Did I see Mark Cavendish in the Peak District today?
he was out again today i got a nod off him near macc forest area – same jersey and moped following with spare wheels on…..was really really bizarre seeing him, he was attacking the toughest climbs around there….
bizarre seeing him on his own more than anything, would have expected him to have a team of riders pushing him along, but he was just cruising along in his own world…Posted 5 years agodon simonMember
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Is that a serious question warton?Iain GillamMember
If I was Mark Cavendish, upon reading this thread I’d probably bet a vast amount of money I wouldn’t be beaten in any hill climb by a non pro. When someone of the “In the Cavendish can’t climb” school of thought took the bait I’d probably organise said hill climb and either: Shortly after beginning, don a smoking jacket and ride past other cyclist whilst lighting a pipe/ ride side by side with the opposer, have a domestique deliver a tuba and do a quick re-enactment of the family guy scene with stewie and the fat guy/ dress as a clown and race on a bike with tiny wheels/ give the opposer a scooter and draft it like a derny pacer shouting allez! allez! before putting the hammer down and passing it.
(Un)Fortunately I’d imagine Mr Cavendish is a little more gracious than I, so we’ll never get to see the spectacle of a naysayer being blown into the weeds up a dirty big climb, by the world champ riding up no handed whilst playing the tuba.
By way of a point to this post, I’d imagine he’s actually quite handy up a hill…
IainPosted 5 years ago
kingkong that is a fookin wicked picture! Consider this, Cav was quicker than the winner of L’Etape (which was won by a recent pro and plenty of UK pros rode it too) on the corresponding Tour stage. I know that he had the benefit of the bunch to shelter in, but whilst he isn’t a ‘climber’ by Pro Tour standards he is still immense.
When he rode the Tour of Britain last, he was one of about 20 or so riders that forced the selection on the relatively hilly second stage around staffordshire-the rest, including all but a couple of domestic pros just couldn’t handle the pace. As others have said, you don’t get up the Poggio and win MSR without being a bit special!Posted 5 years agoflippinhecklerMember
When he rode the Tour of Britain last, he was one of about 20 or so riders that forced the selection on the relatively hilly second stage around staffordshire-the rest
I think I recall Cav saying the TOB route was revisiting a climb that made him cry when he was a novice Pro!Posted 5 years ago
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