Mark Cavendish Stamps Unveiled

Manx cyclist will defend sprint title this month

Adam Roy

Cyclist Mark Cavendish will be featured on a new set of stamps, the Isle of Man Post Office has announced. The seven-stamp collection pictures scenes from the sprinter’s career, including his win at the World Road Race championship in 2011 and him riding in the sprinter’s green jersey at the Tour de France. “It’s a great honor for me personally, but it’s also a reflection of the widespread interest in cycling now,” said Cavendish, who was born and lives on the Isle of Man. The stamps are made with “augmented reality” technology, which allows smartphone users to view clips of Cavendish’s greatest performances by scanning the stamps with their device’s camera.

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