Name: Mark Cavendish
Medal Silver
Sport Cycling
Event Men's Omnium
Venue Olympic Velodrome
Gender: Male
Age: 31
Date Of Birth: 21st May 1985
Home Nation: Isle of Man
Coach: Rod Ellingworth
Years on Programme: 11 years 10 months
Did You Know?: Despite winning a road world championships and three track world titles, 30 Tour de France stages and completing a full set of grand tour classification lead jerseys, this is Cavendish's first Olympic medal. He finished 9th in the Madison alongside Sir Bradley Wiggins in Beijing 2008 and 29th in the road race at London 2012.

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