Mark Cavendish

This remarkable image capturing the true spirit of LeTour has been created by Artist James Straffon for the 100 day cultural festival of Yorkshire. The original production hangs outside The Factory building at Poliform North in Harrogate’s town centre and 200mtrs from the finish line of day one The Grand Depart Yorkshire.  To withstand the Yorkshire climate, the original 8 images are produced in a high quality polymeric self-adhesive vinyl. Finished with an exterior grade satin laminate. Mounted onto a premium grade 3mm thick aluminium composite. Complete with print wrapped edges giving a superior finish with longevity. Its dimensions are in two parts each part being 1250mm x2500mm and totalling 2500mm x 2500mm face fixed with coach bolts.

Original set of 8 @ 2500mm x 2500mm are to be auctioned on Saturday 5th July to raise funds for The Dave Rayner foundation and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.  To register your interest or to place a bid, please contact

These creations can also be purchased in the following formats:
2500mm x 2500mm signed originals £ by auction.
1500mm x 1500mm signed Limited Edition of 5.
400mm x 500mm signed limited edition of 9 framed stencils.
T-shirts in white with multiple image panel.

Cavendish turned professional in 2005 with Team Sparkasse. He rode Tour of Berlin and Tour of Britain.

Cavendish began 2006 with the Continental team, Team Sparkasse, a feeder squad for T-Mobile Team. In June, he won two stages and the points and sprint competitions in the Tour of Berlin. He rode for the Isle of Man on the track at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, riding the scratch race. He lapped the field with three others: Rob Hayles; Ashley Hutchinson of Australia; and James McCallum of Scotland. Hayles then led him out for the sprint to win gold for the Isle of Man. The race time was 23′ 25″, an average 51.9 km/h (32.2 mph). His success at the Tour of Berlin led to a post as a stagiaire with T-Mobile Team from August until the end of the season. His best result on the road was in the Tour of Britain where he came second three times and won the points classification. It brought a full professional contract for 2007 and 2008.

Cavendish’s breakthrough came at the 2007 Grote Scheldeprijs race in Belgium, which he won overall.[15] He went on to win stages at the Four Days of Dunkirk and the Volta a Catalunya and that brought selection for the Tour de France. He crashed in stages one and two and abandoned on stage eight as the race reached the Alps, having taken two top-ten placings but unhappy not to have had a top-five placing.[18] His début season continued moving on to ten stage wins, one behind Alessandro Petacchi’s record eleven for a début season. Cavendish took his eleventh win in early October—the Circuit Franco-Belge—to equal Petacchi’s record.] Among the wins were three in UCI ProTour events, the two in the Volta a Catalunya and one in the Eneco Tour.