“Cavendish _ World Champion”



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by Carol Kibble

Giclee Prints on quality art paper. Limited edition of 250

size 43cm x 31cm

Mark Cavendish MBE rides for UCI ProTeam HTC-Highroad until the end of the 2011 season when the team was dissolved. He will join Team Sky at the start of the 2012 season. Originally a track cyclist specialising in the madison, points race, and scratch race disciplines, he has competed on the road since 2006, rising to prominence as a sprinter. !!<>!!!!<>!!He is the 2011 Road World Champion.!!<>!!!!<>!!

On the track Cavendish won gold in the madison at the 2005 and 2008 World Championshps, with Rob Hayles and Bradley Wiggins respectively and in the scratch race at the 2006 Commonwealth Games riding for Isle of Man.

As a road cyclist he achieved eleven wins in his first professional season, equalling the record held by Alessandro Petacchi. Cavendish has won a total 20 Tour de France stages putting him joint 6th on the all-time list with Nicolas Frantz and joint 11th with Costante Girardengo on the all-time list of Grand Tour stage winners with 30 victories. Other notable wins include the 2009 Milan – San Remo classic and the points classification in both the 2010 Vuelta a Espa_a and the 2011 Tour de France.

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