Mark Cavendish became the UCI World Elite Mens Road Race Champion when he won the road race at the World Championships today in Copenhagen.
Great Britain with eight riders and Germany controlled the race to stop any escapers did not get too far ahead and the Britain team which was Bradley Wiggins, Geraint Thomas, David Millar, Ian Stannard, Jeremy Hunt, Chris Froome and Steve Cummings, delivered Cavendish towards the line at the end of the 266km race and he held off the challenge of Matt Goss and Andrei Greipel to win and become the first British World Champion since Tom Simpson.
Speaking after the race, Cavendish, who will wear the rainbow jersey next season said: "I'm really proud. "This has been a three year project for us. Ever since the course was announced we have been preparing for this.
"Not just me but all the guys who rode so well today and others committed to making sure we qualify a good team. A World title is something special and I'm going to wear the rainbow jersey with pride over the next year."
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