Mark Cavendish: Born to Race [DVD] 
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Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting. Follow Mark through all the highs and lows in his journey from the early years on a bike on the Isle of Man through to 2012, his career defining year; with all the build up to plus reflective interviews looking back at the Tour De France, and the biggest event in world sport, the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Discover what he is really like when the glasses come off, what motivates him, how he relaxes and the meticulous preparation needed to become the fastest man on a bicycle with unique and exclusive access to Mark's training, media days and his rest and relaxation at home, plus interviews with Dave Brailsford, Rod Ellingworth, Bradley Wiggins, Peta Todd and many more.
Mark Cavendish: Passionate, Winner, Loyal.
- Cav: In Three Words
- Twenty Questions
- Five Steps to Success
- Mr & Mrs London 2012
- A Conversation with Sir Paul Smith
- Facts & Figures
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Hardcore cycling fans will want something more immersed in the sport which probably means this is more aimed at the passing fan.
There is lots to like about it. We see him at work and play, and there are comments from a host of famous and not so famous names. But there's not much detail. Training is what's got him to the top, but what we see is him riding his bike along the road and being talked to about his calorie intake. Obviously getting the miles in and being fit are both important, but that's not all there is to it. Similarly, the coverage of the races - what's got us interested in him - is very short.
There are also several things which are very noticeably glossed over. The commentary says he left HTC Highroad because the team was folding. Nope, that team folded because he was leaving for Sky! Without him, they couldn't get the sponsorship, because it was Mark who delivered what the sponsors wanted: lots of pictures of someone winning races with arms in the air showing off their logos. (It works too. The team's exploits were how I first heard of HTC. Why yes, I do now have one of their phones...)
Another is an aside that the work affected relationships with his birth family. It is very noticeable that amongst all the people talking about his career, his parents aren't amongst them. There's clearly a story there, but it's not one this film wants to tell. There's also nothing about the 2008 Olympics, where he was the only one of the British men's cycling team not to get a medal.Read more ›
You are welcomed into the private life of Mark Cavendish - into his home, along with his partner and daughter, as well as into his professional working life off the bike (promotions, photo shoots etc.).
All in all, a great DVD for fans of Cav.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Brilliant, Cav is one of our icons, just hope he knows when to stop as Chris Hoy did.Published 10 months ago by Mike J
Brought these 2 books for my son who also a cyclist
an Mark Cavendish is his idol.
So he's well peased