Share a fun fact, anecdote, or just an opinion on the man (honest, controversial or both!)

I'll kick off:
He's won more Grand Tour stages (48) than Hinault, Kittel, Maertens, Moser, Anquetil or Greipel.
[but not Cipo(57) or Merckx (64) ]

Sad to see him go, one of the best!


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I met him at the Derby Velodrome in 2015. It was the opening round of the revolution series and I took my son who must have been 2.5 yrs old at that point. Mark Cavendish was there, and was obviously the biggest name racing that day, even though Laura Trott (now Kenny) was there too, and various other British Cycling olympic stars, including Shanaze Reade.

We got tickets for the centre area, mostly on the grounds of them being the cheapest, and so stood by the barriers near the warm-up area looking for an autograph. My son was looking forward to meeting him, particulary since we had been to the Isle of Man that year for our summer holiday, and was getting into his cycling, both on the back of Daddy's bike, and also on his own balance bike.

Anyway, by the time that Mark had dragged himself away from the task of being a track cyclist to meet his fans, my son was falling asleep, and barely registered the fact that Mark was there. I told Mark about having just beeen to the Isle of Man. His response?

"Bet it rained while you were there!"

(it had!)


Started young, and still going.
That sprint finish on the Champs Elysees :ohmy::wacko:
My most memorable moment from many TDF finishes.
The yellow Jersey leading out the world champion to a grand finish. Magnificent. :bicycle:
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See him and other professionals around Essex quite a lot, best one I can think of was him and I think it was Dowsett crashing into a ditch being idiots, some very expensive bikes didn't fair to well.
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