Mark Cavendish Given Chance To Show Rio Worth

LONDON, Oct 29, 2013 (AFP) - Mark Cavendish has been invited to train with the Great Britain track team before the end of this year as officials assess whether he's a genuine contender for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The 28-year-old Isle of Man rider has experienced plenty of cycling success outside the velodrome, having been crowned 2011 world road race champion and also … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Takes Tour of Britain Title

LONDON, Sept 22, 2013 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins won his home Tour of Britain on Sunday as compatriot Mark Cavendish took his third stage victory of this year's race. Omega Pharma Quickstep sprint specialist Cavendish surged away from An Post Chain Reaction's Sam Bennett of Italy and Italian rider Elia Viviani of Cannondale to take victory in the closing stages of a race that culminated … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish Edges Elia Viviani for Stage 7 of the Tour of Britain

Mark Cavendish beat Italy's Elia Viviani who won the penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain on Saturday. The British national champion just did enough to hold off the fast-finishing Viviani in Guildford, south of London, in a 155km stage that started Saturday at Epsom racecourse. Britain's Bradley Wiggins, the 2012 Olympic and Tour de France champion, finished in the pack to … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Crowned Tour de France Champion As Kittel Stuns ‘Cav’

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by Justin Davis PARIS, July 21, 2013 (AFP) - Britain's Chris Froome was crowned champion of the 100th edition of the Tour de France as Germany's Marcel Kittel powered his way to his fourth win on the 21st and final stage on Sunday. Team Sky's Froome, the winner of three stages in this edition, claimed his maiden yellow jersey with a winning margin of 4min 20sec on … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish Wins A Crazy Tour de France Stage 13

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by Justin Davis PARIS, France, July 12, 2013 (AFP) - Britain's Mark Cavendish won an epic 13th stage of the Tour de France on Friday as former two-time winner Alberto Contador closed the gap to yellow jersey holder Chris Froome. Omega-Pharma sprinter Cavendish, taking his second win of the 100th edition of the race and 25th of his career, dominated a two-up sprint with … [Read more...]

Difficult Week Continues At Tour For Mark Cavendish

by Andy Scott TOURS, France, July 11, 2013 (AFP) - Mark Cavendish had hoped the second week of the Tour de France might see him climb back into contention for the green jersey, but instead it is proving to be a week to forget. The sprint star was blamed by other riders -- but not by race officials -- for a crash that brought down Dutchman Tom Veelers in Saint-Malo on … [Read more...]

Marcel Kittel 3 Cav 1 As Froome Avoids The Spills

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by Justin Davis TOURS, France, July 11, 2013 (AFP) - Germany's Marcel Kittel underlined his status as the top sprinter at the 100th Tour de France by beating Britain's Mark Cavendish to victory on the crash-marred 12th stage on Thursday. Kenyan-born Briton Chris Froome of Team Sky finished just behind to protect his 3min 25sec lead over Alejandro Valverde of Movistar and 3:54 … [Read more...]

Angry Fan Throws Urine At Mark Cavendish

MONT-SAINT-MICHEL, France, July 10, 2013 - British cycling star Mark Cavendish had urine thrown at him by a spectator during the 11th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday, his team have confirmed. The incident happened during the 33-kilometre individual time-trial from Avranches to Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy, a day after Cavendish was blamed for a collision that sent Argos rider … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish Hangs On In Race For Green Jersey

by Andy Scott SAINT-MALO, France, July 09, 2013 (AFP) - Mark Cavendish lives to fight another day in the race for the green jersey after escaping without punishment despite being at the center of controversy when Dutch rider Tom Veelers was sent crashing to the ground at the end of stage 10 of the Tour de France. Video footage appeared to show the Isle of Man star catching … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish Ready To Return To The Tour Limelight

by Andy Scott SAINT-NAZAIRE, France, July 08, 2013 (AFP) - While all the focus was on yellow jersey wearer Chris Froome and Team Sky, Mark Cavendish took his time to relax with his family on Monday and recover at his team's hotel in Brittany after a grueling first week on this year's Tour de France. The Manxman survived a difficult two days in the Pyrenees but will now … [Read more...]