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Fan fulfils promise to get Mark Cavendish tattoo if he won a race this year

"[An] Ode to my idol Mark Cavendish who overcame adversity to prove he’s still the GOAT. Hopefully he likes this." ...

A dedicated fan has followed through on his promise to get a tattoo of Mark Cavendish if the Deceuninck–Quick-Step rider was able to take a single victory in 2021. 

Obviously, Cavendish did win. In fact, he won 10 times. Including four stages of the Tour de France. 

Paul James had been so excited by the idea of Cavendish returning to his former level that he had made a bet, on Twitter, that he would get a tattoo of the Manxman if he was able to take a victory. 

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When Cavendish did, true to his word, Paul, who works as a personal trainer, got an impressively large picture of the 36-year-old Deceuninck–Quick-Step rider on his left leg. 

Paul chose an iconic image of Cavendish wearing the Green Jersey at the Tour for his tattoo.

The response, on social media at least, appears to have been mostly positive so far. 

And to be fair, it does at least look like Cav. 

It is not yet clear if Cavendish is aware of the tattoo, but Paul said he hopes, if he does see it, he won't think Paul is too obsessed with him.  

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chrisonabike | 2 years ago

Apologies - late to the party but I do like a good (bad) tat. Not my bike, Cav (cat) or arm but:


mdavidford replied to chrisonabike | 2 years ago

Is that a miaow vert?

mdavidford | 2 years ago

Cav looks decidedly less happy to be tattooed on someone's leg than he did when claiming his Tour victory.

Which I can't really blame him for, to be fair.

Organon | 2 years ago
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Man gets Skoda tattoo.

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