Mark Cavendish (MBE), as one of the most successful bike riders of all time, needs little introduction. The 30 time Tour de France stage winner who is also a former world champion, has a total of 145 UCI pro wins to date and at only 32 years of age.
After finding his passion for riding on a BMX at an early age, Mark didn’t take long to reveal his talent. Bursting onto the track scene, the Manxman would twice be crowned World Champion in the Madison. After turning pro in 2006, Cav ran a double program on the track and road before his focus shifted to the road from 2009 onward.
In 2016, he was able to put on his first ever Yellow jersey at the Tour de France, wore the Green jersey for a week and added 4 stage wins to his already impressive tally. On the track, he won the World Championship title in the Madison and finished second in the Omnium at the Rio Olympics.
Illness and injury plagued Mark’s 2017 season but to have him as an ambassador for Qhubeka, shows his commitment to not only riding for his own palmares but for the greater good as well. 2018 will be a big year for the Manxman as he targets Tour de France success once again.
Birth Place: Douglas, Isle of Man
Turned Professional: 2006
Rider Type: Sprinter
30 Stages Tour de France
15 Stages Giro d’ Italia
3 Stages Vuelta a Espana
UCI Road World Champion 2011
Milan-San Remo 2009
Olympic Silver Rio
10 Stages Amgen Tour of California
8 Stages Tour of Qatar
Tour of Qatar GC 2013 & 2016
Dubai Tour GC 2015
Ster ZLM Toer GC 2012
UCI World Madison Champion Track (05′,08′)
British National Road Race Champion 2013
Tour de France Green Jersey 2011
145 Professional UCI Victories to date