Mark cavendish  | MARK CAVENDISH is desperate to become Team GB’s first gold medal ...

London Olympics: Mark Cavendish desperate to win Team GB's first gold medal

Mark cavendish | MARK CAVENDISH is desperate to become Team GB’s first gold medal ...

Mark Cavendish Team GB RoadtoRio by russellis

Mark Cavendish Team GB RoadtoRio by russellis

London 2012 Olympics: Sir Chris Hoy, Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and Co leave Team GB athletics in the shade - Telegraph

London 2012 Olympics: Sir Chris Hoy, Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and Co leave Team GB athletics in the shade

Years ago, I had only really heard of three British cyclists. There was Reg Harris who won two silver medals at the 1948 Olympics and numerous professional titles and was still competing in the Seventies.

Result: Mark Cavendish takes Olympic silver for Great Britain in men's omnium

Mark Cavendish edges out Andre Greipel to secure his Tour de France stage win.

90s-tastic: Mark Cavendish aged 11 with future Team GB London 2012 team mate David Millar.

Mark Cavendish, the making of...meet the people who made him a star and keep him up to speed

Mark Cavendish aged 11 with future Team GB London 2012 team mate David Millar.

London 2012: Mark Cavendish backs GB cycling 'dream team'      Mark Cavendish says the team-mates surrounding him in the Olympic road race on Saturday are some of the "best riders in the world".    Cavendish will be helped by Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins in what he describes as "the dream team" of cycling.    How fast can you cycle a mile? Take the challenge now at http://www.konkura.com/challenge/?uid=1e6945d0-5992-43ef-8164-7c06877774fe=Fastest+mile+TT

London 2012: Mark Cavendish backs GB cycling 'dream team'

team GB cyclists - mark cavendish, chris froome, ian stennard, david millar and bradley wiggins prepare for the men's road race in the 2012 olympic games.

UCI Road World Championships 2011, Copenhagen. Team GB delivered a delighted Mark Cavendish to the first British win of the famous rainbow jersey since 1965. Taking control at the head of the peloton from the off (a role shared with Germany during the early part of the race) Team GB slowly and surely pulled back every break attempt - and there were many during the 266km race - and maintained control  through fantastic work during the    last lap by Brad Wiggins, until at about 2 km to go the…

UCI Road Cycling World Championships 2011: road race live

#RIO2016 Mark Cavendish of Great Britain and Team GB in action during training at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on August 4 2016 in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Mark Cavendish of Great Britain and Team GB in action during training at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on August 4 2016 in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

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Mark Cavendish takes rightful Olympic podium place, but moodiness remains

David Millar, Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish in this shot. Team GB riders on Box Hill during the mens Olympic road race during the London 2012 Olympic games.

David Millar, Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish in this shot. Team GB riders on Box Hill during the mens Olympic road race during the London 2012 Olympic games.

Mark Cavendish of Great Britain and Team GB in action during training at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on August 9 2016 in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Mark Cavendish of Great Britain and Team GB in action during training at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on August 9 2016 in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Mark Cavendish of Great Britain and Team GB in action during training at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on August 9 2016 in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Mark Cavendish of Great Britain and Team GB in action during training at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on August 9 2016 in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

(L-R) Ian Stannard, Christopher Froome, Bradley Wiggins, David Millar and Mark Cavendish of Great Britain look on ahead of the Men's Road Race Road Cycling on day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 28, 2012.  (Source: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images Europe)

Mark Cavendish Photos Photos: Olympics Day 1 - Cycling - Road

(L-R) Ian Stannard, Christopher Froome, Bradley Wiggins, David Millar and Mark Cavendish of Great Britain look on ahead of the Men's Road Race Road Cycling on day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July (Source: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images Europe)

Toiling in the sun: Mark Cavendish and his Team GB colleagues were left to lead the peloton for most of the race

"We couldn't do more": Disappointed Cavendish heaps praise on teammates and questions rivals after Olympic road race

Team GB racer reveals a lack of co-operation from other nations left him and his teammates stranded too far back during the race, and physically spent after it

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