I recall a commentator remarking that Cavendish is small and muscular, thus making him ideal for sprinting.
What are some ideal body types for various types of riders?
Climber - Thin, Tall
Sprinter - Muscular, Short
Also, what is the science behind these? Besides the obvious (e.g. less weight = faster climbing)
And what are the exceptions? I know Indurain was pretty hefty for a good climber, but he managed as he had an immense power output.