In photos: Mark Cavendish through the years, all his teams and the kit he's worn

18 years, six teams, 161 wins. As the Manx Missile announces that he'll retire at the end of this season we look back at Cav's career in pictures

Mark Cavendish
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On the final rest day of the Giro d'Italia 2023, Britain's Mark Cavendish announced that he had taken the decision to make the 2023 season his last as a professional cyclist. One day after his 38th birthday, the sprinter from the Isle of Man said that it was the 'perfect time' to step away from racing.

2023 marks Cavendish's 18th year at the highest level of cycling, a career that has seen him ride for six different professional teams - he's currently with Astana-Qazaqstan - including the same outfit on two separate occasions. He is far and away the "winningest" rider still going, with his 161 career victories putting him level with Mario Cipollini in third, and one behind Rik van Looy in second. 

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