Cavendish Cruises To Tirreno-Adriatico Win, Contador Retains Lead

MILAN, March 17, 2014 (AFP) - Tour de France sprint king Mark Cavendish cruised to victory in the sixth and penultimate stage of Tirreno-Adriatico on Monday, with Spaniard Alberto Contador retaining the overall lead. Following a crash in the final bend caused by a Lampre rider and which took down another from the Lotto team, Cavendish went on to surge from behind the wheels of three … [Read more...]

Matteo Pelucchi Wins Stage 2, Cavendish Still In Tirreno-Adriatico Lead

ROME, March 13, 2014 (AFP) - Italian Matteo Pelucchi pipped French spinter Arnaud Demare to win the second stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico, with Mark Cavendish retaining the overall lead of the Italian stage race Thursday. While Cavendish missed the final sprint, Pelucchi caused a minor upset by beating a host of bigger-name rivals, including Demare and German Andre Greipel, to take his … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish Takes Lead in Tirreno-Adriatico After TTT

ROME, March 12, 2014 (AFP) - British sprint king Mark Cavendish is the early leader of the Tirreno-Adriatico race after his Omega-Pharma team won the opening stage team time-trial on Wednesday. Omega finished the 18.5km time-trial from Donoratico to San Vincenzo in 20min 13sec, 11sec ahead of Orica Greenedge with Movistar a further seven seconds back. The Sky team of 2012 Tour de … [Read more...]

Michal Kwiatkowski Wins The Tour of Algarve

LISBON, Feb 23, 2014 (AFP) - Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland held off Spain;s two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador to win the Tour of Algarve after Briton's Mark Cavendish claimed Sunday's fifth and final stage. Cavendish, who races for the same Omega Pharma team as does Kwiatkowski, prevailed in a dash for the line at the end of the 155.8 kilometre closing ride from Tavira to … [Read more...]

An Unforgettable Day for Omega Pharma-Quick Step Cycling

23-Feb-2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team had much to celebrate on Sunday, from Oman to Algarve. OPQS won a third stage out of five thanks to Mark Cavendish outsprinting the field in 155.8km Volta ao Algarve Stage Five. OPQS controlled the race all day, working hard on the front to bring back the breakaway with 15km to go and putting the Manx Missile in ideal position on the right … [Read more...]

Marcel Kittel Wins Dubai Stage 2 With Authority

DUBAI, Feb 06, 2014 - German cyclist Marcel Kittel, from team Giant-Shimano, secured his first victory this season after winning on Thursday the second stage of the Dubai Tour 2014. The 122-kilometer (76-mile) race started from the Dubai World Trade Centre, with 127 cyclists from 16 teams spanning around desert highways before concluding at the tip of the man-made Palm Island. … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish At Speed: My Life in the Fast Lane

In His New Book At Speed, Mark Cavendish Joins Cycling's Legendary Sprinters Boulder, CO, USA - December 16, 2013 - The world's fastest cycling sprinter, Mark Cavendish, has written a second book At Speed: My Life in the Fast Lane. The book is now available in bookstores, bike shops, and online. Read the first chapter at Written off as "fat" and "useless" in his … [Read more...]

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...]