Mark Cavendish wants to continue for 'at least' two more years

Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl sprinter turns 37 this weekend

Mark Cavendish
(Image credit: Getty Images)

On the road from Santena to Torino on Saturday, Mark Cavendish will celebrate his 37th birthday. The Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl sprinter is unlikely to challenge on an undulating day in Piedmont, with five classified climbs and over 3000 metres of climbing, meaning it will likely be a stage for punchier riders.

However, Cavendish has a lot to celebrate. The Manxman has now won 160 races over his 17-year career, including 16 stages of the Giro d'Italia, which he has added to at this very race, winning stage three in Balatonfüred. He hasn't finished yet.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.