx Missile
Hobbies: motorsports and BMX
Favourite race: Tour de France and Giro d`Italia
Personal website:
Twitter name: @markcavendish

The Manx Missile joined the team in 2013, and had a stellar year. Mark racked up the most wins of anyone on the team, with a personal haul of 19 victories - 20 including the win he shared with the team in the Tirreno-Adriatico team time trial. What’s more, Mark was the only rider on the team who, in addition to Tony Martin, was able to win from January to the end of the season, proving himself to be not only the fastest man in the world on two wheels but also the most consistent. Some of his 2013 victories were particularly memorable, such as the four wins in a row at the Tour of Qatar and the five beautiful stages at the Giro d’Italia, which he started perfectly with a win and the pink jersey in Naples and concluded with a splendid sprint in Brescia. Mark’s victory in Brescia also marked his entry into the exclusive club of riders (five) who have won the points jersey at least once in all the Grand Tours. His victory at Saint-Armand-Montrond, where he led the team in a real battle in the wind, was also unforgettable; at the end of a stage characterized by continuous echelons, Cav was able to vanquish his competitors from a group of only 14 riders left at the head of the peloton. 2013 was also a special year for personal reasons. Cav finished his year with the most beautiful win, his marriage to girlfriend, now wife, Peta. 

In 2014 Mark added 12 more victories to his tally, including four victories at Tour of Turkey and two at AMGEN Tour of California. A bad crash ended Mark’s Tour de France aspirations in the first stage, but after focused recovery and training, he focused on developing some winter fitness and took to the track. He won Six-Days Zurich with teammate Iljo Keisse, showing he is dedicated to developing his form for a monster 2015 season.

Stats 2015

UCI Ranking: 104
#Wins: 14 (More info)
#Top-10 positions: 26 (More info)
Race distance covered: 12058.42 km
Days of racing: 78 days


Tour de San Luis 948.2 km 7 days
Dubai Tour 665 km 4 days
Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia 99.05 km 1 days
Clasica de Almeria 183.3 km 1 days
Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne 193 km 1 days
Tirreno-Adriatico 889.3 km 6 days
Milano-Sanremo 293 km 1 days
Dwars door Vlaanderen / A travers la Flandre 200.2 km 1 days
Gent - Wevelgem 120 km 1 days
Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey 1252 km 8 days
Amgen Tour of California 1138.02 km 8 days
Tour de Suisse 1262.6 km 9 days
National Championships Great Britain - Road Race 0 km 1 days
Tour de France 3360.3 km 21 days
Prudential RideLondon & Surrey Classic 200 km 1 days
Vattenfall Cyclassics 221.3 km 1 days
Tour of Britain 1033.15 km 6 days
Total 12058.42 km 78 days

Mark's victories

2007 (10)
Grote Scheldeprijs, 3rd, 6th stage Four Days of Dunkirk, 2nd, 6th stage Tour a Catalunya, 4th stage Ster Elektrotoer, 6th stage Post Danmark Rundt, 2nd stage Eneco Tour of Benelux, 1st stage Tour of Britain, 3rd stage Circuit Franco-Belge.

2008 (17)
2nd, 3rd stage Three Days of De Panne, Grote Scheldeprijs, 1st stage Tour de Romandie, 4th, 13th stage Giro d’Italia, 5th stage Ster Elektrokoer, 5th, 8th, 12th, 13th stage Tour de France, 1st, 2nd, 3rd stage Tour of Ireland, 1st, 2nd, 6th stage Tour of Missouri.

2009 (24)
4th, 6th stage Tour of Qatar, 4th, 5th stage Tour of California, 7th stage Tirreno – Adriatico, Milan – San Remo, 2nd, 3rd stage Three Days of De Panne, 1st, 9th, 11th, 13th stage Giro d’Italia, 3rd, 6th stage Tour de Suisse, 2nd, 3rd, 10th, 11th, 19th, 21st stage Tour de France, Sparkassen Giro Bochum, 2nd stage Tour of Ireland, 1st, 2nd stage Tour of Missouri.

2010 (12)
2nd stage Volta a Catalunya, 1st stage Tour of California, 2nd stage Tour of Romandie, 5th, 6th, 11th, 18th, 20th stage Tour de France, 1st, 12th, 13th, 18th stage Vuelta a Espana.

2011 (13)
6th stage Tour of Oman, Grote Scheldeprijs, 1st, 10th, 12th stage Giro d’Italia, 5th, 7th, 11th, 15th, 21st stage Tour de France, 1st,8th stage Tour of Britain, UCI Road Race World Championships

2012 (15)
3rd, 5th stage Tour of Qatar, Kuurne – Brussels – Kuurne, 2nd stage Tirreno – Adriatico, 2nd, 5th, 13th stage Giro d’Italia, Ster ZLM Toer, 2nd, 18th, 20th stage Tour de France, 6th stage Danmark Rundt, 3rd, 4th, 8th stage Tour of Britain.

2013 (19)
1st stage Tour de San Luis, 3rd, 4th,5th,6th stage and overall Tour of Qatar, Tirreno-Adriatico Prologue TTT, Driedaagse Van De Panne-Koksijde Stage 2, 1st, 6th,12th, 13th, 21st stage Giro d`Italia, British National Road Championship, 5th, 13th Stage Tour de France, 6th Stage Tour of Denmark, 4th, 7th and 8th stage Tour of Britain.

2014 (12)
5th stage Volta ao Algarve, , 6th stage Tirreno-Adriatico, 1st, 2nd, 4th and 8th stage Tour of Turkey, 1st and 8th stage Amgen Tour of California. 4th Stage Tour de Suisse, Tour du Poitou-Charentes Stage 1 & 2, 6-Tagerennen Zürich (+ Iljo Keisse)

2015 (14)
7th stage Tour de San Luis, 1st, 4th stage and overall Dubai Tour, Clásica de Almería, Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne, 1st ,2nd & 7th Stage Tour of Turkey, 1st, 2nd, 5th and 8th Stage Amgen Tour of California, 7th stage Tour de France

Mark's previous teams

2015: Etixx - Quick Step (WT)
2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step (WT)
2013: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step (WT)
2012: Sky Procycling (WT)
2011: HTC - High Road (WT)
2010: Team HTC - Columbia (WT)
2009: Team Columbia - HTC (WT)
2008: Team Columbia (PT)
2007: T-Mobile Team (PT)

Mark's videos

#TDF2015: Cav Takes 3rd Team Win of LeTour
#TDF2015: Cav Takes 3rd Team Win of LeTour
#TDF2015 Rider Selection
#TDF2015 Rider Selection

Mark's news

Etixx – Quick-Step rider Mark Cavendish underwent surgery this morning on his left shoulder, to fix a partial tear of his left AC ligament suffered as consequence of the crash during the 6th stage of Aviva Tour of Britain. This was the opposite shoulder to the one damaged at Le Tour de France in 2014.

As consequence of today's crash during Aviva Tour of Britain Stage 6, Mark Cavendish withdrew from the race and was transported to the Alexandra Hospital in Stockport for further examination of his left shoulder.

Etixx - Quick-Step rider Mark Cavendish was just centimeters short of victory in the 177.7km Aviva Tour of Britain Stage 1 on Sunday, as the stage came down to a bike throw between the British rider and Elia Viviani (Team Sky). After review, the race confirmed Viviani as the victor, with Cavendish 2nd and Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) 3rd.

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Mark's blog

Once again this year we've wrapped up our experience at the Tour de San Luis. All things considered, this was a good transfer for team OPQS.