Mark Cavendish receives special commemorative bike at Tour de France

Mark Cavendish admires the paintwork on his custom-painted Wilier Filante SLR
(Image credit: Wilier)

Mark Cavendish has spent his entire tenure at Astana Qazaqstan to date in different dress to his teammates, courtesy of his standing as British road race champion, but after recently foregoing the opportunity to fight to retain that title, he will trade in his stripes. As a result, when the Tour de France kicks off on Saturday in Bilbao, he will accompany the rest of his Astana team in wearing the recently revealed 'veins of mineral stones' kit.

Despite this, thanks to his bike sponsor Wilier, it will still be easy to spot him in the peloton as the Italian manufacturer has today unveiled a custom commemorative paint scheme for the Manxman. 

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton. He has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. 

On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years. He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.