Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish (Cav) is the fastest man on two wheels. Cavendish, aka the “Manx Missile,” (he’s from the tiny Isle of Man in Great Britain) is a world champion cyclist who specializes in sprint finishes. He has won 25 Tour de France stages and will be a favorite to win many of this year’s AMGEN Tour of California (ATOC) stages.


The AMGEN Tour of California is America's largest and most prestigious professional cycling race. An all-star field featuring 144 of the world's most talented and decorated cyclists will come together in California on May 10-17 to compete on the eight-day route covering 724.1 miles of the state's most stunning and recognizable roadways, highways and coastline drives. The course extends from northern (Sacramento) to southern California (Pasadena).


Stage 1, 2, 5 and 8 of the AMGEN
Tour of California

APG ambassador pro cyclist Mark Cavendish claimed stage 1, stage 2, stage 5, and stage 8 of the AMGEN Tour of California. In the first stage, he won by several bike lengths, finishing the 126.2-mile flat road race in 4 hours, 43 minutes, 27 seconds. In 2014 and 2010, he also took the opening stage victories in Sacramento.

On Monday, Cavendish did it again winning stage 2. At the end of the 120.4-mile stage from Nevada City to Lodi, it came down to a photo finish with Cavendish, going wheel-to-wheel with Peter Sagan, winning by a whisker.

Stage 5 started in Santa Barbara and finished to a massive field sprint on perfect wide roads in Santa Clarita.

Cavendish took stage 8 in great form with a sprint to the finish line in Pasadena.

This GoPro footage captures the Manx Missile, Mark Cavendish as he busts out of the pack to win AMGEN Tour Of California Stage 8.

Approach to Nutrition

American Pistachio Growers goes behind the scenes with Mark in this exclusive interview, he discusses his approach to nutrition.

Pistachio Power

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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