The Manxman spent 10 hours 37 minutes and 32 seconds riding in the Zwift virtual world to complete the 'Everesting' challenge - riding the equivalent of the height of Mount Everest - 8,848m - on the same climb.
Cavendish said on Twitter that he completed the challenge along with Luke Rowe (Team Ineos), riding 211 virtual kilometres.
The pair are not the first professional cyclists to take the challenge on an indoor trainer: Trek-Segafredo's Giulio Ciccone exceeded his Everest Challenge last month, riding 237km on Zwift and 10,000m of climbing.
James Piccoli (Israel Start-Up Nation) plans to take the challenge on the Mont Royal in Montréal to raise funds to provide COVID-19 protective gear to frontline workers.
Just Everested, vEverested, whatever you call it, with @LukeRowe1990.We had the idea when we knew the weather would be bad.I take my hat off to anyone who’s completed it in whatever capacity, it was grim.8848m altitude in a single climb.211km.10hours 37minutes 32seconds. pic.twitter.com/G4JvyZo7WWMay 1, 2020
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