Mark Cavendish, nicknamed the “Manx Missile” is known to be the fastest sprint cyclist of the world. With a victory of 25 Tour de France stages in his career of road cycling, the cyclist stands 3rd among the winners in the all time list of Tour de France. In the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours, an MBE was awarded to Mark, for his services to British Cycling.
With all the honours and popularity up his sleeves, the Great Britain’s Cyclist’s focus right now is on the Tour de France of 2014 that is coming to UK. Mark Cavendish feels, in his own words, “super excited” about the event. The first stage of the event is believed to finish in Harrogate, which is luckily the home town of the Cyclist’s mother. Mark believes this will surely give him a chance to sport the yellow jersey of the sport leader for the first time.
The fast cyclist’s excitement does not just end till the Tour de France of 2014 but he aspires to content in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janerio and will compete to win an Olympic Medal. Cavendish won two stages in the Tour of Britain this year (2013). This victory took the overall tally of the Mark Cavendish to 25. He won the stage 4, leaving behind Elia Viviani in Snowdonia’s Llanberis. After 3 days he took victory in stage 7, outsprinting Elia Viviani once again and finishing on Guildford High Street. However, although the cyclist does not rule out the possibility of competing for Great Britain and to the Olympic track team of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games; he says, this would depend to a large extent on the harmony of his preparations with his road racing, probably reminding himself of his contract with Omega Pharma-Quick Step whose manager wants him to completely concentrate on the road.