MARK CAVENDISH is a British cycling icon known for his sprint stage victories in road races such as the Tour de France.
Mark Cavendish, sometimes known as the Manx Missile, is an Isle of Man cycling superstar. He is largely regarded as the greatest road sprinter in history, having won a record-equaling 34 Tour de France stages.
Cavendish won the world title in 2011, winning the rainbow jersey in Copenhagen. He has won the points jersey in all three Grand Tours, including the Tour de France twice, the Giro d’Italia, and the Vuelta a Espana.
He has also won medals on the track, winning Madison gold three times at the UCI track world championships in 2005, 2008, and 2016.
Unfortunately, Cavendish has never won an Olympic gold medal, though he came close in 2016 with omnium silver in Rio.
Mark Cavendish’s Wife
Cavendish married model Peta Todd in 2013, and they had three children. They met in California while Mark was racing and she was working for The Sun’s Page 3.
Peta has dedicated her time to raising donations for the Help for Heroes charity in addition to hosting the Things I Told My Daughter Podcast for The Sun.
Peta hiked Mount Kilimanjaro with injured servicemen and women in 2009, and the following year she received an award for her excellent commitment to the charity, which included a personal meeting with Prince William.
Mark Cavendish’s Children
Peta shared a photo of herself and two of their young children sleeping at the Rio velodrome over the weekend.
Delilah Grace Cavendish, their daughter, was born in 2012, and Frey David Cavendish, their boy, was born a year ago. Peta also has a son, Finnbar, from a previous relationship, who was born in 2006.