Mark Cavendish Joining Team Sky

World Road Race Champion Mark Cavendish MBE will join Team Sky from 2012.

” The 26-year-old ‘Manx Missile’ brings a world-class pedigree to Team Sky having enjoyed the most successful season of his career in 2011. In September Cavendish became world champion after securing the World Road Race title and the coveted rainbow jersey in Copenhagen.

This followed July’s Tour de France, where Cavendish confirmed his position as the world’s leading sprinter by powering to five stage victories and securing the prestigious Maillot Vert, or Green Jersey, as the race’s overall leading points scorer.

In addition to 20 Tour de France stage wins, Cavendish has secured a further 10 Grand Tour stage victories in his career, as well as the overall points title at the 2010 Vuelta a Espana. In 2009 Cavendish also won the prestigious Milan-San Remo race, one of the sport’s recognised ‘Monuments’.

Dave Brailsford, Team Sky Principal, said: “Mark is the greatest sprinter of his generation and is well on his way to becoming the greatest of all time. He is a rider of exceptional talent who has proved his pedigree at the very highest level of our sport.”

Glad to hear that Mark.

Read the whole article on Team Sky site. And check out the video of him here.

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Video: To Live and Ride In L.A. (OFFICIAL TRAILER)

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TRAFIK presents The Official Trailer for To Live & Ride In L.A. (toliveandrideinla.com)

Over a year in the making, To Live & Ride In L.A. is the first feature-length film about L.A.’s underground fixed-gear culture. Directed by David Rowe (Fast Friday), the documentary explores a side of Los Angeles few outsiders have ever seen.

To Live & Ride In L.A. features talented local riders tearing up the streets with first-time visitor Keo Curry (Fast Friday, Macaframa), one of the living legends of the sport. From races through rush-hour traffic to midnight loft parties, To Live & Ride In L.A. is a fast-paced trip through the busy streets and back-alleys of one of the world’s largest cities.

The second feature film from David Rowe, To Live & Ride In L.A. will challenge viewers’ perceptions of a city better known for its paparazzi, fake breasts, and traffic jams.

The soundtrack for To Live & Ride in L.A. highlights top artists from record labels such as Dangerbird Records(dangerbirdrecords.com), Dim Mak Records, Anticon, SWTBRDS, and I Heart Comix and includes music by Silversun Pickups, Hot Hot Heat, Bad Veins, The Willowz, Minus The Bear, Bambu, DaVinci, Crown City Rockers, Datarock, Kid Infinity, Sea Wolf, From Monument To Masses, Darker My Love… and more!

TRAFIK is a group of creatives who love biking the streets of L.A. and the world. From Japan to Australia, Europe to South Africa, urban fixed-gear cycling has become a symbol of a new generation that isn’t afraid to bomb hills, split lanes, and defy norms.

TRAFIK is Global Fixed Gear Culture.