Mark Cavendish

Analysis: After a superlative 2016 season, evaluating Peter Sagan’s place among cycling’s greats

With a second consecutive world title, and the top spot on the UCI rankings, Peter Sagan reminded the cycling world one last time in 2016 that, at age 26, he is the most dynamic rider of his generation. Just eight years into this professional career, U.S. Editor Neal Rogers examines how Sagan stacks up against …

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Sagan outsprints Cavendish and Boonen to win 2016 world road championships

He won last year on a lumpy circuit, and triumphed again this time around on the windy, pan-flat roads of Qatar. Peter Sagan proved strongest in the sprint at the end of the Elite men’s road race, hammering in ahead of Mark Cavendish (Great Britain), Tom Boonen (Belgium) and Michael Matthews (Australia). Sagan and the …

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Why the world championship contenders are plotting an alternative course via Tour of Britain

The Vuelta a España has long been the traditional route for world championship contenders to prepare, but this time around some of the top names have decided to bypass the Spanish Grand Tour in their build-up. The mountainous nature of the Vuelta versus the flat parcours for the worlds in Qatar are one factor in …

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Mixed reactions as Cavendish causes Olympic omnium crash

Mark Cavendish’s long quest for an Olympic medal was just 25 minutes away from a happy ending when, once again, the British rider was at the center of controversy regarding a high-speed crash that left several riders on the ground behind him. This time, however, it wasn’t a field sprint at the end of a …

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CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 8: 2016 Tour de France finale

In this concluding podcast from the 2016 Tour de France, recorded the morning after Sunday’s final stage in Paris, our team on the ground in France — Matt de Neef, Shane Stokes and Dave Everett — discuss the standouts from the last block of racing. These include the battle for yellow and the key moments …

How Mark Cavendish got his Tour de France mojo back

He won’t dispute stage win number five in Paris, but Mark Cavendish’s 2016 Tour campaign was nevertheless a blazing success. How did a rider who seemed to be slowing turn the clock back five years? MEGÈVE, France (CT) – Just under a year ago it appeared that Mark Cavendish’s career was in a slow decline. …

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Cavendish leaves Tour de France on second rest day to prepare for Olympics

After four stage wins in 16 stages, British ride Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) is leaving the 2016 Tour de France to prepare for the Olympic Games, his team announced Tuesday. He will not take to the start of stage 17. Cavendish won four stages — Stages 1, 3, 6 and 14 — and spent time in …

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Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France, Stage 15

Photography by Cor Vos, Jered & Ashley Gruber, Kristof Ramon, BrakeThrough Media Colombia’s Jarlinson Pantano out-sprinted Rafal Majka (Tinkoff) at the Tour de France Sunday to take a stellar victory for his IAM Cycling team, which is disbanding at the end of the season. Panatano and Majka were part of the original day’s breakaway, with …

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Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France, Stage 14

Photography by Cor Vos, Jered & Ashley Gruber, Kristof Ramon Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) sprinted to his fourth stage win of the 2016 Tour de France on Saturday in Villars-les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux. Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) finished second with the green jersey of Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) in third. The win marks the 30th stage win …

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