Mark Simon Cavendish MBE (born 21 May 1985) is a British professional road racing cyclist who currently rides for UCI ProTeam Team Dimension Data. As a track cyclist he specialises in the madison, points race, and scratch race disciplines and as a road racer he is a sprinter.
In his first years as an elite track rider, Cavendish won gold in the madison at the 2005 and 2008 world championships riding for Great Britain, with Rob Hayles and Bradley Wiggins respectively, and in the scratch race at the 2006 Commonwealth Games riding for Isle of Man. After not winning a medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics he did not compete on track until 2015, subsequently winning with Wiggins in 2016 a third world championship title in the madison, and individually a silver medal in the Omnium at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
As a road cyclist, Cavendish turned professional in 2005, and achieved a record eleven wins in his first professional season. Cavendish has won thirty Tour de France stages, putting him second on the all-time list, contributing to a joint third-highest total of forty-eight Grand Tour stage victories. He won the road race at the 2011 road world championships, becoming the second British rider to do so after Tom Simpson in 1965. Other notable wins include the 2009 Milan–San Remo classic and the points classification in all three of the grand tours: the 2010 Vuelta a España, the 2011 Tour de France, and the 2013 Giro d'Italia. In 2012, he became the first person to win the final Champs-Élysées stage in the Tour de France in four consecutive years.