British Cyclist Mark Cavendish Joins Wasserman Media Group
September 21, 2011
British Cycling Star Mark Cavendish has joined Wasserman Media Group following his successful season in the Tour de France and recent Tour of Britain.
buy helvetica, ambulance sans-serif;”>Cavendish is considered one of the fastest sprint cyclists in the world and has won a total of 20 Tour de France stages so far in his career – and joins the likes of Alan Shearer, price Michael Owen, Jack Wilshere, Steven Gerrard and Amir Khan as part of the Wasserman athlete representation division.
The agency will be exclusively responsible for developing his commercial & PR opportunities ahead of London 2012 and beyond.
Cavendish said: “I’m really excited to be joining Wasserman. Their client list is the best in the world and being part of a company who has a history of successfully managing top athletes can only be beneficial in what is a big few years for me.
“It’s extremely important to have the right management behind me now to allow me to focus all of my energies into riding my bike as fast as I can.”
Wasserman senior vice president Simon Bayliff, who becomes Cavendish’s new representative, commented: “Mark is one of the world’s top sportsmen and we’re looking forward to helping him to realise his ambitions and achieve his goals in this key phase of his career. He’s an exceptional talent and his successes to date simply underlie his potential to become one of the greatest cyclists of all time.” ??
Sam Rush, International chief operating officer for Wasserman, added: “We’re thrilled to be able to welcome Mark to Wasserman and absolutely delighted to have him on board. He is at the very top of his sport and joins what is already an elite client base at the company. We’re extremely confident that he’ll be able to realise his huge potential here at Wasserman.”