Mark Cavendish's Tour of Britain bike
Mark Cavendish's Specialized bike, Tour of Britain 2013
We took a look at Mark Cavendish's Omega Pharma-QuickStep Specialized S-Works Venge road bike after his pre-Tour of Britain warm-up ride on Saturday.
Cavendish will be gunning for stage wins at the ToB, not least the final stage in London. Cavendish said in the race's press conference that he is looking forward to riding with Alessandro Petacchi for the first time. The Italian was signed by the team to be a key member of Cavendish's lead-out train.
"It was a big motivation to come here with him and race. I am very excited he is on the team and he is a good guy so hopefully we will put on a good show this week and get some good results out of it," said Cavendish.
Mark Cavendish rolls into Peebles after a training run on Saturday
Specialized Venge with green frame highlights
SRAM Red levers
Quarq power cranks
Cavendish goes back to using cable-operated brakes rather than the hydraulic rims brakes in the Tour de France
Cav signature on Zipp 404 wheels
Another Cav signature on the bottom bracket area
Look Keo pedals
Customised Cavendish embossed saddle
A reminder of Cavendish's race wins
Same wheels as the Tour de France?