Mark Cavendish thanked his Omega Pharma Quick-Step team for getting him over the line first as the Giro d'Italia got underway.
Mark Cavendish has claimed broken promises ahead of this year's Tour de France forced him to quit Team Sky.
The Isle of Man's Mark Cavendish has confirmed his desire to leave Team Sky less than a year after signing for the British squad.
Our reporter Sarah Rogers watched the Olympic Road Race with Mark Cavendish supporters on the Isle of Man.
They couldn't hide their disappointment as their man finished way outside the medals.
Support in the Isle of Man is mounting for Mark Cavendish, as he goes for gold in the Olympic cycle road race.
Paul Crone has been to the Isle of Man to meet just some of Mark's fans, the biggest of course being his dad.
Mark Cavendish from the Isle of Man has won the 18th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 222.5 kilometers (138.3 miles). It started in Blagnac and finished in Brive-la-Gaillarde, today.