What will Mark Cavendish be competing in at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games? Mark Cavendish is without a doubt one of the most recognisable names in British cycling, but many might not know the disciplines the road racing star will be competing in at the Olympic Games.
Cavendish, who received an MBE in 2011, is probably best known for his achievements on the road; winning the points classification in the Vuelta a Espana in 2010, the Tour de France in 2011 and in the Giro d’Italia in 2013. He’s widely regarded as one of the best sprinters of the era.
The 31 year old has taken four World Championship top prizes in his career, in the Madison in 2005, 2008 and this year in 2016, and in the road race back in 2011. And it’ll be his success in the Madison that he’s looking to turn into Olympic gold this summer, as he is hoping to be competing in the multi-race Omnium event in Rio de Janiero this August.
Controversially, Cav is also set to take the fifth place in the Team Pursuit line up in Rio.