MARK CAVENDISH

  • Marcel Kittel pips Mark Cavendish again to take Tour stage 12 July 11, 2013

    France: German Marcel Kittel claimed his third victory on this year's Tour de France when he pipped Mark Cavendish on the line to take the 12th stage on Thursday. Kittel, who won the first and 10th stages, stayed behind the Briton's wheel in the final straight and went past Cavendish at...
  • Mark Cavendish leaves Team Sky October 18, 2012

    Paris: Spint ace Mark Cavendish is leaving Team Sky in order to fulfil his Tour de France ambitions after spending this year's race serving as a domestique for race winner Bradley Wiggins, the British team said on Thursday. Briton Cavendish, the 2011 world champion who has 23 Tour de France stage...
  • Vinokourov of Kazakhstan wins Olympic road race July 28, 2012

    London: Alexander Vinokourov of Kazakhstan surprisingly took the gold medal in the men's cycling road race at the London Olympics on Saturday, winning a twoman sprint to the finish after favorite Mark Cavendish had dropped out of contention. Vinokourov, who served a twoyear ban after testing positive for blood doping during...
  • Wiggins 1st British cyclist to win Tour de France July 22, 2012

    Paris: Bradley Wiggins became the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France by protecting the yellow jersey during Sunday's final processional ride into Paris. He also helped Sky teammate Mark Cavendish earn his fourth straight sprint victory on the ChampsElysees. Wiggins secured his win with a dominating performance in...
  • Cavendish celebrates the peak of his career July 25, 2009

    Aubenas (France): Mark Cavendish, who became the most successful Briton to take part in the Tour de France on Friday, described his 19th stage victory as the peak of his career. ''It was one of the hardest sprints I had to do. It made it very emotional at the finish,'' he...
  • ArmstrongContador rivalry takes a break on Tour July 15, 2009

    Issoudun (France): After taunting his rival and teammate Alberto Contador for more than a week, Lance Armstrong may have realised that too much rivalry could ruin his quest for an eighth Tour de France win. The battle between the Spaniard and the seventime Tour winner who trails his younger Astana...
  • Cavendish wins Tour de France's second stage July 7, 2009

    La GrandeMotte (France): If age is Lance Armstrong's enemy, then experience is his friend. With a savvy sense of the pack and a touch of luck, the 37yearold Texan surprised some of the younger Tour de France contenders on Monday to move within striking distance of the yellow jersey. He made up...