Mark Cavendish (Cav) is a world champion cyclist who specializes in sprint finishes. He is regarded as one of pro cycling’s top sprinters and the fastest man on two wheels. He is an outspoken proponent of healthy lifestyles and cycling for everyday well-being and a true believer in proper nutrition for optimal performance. This focus on health and nutrition led him to American pistachios, the ideal post-exercise snack that is tasty, portable, satisfying and supplies the energy and key nutrients the body needs to refuel.
APG ambassador Mark Cavendish will compete in the 103rd Tour de France, running from Saturday July 2 to Sunday July 24, 2016. The tour will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,519 kilometres. An established sprint rider with 26 Tour stage victories under his belt, Cavendish is a favorite to win many of the flat stages at this year's Tour.
Stages 1, 3, 11, 14, 16, and 21 of the Tour de France are flat and fast, suited for sprinters, and could provide Cavendish with his golden opportunity to win.
Mark Cavendish won the final stage of the Amgen Tour of California for the third year running, claiming his tenth all-time win in the prestigious American stage race.
The AMGEN Tour of California is America's largest and most prestigious professional cycling race. One of the most important races on the international calendar, this year's field included 11 World Champions, five Olympic medalists and Rio Olympic hopefuls. On May 15-22, 144 cyclists (18 teams) came together in California to face off on the 782-mile course from southern to northern California.
American Pistachio Growers goes behind the scenes with Mark in this exclusive interview, he discusses his approach to nutrition.
American Pistachio Growers (APG) adds British pro cyclist Mark Cavendish MBE to its world-class athletic ambassador team. Cavendish has declared the nutritious, American-grown pistachio nut as his "Official Snack."
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Fresno, CA (October 21, 2013) - In celebration of National Nut Day (October 22), American Pistachio Growers (APG) today announces the addition of British pro cyclist Mark Cavendish MBE* to its world-class athletic ambassador team. Cavendish has declared the nutritious, American-grown pistachio nut as his “Official Snack.”
Cavendish, who has 25 stage wins at Le Tour de France and is regarded as one of pro cycling’s top sprinters, is an outspoken proponent of healthy lifestyles and cycling for everyday well-being. He’s also a believer in proper nutrition for optimal performance, whether for athletic gains or everyday life. This focus on health and nutrition led him to American pistachios, which are a nutritious addition to a well-balanced diet, particularly for those who participate in active lifestyles.Read More >