Cycling is actually quite a wide sport now. It is huge in a lot of Europe. Cavendish is also at the very very top of his sport.
Why? If you don't follow cycling he has no real profile. Maybe if he gets to his 40's and ends up doing bicycle stunts in Bond films I'll change my view.
Cavendish is our best surely.
Anyone seen the Olympia Bobsleigh Run footage?http://blog.caranddr...d-run-in-a-car/
Looks like Subaru are trying to re start the publicity machine with some mental stunts as they're apparently not doing TT lap this year. This was the 2014 TT car apparently.
Awesome. Loved it.
Edit to add that Mark Higgins just has to be our best export and Manx sportsman.
I love rallying and am a big fan of Mark Higgins but it is very hard to make a case against Cavendish being our greatest sportsman.
Cav is a single minded lughead who rides a bike. His commentary at the Olympics was dire. He has no personality to leverage off other than being a very good pedal pusher. He's not going to be a Bradley Wiggins when his career ends. The real test, like Mark, is what you do when your competitive career ends and you stop being a one trick pony. Cav may well do that yet but he's too still young in his career to gauge.
Edited by hboy, 19 March 2017 - 09:19 PM.