Mark ‘Cav’ Cavendish is cyclist from the Isle of Man who started out on the track before switching to the road in 2016. He achieved his ambition of winning an Olympic medal by taking silver in the omnium in Rio.
In 2011, Mark became the first British rider to win the points classification (green jersey) in the Tour de France.That year he was awarded an MBE for his services to the sport and crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
As a road cyclist, Cav achieved eleven wins in his first professional season, passing the record held by Alessandro Petacchi. Cav has won twenty-six Tour de France stages putting him third on the all-time list and fourth on the all-time list of Grand Tour stage winners with forty-four victories.